Meetings, Programs and Events


Please refer to the monthly NewsBud for updates on meetings, workshops and events.

For Monthly Business Meetings:

  • 9am Meeting
  • 9:45am Coffee and social time
  • 10:15am Program
  • 11:15am Close


    September 21: Business Meeting and Luncheon
    • When: 11am - 1pm
    • Where: Susan Benninghoff's home, 7302 Arrowood Road, Bethesda
    • What: September business meeting, Walter Reed Eagle Garden presentation, lunch included, provided by GCCC Exec. Committee


    September 30: Walter Reed Eagle Garden Cocktail Party


    October 12:  Business Meeting and Program: Tour of Chevy Chase Club Gardens
    • When: 9am -11:15am
    • Where: Chevy Chase Club patio and gardens
    • What: We will be hosted by Chevy Chase Club garden and grounds manager Michael Gildea who will give us a tour of the gardens, explain his landscape design philosophy, and discuss how he and his crew manage the beautiful four season garden.  The tour will be followed by a presentation on how to propagate plants from you own garden.  Each member will receive a clipping from the Club's garden to propagate on your own at home.
    • UPDATE:  Click here for the Propagation Workshop Notes


    November 4: Visiting Gardens:  Glenstone
    • When: 2pm
    • Where: Glenstone, 12100 Glen Road, Potomac
    • What: Guided tour of Glenstone Museum's 300 acres of landscaping integrated with art and sculptures.
    • All guests must register in advance.  Please email Jen Albrecht at
    November 9: Business Meeting and Program: Photography
    • When: 9am
    • Where: Village Hall
    • What: Lori Lankford, nature and landscape photographer:  "How to take better pictures and edit for beauty"


    December 7:  Decorating Village Hall, Stockings + Wreath Workshop
    • When: TBA
    • Where: Village Hall
    • What: Annual decorating of the Village Hall 


    December 12:  Holiday Party
    • When: 5pm-8pm
    • Where: Susan Benninghoff's home, 7302 Arrowood Road, Bethesda
    • $65 per person
    January 11:  Business Meeting + Joint Program with Perennials Club -Conservation
    • When: 9am meeting, 10am program
    • Where: Zoom
    • What:  Kathleen Biggins, of C-Change Conversations, will discuss how climate change is affecting our health, our neighborhoods, and our planet.
    • Click here for a recorded link of the presentation.
    February 8:  Business Meeting and Program: Creating and Submitting a Floral Design Entry for a Flower Show
    • When: 9am meeting, 10am program
    • Where: Village Hall
    • What:  The Floral Design Committee will teach us how to submit an entry in a Flower Show, with special guest Ami Wilber, floral designer from Hillwood Museum, who'll demonstrate how to create a winning arrangement.
    • Handout: Ten Steps to Entering a Flower Design Show
    March 8:  Business Meeting and Program: Kokedama
    • When: 9am meeting, 10am program
    • Where: Village Hall
    • What: Learn how to make Kokedama arrangements - a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. Workshop is lead by Young Choe, a leading designer and horticulturist who runs workshops on kokedama and kusamono - floral arts closely related to bonsai.  
    • Cost:  $20/per person

    No meeting April 12.

    April 26:  GCA Flower Show
    May 10:  Business Meeting and Program: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
    • When: 10am - 3pm
    • Where: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg, Virginia
    • What: Private club tour of Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, including catered lunch.
    • Transportation: drive yourself or carpool
    June 7 :  Annual Meeting and Luncheon
    • When:   Tuesday, June 7 at 10:30am
    • Where:  Melissa Pflieger's home, 8608 Village Park Place, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    • Lunch graciously provided by the GCCC Executive Committee