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. The public is welcome at all meetings (except the Holiday-Décor Workshop and June Annual Luncheon). There is no fee to attend.
Schedule for 2019-2020
|Morning Meeting||Evening Meeting|
|Sep. 5||Donna Miller (Petals in the Pines) — “Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?”||Rivka Schwartz — “Pickling: The Traditional, Easy, Probiotic Method”|
|Oct. 3||Susan Kierstead — “Peony Profusion: There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Peonies!”||Justin Kane — “Apples in New Hampshire: Utility, Beauty, and History”|
|Nov. 7||Sue Ries — “Natural Garden Holiday Centerpieces”||Pam Hunt (NH Audubon) — “New Hampshire Winter Birds”|
|Dec. 5||Annual Holiday Decoration Workshop — Members Only|
|Jan. 9||Betsy Szymczak (Tower Hill Botanical Garden) — “A Begonia for Any Season”||No evening meeting|
|Feb. 6||Jody Gage (Fortin Gage) — “Bridal Bouquets: From Past to Present”||No evening meeting|
|Mar. 5||Britt Phillips — “Fundamentals of Organic Lawn Care”||Kat Kausch (My Little Apothecary) — “Not Your Average Tea Party”|
|Apr. 2||Frank Grano (Bartlett Tree) — “Trees: Celebrating and Honoring April’s Annual Arbor Day”||Emma Erler (UNH) — “Hydrangeas”|
||Matthew Tarr (UNH) — “Encouraging Wildlife Diversity in Designed Landscapes”||Susan Kierstead — “Ephemerals and Early Spring Flowers”|
|Jun. 4||June Luncheon & Annual Meeting — Members Only|
In addition to our regularly scheduled daytime programs, plans are underway for several programs jointly sponsored with the Amherst Town Library.