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The Potomac Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society , started in 1965 with a handful of members, has grown to well over a hundred keen gardeners who are generous in sharing both plants and know-how. Membership includes gardeners from neophytes to professional horticulturists and botanists from various government agencies.

Our goal is to educate ourselves and the general public about plants that can be grown in the mid-Atlantic area, especially those plants that are suitable for the rockery. While our climate does not favor the more conventional 'alpine' type of rock garden, our members have demonstrated that gardening with some alpine and subalpine plants is feasible, given the right conditions. Although some members have outstanding rock gardens and grow plants less than a foot tall, many of us include our wee plants in conventional rockeries,  woodland gardens or troughs.

We benefit from the riches of a number of gardening and horticultural resources in this area, such as the  U.S. National Arboretum, Green Spring Gardens Park, the U.S. Botanic Garden, Brookside Gardens and the Meadowlark Gardens Park.

We meet bimonthly at various locations in the greater Washington DC area. Join us for our yearly programs of outside speakers, member slide shows, plant exchanges, workshops, excursions and a summer picnic.

 

Colchicum byzantiumn 'Album' hort
Jeffersonia diphylla
Sempervivum arachnoideum 'Rubrum'