Covid 19 Update

Currently all PGC meetings and activities are on hold. Visit PROGRAMS to view our recorded speakers each month. Our 2021 schedule of programs may be found on our PROGRAMS page. To request a ZOOM invitation to one of our live 2021 programs, please contact us.

2021 FESTIVAL OF TREES Scholarship Applications

are now available. Choose the FORMS page and select SCHOLARSHIP FORM to fill out on-line, or you may download a pdf. Deadline is APRIL 30, 2021


A big Thank You everyone who visited our 2019 Festival of Trees

Our next Festival will be held on

Nov. 12, 13, 14, 2021.

Exhibitor Applications will be available on our website beginning in July 2021. We hope you will consider decorating a tree, mini tree, or wreath and share your creativity with our seacoast community. Click on the Festival of Trees link (above) to access more information about our popular event.

The Historic Warner House honored the Portsmouth Garden Club recently for 25 years of caring for the gardens at 150 Daniel St. Long time club member Anne Nelson began volunteering in 1995. Currently volunteers meet each Tuesday morning in season, under the direction of Caroline Fesquet.


November, 2019 FOT

Covid 19 Updates

In accordance with the current social distancing regulations, all Portsmouth Garden Club meetings will be held via ZOOM until further notice.

Visit our PortsmouthNHgardenclub FB page to learn about any current happenings, or click on any of the recorded programs we have been offering each month since September.

Our Oct 21 VIRTUAL ZOOM presentation by local author David Moore 

David's book tells the story of how, in the early 19702, three local women stopped Aristotle Onassis from building an oil refinery on Great Bay in Durham. This is a story of grassroots efforts that successfully fought for Home Rule and protection of our valuable natural resources. Thank you, David Moore, for publishing this book about three local heroes.

Small Town, Big Oil Program is now available via recording. Click on the link below.

Our Nov. 18 VIRTUAL ZOOM presentation is by local Restaurant Owner and Chef Evan Mallett of the Black Trumpet Restaurant. Evan's topic is

Farm to Table, Keeping the Connection.

Program is now available via recording. Click on the link below.

Our Dec. 16 Virtual Zoom presentation is by Rev. David Phreaner (retired).

A Child's Christmas in Wales, By Dylan Thomas

Program is now available via recording. Click on the link below.

Here's what some of our friends have been saying about us!


Star Island

Star Island will use their 2021 Festival of Trees Grant award to 

  • Plant window boxes located on the front porch of the main hotel building (located on main stairs since the island was closed due to COVID in 2020), and on Vaughan Cottage (the historical museum). 

  • "Thank you so very much for the support you have offered Star Island over the years.  Portsmouth Garden Club grants have always been helpful, especially the generous gift we received in 2020, which was a historically challenging year for the island," Star Island Corp. 

Shadow on Concrete Wall

Seven Rivers Enrichment

"Seven Rivers Enrichment is including micro farming as part of their outdoor enrichment offerings. We will be starting seeds and preparing vegetable & fruit beds this spring and the youth that participate in our programs will have the opportunity to see what is involved in growing and (later in the season) preparing food. Last year, the Portsmouth Garden Club helped us to purchase materials for our greenhouse which we will be planting in in the coming weeks. The soil in both the greenhouse and the garden are in need of amending and significant compost. Although we have a compost system on site, it has not provided sufficient amounts to replenish each season. We also hope to start a strawberry patch this year to add to our blueberry bushes and black raspberry patch. We are deeply grateful for the Garden Club contributions to our micro farm in the past, it is such a tremendous learning experience for the young people that we work with!"


Warner House

"Dedicated Garden Club members work at the Historic Warner House to keep the gardens beautiful even during these challenging times. We appreciate the grants we have received in the past from the Portsmouth Garden Club's Festival of Trees Fund. Spreading plenty of manure each fall translates into healthy plants for springtime blossoms."