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.

Photos of Centerpiece and Tablescape

At our daytime meeting on Thursday, Barbara Williams snapped these shots of Marie Nickerson’s whimsical bunny centerpiece and the demonstration tablescape for the Creative Tablescape Competition that will be held at our June luncheon, as announced by Marti Warren.

Creative Tablescape Competition — from the April Grapevine:

“A special feature of this year’s luncheon will be a Creative Tablescape Competition, similar to what is on display at the Boston Flower Show. Participants will be invited to create a tablescape – “Tea for Two.” There will be specific directions for set up and each will select their own theme for the tea. Everyone attending the luncheon will have the chance to vote for a favorite, and there will be a special prize for the winner. Specific details will be explained at the April AGC Meeting and posted in the May Grapevine, but you can be sure that the requirements will include a teapot and floral display! We hope this will be fun for everyone and that we have a great display!”



Garden Club Meets Thurs., Mar. 7!

Join the Amherst Garden Club on Thu., Mar 7 for a program about Residential Rain Gardens. People are planting rain gardens to capture rainfall and reduce storm water runoff. These gardens Soak Up the Rain and absorb pollutants that might otherwise reach local lakes, streams, and estuaries. Rain gardens are also a delightful addition to your yard! Free to the public with light refreshments.

Speaker Lisa Loosigian is the “Soak Up the Rain New Hampshire” coordinator

Daytime meetings are held at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101, Amherst, NH.

Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. with social time, followed by a business meeting at 9:15 a.m. Following the business meeting, there is a short refreshment break. The program/speaker begins at 10:30 a.m. and goes until 11:30 a.m.