February 21stPresentation about Native Bees by Dorchester Master Gardeners Kathy Burtman and Robin 10 am Herman at the Heritage Museums & Garden of Dorchester (DCHS).

February 25th“Potted—Gardening on the Edge” featuring The Plant Geek, Louis Raymond. This lecture is a 1:30 pmpart of the TCGC Winter Speaker Series and will be held at the Talbot County Free Library.

February 29th -March 1stMaryland House and Garden Show at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Visit the FGCMD Booth!

March 4thDistrict I Annual Meeting hosted by the Chestertown Garden Club at the Chester River Yacht & Country Club, 7738 Quaker Neck Road, Chestertown, MD 21620. The program features Tony Dove speaking about “Landscaping for the Seasons.” His new book on perennials will be available for sale. Tickets are $35.00. RSVP by February 25th to Beryl Kemp, P.O. Box 415, Chestertown, MD 21620. DGC should register as a group.

March 13thDGC Annual Meeting, “Mid-Atlantic Monarch Initiative: Planting Habitat for the Near-Threatened Monarch Butterfly” featuring DGC Member and CEO of Environmental Concern, Suzanne Pettinger-Slear. ESHC

March 24thFGCMD 91st Annual Meeting at Turf Valley Resort featuring Summer Rayne, a media influencer, an American fashion model, environmental activist, author, and entrepreneur, known as the world's first "eco-model." She will be telling us “How to Make a Plant Love You.” Her book will be available for purchase.

March 25th “Great Native Plants for the Home Landscape” featuring The Plant Geek, Louis Raymond. This 1:30 pmlecture is a part of the TCGC Winter Speaker Series and will be held at the Talbot County Free Library.

April 1st – 2nd NGC Environmental School, Course IV. Chesapeake College in Wye Mills. Check the FGCMD website for information and registration.

April 4thSomerset Garden Club Daffodil Show in Princess Anne. Contact Frances Follmer (

April 18thDistrict I will sponsor the annual Alice Rush McKeon Tree Planting in coordination with the MD State Highway Administration. There will also be a Dedication Ceremony for the first Gold Star Memorial Marker, which will honor the families of veterans, sponsored by the Federated Garden Clubs of MD, Inc. Both ceremonies will take place at the Maryland Veterans’ Cemetery, 6827 East New Market Ellwood Road, Hurlock, MD 21643 at 11:00 A.M.

April 28-30thFlower Show School III  See attached flyer

May 2nd Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in Dorchester County! Click on the link for more information: 

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June 6thThe Somerset Garden Club was fortunate to secure the wonderful designer, Sylvia Deck, for a luncheon and design program.

September 29th- October 1stFlower Show School Course 4

October 7thDistrict I Semi-Annual Meeting.

October 27thFGCMD’s Conservation and Environment Day at Vollmer Center, Cylburn Arboretum

EXTRA! EXTRA!Train to Become a Master Naturalist (Our own DGC Member Kathy Slaughter has already taken the training so ask her about her experience!). Offered by the Adkins Arboretum in partnership with Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and ShoreRivers. Monthly training sessions begin in October and run through June 2020. Registration deadline is August 25th. For information/registration, contact Jenny Houghton at 410.634.2847 x 23.