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This blogspot is maintained for the the historic record from 2010 to 2014.

Who We Are

The Capitol Hill Garden Club brings together Washington area people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment. Members enjoy lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tours.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We undertake community projects and contribute to garden and beautification projects in our neighborhood. In recent years the club donated thousands of spring flowering bulbs to groups and individuals for planting in public areas on Capitol Hill. Our income comes from selling spring flowering bulbs at Eastern Market every autumn, from membership dues and donations.

We are a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and District I of National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012 Bulb Giveaway Application

CHGC 2012 Bulb Application
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

60th Anniversary Celebrated at U.S. National Arboretum

June 2, 2012: Capitol Hill Garden Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at the annual June Garden Party held for the first time on the patio of the headquarters building at the United States National Arboretum.  Violent thunderstorms Friday evening left us with a beautiful Saturday evening to enjoy potluck hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dessert.
The buffet begins.


Jim, Lorraine and Joyce hover near the desserts.







Outgoing president Vira Sisolak (left) introduced two 50-year members:  Marie Hertzberg (center) and Edee Hogan (right).


Former presidents were introduced and each reminisced about the club.  From left, Jennie Wren, Lem Hooper, David Healy, Pat Taylor, Tony Pontorno, Jim Shelar and Sisolak.



Dr. Colien Hefferan, director of the arboretum (left center), welcomed the club to the arboretum.  She discussed the work of the National Bonsai Foundation, the Friends of the National Arboretum and National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. in supporting the arboretum.

 Sisolak passed the gavel to incoming president Carol Edwards.
 
On behalf of the club, Edwards presented Sisolak with the Cadillac of wheelbarrows for a job well done.




"Mr. Vira Sisolak" a/k/a Bill (standing to the left below) expressed joy at "getting my life back."