March 20, 2023 Silver Spring Garden Club Meeting Details

The next speaker meeting of the Silver Spring Garden Club features a talk on "Gardens by the Bay in Singapore." 

Speaker Keith Tomlinson last spoke to our group virtually in May 2021 on "THE BALANCED GARDEN: How to Meld Beautiful and Sustainable Native Plants With Favorites From Around the World." He is back now by popular demand to speak to us in person about one of the top Botanical Gardens of the World. 

Keith recently retired from NOVA Parks. He managed Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia for more than 20 years. Previously, he worked as the Natural History Education Specialist at Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Working as a naturalist over the past35 years Keith has studied wilderness areas and botanical gardens in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Australia the Americas and Europe. Keith is the author of numerous technical and popular articles on the conservation of plant diversity, botanical garden travel and environmental education. Keith’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Honolulu Advertiser and Wall Street Journal. His articles have been featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, The Washington Post, Botanic Garden Journal, The Public Garden, Roots, the International Education Review for Botanic Gardens, Parks & Recreation Magazine and The American Gardener. Keith was a contributing author to the award-winning Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic with Inglett Press in 2014. He worked as a consulting editor for the Smithsonian Guides to Natural America. In 2003 he received a Lifetime Biology Fellowship at the Washington DC Academy Sciences for creating the Potomac Valley Collection at Meadowlark.

MEETING START TIME: Monday, March 20, 7:30pm Doors open at 7:00pm. 

WHERE: Brookside Gardens Visitors Center/Education Building 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 

REFRESHMENTS: Silver Spring Garden Club members with last names beginning with the letters N-P are asked to bring a snack or drink to share to this meeting. New Refreshment Chair Leila Campbell will coordinate the paper goods and supplies. 

There will be a FREEBIES table of garden information, plants, seeds, etc.. You are welcome to bring garden-related items to giveaway. 

NOTE: If the items have not been picked up by the end of the meeting, please take them back home with you. We also encourage attendees to bring a flower or interesting foliage in a vase to share on our “something blooming from the garden” table. 

This meeting is FREE and open to all. Guests are welcome!


Photo Source: Danijel Mihajlovic, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


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