Meeting Schedule 2021-2022

The Amherst Garden Club meets monthly from September through June. Meetings are held the first Thursday of the month (except in Sept., when the meeting is the first Thursday after Labor Day). Most meetings include a featured speaker.

Our business meetings begin at 9:15 am, followed by our featured speaker at 10:30 am.

For our 2021-2022 season, The Amherst Garden Club will decide month by month whether to meet in person or remotely.

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September 9
The New Heirloom Garden presented by Ellen Ecker Ogden —  Food gardens are more important than ever. Prepare for a delicious revolution based on forgotten fruits, fragrant flowers, and heirloom vegetables. By digging deep into the diverse world of heirloom plants, Ellen will transform the way you think about your garden and inspire you to grow something new that is old, for yourself and to share seeds and plants with friends.

October 7
The Gentleman’s Farm: Scientific Agriculture in a Picturesque Landscape presented by Pamela Hartford Go back in time with landscape historian Pam Hartford and discover the history behind two Olmstead-designed farm properties: Moraine Farm in Beverly, MA and Waveny Estate in New Canaan, CT. A members-only field trip to Moraine Farm, with a tour led by Pam, will take place the following week. Space is limited.

November 4
Holiday Magic: Create, Decorate, and Celebrate! presented by Matthew Mead

January 6
The Orchid Whisperer: Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids presented by Jean Stefanik

February 3
The State of New Hampshire’s Birds presented by Pam Hunt

March 4
Adaptive Gardening presented by Cris Blackstone

April 7
Dahlias: The Royals of the Garden presented by Besty Szymczak

May 5
Cooking for Health, the Planet, and the Animals presented by Paula Garvey