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

Meetings & Events

See What's Planned and Mark Your Calendar.

Our meetings are open to the public and are a great way for members, non-members and friends of members to learn more about our Club and enjoy the evening's topic. 

Held on the second Tuesday of the month, refreshments begin at 6:45 with sweet and savory treats and a chance to chat with your friends, neighbors and other Club members. 

Meetings begin at 7:15 pm and, after a few business issues, feature guest speakers carefully selected by the Program Committee to inform and delight Club members on a range of garden-related topics.


Meetings will be held at the Northeast Library, 330 Seventh Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, (7th St. and Maryland Ave. NE). This space is wheel chair accessible. It is seven blocks east of the Union Station Metro and served by the 90, 92, and X8 buses.























In addition to our monthly meetings, the Club hosts several very popular events at selected venues on and around Capitol Hill. Some, but not all, are open to the public, while others require registration. 


Upcoming events

    • September 12, 2017
    • 7:15 PM
    • Location To Be Determined

    At our meetings, members enjoy lectures, demonstrations, and workshops with local experts on topics of particular interest to Capitol Hill gardeners.


    Past topics have included landscape design, ornamentals, annuals, perennials, native species, garden wildlife, pest control, container gardening, orchids, irrigation, xeriscape, and many more. 


    Topics for our 2017 - 2018 season have not yet determined, and will be posted here as more is known.


    So, if you'd like to be on the committee who recommends and makes the decisions for our next season, you can reach out to Sonia Conly now to let him know of your interests.


    Mark the dates now on your calendar 


    so you won't miss any of our meetings!

    • September 24, 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Location To Be Determined
    This is our first social gathering of the year!


    The board of directors encourages members to come and bring people interested in gardening to learn more about the garden club and mix with friends and neighbors.

    Bring a friend or neighbor. All are welcome.

    Beverages will be provided by the Club, but members are asked to bring 'finger food' to share with others.

    The Party's location has not yet been determined.  If you have a location in mind, maybe even in your garden, please reach out to Ed Peterman to discuss your idea or suggestion.


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    • October 10, 2017
    • 7:15 PM
    • Location To Be Determined

    At our meetings, members enjoy lectures, demonstrations, and workshops with local experts on topics of particular interest to Capitol Hill gardeners.


    Past topics have included landscape design, ornamentals, annuals, perennials, native species, garden wildlife, pest control, container gardening, orchids, irrigation, xeriscape, and many more. 


    Topics for our 2017 - 2018 season have not yet determined, and will be posted here as more is known.


    So, if you'd like to be on the committee who recommends and makes the decisions for our next season, you can reach out to Sonia Conly now to let him know of your interests.


    Mark the dates now on your calendar 


    so you won't miss any of our meetings!

    • November 14, 2017
    • 7:15 PM
    • Location To Be Determined

    At our meetings, members enjoy lectures, demonstrations, and workshops with local experts on topics of particular interest to Capitol Hill gardeners.


    Past topics have included landscape design, ornamentals, annuals, perennials, native species, garden wildlife, pest control, container gardening, orchids, irrigation, xeriscape, and many more. 


    Topics for our 2017 - 2018 season have not yet determined, and will be posted here as more is known.


    So, if you'd like to be on the committee who recommends and makes the decisions for our next season, you can reach out to Sonia Conly now to let him know of your interests.


    Mark the dates now on your calendar 


    so you won't miss any of our meetings!

    • December 05, 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • Location To Be Determined

    Deck The Halls Greens Workshop!


    All members of the Capitol Hill Garden Club who have paid their 2017 - 2018dues are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Deck the Halls Workshop. We will provide enough evergreen boughs for a wreath and/or centerpiece, a wreath form and/or oasis for making a centerpiece, beautiful ribbons and wreath-making pins. 


    Old hands will gladly help first-timers. There will be demos of wreath and bow making.


    If you have your old wreath forms, please bring them to re-use or to share. We also welcome anything from your garden that you feel is nice enough to use for decorations such as extra magnolia leaves, pinecones, and seedpods.


    The workshop begins with finger food at 6:30 p.m. The early start allows time to eat before working on the wreaths and arrangements. Those who wish to come only for the supper are welcome to do so – no fee or registration is necessary – just bring food to share.


    Registration Is Important!


    As usual the workshop is limited to the first 40 people who sign up. Advance reservation and a $25 contribution toward the cost of the greens are both required. Information on how to register and pay your feel will be provided later. 


    Food: Each member is asked to bring a plate of sweet or savory finger food – enough for 8 -- the Club will provide paper plates, plastic glasses and beverages. We provide no cutlery, so, please, no casseroles!


