AGC Program Information

“Flowers for the Holiday Season”     

      AMHERST – The Amherst Garden Club joins together for a fun-filled demonstration on Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 that will put you in the holiday spirit! “Flowers for the Holiday Season” will be presented by Sue Ries. Sue will demonstrate how to create several different holiday arrangements and at the end of the presentation, the arrangements will be raffled off to several lucky winners.  This holiday how-to meeting is always one of the garden club favorites!

     Sue is a floral designer for Woodman’s Florist in Milford, NH. After a long career as a graphic designer, she finds

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Flowers for the Holiday Season: Sue Ries will speak to the Club, November 3

passion in stained glass creationand inspiration for creativity in her gardens every day. Get ready to relax and enjoy and get in the holiday mood with Sue.

      The Amherst Garden Club meeting will be in person, with masks optional, at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 303 Route 101 in Amherst, beginning at 9:15 AM with a break before the speaker begins at 10:30.  


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      The Amherst Lions Club’s 42nd Annual Craft Fair will be held Saturday, December 3th, at Amherst Middle School, 14 Cross Rd, Amherst NH, from 9AM to 3 PM.  Our juried crafters will be welcoming you to shop for your holiday gifts and treasures.  As per usual, we are offering free parking, admission, and a shopping bag while they last.  Enjoy our Food Bar.  There will be a raffle of Items donated by the Crafters and a Scratch Ticket Tree.  We’ll also be offering free eye screening from 10-11AM.

      Our Silent Auction of local merchant’s items and a Raffle for a Scratch Ticket Tree will again be online, as last year’s online auction was a huge success.  It will run for 2 weeks starting on Sunday, 11/20 and ending the day of the Craft Fair at 2PM.  So, get ready to have lots of fun.

      If you are interested in being a crafter, go to our website, download an application. Please fill it out and forward to   

Amherst Garden Club’s Garden Tips for November

The Amherst Garden Club’s mission is to promote the love of gardening, civic landscaping a­­­nd environmental responsibility within the community.  In accordance with this mission, a few gardening tips are shared each month from the “Amherst Garden Club’s Regional Gardening Throughout the Year Calendar.” The calendar is available for purchase at the Amherst Garden Center, 305 Route 101, Amherst.    

Garden Tips for the Month of November:

  • After the ground freezes, mound 4-6” of mulch or compost around the stems of perennials that may be less reliably hardy in our zone such as delphiniums or any that are newly planted.  

  •  Wait until spring to prune roses. 

  •  Fertilize trees and shrubs when dormant.  

  •  Protect shrubs from winter-feeding deer with deer-repellant spray or wrapping with burlap