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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) 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.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


2013-2014 Capitol Hill Garden Club Calendar

September 10, 2013
Bodacious Bulbs
The best time to think Spring is in the Fall. U.S. Botanic Garden horticulturist Adam Pyle will offer ideas for using the right bulbs and other spring blooming flowers for a fine show in our gardens.

September 28, 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2013
8:00 AM–5:00 PM*
Bulb Sale
The garden club’s sale of spring flowering bulbs at Eastern Market.  This fundraiser supports the club’s activities.
* Dates may be added due to inclement weather; September 29 only, 8:00 AM3:00 PM

September 29, 2013
3:00–5:00 PM
Fall Garden Party
All are welcome.  The board of directors encourages you to come to learn about more about the garden club and mix with friends and neighbors.  Location to be announced.

October 8, 2013 
Gardening in the Great Indoors
Cold weather needn’t spell an end to the many rewards of gardening. Regina Lanctot, Merrifield Garden Center’s expert on houseplants, will discuss plants that thrive indoors—how to promote their optimal growth, banish common pests, and other topics.
Adoption of 2013–2014 budget.

October 31, 2013
Membership Renewal Deadline for 2013-2014
Mail dues and completed membership questionnaire (available at to Donna Brauth, Treasurer, or submit at a meeting.

November 12, 2013
Favorite Perennial Introductions
Hillwood Estate lead gardener Jessica Bonilla will share some of her favorite perennials, including some recent introductions. She will let us know which perform reliably.

December 4, 2013 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM
Deck the Halls Workshop & Potluck
Join us in making wreaths, swags, and table arrangements.  (Members only. Prior registration and fee required.)

January 14, 2014
Let Me Tell You About My Garden
Three club members will each describe notable features of their gardens and their experiences as gardeners with visuals and Q&A.

February 11, 2014
The Nature of Ikebana 
Ikebana, an ancient floral art of Japan, has captured people’s attention because of its graceful lines and pleasing forms.  Diana Cull, a Master Teacher, will demonstrate how Ikebana reveals the beauty and vigor of its floral components.

March 11, 2014
John Bartram Lives
John welcomes you to witness horticultural history.  With passion and humor, he describes his influence on English and early American presidential gardens.

April 8, 2014
Designing With Texture to Make a Shady Garden Shine
Janet Draper, horticulturist, Smithsonian Gardens, will bring her creativity and experience with the Ripley Garden to shed light on designing our shady garden spaces.
Election of officers.

May 13, 2014
6:30 PM
Garden Walk
On this walking tour of our neighborhood, members share fellowship and the beauty of gardens in springtime.

May 31, 2014
6:00 PM
Annual Garden Party
The year’s finale is an elegant dinner, where members enjoy dining together in a garden setting. (Members and up to one guest per membership welcome.)