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Congrats To The Greater Brookland Garden Club For Another Successful House And Garden Tour

The 16th Annual Brookland House and Garden Tour took place last weekend, and once again, it was a terrific showcase of what a fantastic neighborhood we live in.  The tour, which is organized by the Greater Brookland Garden Club is one of the major annual neighborhood events that really brings our community together, as you can see from the pictures we took of the after party below. We were proud to be a sponsor of the event this year and look forward to participating again. (You need flash to see the slide show. If you can’t see it, click here to open the slide show in Flikr.)

Here is a message from Mary Pat Rowan, President of the Greater Brookland Garden Club:

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 16th annual Brookland House & Garden Tour a wonderful event. Thanks especially to the eight generous groups and families who opened their homes and gardens to guests and to the Capital Area Food Bank for guiding guests through their demonstration gardens.

Special thanks go to our major sponsor, Abbott Klar Real Estate Group (Jake Abbott & Shemaya Klar and crew). The reception, as always, was a celebration of our wonderful Brookland neighborhood with fantastic food and drink provided by our local merchants: Askale, San Antonio Bar & Grill, Brookland Grill, and Brookland’s Finest. The Brookland Bridge Blog publicized the Tour and provided a generous donation of wine. Jeff Wilson and Alvin Truesdale, our Founding Fathers, donated champagne from their recent Brookland wedding. Sara Lucas of Petals, Ribbons & Beyond delivered lovely
flower arrangements for the houses and sold tickets. St. Anthony Catholic School guaranteed we had enough chairs and tables to accommodate all our guests. And, not to be forgotten, everything moved smoothly because of the competent, helpful and cheerful young Brooklanders who were there to set up, greet guests and finally clean up.

Thank you all, especially garden club members and friends, for helping to make the event special for everyone.

We recycle our yard signs so if you have one or see one anywhere (in a yard or on public space) please take it and return it to the front porch at 1233 Newton Street NE or the front porch at 1518 Kearney Street NE.

Mary Pat Rowan
President, Greater Brookland Garden Club

Greater Brookland Garden Club House And Garden Tour This Sunday!

Petals Ribbons and BeyondJust a reminder that the Greater Brookland Garden Club’s 16th Annual House and Garden Tour will take place this Sunday, June 5th, from noon-5 pm, rain or shine. It is so much fun  to see the insides of neighbors homes, check out their gardens, meet new people, and party down at the end of it all.

Tickets can be bought online here for $15 pre-sale.  (Price goes up to $20 on the day of the tour.) Pick up your tickets and tour maps at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, located at 3906 12th St. between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday through Friday, and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday. Tickets will also be
on sale at the store on Sunday, June 5th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

See you on the tour!

2016 house and garden tour

Brookland House And Garden Tour – Tickets Available Now Online

2016 house and garden tourThe Brookland Bridge is proud to be a sponsor of the 16th Annual Brookland House and Garden Tour. The tour, which is organized by the Greater Brookland Garden Club is one of the major annual neighborhood events that really brings our community together.  It is also a terrific showcase for those outside of Brookland to see what a fantastic neighborhood we live in. You can now buy your tickets on line for this year’s tour, which will be on June 5th 2016 from 12: 00 – 5:00 pm and the after party/reception will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 per person and can also be purchased at Petals, Ribbons and Beyond at at 3906 12th St. For updates, “like” the Brookland House and Garden Tour on Facebook and we will also post more information as the date approaches as well.

Greater Brookland Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday

Flower Garden 6The Greater Brookland Garden Club will host its 9th annual plant sale this Saturday. From a message from Mary Pat Rowan, the President of the GBGC:

…the Annual Greater Brookland Garden Club Plant Sale is the Saturday before Mother’s Day and the same day as the Great Brookland Yard Sale. It is on May 7th from 10 am until 4 pm and we will be located in the Long and Foster parking lot at the corner of 12th Street and Newton. We do not have “fancy” plants; we sell plants of Brookland gardens. They have done so well in a Brookland garden, they are being shared with the rest of the community. First 200 people who visit us that day will receive a free native perennial.

Also note that the GBGC has a new website, you can check it out here.

