Garden Club

Founded 1926

Gibson Island Garden Club, P.O. Box 157, Gibson Island, MD 21056
The Gibson Island Garden Club was established in 1926, by Residents of the Island who wanted to share their enthusiasm and knowledge of gardening and protect and enhance the natural beauties of Gibson Island. Members continue this mission with the support of the Gibson Island Community. Besides planting and nurturing their own gardens, Members assist with maintaining several special gardens, woodlands, and wildlife habitats on the Island. Members also have the opportunity to participate in educational programs, numerous civic projects, field trips, and seminars.

The Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month from March through November.

Member Federated Garden Clubs Of Maryland District II

Interested in Joining?

If you are interested in joining the Garden Club, please contact our Board:

President ~ Rhonda Pierce [email protected], 410-980-3853

First vice president ~ Theresa Cooney, [email protected], 301-801-2050

Second Vice Presidents ~ Carolyn Boehning, [email protected] &
Suzanne Whitney, [email protected]

Secretary ~ Robin Ambler [email protected]

Corresponding Secretary ~ Neva Leigh [email protected]

Membership ~ Bev Rogers [email protected]


Monthly Meeting Dates & Program

April 20 – General meeting and Introduction/Tour of Cooley’s Pond Nature Trail Project, followed by Clubhouse lunch (10:00 – 1:00 PM, GIC)
Joanne Bartlett – History of Trail; Suzanne Whitney & Laura Cecala – Nature Trail Project plans; Howdy Knipp – Invasive Vine education and identification

May 18 – General meeting and speaker, followed by Clubhouse lunch (10:00 – 1:00 PM)

Birds of Maryland: Attracting and Protecting our Feathered Friends - Brian Rollfinke, Irvine Nature Center

June 2 – Plant Auction at the Club Happy Hour (5:30-8:30 PM)
Volunteers Needed! Click HERE for more info.

June 15 – General meeting and speaker/workshop, followed by Clubhouse lunch (10:00 – 1:00 PM)

Photography in Nature - Dorcas Hutton, Guilford Garden Club, Garden Club of America Photography Judge

July 20 – Cylburn Arboretum and Mansion Tour (view GIGC Native Plant Watercolor Paintings)

Brooke Fitz, Cylburn Arboretum Friends Director of Development
Lunch at Carlisle Hashim’s house in Ruxton

August 17 – Environmental Dinner at GIC

September 21- General meeting and updates about Gibson Island honey, followed by Clubhouse lunch (10:00 – 1:00 PM)

Holly Williams, Chef Hudock – update on GI beehives & cooking with honey

September 30 - Beach Cleanup at the Point

October 19 – General meeting and speaker, followed by Clubhouse lunch (10:00 – 1:00 PM)

Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

November 16 – General meeting and workshop, followed by Clubhouse lunch (10:00 – 1:00 PM)

Creating Holiday Bows and Decorations - activity lead by Hetty Tegen

November 30 – Decorating the Clubhouse for the Holidays, followed by Clubhouse lunch (9:00 – 3:00 PM)

January 2, 2024 – Cleaning up and storage of Clubhouse holiday decorations


Nature Trail Progress Updates

Interested in helping? Contact Suzanne Whitney!

Photo collages courtesy of Hettt Tegen: