2018 Public Gardening Events in and around New Hampshire

 March 14 (Wed)
11am - Business
1pm - Program
Old Homestead Garden Club's meeting program is "Pruning Trees" and is presented by Steven Roberge.  Steven has a BS in Forestry from UNH and an MS from Yale.  He has been with the UNH Cooperative Extension Service for 11 years and a forester for over 15 years.  The public is welcome to this free event being held at the First Congregational Church, 679 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH.
March 17 (Sat)
You're invited to the NH Master Gardener Association's "Welcome Spring" Symposium at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.  The theme this year is 'Rooted in New Hampshire: Our Gardens, Our Lands'.  Registration is $80 per person and ends March 12. Please visit https://extension.unh.edu/2018SpringSymposium for more details.
March 21 (Wed)
Hooksett Garden Club's Open House will be held at the Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount St. Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH.  Come and enjoy refreshments, meet current members, learn about the club's upcoming programs and activities, and view a variety of mini-demonstration tables.  Exhibits will include seed starting, container gardening, pollinators, invasive species, soil testing, composting, vermicomposting, and success with houseplants / succulents.  Please make sure to visit our membership table to see our posters, brochures, digital scrapbook, yearbook, and press books.  Free literature will be available on many topics.  
March 24 (Sat)
10am - 5pm
March 25 (Sun)
10am - 4pm
24th Annual Seacoast Home & Garden Show at UNH's Whittemore Center Arena, 128 Main St, Durham, NH.  Over 200 exhibitors showcase the latest products and services for your home.  Cooking Series, Garden Marketplace, Artisan Market, Seminars on popular home improvement and gardening topics.  $5 - 8.  For more info, please visit : www.newenglandexpos.com 
 April 16 (Mon)
11 am - 
Mountain Garden Club's Lunch & Learn Series: Water Smart Gardening - presented by Betty Sanders, a Public Speaker, Garden Designer and Gardening Article Author, is brought to the Mount Washington Valley. The program will be held at the Red Fox Grille on Route 16 in Jackson, NH.

While New England averages forty inches of rain annually, it doesn’t always come when needed. Whether your problem is too much water in the wrong place or getting the most from what water falls during a dry summer, good gardening techniques, a little planning and some new takes on old wisdom can make you a water-smart gardener. Our speaker, Betty Sanders, will help us to have thriving gardens even though rainfall may be uneven!

Betty has just finished her tenure as president of the Massachusetts Federation of Garden Clubs. She is a lifetime master gardener with the Massachusetts Gardeners Association and a nationally accredited flower show judge. Having studied gardening at the Arnold Arboretum, the NY Botanical Garden and the NE Wildflower Society, Betty is an expert speaker who will entertain us as well as inform. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, and must be RECEIVED by April 6th. PRICE: $23 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Cindy Katsapetses at (781) 710-6400 for reservations.

May 19 (Sat)
9am - 1pm
You're invited to the Fremont Garden Club's Plant Sale to get your veggies,  herbs, and even house plants this year.  It will be held on the lawn of the Fremont Public Library at the corner of Jackie Bernier Drive and Rte 107 (Main Street).  Rain or shine.
May 19 (Sat)
9am - 2pm
All gardeners and plant lovers alike are extended an enthusiastic invitation to one of the Atkinson Garden Club's annual rites of Spring!  The Atkinson Garden Club's Spring Plant Sale will be in full bloomat the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main Street, Atkinson, NH.  Also available at this year's sale are décor pots, garden books, and gardening tools.  All proceeds from this sale will benefit the club's scholarship fund and civic beautification and education projects.  For more information, please contact Janet Snowdon at 603.362.4779.  
 June 2 (Sat)
10am - 2pm
It is finally time to get planting!  Hooksett Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale willl be held at R&R Public Wholesalers, 1371 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, NH.  This plant sale offers annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and house plants grown by garden club members.  There will be several wonderful raffle items donated by local businesses and local crafters.  Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions.  This is a rain or shine event and there is plenty of parking.  Please note the time change from previous years.
 June 9 (Sat)
10am - 1pm
(June 16 rain date)
In celebration of National Gardening Week, the Atkinson Garden Club will host a late Spring Garden Walk.  Five former Garden of the Month winners will graciously make their varied award-winning gardens available for viewing.  Please contact Brenda Weber, 603.362.6145, for more information.
 June 27 - 29
(Wed - Fri)
The 2018 Petals 2 Paint Exhibition will take place at the LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH.
 July 7 (Sat)
10 am - 4 pm
"Art In Bloom" – The Mountain Garden Club’s Annual Gift to the Valley – is a Walking Tour of Jackson Village for Floral Interpretations of Art! Through the Covered Bridge, creativity abounds in various public buildings all within a walking distance (and, of course, parking is available at each location). Start at any of the marked sites and pick up a map and list of exhibits, enjoy floral designs created by Mountain Garden Club members to evoke the spirit of an accompanying work of art, and stop at a local restaurant for snacks or lunch. Exhibits are open from 10 AM till 4 PM; refreshments are offered at the Whitney Community Center in Jackson, NH from 11 till 3; floral design will be demonstrated at 11:30 AM.