Walk through fall leaves in the enchanted forest to find our hidden fairy and gnome friends. Find and keep any treasures that you find along the trails. Enjoy story time, hands on activities and crafts making Fall Flower Fairies and gnomes. Ages 5-10
Our Largest Plants: Celebrating the Living Forest with Dr. Joan Maloof
Trees, our largest plants, form the structural habitat necessary for the many organisms that depend on a forested ecosystem. This talk by Joan Maloof, founder of the Old Growth Forest Network, celebrates the recent release of The Living Forest, her book with photographer Robert Llewellyn. She will share images from that book while discussing forest facts that may be new to you. For instance, did you know that trees can “see” and “taste?” More info...
Medical cannabis is now legal in Maryland, with several dispensaries having recently opened in our communities. What is the botany and chemistry of the plant and its uses in the medical field? To learn more about it, we are pleased to have Deborah Miran, a chemist and former Medical Cannabis Commissioner. Debbie was not only an employee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but she is also a former member of the Green Spring Valley Garden Club. This will be a very informative session!
There will be a brief presentation on making simple Christmas table decorations for the House of Ruth that we will bring to our Christmas party. Members will be provided with the containers. Following our program, we will see the results of the Photography Show with hands on input and feedback from our own GCA judges.
Choose from seven different varieties of poinsettias, all grown in Cylburn's greenhouses, as well as decorated wreaths, table arrangements, and other winter decorations designed by our Cylburn's gardener and volunteers.
Join Wendy as she leads St. George’s Christmas decorating at Ladew Topiary Gardens. Nothing will put you in the Christmas spirit like working with your fellow dragon ladies and other Zone VI Garden Clubs to transform this historic space into a holiday wonderland. SGGC will be decorating the Side Porch which is the main entrance for the tour.
Come back and see the house fully decorated at any of the following events:
Patron’s Preview on Wednesday, December 5 from 6-8 pm
Member’s Preview Party on Thursday, December 6 from 5-8 pm