Hagerstown Magazine – Planting Washington County

The Hagerstown Garden Club has cultivated beauty and a sense of community for more than 90 years.

More than a century ago—1891 to be exact—the first garden club meeting in the United States was held in Athens, Georgia, at the home of Dr. Edwin Dorset Newton, a physician with a deep interest in gardening. The club’s purpose? To study horticulture and dedicate the exchange of plants and ideas for the betterment of the community. Thirty-six years later, in 1927, this same purpose was behind the creation of the Hagerstown Garden Club, and it still exists today. 

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