The Amherst Garden Club was formed in the fall of 1971. According to the minutes from the first organizational meeting, a group of approximately 35 men and women met at the Amherst Town Library. Interest in beautifying areas around town and helping the town maintain these areas as well as learning more about the latest gardening practices spurred the group on. Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Lions called the meeting to order. Later, she would become the club’s first president.
In 2009 (for 2008) we received, for the second time since 1981, the NH Arborists Association Community Beautification Award for our work with the town of Amherst. During those tough economic times, the Club worked with our town to plant, care for and maintain, as well as beautify, our local landscape. Many hands work to this end and civic projects are a vital part of our club.