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Horticulture Club’s Spring Plant Sale is Back! April 11 and 13

NOVA’s Horticulture Club and Program is excited to announce the return of its annual plant sale in the Loudoun Campus greenhouse! This year, we’re selling new varieties of annuals, bedding plants, and indoor plants that we’ve never before carried! This includes more options for shade and greater color diversity. There are 13 different types of plants to choose from including Geraniums, Angelonia, Torenia, and New Guinea Impatiens. Each 5.5” student-grown plant will be $10 and we can only accept payment by cash or check. The greenhouse will be open on Tuesday and ThursdayApril 11 and 13 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. If you’re unable to come out to the Loudoun campus greenhouse, the Horticulture Club will also be participating in this year’s Leesburg Flower and Garden festival! You can find their booth at the intersection of Kings St and Market St in downtown Leesburg, as well as week full of fun and flowers!

If you have any questions, please call or email Horticulturist Kyra Longacre, KLongacre@nvcc.edu, at 703-948-7754

spring plant sale flyer

First Club Meeting of the Spring Semester

Hello Horticulture Enthusiasts!

         We sure did miss you over the winter break! We hope that everybody had a safe and happy holiday season and that you’re back and ready to get your hands dirty!
Our first Horticulture Club meeting of the Spring 2023 semester is going to be on
    In this meeting, we will be discussing the upcoming events for the semester including the Career Fair in March, the Plant Sale and Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival in April, the end of the semester field trip in May, possible spring break plans, guest lecturers, and other meetings and events!
There will be a small selection of snacks and drinks available and we hope to see you there!

Horticulture Club’s Annual Winter Poinsettia Sale is Back!!

It’s back and better than ever! In case you missed out on the sneak peek preview sale, you still have two more opportunities to come and pick out your perfect poinsettias! With 16 varieties, from the sparkling speckles of Red Glitter to the striking variegation of Tapestry Red to the snowlike Alaska White there’s sure to be a variety for you! All 6.5″ pots are $10 each averaging 3 to 6 blooms per plant. We accept cash and check only, sorry no credit cards are accepted at this time. We hope to see you there!

Poinsettia Sale Flyer

Thank you for Haunting with us!

Hello Horticulture Club!

We just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who participated in last night’s Horticulture Haunt! We wouldn’t have been able to have such an amazing night without everyone who participated, and helped with planning, set-up, and breakdown!
We had a devilishly good time last night carving pumpkins, listening to music, snacking, taking pictures at the photo booth, and dressing up in our finest costumes! In case you missed out on all the fun, here’s what happened!
  • Micheal and Zavian carved out a win in the pumpkin carving contest while Thomas and Melissa came dressed to win the costume contest!
  • The pumpkins left behind from the contest are being displayed on the wall between the horticulture head house LS 114A and the greenhouse!
  • The photos left behind from the photo booth are being displayed in the horticulture study room LS104 on the top of the bulletin board!
If you missed out on all the fun, don’t worry! We still have 4 more events in the semester that you can participate in! Two Fall Frolicks in November, the Poinsettia Plant Sale at the end of November/Beginning of December, and the Big Feild Trip at the end of the semester (which voting for is still happening at https://forms.gle/Pdi4pwrv1DMkkK8r9 vote now if you haven’t already!). Make sure you watch your emails and the Hort Club Instagram page for more details about the upcoming events!
If you took any pictures last night, don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @NVCCHortClub and use the hashtag #horticulturehaunt so that we can showcase them! The photo booth is also still up in the study room, so you can stop by and take your own spooky selfies to be a part of the fun!
Have a hauntingly good weekend! And we’ll see each other again soon!

