The Amherst NH Garden Club is among the largest and most active garden clubs in New Hampshire. Our mission is to provide education resources and networking opportunities for our members to promote the love of gardening, civic landscaping and environmental responsibility.
Our flagship activity is our annual plant sale, always held the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Each year we sell more than 2,000 potted perennials, dug by hand from gardens in and around Amherst.
Currently, we maintain ten garden spaces throughout Amherst. See the Gardens menu for a map and locations.
We hold monthly meetings on the first Thursday from September through June, with interesting guest speakers and horticulture hints. These meetings are open to the public generally, but not during the pandemic; however the presentations are live streamed each month during the meeting to the club’s Facebook page.
Two other opportunities are available each month for horticultural education:
- The “Side Shoots” meetings are held evenings at the Amherst Town Library, the 2nd Thursday of most months. These meetings are open to the public with masks required. To attend, you must register through the library.
- Our Perennials+ group is for members only and meets in person on the 3rd Thursday of most months. Programs are based on the group’s interests and include a combination of presentations, workshops, and field trips.
The safety of our membership is very important to our organization, and with the ups and downs of the pandemic, we will decide month by month whether it’s safe to meet in person or if meetings will be held on Zoom. See the monthly meetings page for the lineup of speakers and topics.
We also give back to the community in many ways, including awarding scholarships and grants and sponsoring a “memory tree” each holiday season.
We are a busy club indeed, with something to offer every type of gardener!