2021-2022 Programs
All our Portsmouth Garden Club meetings are held at the Urban Forestry Center, Elwyn Dr., Portsmouth unless otherwise noted. We welcome guests at all our meetings. Generally we begin with a social time from 11:00-11:30 followed by a short business meeting until noon. Speakers/programs generally run from noon til 1:00 pm. Please contact us to let us know you are interested in attending.

                         22 September 2021    

Building Awareness of Raptors Through Rehab and Programs

Jane Kelly, On the Wing
47 Prescott Rd. 



                         20 October 2021                                

Wood Island Life Saving Station,

Sam Reid,

Wood Island Life Saving Association


                        17 November 2021                            

Dig Into Dahlias

Jessica Romano, Omniflora Farm,     

Cape Neddick, ME


                          8 December 2021

Annual Holiday Luncheon                                                       

Wentworth Country Club

                         19 January 2022

Understanding New Hampshire’s Coastal Watershed Conservation Plan

Peter Steckler, The Nature Conservancy

                             16 February 2022

New Unusual Ornamentals   

Andy Banks, Curator of Plants

Coastal Maine Botanical Garden

                      16 March 2022                                     

Design Solutions for Time Pressed and Aging Gardeners                           

Kerry Mendez, Perennially Yours 

                         20 April 2022                                     

Jaw Dropping, Traffic Stopping, Get Your Neighbors Talking Garden Containers

Deborah Trickett, The Captured Garden

FOT Grant recipients will be honored at this meeting as well

                      18 May 2022                                        

Literature In Bloom   


WHAT will our talented members create?                       


Due to COVID restrictions, past PGC programs were held via ZOOM. Simply click on the photos to enjoy some of our previously recorded programs.

Jan 20, 2021 9:00 AM via ZOOM 

Jamie Colen, Garden Director, Fuller Gardens

“Roses and Common

Sense Gardening Techniques"

Jamie's presentation is now available for viewing. Click rose to watch.

Feb. 17, 2021 9:00 AM via ZOOM

Ronni Freiberger

Portsmouth Garden Club

“Take Me to the River”

Ronni's program is now available for viewing

Click river to watch.

March 17, 2021 9:00 AM via ZOOM

Joan Butler, long time Master Gardener and Flower Show judge, presents a beautiful series of photos that show colorful flowers and interesting foliage for the early spring garden. 

Joan help us learn more about our favorites while introducing a few unusual specimens and explains how to combine them for best effect in the garden.

"Stunning Spring Perennials"

This presentation is no longer available.

April 21, 2021 9:00 AM via ZOOM

Andy Brand, Curator of Living Collections, 

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

“Shade Gardens”


Wednesday, Sept. 16 9:00am

via ZOOM

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens,

Dan Robarts, PhD, Horticulturalist  

“CMBG’s Horticultural Development; The Nuts, Bolts and Aspirations”   

Dan's presentation is now available for viewing



Wednesday, Oct. 21 9:00am

via Zoom

David Moore, author of

"Small Town, Big Oil"

David's presention is now available for viewing

Our May meeting is always one of our favorites. Members interpret works of Children's Literature with colorful and creative floral arrangements. Because of COVID, we were not able to hold our Lit in Bloom program at the Portsmouth Public Library. Instead we have been posting member arrangements on our PGC Face Book page. The library will soon display our creativity via a slide show on their website. In the meantime, visit our FB page to enjoy what we have done. A small sample of some of our arrangements is shown below.

Nov. 18, 9:00am


Evan Mallett, Owner/Chef

Black Trumpet Restaurant, Portsmouth, NH

"Making lemonade from lemons"

Evan describes the various collaborations between farmers and restaurant owners to help feed the hungry during COVID.

Evan's presentation is now available for viewing

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9:00am

via ZOOM

A Child's Christmas in Wales

A presentation by Rev. David Phreaner (Ret.)

The presentation is now available for viewing