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MAY Updates & Events



HAPPY MAY DAY!

Our gardens have gotten a good soak and should be off to a great start. Our rainy forecast gives you a bit of time to stay indoors and read the latest Garden Club news!


 

Annual Meeting this coming Wednesday

Wed, May 03

11am - 1pm

Kimball Jenkins Estate

266 North Main Street,

Concord

Annual Meeting with Speaker Trim Hahn Trim Hahn will give a short talk on English Flower Arranging,

followed by luncheon with a $25 fee.


MEMBERS ONLY EVENT - PLEASE NO GUESTS.

Program Chairs: Lauren Savage, Johane Telgener

IMPORTANT :

If you are able to attend and have not already RSVP'd, a few more spaces are available.

Please RSVP by clicking here or going to the Members Only area of our website.

Please pay when you get your registration confirmation email.

Last Call for RSVP's is tomorrow evening, Tuesday May 2nd.


 

Member Dues

Please watch your email for the Garden Club’s annual dues statement which will be sent out after the Annual Meeting. The Garden Club has a full year of activities planned and we hope you will renew your membership and join us.


 

Thank You!!!

The Garden Club owes a huge debt of gratitude to two Board members who are stepping down.


Jeanie West bravely jumped into the Membership Chair role as a new member and during a pandemic! She provided a very friendly introduction to the club for our many new members.


Lauren Savage has served on the Board for seven years, guiding our direction and enthusiastically and capably taking on many different roles, including that of President.


Our Club could not function without the dedicated service of members like Jeanie and Lauren - many thanks to you both!! Enjoy your well earned free time.


 

Get Ready for: In Full Bloom

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

Save the Date! In Full Bloom is back! Our very popular summertime garden tour returns with a slate of of interesting and diverse gardens throughout Concord. Come spend the day enjoying the gardens and learning about them from your fellow Club members.

 

Volunteer Corner


Peace Pole Garden Cleanup

Some members of the Peace Pole Cleanup Crew

The Community Service/Conservation Committee has started Spring maintenance at the Peace Pole Garden in White Park. There will be further opportunities to join the maintenance crew as the season progresses -- Contact Debbie Carley deborah.carley@comcast.net or Melissa Smart lisbeetea.ms@gmail.com if you are interested, or if you would like to support other Community Service initiatives.


 

Kimball Jenkins - Living Color Volunteer Days

Friday, May 12

Friday June 2

9am - 12pm


Kimball Jenkins is asking for our help! If you love hands-on gardening and are looking for ways to contribute to our community, consider grabbing a friend and participating in their Living Color Volunteer Days. Or, go on your own and make a new gardening friend or two there!


From Kimball Jenkins: Kimball Jenkins is Concord's own community cultural center with 3-acre campus comprising a historic estate with public gardens. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The historic Kimball Jenkins Estate is home to four “Big Trees” as well as multiple gardens that are currently being re-invigorated and re-invented by a small group of UNH Master Gardeners and other volunteers following a long period of neglect. Today, Kimball Jenkins is a vibrant community cultural center. It is perhaps best known for its art school and cultural center but it also serves as a wedding and special event venue and home to a summer camp for children – all a consideration in planning for the gardens.

The success of the community cultural center depends on many hands making light work, and people who are passionate about lending their skills as volunteers. Kimball Jenkins has many volunteer opportunities for gardeners, which can be found on sign up genius. www.kimballjenkins.com .



 

Coming up in June - CGC Field Trip to Bedrock Gardens

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

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT - NO GUESTS PLEASE.


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





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