2019 Public Gardening Events in and around New Hampshire

Mar 13 (Wed)
11am - Business
12pm-Refreshments
1pm - Program
This month's Old Homestead Garden Club meeting will feature a program on "Travels Through My Garden Gate" that will be presented by their President, Mary Ellen Sienkiewicz.  Mary Ellen will give a PowerPoint presentation on her trip to The Netherlands, including the Keukenhof Gardens and Flower Mart and a brief history of tulips.  The public is welcome and the event is free.  For more information, call Judy Avery (603-352-4980).
Mar 23 (Sat)
8:30am - 4:00pm
The NH Master Gardener Alumni  Association is pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 "Rock Your Spring" Symposium at Southern NH University's Banquet Facility, 2500 N River Road, Hooksett, NH.  Featured speakers are: 1. Innovative gardener/farmer and author Lee Reich, 2. Local renowned herbalist Maria Noel Groves, 3. Horticultural experts and authors Reeser Manely and Marjori Peronto, and 4. Stone wall builder and lecturer Kevin Gardener.  A Silent Auction and book sales also happen.  Registration is $80 and includes breakfast and lunch.  Deadline is March 18. For more info please visit www.extension.unh.edu/2019springsymposium  
Mar 29 -30
(Fri - Sat)
The Atkinson Garden Club welcomes all to their 8th Petals and Palettes Show at the Atkinson Country Club in Atkinson, NH.  T his event is held every other year and has become a local harbinger of Spring for the community.  Local artists submit their entries in various art media, including jewelry,  textiles, and sculpture as well.  These creations are then florally interpreted by Atkinson Garden Club members and other designers from District IV clubs.  Please come enjoy the show, along with lunch or dinner at one of the Country Club's eateries!  For more info, please contact Marnie Finn at mfinn111@comcast.net or 603-489-1380.  
Apr 5 - 6 (Fri-Sat) The UNH Greenhouse Open House in Durham, NH.  The UNH Cooperative Extension, in partnership with COLSA and the Thompson School of Applied Science, are pleased to invite the public to engage with faculty, staff, and students in UNH horticulture and agriculture research facilities and to learn about new research.  This year's event will also feature the final Thompson School Flower Show and Plant Sale.  
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). 
May 18 (Sat)
9am - 1pm
The Fremont Garden Club holds their Plant Sale on the front lawn of the Fremont Public Library at the corner of Rte 107 (Main Street) and Jackie Bernier Drive.  There will be all sorts of flowering perennials dug and nurtured from members' gardens and an assortment of veggie and herb seedlings for you to choose from. Rain or shine.
May 18 (Sat)
8am - 2pm
The Atkinson Garden Club welcomes all to their annual Spring Plant Sale, held at the Atkinson Community  Center. 4 Main Street, Atkinson, NH.  Offerings include annualks, perennials, house plants, vegetables, and herbs.
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 8 (Sat)
9am - noon
Ashland Garden Club's Plant Sale will be held at the Memorial Park in the center of town.
Jun 26 - 28
(Wed - Fri)
The Petals 2 Paint Exhibition will be held at Labelle Wineries in Amherst, NH.  More details to follow.
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.  
Oct 28 - 29
(Mon - Tues)
The New England Garden Clubs, Inc. 3rd Annual Meeting will be held at the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, VT.

2020 Public Gardening Events in and around New Hampshire

            (Wed)
11am - Business
12pm-Refreshments
1pm - Program