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Dan Scott:

“It Could Have Been an Embassy: The Past, Present, and Future of the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm”


Please join us for the Beltsville Garden Club’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:30 pm at the James Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville, Md.

Dan Scott, Associate Director, (Horticulture and River Farm), will discuss the exciting history of River Farm, the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society. Along the way, he will share his favorite plants for the DC region, and tips and tricks for the home gardener from a career spent working in non-profit gardens. Finally, he will share a glimpse of what is to come for River Farm.

Mr. Scott grew up in rural Ohio. He has a degree from Hiram College, interned at the Cleveland Botanic Garden, and has been the Historic Landscape Manager at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Working under Dean Norton, Dan managed about 400 acres of historic landscapes, naturalized areas, native plantings, and woodlands. He supervised installation of the landscapes at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington. Since May of 2017, he has been the Associate Director of Gardens and Facilities at the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm, a place he says is near and dear to his heart.

The public is welcome, admission is free. Contributions of a plant or plant-related item for the door prize table, and a refreshment to share are appreciated. If Prince George’s County Public Schools are closed on this date for weather-related conditions, the meeting will be canceled.






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