Garden Club Toured Tudor Place Last Week

Thirty-six Crofton Village Garden Club members and guests visited the historic home and gardens of Tudor Place in Georgetown last week.  We had a wonderful time, beginning with a pleasant bus trip through our Nation’s Capitol en route to our destination.

The Jefferson Memorial

The Washington Monument

Members and guests viewed the Tudor Place gardens…

We enjoyed a tour of the house, including the history of the Peter family which owned the property from 1805 to 1983.  Unfortunately, no photos were allowed inside, but you can see some on the Tudor Place website.

Photo by Anna Boman, via Flickr using a Creative Commons license.

After touring the garden and house, we adjourned to the adjoining property for tea.

This was a wonderful field trip to somewhere that we might never have visited, or even learned about.  Many thanks to Joan Para Miller who planned this program.


Fruits and Vegetables in Floral Designs

Crofton Village Garden Club favorite David Shover was featured at our January meeting, and he outdid himself with a fabulous presentation using veggies and fruit in his floral design demonstration.

You just won’t believe what he can do with asparagus, peppers, and even brussels sprout.  Take a look:

Yes, that IS brussels sprout you see

My fruit bowls never looked like this.

Asparagus lines the container for this topiary

Thinking red? Think pepper!

CVGC members enjoy a close-up view of David's designs after the meeting

It’s always a treat for us to have David at one of our meetings, and we hope he comes back soon!

Photos by Margaret Woda


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