Talbot County and Oxford Garden Clubs Donate Christmas Tree To Maryland Statehouse


The Talbot County and Oxford Garden Clubs contributed a decorated Christmas tree representing Talbot County to the Maryland Statehouse as part of an initiative by Governor and First Lady Hogan.  Garden clubs in each jurisdiction of Maryland were invited to contribute a decorated wreath or tree representing their county, which will be on display at the Statehouse through January 4, 2018.

From L-R: Trish Reynolds, Pam Keeton, Dorothy Williams, Ingrid Blanton, First Lady Yumi Hogan, and Ann Cooper. (Photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor.)

The theme for the Talbot County tree was pollinators and it was decorated with bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as the county flag and ribbon in the county’s colors.  The tree was constructed of chicken wire on a wood frame by Richard Rawlings, husband of OGC member Dorothy Williams, and covered with dried hydrangeas gathered from members’ gardens.  Committee members included Dorothy Williams, Trish Reynolds, Ingrid Blanton, Ann Cooper, Dede Hoopes, and Pam Keeton.

Ms. Hogan toured the trees and presented a certificate to each club and an engraved ornament personally designed by her to each volunteer.  This is the third year Talbot County has had a tree at the Statehouse.

About the Talbot County Garden Club

The Talbot County Garden Club was established in 1917 to enrich the natural beauty of the environment by sharing knowledge of gardening, fostering the art of flower arranging, maintaining civic projects, supporting projects that benefit Talbot County and encouraging the conservation of natural resources.

About the Oxford Garden Club

The Oxford Garden Club was established in 2003 to promote the knowledge of gardening and flower design, to participate in civic projects in order to conserve and beautify the community, and to actively support all forms of conservation.

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