    Items you may want to bring: An apron to protect your clothes from pitch, garden gloves, pruning shears, scissors, pliers, or a Swiss army knife for making a wreath, swag or centerpiece. You will need to bring a watertight container to hold an oasis for a centerpiece. Persons allergic to the greens may wish to bring antihistamine. Remember to label your tool

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    Cleanup: We must leave the room as we found it. All members attending are required to help with the cleanup at the end of the workshop and restore the room for the next day’s activities. Please take folding chairs to the racks, sweep floors and bag all trash. Cleanup must be completed by 9:00 p.m.


    Volunteers: Help will be needed during the day of the event to bag up and greens and prepare the space for the workshop.


    Chairperson Needed!  If you would like to plan, organize and run this year's event, please reach out to Ed Peterman soon.  He can provide you with the information you'll need to get started and to have a wonderful time doing this.  This is a great opportunity for a group of friends to work together on.



Past events

June 04, 2017 June Garden Party
May 09, 2017 May Garden Walk
April 11, 2017 Salvias
March 28, 2017 Birds, Butterflies & Other Critters In Your Garden
February 14, 2017 Pruning
January 10, 2017 Our Member's Own Gardens
December 07, 2016 Deck The Halls Greens Workshop
November 15, 2016 Urban Trees, The Key To A Healthy Community
October 11, 2016 Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Treeboxes
September 25, 2016 Fall New Members Garden Party
September 13, 2016 Natural Flora and Public Parks of Australia
June 04, 2016 June Garden Party @ The U. S. National Arboretum
May 10, 2016 May Garden Walk @ Congressional Cemetery
April 12, 2016 Monthly Meeting: That Camera In Your Pocket
March 08, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Growing Roses in an Urban Garden
February 09, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Capitol Hill's Alluvial Soil: How To Amend it!
January 11, 2016 Monthly Meeting: Tell Us About YOUR Garden!
December 02, 2015 Deck The Halls Greens Workshop
November 10, 2015 Monthly Meeting: Techniques and Challenges for Growing Vegetables Year-round in Small Urban Spaces
October 13, 2015 Monthly Meeting: Small Space Grand Gardens
September 27, 2015 Fall New Members Garden Party, 2015
September 08, 2015 Monthly Meeting: Introduction To The Garden Club
June 06, 2015 June Garden Party
May 12, 2015 May Walk
May 01, 2015 Community Project: Dish Garden Workshop
April 14, 2015 Dish Garden Workshop
March 10, 2015 Capitol Splendor—Parks and Gardens of Washington DC
February 10, 2015 The Ins And Outs Of Seed Starting
January 13, 2015 Resource Recovery at DC Water: Nutrient/Carbon Reuse and Green Energy Production in DC.
December 03, 2014 Deck The Halls Greens Workshop
November 12, 2014 The Pepper in your Pot, 400 Years of African American Sowing and Growing
October 14, 2014 Benefits of Green Roofs on our Capitol Hill Structures
October 05, 2014 Fall New Members Garden Party
September 09, 2014 Yoga for Gardeners
May 31, 2014 June Garden Party
May 13, 2014 May Garden Walk
April 08, 2014 Designing With Texture to Make a Shady Garden Shine
March 11, 2014 John Bartram Lives!
February 11, 2014 The Nature of Ikebana
January 14, 2014 Seasonal Interest for Winter Gardens
December 04, 2013 Deck The Halls Greens Workshop
November 12, 2013 Meeting Topic: Favorite Perennial Introductions
October 08, 2013 Meeting Topic: Gardening in the Great Indoors
September 28, 2013 2013 Capitol Hill Garden Club Bulb Sale—Sweet Success
September 10, 2013 Meeting Topic: Bodacious Bulbs
June 08, 2013 June Garden Party, Friendship Garden at USNA
April 09, 2013 Meeting Title: A Case Study of a Sustainable English Garden
March 12, 2013 Meeting Topic: New Orchids
February 12, 2013 Meeting Topic: How to Take Really Good Digital Photographs of Gardens and Flowers
January 08, 2013 Meeting Topic: Member's Gardens
December 04, 2012 Deck The Halls Greens Workshop
November 13, 2012 Meeting Topic: Flowers On Leaves
September 22, 2012 Special Event: Barracks Row Festival
September 11, 2012 Meeting Topic: Small Trees for Capitol Hill Gardens
June 02, 2012 June Garden Party: 60th Anniversary Celebrated at U.S. National Arboretum
May 08, 2012 Garden Walk
April 10, 2012 Meeting Topic: Butterfly Gardens
March 13, 2012 Meeting Topic: Garden Pests
January 10, 2012 Meeting Title: Member's Gardens

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