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

PROGRAM CALENDAR

PROGRAM CALENDAR 2021

June 2

Location: Atkinson Community Center 4 Main Street
Program: Water Smart Gardening
Time: 1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. Program
2:30 p.m. Business Meeting
Betty Sanders presents “Water Smart Gardening”. She is a National Garden Club instructor, an accredited Master Flower Show judge, and a Lifetime Master Gardener. Among other things, she has also given classes in horticulture and landscaping from the New York Botanical Garden to Boston’s Arnold Arboretum.

July 7

Location: Atkinson Community Center 4 Main Street
Program: Christmas in July
Time: 10:00 a.m. Refreshments
10:30 a.m. Business Meeting 11:15 a.m. Green Sale Workshops

Noon: Yankee Swap Bag Lunch
Program: Christmas in July
Green Sale prep workshop from 11:15 through 3:00 with lunch break at noon. Bows, picks, pinecones, and other items will be worked on to prepare for our biggest fundraiser. Bring a bag lunch in a holiday bag with contents listed on the tag for the Yankee Swap Lunch.

Refreshments:
Kay Galloway, Chair
Pat Bennett
Michael Hosker-Boulez
Christine Leeds
Kathy Sadkowski

August 4

Location: Atkinson Community Center 4 Main Street
Program: Finalizing the Flower Show
Time: 10:00 a.m. Refreshments
10:30 a.m. Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. Workshop
Finalizing the Flower Show Finalizing plans for “The Mayflower” a Patriotic Standard Flower Show. Discussion, decisions, plans, and workshops as needed led by the Flower Show Committee.

Refreshments:
Sheri Turell, Chair
Jeanne Geisser
Leann Moccia
Marilyn Prell
Judy Sirois

August 27 & 28

Mayflower

THE MAYFLOWER
Standard Flower Show
at the
Atkinson Congregational Church
101 Main Street, Atkinson

September 1

Location: Bedrock Gardens
19 High Road. Lee, NH

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Tour with John Forti
Program: Field Trip
A field trip to Bedrock Gardens in Lee, NH. Bedrock Gardens is
an emerging public garden that integrates unusual botanical
specimens and unique sculpture into an inspiring landscape
journey. This 37-acre site transitioned from a historic farm and private garden to a public oasis of art, horticulture, and
inspiration.
Meet in the far rear of the Congregational Church at noon
to carpool. Bring bug/sun protection, sunglasses, water
and wear comfortable walking shoes.
RAIN DATE: September 8

October 6

Location:
Atkinson Community Center
4 Main Street, Atkinson

*****OPEN MEETING*****

Time: 1:00 p.m. Refreshments
2:00 p.m. Program:
Design Demonstration
Linda Pare, NHFGC Student Judge and professional floral designer, will present a program using the principles and elements of design, including leaf manipulation and mechanics, an artistic journey of flowers focusing on the element of color.

Everyone is asked to bring a plate of sandwiches or finger desserts before 11:30 a.m. People with last names beginning with A-L should bring finger sandwiches; M-Z should bring finger desserts.
Please bring donations for Emmaus House.

Refreshments:
Ann Reardon, Chair
JoAnn Bennett
Marnie Finn
Donna Robertson
Jean Sanders

November 3

Location:
Atkinson Community Center
4 Main Street

Time: 1:00 p.m. Refreshments
1:30 p.m. Program
2:30 p.m. Business Meeting
Program: Pruning
Donald Ross, arborist and former lecturer in the UNH extension program, will demonstrate the best ways and times to prune our shrubs.

Refreshments:
Sue Carter, Chair
Jane Kowalski
Janet Snowdon
Holly Talbot

December 1

Location:
Atkinson Community Center
4 Main Street

10:00 a.m. Greens Sale Prep 11:30 a.m. Luncheon
12:30 p.m. Business Meeting Program: Greens Sale AGC members will work on holly trees, centerpieces, swags and other items for the upcoming club Greens Sale. The morning will end with a festive lunch at the Atkinson Community Center.

Refreshments:
Hedi Shikes, Chair
Cathy Bastek
Jane Goodwin
John Goulet
Joanne Roy

THERE ARE NO MEETINGS IN
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY

March 25 – 26, 2022

Petals & Palettes
Location:
Atkinson Resort & Country Club

 

NH

Member

New Hampshire Federation
of Garden Clubs, Inc.

National Garden Clubs, Inc.

August Flower Show