Welcome to the home of the

New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

 

We are a volunteer, non-profit organization of individual area garden clubs, currently 17, with close to 1,000 members from all around the state of New Hampshire.  In concert with New England Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. , we work to educate the public on the benefits of gardening.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources and statewide networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, civic beautification and environmental responsibility.

The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. (NHFGC) was organized on May 23, 1933 and incorporated on January 13, 1964.  We are a proud member of National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) (www.gardenclub.org) which is the largest volunteer organization of its kind within the country with 5,000 member garden clubs and over 165,000 individual members within our 50 states.  NGC coordinates the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs and provides ongoing resources, educational opportunities, and guidance for its members throughout the nation.

 

Susan Miner is NHFGC’s President for 2019 – 2021
Email president@nhfgc.org
Her Theme is: “New Hampshire Plants for Wildlife”

Are you interested in learning ...

   The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs is divided into geographical districts, currently four (4), with each district being served by an elected Director who is a member of the Executive Board and serves as a liaison to each of the garden clubs within their district.  Please refer to the map to view the garden clubs that have joined our organization to promote NHFGC’s goals and objectives, and to enjoy the networking and social interaction with like individuals who are interested in the various aspects of gardening and horticulture, floral design, ecology, the environment, etc.
Note: Our garden clubs are “area” garden clubs and welcome potential members from nearby towns or cities.

To find out more about our organization, our community outreach activities, etc. and/or how you join us, please contact our current Membership Chairman at membership@nhfgc.org .

Also, feel free to contact any of the clubs listed on the map that denotes our member clubs near you.  Here’s a list of the Federated Garden Clubs in NH with a link to their website or Facebook page.

No garden club in your immediate area?  Anyone can start up a new garden club quite easily with step-by-step assistance from the NHFGC Membership Chairman and the area’s District Director.  Please contact us if you need any assistance in this regard or if you have any other questions about becoming a member of NHFGC.



Hens and Chick

The Lilac Letter is the official newsletter of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs.  It is published four times a year and mailed electronically to all our members.  Each issue contains articles and photos depicting the activities of each of our member clubs, garden book reviews, horticulture tips, and a calendar of events keeping our members fully informed about their fellow garden clubs.

           Click to be a Supporter in the Lilac Letter

NOTICE ABOUT UNSOLICITED PACKAGES OF SEEDS
July 30, 2020

The USDA is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China. Thank you for your report of receipt of such seeds. At this time:

  • Do not plant the seed. Do not throw the seed away. 
  • Keep the seed in its original packaging if possible.
  • Keep all other original materials that came with the seed, such as labels and envelopes.
  • If possible, please send the seed and related material to the USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine Office at the following address:
o   USDA APHIS PPQ

222 Holiday Dr., Suite 1
White River Junction, VT 05001

Please include the following information with the package:
·         Your name
·         Address
·         Email
·         Phone number
·         Did you order seeds? (Y/N)  If Yes, what website did you order from?

·         Did you plant the seeds? (Y/N)

If you are unable to ship the seed or have already planted the seed, please email Stephen Lavallee at stephen.g.lavallee@usda.gov and provide the information listed above.  (He is the State Plant Health Director for NH & VT.)

·         Most importantly…….Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.

At this time, we don’t have any evidence indicating this is something other than a “brushing scam” where people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false customer reviews to boost sales. USDA is currently collecting seed packages from recipients to identify the seeds and all seeds collected will be destroyed by approved methods.
 
USDA is committed to preventing the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds and protecting U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and noxious weeds. Visit the APHIS’ website to learn more about USDA’s efforts to stop agricultural smuggling and promote trade compliance. 
 
Thank you for helping to safeguard US agriculture.

Our Partnership with Amazon.com

Our organization has been fortunate to be accepted into the  “Amazon Services LLC Associates Program”, or “Smile”, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for sites to earn fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.  We are reimbursed a small percentage of the monies paid to Amazon by NHFGC members and others who order items from Amazon through our website.

Click on the wagon picture to shop on Amazon and fundraise for the NHFGC.

Turn off your pop-up blocker if you can not view these Amazon links.

Try a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.  Use this link —>  

Photo Gallery

2020 Boston Flower Show pictures

View some of  the entries by NHFGC members in the Boston Flower & Garden Show that took place from March 11-15  at the Seaport World Trade Center.

2017 Boston Flower Show entries

Thirteen (13) NH floral designers entered the 2017 Boston Flower & Garden Show “Super Hero’s of the Garden” and many Top Awards were received ..several for the first time!

Estate Planning

Please consider making a gift to the NH Federation of Garden Clubs as part of your estate planning. You will be supporting the gardening programs that are important to you and your community while helping to promote the NHFGC’s mission. (We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization.)  Please contact our treasurer@nhfgc.org for guidance.