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


“Beatles in the Garden” 

May 6, 2015                 “Dig It”

Location:       Atkinson Community Center
                       4 Main Street, Atkinson

Time:      9:00 a.m.      Come with tools to                           the Fire Station for work                           assignments
                11:30 a.m.   Luncheon at ACC
                12:30 p.m.  Business Meeting
Program:                    “Dig It”

Annual Spring Clean-Up
AGC’s annual spring cleanup of our town’s planting areas including the container gardens throughout the town.  Members bring gloves, trash bags, clippers, rakes, trowels, brooms and small hand rakes. Return to ACC to enjoy luncheon prepared by the hostess committee.

June 3, 2015           “Strawberry Fields                                    Forever”
Location:      Home of Cynthia Buchan
                      Home of Brenda Weber
                    25 Island Pond Rd 362-6145

Time: 11:30 a.m.  Appetizers at Cynthia’s
           12:30 p.m.  Business Meeting
            1:30 p.m.     Dessert at Brenda’s
Program:       “Strawberry Fields Forever”

Enjoy the June flowers in two members’ gardens as we have a picnic.  Bring a sandwich.  Beverages and appetizers will be served at Cynthia’s and dessert with coffee at Brenda’s garden.

July 1, 2015      “Magical Mystery Tour”
Location:           Long Hill Gardens
                          572 Essex Street,
                          Beverly, MA978-921-1944

Time:      10:00 a.m.  Tour of Long Hill                          Gardens
                 11:30 a.m.       Business
                          Meeting and Lunch
Program:          “Magical Mystery Tour”

Members will receive a guided tour of Long Hill Gardens.  The gardens are laid out in a series of separate garden “rooms” surrounding the handsome, Federal-style, brick house. Each “room” is distinct in its own way, accented by ornaments and statuary.

August 5, 2015           “Tell Me Why”
Location:       Atkinson Community Center
                      4 Main Street, Atkinson

Time:     10:00 a.m.       Program
               11:00 a.m.       Refreshments
               11:30 a.m.       Business Meeting
Program:                   “Tell Me Why”

Wayne Jope, active member of IPPS, International Plant Propagators Society and ACS, American Conifer Society as well as owner of Riverbend Gardens in Chester, NH, has over 27 years’ experience in the business of propagating & growing select plants suitable for bonsai culture.  He will educate us in the art of bonsai.

September 9, 2015    “We Can Work It                                        Out”
Location:       Atkinson Community Center
                      4 Main Street, Atkinson

Time:      1:00 p.m.  Refreshments
                1:30 p.m.     Business Meeting
                2:00 p.m.     Program
Program:            “We Can Work it Out”

Atkinson Garden Club members Ellen Durling, Dorothy Cole, Joanne Krause and Diane McMillen , NGC Flower Show Judges, will present the “ABCs of Flower Arranging”. 

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

October 7, 2015        “From Me To You”
Location:           Atkinson Congregational                            Church
                           101 Main Street,                            Atkinson 362-5519

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

Program:           “From Me To You”

Steve Janavicus is an award-winning floral designer and owner of Flowers by Steve in Bradford, MA.  He will demonstrate several key skills to creative floral design.  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 sandwiches; M-Z should bring finger desserts.

November 4, 2015     “Here Comes The Sun”
Location:        Atkinson Academy
                       17 Academy Avenue,                        Atkinson 362-5521

Time:           9:30 a.m.     Program
                    10:45 a.m.   Refreshments
                    11:00 a.m.  Business Meeting

Program:          “Here Comes the Sun”

Kevin Skarupa, WMUR meteorologist, will present interesting facts about the weather to club members and 3rd grade students from Atkinson Academy in Dyke Auditorium.

December 2, 2015     “Come Together”
Location:       Atkinson Community Center
                      4 Main Street, Atkinson
 Time:       9:00 a.m.        Green Sale Prep
                 11:30 a.m.  Luncheon
                 12:30 p.m.   Business Meeting

Program:                  “Come Together”

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

Please bring a donation for food pantry.


March 2, 2016          “With A Little Help                                     From My Friends”
Location:             Home of Estelle Halchak

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

Program:                   “With A Little Help From My Friends” 


The new officers for 2016 – 2018 will be installed.






New Hampshire Federation
of Garden Clubs, Inc.

National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Call Marnie Finn if you plan to attend.




Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, May 16


Members of the Atkinson Garden Club are digging up and separating their irises, day lilies, hosta, lilies of the valley, and many other plants to share with the community at the Club’s upcoming Plant Sale. The sale will be held on Saturday, May 16th from 9am to 2pm at the Kimball Library , 5 Academy Ave, Atkinson. 
All profits go to the Atkinson Garden Club's scholarship and civic beautification projects.  To learn more about the Club and the Plant Sale, contact Janet Snowdon @ 362-4779.


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