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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.

2012-2013 Membership Form

Capitol Hill Garden Club 2012-2013
Membership Form & Questionnaire

Please print and complete these three pages and mail it with your check, made out to Capitol Hill Garden Club, to Donna Brauth, CHGC Secretary, 1100 Constitution Ave., NE, Washington DC 20002 – or bring your form and check to a meeting.  Membership renewals for 2012-13 are due by October 31, 2012.

Membership dues: $25 person _______________   
                               $45 couple _______________
Additional Tax Deductible gift _______________

            Total enclosed:           _______________

Name(s) _____________________________________________________
Street Address   _______________________________________________
City, State, Zip  _______________________________________________
Tel (home)______________________________ 
 Tel (work) _____________________________
Email (PRINT) ________________________________________________

Fall Bulb Sale

The club’s primary source of income is selling spring-flowering bulbs from Holland every autumn at Eastern Market. All Capitol Hill Garden Club members are encouraged to help sell bulbs for one 2-hour stint. Sales begin Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7 and run for at least four two-day weekends until all bulbs are sold.  There will be a sign-up sheet for bulb sellers at meetings. Also for the following essential tasks, please check where else you can help:
_______ Help once (or more often) to transport bulbs to the market at 6:00-7:30 a.m. on a Saturday or Sunday.
_______ Help once (or more often) to transport bulbs back to storage from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on a Sat. or Sunday.
_______ Do you have a vehicle we can use for transport? SUVs and station wagons are especially welcome.

In addition, members are asked to serve on at least one committee or event.  Please sign up below for as many as you wish.
___  Communications  Help with publicity and with writing and publishing the monthly newsletter.
___  Help with social media development for the club.
___  Community Service Help organize a special project to serve the community.
___  Membership Outreach. Help raise awareness and membership among underrepresented populations,  and Welcome new members by phone and at meetings.
___  2013-2014 Programs  Help plan meeting programs for next year. (Committee meets once, in the Spring of 2013.)
___  Refreshment Committee. Help a committee obtain, serve and manage clean-up of refreshments for a meeting or small event. This includes providing a plate of savory or sweet items from time to time.
___  Watering Co-op.  Be part of a co-operative group who water one another’s gardens during absences.
___  By-laws Review. Help review club by-laws and recommend revisions.
Garden Design Consultation Committee.  Experienced gardeners offer suggestions on garden makeovers and  garden designs for Club members requesting this free service.
___   Yes, I am an experienced gardener who would like to help.
___   Yes, I would like design assistance or advice for a garden makeover.

Events and Activities
Please check any or all of the following events with which you could help:
Bulb Give Away Program ____ I will collect applications and create an applicant spreadsheet list by Sept. 30.
___  I will be part of a committee to help Bulb Giveaway Chair with bagging bulbs and delivery in October.
 Annual Greens Workshop, Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012   Please check any or all below:
___  I will help bag greens for a couple of hours on the morning of the workshop.
___  I will help with setting up just before the workshop, Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4 p.m.
___  I will help clean up after the workshop.  (We must leave by 9 p.m.)
Annual Garden Party, June 1, 2013
___  I will help to plan and stage our annual June garden party.
Help with Member Transportation
___ I have a car and can pick up and drive a member who is in a wheelchair to or from one monthly meeting.


1.   Do you have special knowledge or skill on any aspect of gardening?  If so, please tell us about it so that we all can benefit from our in-house expertise, as the need may arise. 

2.  Do you have enough space in your house and garden that you would be willing to allow the club to hold a small event? -- such as our annual fall party, or our gathering after the spring garden walk.

3. Can you recommend any large garden or space nearby suitable for our June 2013 Garden Party?

4.   Would you be willing to help organize an outing or field trip?  ___________ If “Yes” -- where to?
In the local DC Area:
Outside the DC Area:

6.   How do you get information about the Capitol Hill Garden Club?  

7.   I am (aware) (unaware) of events/classes offered through the National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.       I plan to attend or participate in:

8.  General comments about, and suggestions for, the Capitol Hill Garden Club