We help make our town beautiful by maintaining the grounds at the St James Church, The Butterfly Garden at Watson Park, The Merrimack Library and Window Boxes at the Post Office.
We meet with fellow garden lovers that love to talk plants!
We tour member's gardens to share inspiration.
We learn from speakers each month who are experts in garden and other hoticultural related topics.
We gather for trips to various locations such as Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boyleston, MA, Pickity Place in Mason NH and other places of interest.
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SEPTEMBER 25th's Meeting -
Kevin Gardner :Discovering New England Stone Walls
Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.
September 25, 2018- Kevin Gardner "Stone Walls"
October 23, 2018- James Brewer "Phase 2" Wentworth Gardens
November 13, 2018- Floral Workshop
December 11, 2018- Christmas Social- Yankee Swap $15.00