2018 Public Gardening Events in and around New Hampshire

Nov 2 (Fri)
11am - 1pm
The Derry Garden Club hosts Tony Tedesco, a sought-after floral designer and lecturer, who will bring his creativity when he presents "Flower, Fun, and Fancy".  This meeting will be held at The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road, Derry, NH.  There is a $10 charge for non-members which includes a soup and bread luncheon.  Please RSVP to Susan Davis (susandavisnh99@gmail.com) for planning the luncheon.  Here's the flyer with more details.
Nov 14 (Wed)
11am - Business
12pm-Refreshments
1pm - Program
The Old Homestead Garden Club invites you to attend the program "Erasing the Myths about Bonsai" that will be presented by David and Myrla Bryant.  David and Myrla will provide information and advice on how to get started and how to maintain your Bonsai.  The public is welcome and this event is free.  For more information, please call Judy Avery (603-352-4980).
Dec 8 (Sat)
9:30am - sold out
Mountain Garden Club's Annual Holiday Boutique ~ Seasonal Creations will be held at the North Conway Community Center in North Conway, NH.  This is a favorite holiday event in the Mount Washington Valley.   Hand-crafted items of all sorts will be offered for sale, including member-designed holiday decorations and arrangements, and a wide variety of gift ideas.  It's even a unique opportunity for children to find great gifts at a low cost!  Preparing for this event is a favorite project for MGC members, and a very popular event for the public.  For the best selection, arrive early; the doors open at 9:30 and so many beautiful items sell quickly! The North Conway Community Center is right on the main street, Routes 16 and 302, near the corner of Norcross Circle. 

2019 Public Gardening Events in and around New Hampshire

Apr 15 (Mon)
10:30am - 1pm
Mountain Garden Club's Lunch & Learn program with Jamie Colen presenting "My Approach to Working with Nature".  Jamie Colen is the garden Director, Horticulturist and Entomologist at Fuller Gardens in North Hampton, NH.  His approach is that we need to work with nature, not against it.  Too often, we do not take the time to observe nature enough to understand the balance.  This is true with repect to peststhat are often maligned and treated with harsh chemicals that upset the predator/prey balance.
He insists that careful observation can help gardeners avoid bad choices. Soil makeup and care is of massive importance - we should not look at soil at simply being a sponge that holds water.  Soil is teeming with life forms and their role must be understood in order for plants to thrive.  Feed the soil so the soil feeds the plants.  Jamie has been a rose consultant for the City of Boston and speaks frequently to garden clubs across New England.  This program will be held at The Red Fox Bar & Grill Restaurant in Jackson, NH.  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED and must be received by April 5, 2019.  Price: $25 members / $27 non-members.  Contact Cindy Katsapetses for reservations (cindywassk@gmail.com or 781-710-6400). 
Jun 1 (Sat)
9:30am - sold out
Mountain Garden Club's Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held at the North Conway Community Center in North Conway, NH.  Their plant sale is loved by all plant enthusiasts, aswell as by those newly discovering the joys of gardening!  It features specially cultivated perennial plants and small shrubs carefully dug from the gardens of MGC members and nurtured to be ready for sale.  Also offered are Club-crafted planter baskets and nurtured annuals.  Often the prices are even slightly lower than at garden centers!  Doors open at 9:30am; come early for all the best selections!  The North Conway Community Center is right on the main street, Routes 16 and 302, near the corner of Norcross Circle. 
Jun 29 (Sat)
10am - 4pm
The Mountain Garden Club's Annual Gift to the Valley - Art in Bloom - is a Walking Tour of Jackson Village (NH) for Floral Interpretations of Art!  Through the Covered Bridge, creativity abounds in various public buildings all within a walking distance (of course, parking is available at each location).  Start at any of the eight marked sights and pick up a map with list of exhibits, stop at a local restaurant for lunch, and enjoy floral designs created by MGC members to evoke the spirit of an accompanying work of art.  Exhibits are open fro 10am to 4pm; refreshments are offered at the Whitney Community Center from 11am til 3pm; and floral design will be demonstrated at 11:30am.  
            (Wed)
11am - Business
12pm-Refreshments
1pm - Program