REGISTRATION FOR OUR 2019 Festival of Trees has closed. Please visit our Festival Nov. 15, 16 and 17, 4-8 PM each day!

Interested in getting involved? Email us!

 portsmouthnhgardenclub@gmail.com

EXHIBITOR INFO CONTACTS: email portsmouthnhgardenclub@gmail.com for more information
 
Judging: Judging is done by a panel of judges. There will be five awards in each category. Judging will take place between noon and 2:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 15th. Please have your display ready for judging.
 
The Awards Categories are as follows:
1. Most Visual Appeal
2. Most Creative
3. Most Appealing to Children
4. Most Depictive of the Seacoast
5. Best Use of Materials
 
Dates:
SET UP DATES AND TIME FOR OUTDOORS, LEARNING CENTER, CAPE LIBRARY:
Wednesday NOV. 13th 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thursday NOV. 14th 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
 
TAKE DOWN DATES:
Monday NOV. 18th 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Tuesday NOV. 19th 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
 
PLEASE DO NOT arrive earlier than these times without consulting with us. Members are putting in many hours at the Festival and may not be there to greet you unless you have made prior arrangements.
 
Locations:
SPECIFIC TO THE OUTDOOR TREE PATH & LAWN EXHIBITS:
We can provide you with a list of participating tree farms where you can purchase a live tree. If your display requires electrical hook up for water pumps or any other HIGH AMP, PLEASE let us know beforehand. If there are any other unusual requirements, PLEASE let us know. We will supply electrical outlets for your lights. Please bring your own extension cords and spotlight.
 
SPECIFIC TO THE LEARNING CENTER: Trees may be 5-8 feet tall; live or artificial. We can provide you with a list of participating tree farms where you can purchase a live tree. You will be assigned a spot on the floor for your display. Please bring your own extension cords for your lights.
 
SPECIFIC TO MINIATURE TREES: The Cape Library is a much smaller venue than previous years so we ask that you keep your trees UNDER 4 feet tall and 24 inches wide so that we may display as many trees as possible. Due to few outlets and load capacity in the Antique Cape Library we ask that you use ONLY LED lights if you wish to light your tree. Battery lights are also acceptable. No other lights will be allowed. Please bring your own extension cords for your lights.
 
SPECIFIC TO THE CAPE: We must take special care of the floors in the antique cape. Your contact person will provide you with specific details.
 
SPECIFIC TO OUTDOOR WREATHS: Wreaths will be displayed outdoors under a tent so please be aware that they may be affected by the weather. We will not be responsible for damage or theft but will take every precaution to keep them safe from harm. There will be NO electrical outlets. Your contact person will provide you with specific details on request.
To volunteer, you can always contact portsmouthnhgardenclub@gmail.com
 
We thank you for your participation
 
Proceeds from our Festival support seacoast environmental projects and fund scholarships for area students pursuing college degrees in the areas of forestry, environmental studies and recreation. Our festival has been developed to entertain seacoast residents, especially children. We do not run a commercial festival. We do not raffle trees. We do not sell items. Exhibitors do not pay to participate. The public is invited to make a $7 admission donation PER ADULT. Children 12 and under get in free.