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Program Schedule 2017

January 25, 2017:
Documentary "Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-View of the World"

February 22, 2017:
Carolyn Mullet: 5 Designer Secrets to Take Your Garden to the Next Level"

March 22, 2017:
Scott Aker, speaker. U. S. Arboretum. Nutrients aren't plant food!

April 26, 2017:
Donna Koczaja: Growing, Harvesting, and Preparing Therapeutic Herbs for Self-Care

May 24, 2017:
Patricia Cunniff: An Oasis of Peace: The Franciscan Monastery Gardens in Washington, DC


Hello, fellow garden lovers. Welcome to our site. We hope you decide to stay awhile and learn about our club and its activities. If you live near Beltsville, Maryland, join us for a meeting in the James E Duckworth School located at 11201 Evans Trail in Beltsville.
Click here for a Google map to Duckworth School and the meeting location.
Or, here for another map to the school in pdf format.

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BGC Calendar of Events.

Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.
Patricia Cunniff: An Oasis of Peace: The Franciscan Monastery Gardens in Washington, DC
Tour of the Monastery gardens to be scheduled for June. More information in the April newsletter.

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
“Nutrients aren't plant food!”.
Scott Aker, speaker. U. S. Arboretum.

Wednesday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
"Growing, Harvesting, and Preparing Therapeutic Herbs for Self Care."
Donna Koczaja, speaker.

Saturdays, April 22 & May 13, 8 a.m.-noon.
High Point High School Parking Lot.

Contact Melissa Mackey mmackey@pgcp.org if you have questions about becoming a vendor at one or both Plant Sales


Garden Events

Through May 14. Smithsonian/U. S. Botanic Garden Annual Orchid Show at the Hirshhorn Museum on the Mall. The Smithsonian Gardens and United States Botanic Garden 2017 Orchid Exhibition, showcases over 100 orchids in a limited-time display amidst the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture.

Sunday, February 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. National Capitol Area Orchid Society 39th Annual Orchid Auction. Behnke’s Nursery. More than 300 orchids to be auctioned. Visit www.ncos.us for more information.

Friday, February 24. Green Matters Symposium: Plant Solutions. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Silver Spring Civic Center. Fee is $99. Register at ActiveMontgomery.org. Call 301-962-1451 for information.

Sunday, March 11-Sunday, March 19. Philadelphia Flower Show. Philadelphia Convention Center. See website for tickets or join a group tour.

September 28, 2016:
Richard Olsen,
Director of the U.S. Arboretum,
discussed new plants, old plants, cool plants, and plants not yet on the market. Read highlights of his presentation.

Click Here for some photos taken at the Beltsville Garden Club's 2016 Summer Picnic held at Helmut Jaehnigen's garden in Columbia, MD and published on the Washington Gardener Magazine Facebook site·

May 25, 2016: Amanda Rockler,
Watershed Restoration Specialist.
Greening your Garden - small scale best water practices to restore waterways and promote a healthier Chesapeake Bay.

BGC Plant Sale: April 9, May 7 Click here to see photos from our BGC Spring Plant Sales on May 7 2016 held in the parking lot at High Point High School. Plants are grown by BGC members, including plants All proceeds from greenhouse sales benefit the school.

An Interesting YouTube Video on English gardens- Click Here

The BGC 2015 Peach Festival at the home of Helmut and Linda Jaehnigen
See photos

BGC Brochure

Learn much more about the Beltsville Garden Club from Sandy Lange's article in the May/June '08 issue of Washington Gardener.

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