By Uyen Nguyen
|Holly Stover accepts the book donation on behalf of Brookside.|
Washington Gardener staff stopped by Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD, last Saturday to drop off a donation of books that will be added to the Horticultural Reference Library.
Editor and publisher Kathy Jentz has featured reviews of several of the books in previous editions of the magazine. The books cover a wide range of horticultural topics, such as propagation techniques, miniature bonsai trees, and landscape design.
The value of this batch of donated books is about $300, which added to a previous donation made earlier this year for a total of about $1,000. Last year’s book donations came to $683.01, and in 2015, Washington Gardener gave $535 in donated books. The magazine’s largest yearly donation was in 2013, with $3,070.94 worth of books donated.
The mission of the Horticultural Reference Library at Brookside Gardens is to be a resource for Brookside Gardens and Montgomery County Parks staff, the citizens of Montgomery County, MD, and any other individual interested in learning about the science and art of Horticulture. Volunteer librarians are there and ready to help you find answers to your plant questions; they are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment.
About the Author:
Uyen Nguyen is a senior multiplatform journalism major at the University of Maryland. This autumn, she is an editorial intern at Washington Gardener Magazine.