Who We Are
The Capitol Hill Garden Club brings together Washington area people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
What We Do
Members enjoy lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tours. These meetings include local experts on topics of interest to Capitol Hill gardeners, such as landscape design, ornamentals, annuals, perennials, native species, garden wildlife, pest control, container gardening, orchids, irrigation, xeriscape, and many more.
We undertake community projects and contribute to gardening and beautification projects in our neighborhood, e.g., the Club has donated spring flowering bulbs to groups and individuals for planting in public areas on Capitol Hill.
The Club income comes from membership dues, grants & donations, and other fund-raising activities.
Where We Meet
Special Events are held at selected venues on and around Capitol Hill.
Officers and Standing Committees
Here are the people with voting privileges currently serving on the Board of Directors and on the Standing Committees.
Gail Giuffrida (president), Ed Peterman (vice president), Liz McClure (treasurer), Barbara Marks (secretary), Sonia Conly (programs), Anthony Pontorno (hospitality), Joseph Purdy (communications), and Ida May Mantel (projects).
For more information on how others are volunteering -- or how you can volunteer to help our Club -- please visit our Key Contacts page today.
Membership in our Club also gives you access to some very exciting opportunities from our affiliate organizations including the National Capitol Area Garden Clubs, Inc, (NCAGC), the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC-CAR), and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC).
If you are thinking about joining our Club but want to know more, take a look at our Upcoming Meeting & Events calendar. Under the 'Volunteer @ CHGC' tab, you can see the various ways you can become more involved in our Club.
You are welcome to "be our guest' at any of our monthly meetings, or contact Carol Edwards who will be happy to give you more information about membership.
When you decide to join, just fill out the on-line application form and get ready to grow your love of gardening with your new friends and neighbors at the Capitol Hill Garden Club.
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