2020-2021 Meetings, Programs, Events   

 

Join our Monthly Meetings to learn about gardens,

gardening, gardeners and more!

Tuesday,

September 8th, 2020

1:00 PM via Zoom

Spirit of Place:

The Making of a

New England Garden

Speaker: Bill Noble,

Designer/Author

For thirty years Bill Noble has worked as a garden designer and preservationist. As Director of Preservation for the Garden Conservancy he was instrumental in the preservation and restoration of dozens of gardens throughout the United States. 

Bill began his career working in the gardens of the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and other artists in the Cornish, New Hampshire Artists’ Colony. He then went on to become the first landscape director at The Fells/John Hay Estate on Lake Sunapee.

His Norwich, Vermont garden is included in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden Magazine, The New York Times and the Garden Conservancy’s book, Outstanding American Gardens. He has now written and photographed Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden, chronicling the making of his gardens. 

Short Business Meeting and Program...…1:00 PM

 

Registration for this Zoom presentation will be available beginning Tuesday, September 1st through the Montshire Museum of Science. Visit   www.montshire.org for more information.

Online presentation hosted by the Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT

The Norwich Bookstore is offering free shipping on Bill's new book, “Spirit of Place: The Making of a New England Garden". To order online, visit this link:  https://www.norwichbookstore.com/book/9781604698503

Fall Plant Sale

Friday-Saturday, September 11-12th, 2020

9:00 AM - Noon

Location: Pine Knoll Cemetery, Rt. 10, Hanover, NH

OUR FALL PERENNIAL PLANT SALE will take place Friday Sept 11,  and Saturday, September 12
from 9.00 am to Noon at the Holding Beds in the Pine Knolls Cemetery, 121 S. Main St, Hanover, NH 03755
(not at the new greenhouse)


The sale is open to anyone looking for home grown perennials at a reasonable price, spread the word.

Social distancing will be observed, some waiting may occur to achieve this so patience may be necessary.  Masks also required.

BYOB (bring your own bag or box),

Payment will be by cash or check, we plan to keep it simple and safe.

The plants will be dug from the beds at the time of the sale.  We will also have many plants brought in by members that will also be available for sale.  Bring your own spade or shovel if you wish to help dig up your chosen plant.

DONATIONS
If you have plants to donate, please bring them to the holding beds in plant pots, bags or boxes before the sale. Water them well as it is likely to be a warm, dry week.  Adding a name to the plant is always helpful, as is adding its color, light requirement, etc. if you have this information.
 

(Bring your own shovel and a bag or box to put plants in. We also have some volunteers who can help dig. The price is right - only $5 for a large clump!)

 

SOME OF THE MANY PLANTS THAT ARE AVAILABLE:

 

• Astilbe

• Beebalm

• Daylilies (variety of Colors)

• Epimedium

• Foxglove

• Globethistle

• Grasses

• Helenium (short)

• Herbs

• Iris (bearded)

• Ligularia dentata

• Lobelia (blue)

• Pollinator Plants

• Sedum

• Shade Loving Plants

• Solomon's seal

• Turtlehead

• Yarrow (white)

And much, much more . . . 

 

Tuesday,

October 6th, 2020

1:00 PM

The Art of Ikebana

Speaker: Kaye Vosburgh

Kaye will introduce Sogetsu Ikebana with a lesson for beginners, followed by freestyle arrangements that are creative and express the artists’ ideas. The Sogetsu School was the first to break away from the traditional rule driven arrangements. Love of plant material and nature is still a central theme.

Kaye is a Sogetsu Ikebana teacher of the highest rank. She has been teaching Japanese flower arranging for 31 years. She is also a judge in the National Garden Clubs and instructs design and procedure for Flower Shows to the incoming judges. Kaye delights in sharing creative moments with others.

Short Business Meeting and Program......1:00

Online presentation hosted by the Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT. Registration for this Zoom presentation will be available through the Montshire Museum of Science. Visit www.montshire.org for more information. 

Tuesday,

November 3rd, 2020

1:00 PM

Artist Gardens

in New England

Speakers: Jana Milbocker

and Joan Butler

Some of our most beloved painters, sculptors and authors were inspired by the gardens they created. Visit the private havens of Edith Wharton, Julian Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Daniel Chester French, Emily Dickinson, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Celia Thaxter and others.

Jana Milbocker is the principal of Enchanted Gardens, a design firm, a lecturer, and the author of two books featuring garden destinations nationwide.

 

Joan Butler is a Massachusetts Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and past Chair of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is an accredited Flower Show Judge, and chaired the floral design competition at the Boston Flower Show.

 

Short Business Meeting and Program......1:00

Online presentation hosted by the Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT. Registration for this Zoom presentation will be available through the Montshire Museum of Science. Visit www.montshire.org for more information. 

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