St. Mary's County Garden Club
PO Box 681
Organized in 1938, and federated with the Garden Clubs of Maryland in 1940, the club provides member education in design, environmental studies and horticulture; manages the flower and horticulture show at the St. Mary's County Fair; provides scholarships; promotes the Master Gardener program; conducts garden therapy at Green Holly School; and maintains the herb garden at St. Mary's College of Maryland. The group also creates holiday décor for several county government buildings and St. Mary's hospital patients. In addition to monthly meetings, the group also holds special study groups in flower design and horticulture. The theme for 2007 is "Go Native" and will feature speakers and field trips on using native plants in the landscaped garden to promote a healthy environment.