Garden Club

The Riderwood Garden Club oversees the resident garden plots and sponsors informative lectures for anyone interested in gardening.  Residents with special knowledge about particular plants or subjects make themselves available to assist other residents. Dues are $5 per year collected in January.

Garden Club Meetings
are held on the fourth Monday at 10 am  from January through May and September and October. Most sessions begin with a short business meeting followed by a lecture. An open house at the garden plots is held in May. All meetings are open to everyone, member or not. Officers for the following year are nominated at the September meeting and voted on at the October meeting. We are always looking for new talent to serve on the board.

UPCOMING Speakers 

“A Local Obsession: Growing Great Tomatoes” 

Monday, May 23, 10-11 am VSQ Music Room

Our speaker Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine and host of the popular GardenDC Podcast, will share tips and tricks for growing great tomatoes in the Mid-Atlantic. She will giver her top tomato variety picks that do well in our region and offer the best flavor.


“Bees and How Gardens can be more friendly to our dwindling Bee population”

Monday, June 27, 10-11 am VSQ Music Room


Presented by Dr. Lynne Diggs


Save the Dates!  Upcoming Events!

Garden Club and Quilt Club Open House – June 1- 10 am – Noon

Join us for a tour around the community garden and view beautiful quilts by the Riderwood Quilt Club. All are welcome!
Rain Date: June 8th

Party at the Garden for Garden Club Members

June 8th at 7 pm

Join us for the first party at the garden.   Come on out and enjoy the Rock Creek Morris Women’s dancers, meet your fellow gardeners, share some cheer and watch the sunset.  Bring your own chairs and snacks.



RiderwoodTV Video —Video of the Open House and Quilt Show  – 2021

March 28 – Garden Club Minutes

Garden Club Officers : 2022-2023

  • Mary Chor, President
  • Mary Ellen Gordon, Vice President
  • Linda Murray, Secretary, Web page
  • Tom Adkins, Treasurer, Plot Manager

The Community Gardens  Gardens are located behind Montgomery Station across the parking lot from Hampton Square and Berkshire. The local shuttle will take people there. The 168 plots are each 10 feet by 10 feet. To obtain a plot and for other questions, contact Plot Manager, Tom Adkins at

Garden Websites

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