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

    • December 04, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Church Of The Brethren, 337 North Carolina Ave SE

    Deck The Halls Greens Workshop!

    All members of the Capitol Hill Garden Club who have paid their 2018-19 dues are cordially invited to attend the 2018 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.

    There is a $25 dollar fee for each participant.  You may send your check for $25 to The Capitol Hill Garden Club % David Healy, Workshop Chairman, 1738 A Street SE, Washington, D. C. 20003. Checks must be received by November 21st. You may not wait and pay at the Greens Workshop.

    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.

    This is one of our best events, but you must be a member to be a part of if.  If you have not yet joined, visit Join Now and sign up for membership.

    Mark Your Calendars Now, Additional Details Available Later

    • January 08, 2019
    • 7:15 PM
    • Northeast Library

    Tell Us About YOUR Garden!

    For our January meeting, 3 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 will be announced soon.

    • February 12, 2019
    • 7:15 PM
    • The Northeast Library

    Garden Therapy

    Speaker: Jan Lane, HTR (Registered Horticultural Therapist), GardenLane, LLC

    Learn about horticultural therapy using garden activities directed at improving cognitive abilities, physical rehabilitation and social/emotional well-being. The presentation highlights programs serving children's hospitals, adults with developmental disabilities and community garden programs focused on mental health.

    • March 12, 2019
    • 7:15 PM
    • The Northeast Library

    The Eleventh Street Bridge Project

    Speaker: Scott Kratz, Director, Building Bridges Across the River

    Come hear about this wonderful new project over the Anacostia River, the plan for the bridge and park and how it's coming together. 

    Scott is working with the community to use the base the bridge to create a one of a kind civic space supporting active recreation, environmental education and the arts.

    • April 09, 2019
    • 7:15 PM
    • The Northeast Library

    The topic for this meeting will be announced soon.

    • May 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • To Be Announced
    May Garden Walk

    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 14 and begins at 6:00.

    Refreshments are served after the walk. 

    This tour is still being planned, so watch this page for more information on the gardens you will see on our tour.

Past events

November 13, 2018 November Meeting, Holiday decorations and center pieces
October 09, 2018 October Meeting, Garden Anywhere: Growing Ornamental and Edibles in Containers
September 18, 2018 September Meeting, Our Wetlands
June 03, 2018 June Garden Party
May 08, 2018 May Garden Walk
April 10, 2018 April Meeting, Hot, New, Tried and True Perennials
March 13, 2018 March Meeting, Big Dreams, Small Garden: A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space
February 13, 2018 February Meeting, Water, Water Everywhere: No Garden Too Small, No Feature Too Big
January 09, 2018 January Meeting: Tell Us About YOUR Garden!
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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