Garden Club of Annapolis
Calendar 2022 – 2023

The Club’s calendar year of activities runs from September thru June. Regular Meetings are held at the Annapolis Yacht Club on the third Wednesday of the month in September, November, December and from January thru April. We have field trips in October and May and a picnic in June.

Regular Meeting Agendas:
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.     Workshop
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Socializing
​10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Business Meeting
​11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Program
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch

Upcoming Meetings:
September 21, 2022 – Regular Meeting – Making Herbal Holiday Gifts from Autumn’s Bounty
Workshop: Heidi Rothenhaus will conduct an herb wreath workshop.

Program: Club member and board secretary, Lori Ross, will present September’s program on Making Herbal Holiday Gifts from autumn’s bounty. As summer slips away, it’s time to harvest the herbs in your garden or from local markets. In addition to harvesting, drying and freezing techniques, Lori will share numerous clever ideas of preparing herb vinegars, oils, salts, infused honeys and vodka, pesto, sugars, herb butters simple syrups and sauces.

October 19, 2022 – Field Trip to Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, DE 19707
Join us on a carpool field trip to Delaware’s Brandywine County to savor the botanical gardens at Mt. Cuba Center. There will be a docent lead walk through the gardens plus a presentation on “Show Stopping Autumn Perennials”. Optional lunch is proposed at nearby recommended restaurants. Sign up at the September meeting.

November 16, 2022Regular Meeting – Protecting the Chesapeake with Ann Swanson, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission
Workshop:  Heidi Rothenhaus and Deborah Brafford will lead a workshop on gardening with bulbs. Members will create an arrangement of cheery, pleasantly fragrant paperwhites to enjoy during winter’s short days. Deborah will demonstrate the technique of growing bulbs “lasagna- style” to showcase a beautiful Spring assortment in a container or in the ground.

Program:  For four decades, Ann Swanson’s dedication to improving the environment and her leadership on the tri-state Commission has advanced the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay watershed and made it more sustainable for future generations. Ann has been recognized regionally, nationally and internationally. She will share her personal and professional insights that have led to environmental restoration around the state, region and country in her role to protect the beloved Chesapeake.

December 21, 2022 – Holiday Meeting – Deck the Halls
Our traditional holiday program provides members an opportunity to create fresh greens arrangements for local Meals on Wheels clients, AYC staff and our own homes.

January 18, 2023 – Regular Meeting 

February 15, 2023 – Regular Meeting

March 15, 2023 – Regular Meeting

April 19, 2023 – Regular Meeting

May 17, 2023 – Field Trip to Hillwood Gardens

June 17, 2023 – Annual Picnic


Last updated: August 1, 2022