Activities

Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of the month from September through May.  Please see the upcoming meetings tab under ABOUT US/CLUB MEETINGS for information about upcoming meetings.  Some meetings are for members only.

Projects and workshops – the following is a list of current projects and workshop sponsored/conducted by the club.

Columbarium – Weekly visits to the USNA Columbarium to remove spent flowers, memorabilia and to assure the area is clean and tidy befitting the solemnity of the location.

Conservation/Environmental Awareness – Participate in programs and activities that promote conservation and environmental awareness such as pollinators and the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

Greenscape – In conjunction with the City of Annapolis program, members plant and care for 3 flower beds on the perimeter of the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium grounds.

Hackerman-Patz House – Weekly, members create and deliver floral arrangements for lobby display at this place of lodging for families of patients at Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Flower Shows – Periodically the club will plan and carry out Flower Shows according to the rules and guidelines set forth by the National Garden Club, Inc.

Garden Therapy – Members deliver flowers, greens, supplies and containers to a local assisted living facility and assist the residents in creating arrangements for their personal use and enjoyment.

Greening of the Yard – An annual tradition dating back to the mid-1960s, with members providing fresh greens to create wreaths, swags, and kissing balls to adorn the gates, several buildings, and the Chapel Walk at the US Naval Academy during the Christmas Holidays.

Hammond-Harwood House – Members participate in the Hammond-Harwood House Christmas Tour program by decorating a room or location within the house according to the theme selected by the House leadership.

Levy Center – Members plant, water and weed the large open air planter in the vestibule of the US Naval Academy Levy Center and Jewish Chapel on a year round basis.

May Day Baskets – Members create large baskets filled with fresh flowers and bows to adorn the gates of the US Naval Academy during the city of Annapolis’s annual May Day traditional celebration.

State Circle Wreaths – Members create boxwood wreaths used to decorate the grounds of the Maryland State House during the Christmas Holidays.  The club also coordinates and collects wreaths created by 16 local garden clubs used to decorate the grounds.

Workshops – Several times per year the club members will gather to learn new skills in floral design and supporting crafts, and also in horticulture resulting in items for personal use or donations to worthy groups.   Workshops will also be held to create centerpieces or other items for use at events at the US Naval Academy.