With The Amherst Garden Club now in existence over 40 years, you may ask how did our club get its start? The minutes from the first organizational meeting tell it all. A group of approximately 35 people (men and women) attended the meeting held at the Amherst Town Library. Mrs. Richard (Marjorie) Lions called the meeting to order and in time would become the first president of the club that began the fall of 1971.
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. These were gardeners who loved to get down and get dirty! They were great role models and set high standards for all of us, and for this we are grateful.
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.