Paul Split at Hollis Garden Club Feb. 6

Paul Split

The Colonial Garden Club of Hollis cordially invites the Amherst Garden Club to attend their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 am.

The meeting will feature gardening entrepreneur Paul Split who will speak about organic container gardening. Paul will give a demonstration of organic container and herb gardening, including how to make herb-infused vinegars.

The meeting will take place at the Lawrence Barn (28 Depot Road) in Hollis.

If you plan to attend, please send a message to Linda Temperino at, so she will know how many people to expect.


Jan. 4 Daytime Meeting Cancelled

Ahhhhh — Winter in New Hampshire! 

In an effort to keep up with the forecasts for our region, garden club president Doffie Farrar has cancelled the Daytime Meeting for Thursday, January 4th.

There is no evening meeting this month. Evening meetings resume in March.

Please stay safe during the storm, and we’ll see you at our next Daytime Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 1, for a special “Plants in Our National Parks” program followed by a festive “Soup-er Bowl” luncheon.

Jan. 4 Daytime Meeting — Sustainable Landscape Design

Paul Koehler

Paul Koehler

The Amherst Garden Club’s first meeting of the new year is Thurs., Jan 4 at the Messiah Lutheran Church (9:00-11:30 am). Join us to hear Paul Koehler of Koehler Landscape Construction Services (Amherst, NH) talk about sustainable landscape design.

Paul has more than 20 years of experience in grounds maintenance, landscape design, and landscape construction. His presentation will cover conserving natural resources, environmental impact awareness, performing a sustainability audit, design functionality, sustainable design with emphasis on low maintenance, combining hardscapes, and executing the perfect design plan.

Open to the public at no fee. There is no evening meeting this month. Evening meetings resume in March.

Weather Alert! Snow is in the forecast for Jan. 4. If Amherst schools are cancelled, this meeting will also be cancelled. If schools are only delayed, the meeting will be held as scheduled.

December Flowers for New Horizons

One of the ways the Amherst Garden Club gives back to the community is by providing flowers for the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester. This month’s volunteers were Mary Jo Bristol and Wendy Reed, who assembled and delivered these beautiful arrangements to brighten the dining room tables.

Paper Flower Workshop: Having Fun While Doing Good

One of the ways the garden club gives back to the community is by creating paper flowers for the dining room tables at New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester. These workshops are a great opportunity to hone your crafting skills and enjoy some good conversation. Below are photos from the latest workshop (taken by co-organizer Dawn Burke).



Garden Club Tomorrow Evening (Nov. 2)

Tomorrow evening —  Thurs., Nov 2 at Parkhurst Place (11 Veterans Road, Amherst), 7:00-8:30 pm — Sierra Brookes of Peterborough will present “Holiday Treasures from the Garden.” With a little planning and creative ingenuity, you can not only dress your home festively for the holidays with minimum fuss and expense but also create healthful, aromatic products for gift giving. Sierra will share creative ideas for using fresh and dried cuttings from the garden, fields, and forest for decoration, culinary use, and herbal body care products.  Open to the public at no fee.

Sierra Brookes