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Garden Club of Frederick

The Garden Club of Frederick…88 years and counting!

On March 20, 1929 seventeen Frederick area women met to establish the first garden club in Frederick, to be known as The Garden Club of Frederick.  They were an ambitious group of women committed to promoting a love of gardening and service to the community.  The club has been going strong ever since.

With eight Life members, ten Associate members and thirty Active members, The Garden Club of Frederick continues its many and varied projects to beautify our community including:

  • The Ruth Haller Memorial garden at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Named for one of our founding members, the garden is enjoyed by patients and staff alike. The club provides seasonal plantings and maintenance.
  • The Culler Fountain at Baker Park. The Club designed, planted and continues to maintain the surrounding rose and flowers beds.
  • A rewarding partnership with the Frederick Rescue Mission to organize and maintain plantings, including a vegetable garden, which gives residents the ability to grow food for the Mission kitchen.
  • The Elizabeth Peters bench along Carroll Creek Linear Park. In recognition of one of its founding members, the club installed, landscaped and continues to maintain the bench and surrounding plantings.
  • Nature Day, in conjunction with the City of Frederick Parks and Recreation Department. The Club provides flowers and plantings, and teaches participating children the art of flower arranging and seedling planting.
  • Annual spring bulb planting in partnership with the Maryland Highway Administration. The club has planted thousands of daffodil bulbs in yearly plantings along major roadways around the City of Frederick.

In addition to the ongoing projects listed above, the club also regularly participates in the Holidays in Historic Frederick Candlelight House Tour and the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, and is an active supporter of Flowers over Frederick.

We are a hard-working and joyful group of women committed to our love of gardening, the protection of native plants and birds, and service to the community.