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Read the January 2017 Newsletter

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"


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.
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The next BGC program will be Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:30 p.m., at the Duckworth School.
It will be a movie night with popcorn and hot cider.
We will watch the apple and tulip parts of the documentary "Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-View of the World".
Featuring Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this film ingeniously demonstrates how people and domesticated plants have formed a similarly reciprocal relationship.

October 26, 2016:
Carole Galati and Rani Parker-
Using recycled materials in creative and utilitarian ways

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 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 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.

A Day Trip to explore the UMD Campus on April 16- Click here to read the details

Meeting April 27, 2016:
Alonso Abugattas -manager of natural resources - Arlington county VA. - Gardening with wildlife in mind.

March 23, 2016:
Thomas Rainer -Landscape architect, presented: Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for More Resilient Landscapes

February 24, 2016:
Carolyn Mullet -Garden Designer
What we can learn from English gardens

An Interesting YouTube Video on English gardens- Click Here

The BGC 2015 Peach Festival was held Saturday August 1, at the home of Helmut and Linda Jaehnigen
See photos

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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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