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

    • January 09, 2018
    • 7:15 PM
    • The Northeast Library

    Tell Us About YOUR Garden!


    For our January meeting, Club members will tell us about their own garden and show us some pictures.


    In a 15 minute discussion, each will share with you how they planned their garden, what is in it, and a few of their secrets for maintaining and enjoying it. 


    This is always one of our most popular meetings of the year, you won't want to miss it!


    Our presenters will be announced soon.




    • February 13, 2018
    • 7:15 PM
    • The Northeast Library

    Featured Speaker: Robert Johnson, Landscape Architect, Oehme Van Sweden


    Robert Johnson will be discussing water features, from foundations to lily pools for the small urban garden. 


    Sharing examples from OvS' extensive body of built work in Washington, DC, as well as some personal inspirations from his travels. 


    Having lived in Kyoto, Japan, and Antwerp, Belgium, Mr. Johnson often references the unique garden traditions of these cultures in his work. 



    • March 13, 2018
    • 7:15 PM
    • The Northeast Library

    Featured Speaker: Ruth Rogers Clausen, horticulturist, author, editor, lecturer and Flower Show Judge


    Ruth grew up in Wales and studied horticulture at Studley College in England. 


    She has contributed greatly to her profession as a writer of tomes (Perennials for American Gardens,Random House); an editor of gardening magazines; and a lecturer, advisor, and judge for botanical gardens and flower shows all across the country and around the world.


    Ruth gardens on the Eastern shore of Maryland where she experiments with the latest perennials and discovers how they perform in the garden.


    • April 10, 2018
    • 7:15 PM
    • The Northeast Library

    Featured Speaker: Marianne Wilburn, Garden Columnist, Author and Master Gardener Marianne is the mother of two, wife of one and the voice of The Small Town Gardener.


    She gardens and writes from her home in the scenic and exceptionally convenient heart of Virginia's wine country.  Marianne has been writing her column since 2009 and recently published her new book, Big Dreams, Small Garden.  


    We look forward to Marianne helping us with our vision in our small gardens.


    • May 08, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Location To Be Determined
    The May Garden Walk is an annual tour of our Capitol Hill neighborhood with stops at several carefully selected homes showcasing the beauty in their springtime garden.

    The tour will be held Tuesday, May 8 and begins at 6:00.

    The owners of a few gardens in a small area of Capitol Hill will have about 15 minutes to discuss their gardens. We will end in one of the gardens for a talk & refreshments.


    We are still looking for someone to organize and plan this year's walk.  If you can do so, please reach out to Ed Peterman to let him know.


    • June 03, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Location To Be Determined
    Register
    June Garden Party

    Our last event of the season is one of the best!


    The June Garden Party will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 3, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  The location has not yet been determined.


    Attendees contribute a dish to the potluck-style meal. Your contribution might be your special appetizer, entrée, side dish, salad, or dessert. Members each bring enough to serve eight people. 


    To ensure a variety of dishes, the party's organizer, who has not yet been determined, will survey members in advance to see what they would be best for them to bring.


    A white elephant exchange will be held for all interested participants. Bring a garden related plant, tool, or a surprise. It may be fun, useful, or both.


    This event is open to members only, with up to 2 guests per member permitted.


    If you would like to organize this year's event, or be part of a team who organizes it, please reach out to Ed Peterman now to let him know that you can do this.





Past events

December 05, 2017 Holiday Greens Workshop
November 14, 2017 November Meeting, Cooperative Balance with Trees and Other Living Beings
October 10, 2017 October Meeting, Fragrance In The Garden
September 24, 2017 Fall New Members Garden Party
September 12, 2017 September Meeting, A Visitors View of the Castles and Gardens of Paris and the Loire Valley
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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