Save The Date – June 5th – Brookland House And Garden Tour 2016

The Greater Brookland Garden Club House and Garden Tour is one of the major annual events that really brings our community together. Not only that, but it is a terrific showcase for those outside of Brookland to get to know what a fantastic neighborhood we live in. This year the tour will be on June 5th 2016 from 12: 00 – 5:00 pm and the after party/reception will be from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. For updates, “like” the Brookland House and Garden Tour on Facebook and we will post more information as the date approaches as well.

2016 house and garden tour

Brookland’s “Green Wall” Project Finally Becomes Reality

Readers may remember our petition from January 2013  to bring a “green wall”  to the Pepco Substation 133 building on the 3100 block of 12th Street, NE (between Irving and Jackson). Back in April we finally got word that the project was a go. Now we are happy to report that the trellis structure along the entire 12th Street length of the Substation wall has been installed, and portions of the sidewalk have been cut out for planter beds to hold the vines. Now we just have to  wait for the vines to grow! Here are some pics:

We would like to thank the following folks who were instrumental in making this project possible:

  • Casey Trees Executive Director Mark Buscaino. Mark didn’t hesitate to represent the Brookland community to Pepco, offering his expertise and using the influence of his organization,  which added more weight to our case.
  • Donna Cooper, President of Pepco. Donna heard our request to beautify the building in early 2013 and met with us on multiple occasions. All this despite her busy schedule and obviously, much larger issues to deal with, and in the end, she approved the plan.
  • Our 300 + readers who gave us overwhelming support for this idea via our petition. This encouraged us to not give up on this plan over the years, and of course showed Pepco that DC residents pay attention to what large corporations give back to the community.
  • Joe Barrios, former ANC 5B04 Commissioner and an involved and engaged neighbor. Joe’s legal expertise and advice helped us greatly at the negotiations table.
  • Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Councilmember. Mr. McDuffie was the catalyst in the very beginning of this process. He hosted the first meeting with us, Donna Cooper and her team.
  • Mary Pat Rowan of the Greater Brookland Garden Club who  provided her expertise as a landscape architect.

The vines that were planted were Carolina Jessamine, which should look great year-round since they are evergreen and produce fragrant yellow flowers in spring. We are excited about this improvement for our community and hope that our neighbors are excited too!

Thanks To The Greater Brookland Garden Club For Sprucing Up 12th Street

We want to send out a big thank you to the Greater Brookland Garden Club for sprucing up the tree boxes on 12th between Quincy and Randolph Streets, NE, in front of Petals Ribbons and Beyond and San Antonio Bar and Grill. Before the tree boxes were really sad looking with lots of weeds and dead trees. Now they are nicely mulched, with six new redbud trees, accent grasses and herbs. Check out the makeover in the photos below.

15th Annual Brookland House And Garden Tour Is Sunday! Hooray!

House and Garden Tour 2015Just a reminder that the Greater Brookland Garden Club’s 15th Annual House and Garden Tour will take place this Sunday, June 7th, from noon-5 pm, rain or shine. It is so much fun  to see the insides of neighbors homes, check out their gardens, meet new people, and party down at the end of it all.

Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be
purchased online here or at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, at 3906 12th St. between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday. Tickets will also be
on sale at the store on Sunday, June 7th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

See you on the tour!

Get Your Tickets – Brookland Garden Club House and Garden Tour Sunday, June 7th

House and Garden Tour 2015The Greater Brookland Garden Club’s 15th Annual House and Garden Tour will take place Sunday, June 7th, from noon-5 pm, rain or shine. It is so much fun  to see the insides of neighbors homes, check out their gardens, meet new people, and party down at the end of it all.

Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be
purchased online here or at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, at 3906 12th St. between the hours of 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday. Tickets will also be
on sale at the store on Sunday, June 7th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

See you on the tour!

Photos: Great Brookland Yard Sale And Garden Club Plant Sale Yesterday

Yesterday the 8th annual Great Brookland Yard Sale  was held. The event, organized by by the Brookland Neighborhood Civic Association (BNCA) saw over 80 household participate and lots of neighbors out and about bargain hunting. The Greater Brookland Garden Club also hosted its 8th annual plant sale with a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowers. Check out the photos of the day below.