Opportunities Nearby

March Programs at Neighboring Garden Clubs

Neighboring garden clubs often invite the Amherst Garden Club to attend their programs. Below is a summary of what’s happening in March.  Make a note of anything that looks interesting and get the details on the particular club’s web site. Let the Programs committee know if you see a  great speaker!

Tuesday, March 3 @ 9:00 AM
Wednesday, March 4 @ 7:00 pM
Thursday, March 5 @ 10:30 AM
Monday, March 9 @ 10:30 AM
  • Epimediums – Jewels of the Shade – Karen Perkins
    Milford NH Garden Club
    Karen Perkins is owner of Garden Visions Epimediums in Phillipston, MA which has the largest selection of epimediums for sale in the United States. This perfect shade perennial possesses a delicate beauty that belies its surprisingly tough, long-lasting nature. Learn about the characteristics, growth habit, growing and propagation, pests and diseases, and combining epimediums with other shade perennials in the garden. Karen will illustrate the many and varied types now commercially available. Included will be some of the exciting new evergreen species from China with a glimpse into the collecting trips made there by Darrell Probst.
Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:45 PM
Monday, March 16 @ 6:30 PM
Events, Monthly Meeting

Photos from “The Wedding”

The Amherst Garden Club’s February meeting featured Jody Gage of Fortin Gage Flowers & Gifts with a highly entertaining demonstration focused on bridal bouquets from past to present.

After Jody’s demonstration, the finished bouquets were awarded to a few lucky attendees, and then a faux wedding reception began complete with tea sandwiches, cookies, silver service coffee, and even wedding cake! Live wedding music made it complete.

Members and guests came dressed for the occasion and enjoyed sharing memories, photos, and outfits from weddings gone by.

Thank you, Doffie Farrar, for being the inspiration and main planner for this unforgettable morning and afternoon. And thank you to everyone else who had a hand in making the event what it was. There are too many to list, but you know who you are.

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A Love Poem to the AGC

written by Doffie Farrar

Nine tables were set
Where our ladies all met
Each dressed to the nines
In wedding attire refined

Vintage veils and some hats
Satin dresses and flats
Bouquets with white roses
Hydrangeas and posies

The coffee and tea
Served from silver shiny
Gave the morning some jazz
Elegance and pizzazz

Sandies, chips and pink punch
Made for a fabulous lunch
Clever cookies imbibed
Grew our waist lines so wide

Two cakes on display
Sliced with skill all the way
Care and love filled the day
As friends cheered, “hip hip Hooray!”

 

Opportunities Nearby

February Programs at Neighboring Garden Clubs

Neighboring garden clubs often invite the Amherst Garden Club to attend their programs. Below is a summary of what’s happening in February.  Make a note of anything that looks interesting and get the details on the particular club’s web site. Let the Programs committee know if you see a  great speaker!

Tuesday, February 4 @ 9:00 AM
Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:00 pM
Thursday, February 6 @ 10:30 AM
Monday, February 10
Wednesday, February 12 @ 6:45 PM
Monday, February 24 @ 6:30 PM
Monthly Meeting

Bridal Bouquets: From Past to Present — Thu., Feb 6

Jody Gage
Jody Gage of Fortin Gage

“Love is in the air” this February as the Amherst Garden Club welcomes Jody Gage of Fortin Gage Flowers & Gifts for a floral demonstration featuring Bridal Bouquets: From Past to Present.” Join us on Thursday, February 6 at 10:30 AM @ the Messiah Lutheran Church for this special program and you will be a guest at a faux wedding! Free and open to the public with refreshments.

Monthly Meeting

A Begonia for Any Season — Thu., Jan 9

The Amherst Garden Club invites you to join us on Thursday, January 9 at 10:30 AM @ the Messiah Lutheran Church for a presentation by Betsy Szymczak entitled A Begonia for Any Season. Betsy is an American Begonia Society certified judge, and she will tell us how we can grow these beautiful plants both inside and out, season by season. Free and open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

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January Programs at Neighboring Garden Clubs

Neighboring garden clubs often invite the Amherst Garden Club to attend their programs. Below is a summary of what’s happening in January.  Make a note of anything that looks interesting and get the details on the particular club’s web site. Let the Programs committee know if you see a  great speaker!

January
Wednesday, January 8 @ 6:45 PM
Thursday, January 9 @ 10:30 AM
Monday, January 13 @ 6:30 PM
Events

Holiday Gathering a Huge Success!

Last night members of the Amherst Garden Club and their guests got together at Gatherings at The Colonel Shepard House to share the holiday spirit and enjoy some delicious food and drink.

A big thank you to Marti Warren for organizing this wonderful celebration, and gratitude to all who contributed to the evening. Click the image below to see photos from the event on our Facebook page.