We just received some more photos from the June 10 Hayward Gardens trip. Thank you, Mary Salmon, for sharing these pictures!
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.
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.)
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.
Guidelines for Using Animal Manures and Manure-Based Composts in the Garden (UNH Cooperative Extension)
The Annual Meeting & Luncheon was held on Thursday, June 1 at The Mile Away in Milford. It was a gorgeous day to celebrate our successful year!
Photos taken by Marti Warren and Manny Barreto
The plants have been dug, divided, potted, and they look especially happy this year because of all the rain. On Saturday, May 13, from 8:30-1:00 at Wilkins School, they are available for you to take home and lovingly plant in your own garden. If you’d like a glimpse at what will be available, peruse this year’s inventory list, now available on our Plant Sale web page.
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!
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.