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.
Join the Amherst Garden Club on Thursday, Oct. 3 for our morning and evening programs. Both programs are free to the public with light refreshments.
10:30 AM @ Messiah Lutheran Church: Susan Kierstead — Peony Profusion: There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Peonies!
7:00 PM @ Parkhurst Place: Justin Kane — Apples in New Hampshire: Utility, Beauty, and History
The Amherst Garden Club kicks off the 2019/2020 season on Thursday, Sept. 5 with morning and evening programs. Both programs are free to the public with light refreshments.
10:30 AM @ Messiah Lutheran Church: Donna Miller — Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?
7:00 PM @ Parkhurst Place: Rivka Schwartz — Pickling: The Traditional, Easy, Probiotic Method
The Amherst Garden Club meets Thursday, May 2, with day and evening programs. Both programs are free to the public with light refreshments.
10:30 AM @ Messiah Lutheran Church: Cheryl Monroe — “Northeast Hydrangeas”
7:00 PM @ Parkhurst Place: Rivka Schwartz — “Exploring Our Wonderful New England Wildflowers”
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!”
The Amherst Garden Club is thrilled to welcome celebrated horticulturalist Tovah Martin on Thursday, April 4 @ 10:30 am for Boot Camp for Your Senses. Just in time for spring, this lecture explores the garden on all levels and awakens your senses.
Join us Monday, Mar. 18 @ 7:00 pm for Epic Adventures of a Massachusetts Bird Photographer — a joint program with the Amherst Town Library. Registration is required for this free program.
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.
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.