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Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:30 pm - UMD Research Greenhouse Tour

posted May 9, 2018, 7:48 PM by Bowie-Crofton Gardener   [ updated May 28, 2018, 8:30 AM ]
Folks want to see the science in botany and horticulture! COME TO THIS TOUR!
Tuesday, May 29th, 6:30 pm  Garden Club May Tour and Regular Meeting Details NOTE TIME CHANGE 6:30 pm to accommodate our guides.

Here after a lot of work are the details for the club's meeting and tour at the UMD Research Greenhouse Complex. We are very fortunate to be able to have this tour, please come!!

Drive to University Avenue heading West from US Route 1 (either by way of Greenbelt Road or Route 1).
Get in left lane.
At the first stop light (Metzerott Road intersection) get in left turn lane.
Turn left onto Paint Branch Drive into the University of Maryland campus.
Turn right onto Terrapin Trail (second right).
Bear right at fork in road and continue to parking lot P1 on right.
Parking is free after 4 p.m. We will gather at 6:30 p.m. in Parking Lot P1 and walk the short distance together to
the research greenhouses.
If you use GPS or want to download specific directions from your house to parking lot P1, use the address
4252 Terrapin Trail, College Park, MD 20742.


1.  Here are directions. THE HOTLINK IN Blue at the end of the directions is particularly useful for the current best route.

We are meeting at the Research Greenhouses not the Arboretum..  Park in lot P1, it is free after 4pm

From Kenhill Center to Lot 4b via US-50 W and I-495 N/I-95 N
22 min (15 mi)
21 min in current traffic


1. Head southwest toward Kenhill Dr
2. Turn right onto Kenhill Dr
3. Use the middle lane to turn left onto Collington Rd
4. Use the right lane to take the US-50 W ramp to Washington
5. Merge onto 
US-50 W
6. Take exit 7B for I-95 N/I-495 N
7. Keep left to stay on Exit 7B, follow signs for I-95 N/I-495 N/Belt Way
8. Take exit 23 for MD-201/Kenilworth Ave toward Bladensburg/Greenbelt
9. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto MD-201 S/Kenilworth Ave
10. Take the exit toward 
MD-193/Greenbelt Rd
11. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right toward Greenbelt Rd
12. Use any lane to turn slightly left onto Greenbelt Rd
13. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Paint Branch Dr
14. Turn right
15. Arrive at location: Lot 4b

For the best route in current traffic visit 
https://goo.gl/maps/mcssEVrsQfA2

Here are some more hot links showing the parking lot and the research greenhouses.

The Research Greenhouse Complex is located here and the closest public parking is down the hill at Lot 4b. It also has a meeting room.
2.  Folks that want to carpool I really  suggest you coordinate in advance.  GREAT WAY TO INVITE FOLKS TO THE CLUB.   For others go to Kenhill Center side parking lot at 5:00 TO leave at 5:15.
We want all to be there at 6:30 pm and backups are common all along the way and you have a short walk from the parking lot...3.  The time to meet at the greenhouse complex is Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30 NOTE TIME CHANGE to better accommodate the staff leading us.

3.  The parking lot 4B is free for all at 4pm and is close to the greenhouse facility.

4.  We will try and have a brief business meeting first so if folks are late they can find us.  There is a room there we can meet in.

5.  The tour will be no longer than 40 minutes and there are restrooms close.

Any problems call me on my cell at 301 792 5805.

UMD Research Greenhouse Complex
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