Meeting Schedule

COVID Precautions

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

For September, garden club members may attend the business meeting and presentation in person at the Messiah Lutheran Church. Masks will be required and social distancing efforts will be in place.

The September meeting will not be open to the public; however, both the business meeting and presentation will be livestreamed to our Facebook page for all to enjoy. Be sure to go to our Facebook page the morning of September 9 as the meeting will not be recorded.

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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.

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.

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

January 6
Orchids All Around Us — Growing Orchids: Tips for Success! presented by Jean Stefanik

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

March 3
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