Capitol Hill Garden Club In Washington, D.C., Since 1952

June Garden Party, Friendship Garden at USNA

  • June 08, 2013
  • Friendship Garden at USNA
More than 40 members attended the annual June Garden Party held for the first time in the Friendship Garden at the United States National Arboretum. The garden, designed by the Capitol Hill firm of Oehme van Sweden, was a gift to the arboretum from National Garden Clubs, Inc.. National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. oversees the Friendship Garden endowment on behalf of National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Arboretum Director Colien Hefferan (standing right) welcomed the club for a second year to the U.S. National Arboretum for its June garden party. She commented on the club's knack for picking beautiful evenings and the efficiency of its operations.

Party committee members Joyce Jones and Johann Yurgen presented President Carol Edwards with a picnic basket containing a thermal hot/cold interior.

The club recognized member Wendy Blair (far right) who retired after 14 years as editor of THE HILL GARDEN NEWS. The self-styled "Problem Lady" took the opportunity to reminisce about the club. On behalf of the club, President Carol Edwards (right) presented her with a Tiffany crystal bowl.

Member David Healy (left) wore the president's pin for National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. It's the first time that a Capitol Hill member has led the state garden club.

A fox observed the party.

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