For Immediate Release                  Contact: Marc Apter, 301-904-3690,

Reception will feature Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at the Mt. Vernon Estate

Flower Show is May 15th and 16th

Baltimore, MD (May 1, 2012) - Green Spring Valley Garden Club (GSVGC) celebrates its 100th anniversary as a Garden Club of America (GCA). In honor of this occasion, they are having a flower show “Her Story – Our Story 1912-2012” at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, Maryland on Tuesday, May 15th from 2pm-4pm. The event is $6.

  Later that evening there will be a reception and lecture from 6-8pm. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at the Mt. Vernon Estate will present “Welcome Home, George Washington!, an informative, and entertaining looking at the landscaping world of George Washington”. Tickets to the event are $40. An open bar and hors d’oeuvres will follow the lecture.  All proceeds from the event support the museum. The flower show will also be open  to the public on Wednesday, May 16 from 10am-5pm. Make reservations for the reception/lecture at 410-6853750 x 363, or on line at

The GSVGC was started in 1912 by a group of 20 prominent Maryland women in Green Spring Valley. The aim of the club was to provide a continuing home garden competition and enable the members to learn more about gardens by sharing their knowledge and experience. The GSVGC is one of the twelve founding clubs of the GCA, a volunteer nonprofit national organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of horticulture, environmental issues and community improvement.  As a club, the Green Spring Valley GC meets nine times per year with educational and social meetings to further its member’s knowledge of floral design, horticulture, conservation and education.  The purpose of the flower show is to set standards of artistic horticulture, floral design, conservation and other related areas and to share them with fellow club members and the public.

The Maryland Historical Society was founded in 1844 and is the world’s largest museum and library dedicated to the history of Maryland.  Occupying an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore, the society’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland’s diverse cultural heritage.” The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled “Maryland Historical Magazine.”  More information about the Maryland Historical Society can be found online at


   Photo Cut Line: Beautiful multicolored pastel tulips just in time for spring at the Maryland Historical Society. The flower is on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15 and 16 from 2pm-4pm and 10am-5pm. For more information please call 410-685-3750.

Pastel Tulips



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