Art and Soul in Potomac, MD

May 24, 2019 07:00am -
May 24, 2019 05:00pm
Potomac, Maryland

Event Description

Region II Regional Meeting | Potomac, MD
Art and Soul
Friday, May 24 | 7:00AM - 5:00PM

Join GardenComm members and learn about a new modern sculpture museum with a fully sustainable landscape (Glenstone);  have a photo shoot at a little-known, but exquisite naturalistic public garden (McCrillis); tour the biggest rooftop farm in the Mid-Atlantic (Up Top Acres at Pike & Rose), visit an historic Peony collection (Seneca Park); and stop at an evergreen and Japanese Maple specialty nursery (Susanna Farms). Some surprises and additional stops may be added – stay tuned!


7:00 - 8:00AM

McCrillis Gardens early morning photo shoot

8:00 AM

Depart to Glenstone

8:15 AM

Arrive at Glenstone

8:30 - 9:00AM

Check-in with coffee/donuts


Gather at the new enviro education facility and for a talk on the sustainable landscape and grounds by Paul Tukey


Choice of a Glenstone tour with Paul Tukey, talk/tour with Jonathan Sanders' of the water gardens, or explore the galleries/collections on your own


Depart Glenstone and head to Pike & Rose


Arrive at Pike & Rose

  • Box lunch at SweetGreen & brief business meeting
  • Short talk about the rooftop farm by Up Top Acres, by co-founders Kathleen and Kristof
  • Group photo & raffle prizes


Tour of Rooftop Farm


Depart Pike & Rose


Arrive at Peony Garden at Seneca State Park


Depart Seneca State Park


Arrive at Susanna Farm Nursery

  • Greeting and quick tour by Brant Baker
  • Shopping (with discount!)


Depart Susanna Farm


BONUS dinner gathering (location TBD)

This group dinner is dutch-treat and not part of the official program, but some folks will want to stay a bit to avoid the worst of rush-hour traffic and others may be choosing to spend the night in the area.

Things to know

  • Every location is about 20 minutes apart, but I have scheduled in 30 minutes between each as a time cushion. Car-pooling is highly recommended. Parking is free at all the locations, but limited at a few of them.
  • There is a cocktail party/reception being planned in a local public garden on Thursday evening as a bonus for those who are in the area or plan to arrive early to stay on Thursday night for the event.

Event Type:Social
Early registration ends on May 10, 2019.
Regular registration starts on May 11, 2019 and ends on May 20, 2019.
Late registration starts on May 21, 2019.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
Member Fee: $45.00$55.00$65.00
Non-Member Fee: $85.00$95.00$95.00