Photos from June 13 Civic Gardens Tour

On the morning of June 13, twelve ladies and one dog braved the heat for a walking tour of the seven civic gardens in the village. The stroll was both enjoyable and educational, as many members do not know where all the gardens are.

The Membership Committee, Jane Martin and M.J. Bachman, organized the tour. Joan O’Brien, Civic Gardens Coordinator, also went along.

Below are photos taken by Jane and Joan. Unfortunately, they forgot to take a picture at Moulton’s Oval, which was the first stop.

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Photos from June 10 Trip to Hayward Gardens

On June, 10 the garden club took its first-ever Saturday field trip! The destination was Hayward Gardens in Putney, VT, home of acclaimed garden writer Gordon Hayward. A big thank you goes out to trip planner extraordinaire Jan Madigan who coordinated the visit.

You can view photos of the trip, taken by Karen Woodbury’s daughter, Laura. (This link takes you to Google Photos.)

Photo by Karen Woodbury’s daughter


Free manure for garden club members

An Amherst citizen has graciously offered an ongoing supply of horse manure to garden club members. Contact her directly if you are interested.

  • Horse manure: approximately 4 yards (ongoing supply)
  • Horses eat only organic high quality feed. No pesticides
  • Horses graze in a dry field 
  • Easy pick up at end of driveway. Just need a truck and shovels.

Ivy Gabai

Guidelines for Using Animal Manures and Manure-Based Composts in the Garden (UNH Cooperative Extension)

Photos from Art in Bloom at the MFA

The Amherst Garden Club had the privilege of participating in “Art in Bloom” at the Museum of Fine Arts (April 29 – May 1). Works of art were paired with floral interpretations created by New England-area garden clubs.

Below are photos of our club’s floral arrangement, along with the paired work of art. The arrangement received much praise, including compliments from the museum’s in-house floral designers!

The Amherst Garden Club’s floral interpretation for Art in Bloom at the MFA
Art in Bloom at MFA April 2017

Thanks to those who did the work and represented The Amherst Garden Club so well. This team included Edie Gambee, who designed the arrangement, Jan Madigan, who managed all the details of our participation, and Jan Ward, who lent her professional expertise to the effort.

You’ll hear more about “Art in Bloom” at Thursday’s daytime meeting.