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                           2023-2024 Programs
All our Portsmouth Garden Club meetings are held at the Urban Forestry Center, Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, unless otherwise noted. We welcome guests at all our meetings. If a special program is being presented, we ask that non member guests donate $5 to cover our cost. Generally we begin with a social time from 10:00-10:30 followed by a short business meeting until 11:00. Speakers/programs generally run from 11:00 til noon. Please contact us to let us know you are interested in attending. 


September 20, 2023

Andy Lang,

Garden Design

October 18, 2023

Attracting Birds to your Backyard

November 15, 2023

Floral Traditions from New England Fabric Mills

Pam Weeks, NE Quilt Museum

December 6, 2023

Holiday Luncheon Wentworth by the Sea Country Club

January 17, 2024

Adaptive Gardening

Chris Blackstone

February 21, 2024

Monet's Garden at Giverny

Martha Chiarachiaro

March 20, 2024

"The Earth Shall Blossom"

Galen Beale, Shaker Herbs and Gardening

April 17, 2024

Flower Arranging

Jayne Densmore

May 15, 2024

Literature in Bloom

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


                         21 September 2022    

Jayne Densmore, owner, Flowers by Leslie

Jayne gave us a delightful columnar arrangement demonstration. She completed two of the pots while we watched. She asked for member participation for the third pot.


                         26 October 2022     



Members will meet from 10:00-Noon to complete projects for their 2022 Festival of Trees

Please wear work clothes and arrive promptly at 10:00 am.

                  16 November 2022 


Members will meet from 10:00-noon to COMPLETE Festival of Trees decorations. Please arrive promptly at 10:00 ready to work.

                          7 December 2022

Annual Holiday Luncheon                                                       

Wentworth Country Club

Rye, NH


                    18 January 2023

PGC members will exhibit various of their Arts & Crafts projects

                       15 February 2023

Andy Brand, Director of Horticulture, Coastal Maine Botanical Garden:

Favorite Perennials for Sun & Shade


                      16 March 2023 Meeting was cancelled, will be                                  rescheduled for next season.

Kerry Mendez & Galen Beale, authorsThe Earth Shall Blossom, Shaker Herbs and Gardening

                         19 April 2023                                     

 Tricia Donohue, Founder and Chair,

Portsmouth Community Gardens

FOT Grant recipients were honored at this meeting. Congrats to all 12 recipients.

                      17 May 2023                                                         Portsmouth In Bloom   

Our beloved annual program featuring original member arrangements which will be on display at Portsmouth Public Library after our May 17th program. On Display at PPL from May 17 (after 2:00 PM) until NOON on on May 19.

This year we featured PORTSMOUTH photos in honor of the city's 400th Birthday       

Portsmouth Garden Club wishes the City a VERY happy 400th Birthday!

Morgan James, NY

3-tiered fountain.jpeg

Member Ann Radwan chose to interpret this photo of the tiered fountain in the Goodwin Garden at Strawbery Banke by local photographer Tim Hayes as one of our Art in Bloom arrangements.

Lisa Driver, MI

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