Gardening Books Donated to Brookside Gardens

By Racquel Royer
On Saturday August 4, Washington Gardener Magazine donated a stack of gardening books to the library at Brookside Gardens. The value of the books came to $212, making the total amount donated to Brookside Gardens thus far from the magazine around $6,500! Book topics in this batch ranged from garden decorating to succulent growing to planting for pollinators. Washington Gardener Magazine looks forward to donating even more gardening references to the community at Brookside Gardens in the near future.

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.

Washington Gardener Magazine dedicated to treading lightly on this planet. Because we are committed to doing all we can to protect and preserve the environment, we've adopted business practices to make our footprint as small as possible. We source 100% wind power. All of our partners and suppliers are local (DC-area) businesses and we support our local public gardens.

About the author:
Racquel Royer is a senior studying broadcast journalism in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. This summer, she is an editorial intern at Washington Gardener.

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