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About Us

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The Evergreen Garden Club was established  to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening among amateurs; to aid in the protection  of native trees, plants, and birds; to encourage civic planting; to encourage the preservation and beautification of and gardening in historic sites.

My work is loving the world.  Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird - equal seekers of sweetness.  Mary Oliver



In the spring of 1953, Mrs. Henry Allen, Mrs. Robert Boorman, Mrs. Cabell Maddux, Mrs. Bernard Malloy and Mrs. Stuart Martin drew up a constitution and elected member to join them in the creation of the Evergreen Garden Club, a charitable and educational organization.  The club is designed to support civic and philanthropic activities in the Washington Area and draws members from suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  Members must demonstrate an interest in learning more about horticulture and the practice of sustainable gardening.

The Evergreen Garden Club is a member of the National Capital Area Garden Club. NCAGC provides education about environmental issues and garden and floral design to its seventy member clubs.  In 2018, NCAGC awarded Evergreen a Philanthropy Award. The NCAGC is a regional organization of the National Garden Clubs, INC. Membership in the National and Regional organizations provide our members with the ability to participate in local, regional and national programs. 

Monthly programs provide members with knowledge useful in their own gardens. Each year the membership selects worthy projects to support in the local community.  Over the last few years the group has made repeated grants to Washington Youth Gardens, Rock Creek Conservancy, Student Conservation Association, Washington Jesuit Academy, and Joseph’s House, among others.  Most recently, Evergreen Garden Club has supported Tregaron Conservancy with grants and volunteer members of EGC have worked to restore Tregaron’s garden.  In 2021,  EGC included the 11th Street Bridge Project among its grants.

Who We Support

Evergreen Garden Club seeks to support local gardening and environmental organizations that benefit the larger community and the environment.   From 2000 to date, Evergreen Garden Club  has awarded grants to the organizations listed below : 

11th Street Bridge Project

All Hallows Guild

Anacostia Watershed

Audubon Naturalist Society

Casey Trees

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Common Good City Farm

FONA Washington Youth Garden

Franciscan  Monastery

Georgetown University Medical Center Garden Project

Horace Mann Elementary School Roof Garden

National Park Service - Kenilworth

NCAGC District 1

Potomac Conservancy

Real School Gardens

Rock Creek Conservancy

Saint Joseph’s House Healing Garden

Student Conservation Association

The Tregaron Conservancy

Tudor Place

Washington Jesuit Academy

William P. Lipscomb Co


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Evergreen's members also maintain a dedicated space at Tregaron Conservancy,, and schedule workdays to clean up, plant and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.   

The  glory of gardening:  hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.  To nurture a garden is to feed not just the  body, but the soul.   Alfred Austin . Growing with the Seasons: A Sharing of Insights Into the Creative Aspects  of Organic Gardening by Frank and Vicky Giannangelo

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