Garden Club of Frederick
The Garden Club of Frederick…94 years and counting!
In 1929, seventeen ambitious women established The Garden Club of Frederick. Today the Club is 50 members strong and continues to be engaged in a variety of civic beautification projects in service to our community. We actively encourage an interest in horticulture and the protection of native plants and birds. Current projects include:
- The Club provides seasonal plantings and maintenance at the Ruth Haller Memorial Garden at Frederick Health’s main campus. It was designed and installed by the Club many moons ago. Named for one of our founding members, this peaceful and restorative space is enjoyed by patients, visitors and staff.
- The Culler Fountain at Baker Park. The Club designed, planted and continues to maintain the surrounding rose and flower beds.
- A rewarding garden therapy project with the Frederick Rescue Mission that includes a food garden, which gives the residents the ability to grow food for the Mission’s kitchen. The residents also assist with seasonal beautification efforts.
- 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 area and surrounding plantings.
- Each summer local youth day campers participate in Nature Day – a horticulture based activity designed to teach children the art of flower arranging and seedling planting (in cooperation with the City of Frederick’s Parks and Recreation Department).
- Other civic projects include beautification efforts at the Faith House for Women and Children (in cooperation with Taskers Chance Garden Club). We continue to support seasonal plantings and beautification efforts at the Heritage Garden behind Heritage Frederick, which The Club designed and planted in 1960. Each April, Club members plant colorful annuals as part of Downtown Frederick Partnership’s popular Bring a Broom spring clean up event. The Club annually supports Flowers over Frederick’s hanging basket program in downtown Frederick. The Club contributed funding for planned tree plantings at Frederick’s new Sophie and Madigan’s Playground.
- Each spring The Garden Club of Frederick awards a monetary scholarship to a local high school student pursuing a degree in horticulture.
- The Club traditionally participates in the Holidays in Historic Frederick Candlelight House Tour, the Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, and the Maryland State House Holiday Tree Program in Annapolis.
We are honored to be a part of this year’s Beyond the Garden Gates Tour and appreciate your support. Enjoy the tour!