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JUNE Updates & Events



Notes from the President


Annual Dues for the Garden Club are now due, as noted in the email sent out in May. At our recent annual meeting Club members voted to approve an increase in active member dues to $75; associate member dues remain at $35. Dues can be paid by check or online through our website,

If paying by check, please make out your check for $75 ($35 if you are an associate member) to The Concord Garden Club and mail it to Gretchen Coughlin, Treasurer, 95 Kimball Pond Road, Canterbury, NH 03224.

If paying by credit card, the link to pay is available in the Members Only portion of the website, The amount due is $77.50 ($36 for associate members), which covers the cost of credit card processing.

Here are the direct links for paying your 2023 dues online:

  • Pay MEMBER dues online here.

  • Pay ASSOCIATE MEMBER dues online here.

Please email me at in confidence if you feel the increase in dues is a hardship for you.

Board Minutes:

It was wonderful seeing everyone at the Garden Club’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Someone mentioned that she tried to read Board Minutes through the Garden Club website and was told that access was restricted. I believe I have changed the appropriate settings and anyone should now be able to read Board Minutes. Please let me know if you still have trouble. A schedule of Board meetings is also posted on the website, and all members are welcome to attend.

Member Directory:

The Member Directory on the Concord Garden Club website has been fixed! Check it out on the Members Only page of our website. If you would like to add a photo to your contact or make any other changes please email the info to Gena at

Gena Cohen Moses, President



In Full Bloom Garden Tour

attend or volunteer - or both!

Saturday, June 24, 2023

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Rain or Shine

Tickets are $20.00 each advance purchase/$25.00 day of event.

RSVP and purchase tickets here

The tour starts from Kimball Jenkins, 266 N. Main Street, Concord

In Full Bloom is back! Please spread the word and let your garden loving family and friends know that our very popular summertime garden tour is returning with a slate of of interesting and diverse gardens throughout Concord. It's an enjoyable day of visiting the gardens and learning about them from your fellow Club members.

Request for Volunteer Hosts

We are asking for CGC Members to be hosts at the various properties on the Garden Tour. Please note, volunteer hosts get free admission to the tour!

We need 5-7 more CGC Members to sign up for specific 2½ hour time slots to host during the tour, either:

9:00am – 11:30am OR 11:30am – 2:00pm.

Once you have notified us of your chosen time slot, you will be assigned a location.

If you can volunteer, please send an email to NICKI KILFARA (, listing the slot you are interested in.

Once the schedule is finalized, you will receive an email confirming your assigned time slot and location.

If you have any questions, please contact Johane Telgener (


CGC Field Trip to Bedrock Gardens

Wednesday, June 28th, 2023

Wed, Jun 28

Tours at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

Bedrock Gardens,

19 High Rd,

Lee, NH 03861, USA

(directions available on their website; carpooling encouraged).



$20 per person

Pay for your tour online here.


As a follow-up to his very popular presentation at our March meeting, John Forti, Executive Director of Bedrock Gardens, will provide tours of this emerging public garden that integrates unusual botanical specimens and unique sculpture into an inspiring landscape journey. This 30-acre site is transitioning from a historic farm and private garden to a public oasis of art, horticulture and inspiration.

Program Chair: Ruth Perencevich


It’s not too soon to be thinking of

Art and Bloom!

Art and Bloom is a signature Garden Club event which brightens the dark days of winter, but we need volunteers long before the first snow flies to make it the success we’ve all come to expect. If we have a good team, the job is easy and fun, and the time commitment is very doable.

As you probably know, this year the event will be at the Kimball-Jenkins estate for the first time in a number of years. We are excited about this new venue, and hope the first event of the new year will also kick off our celebrations of Concord Garden Club’s 100th year in a special way.

Some of you have stepped forward already, but we would love to hear from more members to join our committee. There are opportunities to help with designer recruitment, sponsorships, publicity, program production, and host coordination. We’ll hold an initial meeting in early September, and I plan, as in previous years, to hold a minimum of formal meetings and to give you the support you need to get the job done. So please do consider stepping up to help out.

Of course, we’d also like to have you think about participating as a floral designer. No worries if you’ve never done something like this before. It’s easier and more rewarding than you think, whether you join an experienced designer or you decide to take the plunge solo. Your efforts will be tremendously appreciated!

Millie LaFontaine



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