2021 Meeting Schedule

Due to COVID restrictions, all PGC programs are being held via ZOOM. Members will receive an email invitation prior to the meeting date. We invite non members to request an invitation by contacting this website if they are interested in a particular program. All presentations will be available for viewing on this website after they take place. A selection of recorded 2020 programs are shown below our 2021 schedule.

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


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, Oct. 21 9:00am

via Zoom

David Moore, author of

"Small Town, Big Oil"

David's presention 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

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.