Horticulture Club Updates- October

Now that it’s officially October, we hope you are excited about the upcoming Horticulture Haunt Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest on October 20th from 4:30 to 6:30 in LS 102! Materials will be provided to club members with no fee, but if you have a friend who would like to participate but isn’t a member, they can purchase materials for $5. Snacks and drinks will be provided!
Non-club members also have the option of becoming members prior to the event in order to forego the materials fee by filling out the following form and submitting it according to the directions on the form.
We are also having a member’s meeting on Thursday, October 13th from 5 pm to 6 pm in LS 102 to get ready for the upcoming event. In this meeting, we will be going over logistics as well as creating decorations. We would appreciate any and all help during this meeting so that we can ensure an amazing time the following Thursday!
You can participate in Horticulture Haunt by attending in person on October 20th, by dropping off your pumpkins at LS 103 on October 20th before 6:00 pm, or by stopping by LS 103 in costume to take a photo to participate in judging for the costume contest before 6:00 pm. Judging for both the pumpkin carving and costume contest begins at 6:00 pm. 
Prizes for both the Carving and Costume Contests are as follows: 
1st Place: $25 VISA Gift Card 
2nd Place: $10 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: $5 Starbucks Gift Card
If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP using the following google form so that we can get an accurate headcount for all the needed materials. https://forms.gle/25tgVFRxZ2YdEa5C8
Contact Horticulturist and Club Treasurer Kyra Longacre at klongacre@nvcc.edu 7039487754 or at LS 103 for additional details
Also if you haven’t already, please take the time to fill out the interest survey for the end of the plant sale field trip so that we may begin planning a cool trip to celebrate all of our members and all of the hard work that they do! https://forms.gle/UX7Ms8dxLNsikZQ49

First Fall Horticulture Club Meeting- A Successful Start to a Great Year!

Thank you to all that attended the first NVCC Horticulture Club meeting of the 2022-2023 School Year!

During this meeting, we voted for new club officers, settled dates for upcoming events throughout the semester, and had a great plant giveaway.

Your new club officers are:

Emily Allma- Co-President
Melissa Whistleman- Co-President
Cherica Ibarra- Vice President
Kyra Longacre- Treasurer
Megan Callihan- Secretary

Please make sure to give them a warm welcome and your support as they grow into their roles.

The events outlined by the club in the first meeting are as follows:

Horticulture Haunt: Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest Thursday, October 20th, 2022 4:30-6:30pm LS 102
-Come by to Carve your best pumpkin or drop off your submission prior to the meeting
-Winner of the Carving and Costume Contest will be voted on by club members via google form that will be sent out following the meeting
-Winners from each contest will receive an amazingly haunted Horticulture Prize

Fall Color Frolicks: November Hikes to view the amazing splendor of our area celebrating the change of the seasons
Monday, November 7th, 10am Bear’s Den Scenic Overlook Hike Bluemont, VA
Monday, November 14th, 10am Hemlock Overlook Hike Clifton, VA
Keep an eye out on your inbox or the Horticulture Blog for more details to come including meeting locations.

December Big Fat Feild Trip: A field trip paid for by the horticulture club to a place or event of interest as a celebration of the successful completion of the Fall Poinsettia Sale
Saturday, December 3rd, or Sunday, December 4th All Day location to be determined through Club Member Voting
Voting Form  https://forms.gle/3Mju12euTKN3mEnK7 

If you missed the first Fall meeting, but would still like to be a member of NVCC’s Horticulture Club, please fill out the following form in its entirety and email it to hortclubnvcc@gmail.com

2022-2023 hort club membership form


Horticulture Club First Meeting!

Horticulture Club is having its first meeting for the 2022-2023 school year! This meeting will include officer elections, social activities, food, drinks, and a free plant raffle of propagules from the greenhouse!

For more information about the club’s first meeting of the year, please contact Horticulturist Kyra Longacre in LS 103 or at klongacre@nvcc.edu for more details.

Hort club first meeting fall 2022

Spring Break Horticulture Hike

Hey Guys!

We have our Horticulture field trip to River Bend park on Saturday, March 12th.

We will be meeting at the visitor center at 11:00 AM EST. The address is: 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066

The trail we will be walking is the “Potomac Heritage Trail”. It is around a 3 to 4 mile hike, round trip, so be sure to prepare accordingly with proper footwear and water supply.

Here is a link to check it out for yourself:


I am excited to see you all there!


– Eric, Horticulture Club President