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Potomac Garden Center
12024 Darnestown Rd, North Potomac, MD 20878
Since 1974, the trained professionals of Potomac Garden Center have been offering a variety of plants -More annuals, perennials, trees, flowering shrubs, etc. - in addition to gardening equipment and attire, outdoor furniture and lumber. The neat rows of greenery for sale sprawl out around the main cycloid-shaped buildings giving the site a vibrant life. In addition to this site, Potomac Garden Center has another store located in Urbana, MD.
Butler School
15951 Germantown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874
Founded over 40 years ago, Butler is both a montessori school offering education for pre-school through eighth gradersMore and an equestrian school and camp. Located on 22 acres, the school campus includes two school buildings, a pool, a ropes course and several gardens, all of which are maintained by students. Butler offers several unique programs, including a year long primary class to better serve working parents. The Butler School Stables are open to the public and all Butler students are offered riding classes through physical education or extracurricular clubs.
Travilah Elementary School
13801 Dufief Mill Rd, North Potomac, MD 20878

Travilah Elementary is one of North Potomac's three public elementary schools, in addition to Dufief Elementary andMore Stone Wall Elementary. Built in 1960, Travilah sits at the center of the historic Travilah community. The school was modernized in 1992, and in 2008 an additional six classrooms and a courtyard were built and an interactive white board was installed in each classroom. 

The school has three classrooms per grade, an art room, a music instrumental room, a library and a computer lab. In addition to classroom teachers, the school employs a full-time reading initiative teacher, as well as art, music, special education, counselor, ESL and staff development teachers. 

Teachers take students out to an on-site pond and garden for lessons on ecosystems and the environment. In 2010, through a partnership with Whole Foods, each grade got to plant sunflowers and pumpkins. Principal Susan Shenk has been at the school for seven  years and is a resident of North Potomac. Travilah Elementary feeds into Frost Middle School in Rockville.