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Program Schedule 2019

January 23, 2019:
Michael James, Curator, U.S. National Arboretum: Enjoying the Art of Bonsai

February 27, 2019:
BGC Members Speak. Elizabeth Olsen & Lynn Title. Ms. Title’s topic is Color Vignettes: How to Make Your Garden Pop.

March 20, 2019:
It Could Have Been An Embassy: The Past, Present and Future of River Farm.
Dan Scott, Associate Director, Gardens and Facilities American Horticultural Society, River Farm, Alexandria, VA.

May/June 2019:
tour of River Farm. Date TBA.

Saturdays, April 20 & May 11, 2019
BGC Plant Sales, High Point High School

April 24, 2019:
Irises at Draycott Gardens, Carol Warner

May 22, 2019:
From the Ground Up. Jim Dronenburg.


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.
Click here for a Google map to Duckworth School and the meeting location.
Or, here for another map to the school in pdf format.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

January 23, 2019, Beltsville Garden Club meeting will be canceled if the government shutdown is still in effect on that date. Our scheduled speaker says that during the shutdown he is not allowed to engage in any work not directly involved in protecting government property.

Michael James, Curator, U.S. National Arboretum, will speak about “Enjoying the Art of Bonsai”,
offering a look at the artform through the lens of the collection at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, including a PowerPoint presentation. He will talk about the horticulture that makes it possible to grow woody plants in shallow containers and will bring some living examples to show.

Some of BGC Past Events in 2018.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Speaker Kayla Agonoy will explore how to grow microgreens in the home setting,
to include creating the right growing conditions, sources for supplies, maintenance and harvesting.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Please join us for “Tending One’s Own Garden: Continuities in American Garden History”,
a presentation by Justin Shapiro, Environmental History Doctoral Candidate at the University of Maryland-College Park.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Christopher von Kohn will present a program on "Daylily Daze: the Past, Present, and Future of Daylily Breeding" Christopher von Kohn, a curator from the National Arboretum, will speak about daylily species and cultivars from the 1890s to the present and will discuss the steps and considerations required for creating the perennials we know today.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Richard Olsen presented “Perennially Yours: Herbaceous Perennials Need Love Too”

Dr. Richard T. Olsen, Director of the U.S. National Arboretum, who admits his first love is woody perennials, shows some love for herbaceous perennials, too. Dr. Olsen highlighted perennials observed in his travels to foreign lands and gardens, and ones worth experimenting with in your own gardens.
Here's a list of perennials Dr. Olsen suggests for your garden

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Dennis Whigham, Ph.D. will present a program titled, “Native Orchids - Ecology and Conservation.” Dennis Whigham is a Senior Botanist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the Founding Director of the North American Orchid Conservation Program.

Saturdays, April 21 & May 12, 2018, 8 a.m.-noon.
High Point High School Parking Lot.

Contact Melissa Mackey (melissahmackey@gmail.com) if you have questions about becoming a vendor at Plant Sales in the future

Thursday, May 17, 2018

See April 2018 Newsletter for articles about Longwood Gardens, and a flyer describing the May 17 trip to Longwood.
Click here for some photographs from the trip, courtesy of Doug Bolt

Garden Events

Click Here for some photos taken at the Beltsville Garden Club's 2016 Summer Picnic held at Helmut Jaehnigen's garden in Columbia, MD and published on the Washington Gardener Magazine Facebook site·

Click here to see photos from our BGC Spring Plant Sales on May 7 2016 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.

An Interesting YouTube Video on English gardens- Click Here

The BGC 2015 Peach Festival at the home of Helmut and Linda Jaehnigen See photos

BGC Brochure

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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