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



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.

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.

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

August 27 & 28


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
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

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.

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

November 3

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.

Sue Carter, Chair
Jane Kowalski
Janet Snowdon
Holly Talbot

December 1

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.

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


March 25 – 26, 2022

Petals & Palettes
Atkinson Resort & Country Club




New Hampshire Federation
of Garden Clubs, Inc.

National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Fall Clean up

Fall Cleanup

Fall Cleanup

Fall Cleanup

Fall Cleanup

Fall Cleanup



Our October Meeting

An Artistic Journey of Flowers
Designs by Linda Pare

Pare 1


Pare 3


Pare 2


Pare 4



August Flower Show