Atkinson Garden Club
"To promote interest in home gardening, aid in the protection of native plants, trees, and wildlife and further civic beautification."


July 6, 2016

Location: Kimball Library
5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson

Time:  10:00 a.m. Refreshments
10:30 a.m. Program
11:30 a.m. Business Meeting

Program: “Ruby - Contentment”

Gail Anderson, Master Gardener, Landscape Designer and magazine journalist from Ipswich will present “Right Plant Wrong Place”. This PowerPoint presentation will describe how to use trees in the landscape and to choose the right shrub for hedges and foundation plantings.

Nina Gray, Chairman
Sue Carter
Leann Moccia
Marilyn Prell

August 3, 2016

Location: Atkinson Community Center
4 Main Street, Atkinson

Time:  10:00 a.m. Refreshments
10:30 a.m. Meeting
11:00 a.m. Workshop

Program: “Peridot - Happiness”

Linda Jette and Pat Bennett, club members, will lead a workshop on making a door hanging. Members should bring some wire coat hangers to use as a form, vines, dried plant material, accessories, and tools including gloves, clippers, wire, wire cutters, plyers, etc.

Janet Snowdon, Chairman
Kay Galloway
Jeanne Vickery
Ellen Witherell

September 7, 2016

Location: Atkinson Congregational Church
101 Main Street, Atkinson

Time: 1:00 p.m. Refreshments
1:45 p.m. Program

Program: “Sapphire – Clear Thinking”

Andrea Little is an NGC Master Flower Show Judge and member of the Creative Floral Arrangers of the Americas as well as the National Flower Arrangers. She will demonstrate several key skills to creative floral design for intriguing fall and holiday arrangements. The designs will be raffled at the end of the program.


Everyone is asked to bring a plate of sandwiches or finger desserts. People with last names beginning with A-L should bring finger desserts; M-Z should bring finger sandwiches.

Marnie Finn, Chairman
Mary Birdsall
Estelle Halchak
Jean Sanders
Sheri Turell

October 5, 2016

Location: Kimball Library
5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson

Time:  1:00 p.m. Refreshments
1:30 p.m. Business Meeting
2:00 p.m. Program

Program: “Opal - Hope”


Atkinson Garden Club members Hedi Shikes, Marta Fabbrucci, and Linda Jette will present a powerpoint presentation “Wintering Over Perennials”.

Bring donations for Emmaus House - Items are given to a local shelter that provides needed services for families in crisis.

Joanne Krause, Chairman
Cynthia Buchan
Dorothy Cole
Donna Robertson

November 2, 2016

Location: Atkinson Community Center
4 Main Street, Atkinson

Time: 1:00 p.m. Program
2:00 p.m. Refreshments
2:15 p.m. Business Meeting

Program: “Topaz - Loyalty”

Rhonda Locke of Freshwater Farms is a New Hampshire Master Floral Designer and winner of the Governor’s Commission of Agriculture Excellence award. She will demonstrate several interesting designs for the fall.

Bernice Torosian, Chairman
Jane Goodwin
Dee Lippold
Sylvia Markell

November 30, 2016

Location: Atkinson Community Center
4 Main Street, Atkinson

Time: 9:00 a.m. Greens Sale Prep
11:30 a.m. Luncheon
12:30 p.m. Business Meeting

Program: “Turquoise - Prosperity”

AGC members will work on kissing balls, holly trees, centerpieces and other items for the upcoming club Greens Sale. The morning will end with a festive lunch at the Atkinson Community Center.

Please bring a donation for food pantry.

Hedi Shikes, Chairman
Elaine Dalton
Linda Jette
Cindy Knight
Chris Stacey


March 1, 2017

Location: Wentworth Greenhouses
141 Rollins Road
Rollingsford, NH

Time: 11:00 a.m. Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Newick’s, Dover
1:30 p.m. Business Meeting

Program: “Aquamarine - Courage”

Vertical Gardening is a creative way to utilize your gardening space while also adding a unique perspective. Jack Carroll of Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, NH will demonstrate some techniques and offer plant suggestions for creating vertical garden art. Jack has been working at Wentworth’s for over 5 years. His specialties include growing orchids, gardening with annuals and tropical plants, designing gorgeous outdoor containers and planting terrariums, miniature garden landscapes and other adventurous plant related endeavors. After a tour of the greenhouses and garden shop, members will meet at Newick’s in Dover for lunch and a brief meeting.

Meet in the rear of the Congregational Church at 9:30 a.m. to carpool.



New Hampshire Federation
of Garden Clubs, Inc.

National Garden Clubs, Inc.


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