In 2007 the U.S. Senate, initiated by Pollinator Partnership under Laurie Davies Adams, unanimously approved and designated a week in June as National Pollinator Week, marking a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more.
National Pollinator Week, June 21-27, 2021, is a week to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. For additional information on protecting pollinators, click the button below.
Celebrate National Garden Week with a garden tour at Cylburn Arboretum!
This special event is sponsored by National Garden Clubs, Inc. and Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc. Tours will be hosted by Cylburn Arboretum Friends.
Enjoy a tour of the beautiful gardens at Cylburn Arboretum, featuring Past President Carolyn Braverman’s stormwater management project. Also learn about the history of the arboretum and gardens, and find inspiration in the unique plants and plant pairings offered in their collections.
For more information and to purchase tickets, click the button below.
The Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour returns! The 2021 tour features private gardens in the Historic District. Murray Hill, the area between West Street and Spa Creek, holds a beautiful collection of homes built in various periods and architectural styles. The 130-year-old community with its tree-lined streets is the perfect setting for an afternoon of garden exploration.
All proceeds from this tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, an Anglo-Palladian home on Maryland Avenue, and its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial art.
The Secret Garden Tour takes place on Saturday, June 5th and Sunday, June 6th, rain or shine. Volunteer by staying in one of the gardens and get a free ticket. Click the button below for additional information, to sign up to volunteer, or to purchase tickets.
Crofton Village Garden Club members Margo Antonelli, Nancy Percivall and Marcia Richard represented the garden club in the Crofton Cherry Blossom Festival that took place on Saturday, April 10th. Pink bags with stickers and an art project were handed out to members of the community.
Sally Moore, Marcia Richard and Glenna Kidd, Chairs of the Nominating Committee, installed the newly elected Crofton Village Garden Club officers for the 2021-2023 term. After the installation, Executive Board members (outgoing and incoming) were invited to speak briefly, followed by the Nominating Committee, the Bernie Robertson Award recipients (Harriet Kiilehua and Shirley Levendoski), and Committee Chairs.
CVGC Officers for 2021-2023
President • Cathy Gallagher
First Vice President • Rosa Johnson
Second Vice President • Diane Smith
Recording Secretary • Margo Antonelli
Corresponding Secretary • Nancy Durose
Treasurer • Maria Guyer
Parliamentarian • Glenna Kidd
The Nominating Committee wishes to express their gratitude to those members who have agreed to continue to serve and to those who have accepted to serve our club in important leadership roles ensuring the continued great success of the Crofton Village Garden Club.