​Photo by LORETTA JACKSON


Merrimack’s Isabelle Burke, a beekeeper and longtime gardener, tends to some of the seedlings, potted plants and fully developed flowers, along with rooted cuttings and container gardens that are her projects and those of her fellow gardeners from the Merrimack Garden Club. The group of nearly 50 members has a corps of around 20 volunteers who maintain seasonal plantings at the Merrimack Library, Watson Park and the Merrimack post office, along with other sites including St. James United Methodist Church, 646 Daniel Webster Highway, where monthly garden club meetings take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month when doors open at 6:30 p.m. Burke was a featured speaker in a panel of experts who recently talked about gardening at a Science Cafe hosted by Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar in Nashua.

Plant Sale 


Planting at the Merrimack/Nashua line Chamber of Commerce sign. Thank you Linda and Steve Garces, Joan Moquin, Debbie Ziemer, Diane and Caitlyn Asai, Isabelle Burke and Bernita Desmond!!