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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) District of Columbia non-profit corporation. We undertake community projects and contribute to garden and beautification projects in our neighborhood. In past 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 membership dues and donations.

We are a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. and its District I, and the Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Inc.

Saturday, June 1, 2013


 June 1, 2013:    More than 40 members attended the annual June Garden Party held for the first time in the Friendship Garden at the United States National Arboretum.  The garden, designed by the Capitol Hill firm of Oehme van Sweden, was a gift to the arboretum from National Garden Clubs, Inc..  National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. oversees the Friendship Garden endowment on behalf of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Arboretum Director Colien Hefferan (standing right) welcomed the club for a second year to the U.S. National Arboretum for its June garden party.  She commented on the club's knack for picking beautiful evenings and the efficiency of its operations.

Party committee members Joyce Jones and Johann Yurgen presented President Carol Edwards with a picnic basket containing a thermal hot/cold interior.

The club recognized member Wendy Blair (far right) who retired after 14 years as editor of THE HILL GARDEN NEWS.  The self-styled "Problem Lady" took the opportunity to reminisce about the club.  On behalf of the club, President Carol Edwards (right) presented her with a Tiffany crystal bowl.

Member David Healy (left) wore the president's pin for National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.  It's the first time that a Capitol Hill member has led the state garden club.

A fox observed the party.

--photos by Bill Dean