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. 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.
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 wok.
7 December 2022
Annual Holiday Luncheon
Wentworth Country Club
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
Kerry Mendez & Galen Beale, authors
The Earth Shall Blossom, Shaker Herbs and Gardening
19 April 2023
Tricia Donohue, Founder and Chair,
Portsmouth Community Gardens
FOT Grant recipients will be honored at this meeting as well
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.
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
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
Wednesday, Sept. 16 9:00am
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
David Moore, author of
"Small Town, Big Oil"
David's presention 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, Dec. 16, 9:00am
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 Art or Literature with colorful and creative floral arrangements. We will feature our Portsmouth in Bloom program at the Portsmouth Public Library from May 17-19, 2023. In honor of the city's 400th anniversary, we will be focusing on local scenes represented via beautiful arrangements. We have been posting member arrangements on our PGC Face Book page. Visit our FB page to enjoy what we have done. A small sample of some of our arrangements is shown below.