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March 2019

Design a Sunny Perennial Border

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lawrence Barn

Speakers: Jana Milbocker and Joan Butler Learn how to create a sunny perennial garden that will delight with colorful blooms and flowers for cutting from spring through fall. Jana and Joan will speak about plan layering, new and reliable perennials, companion plants and design techniques that will make your garden "POP"! Jana Milbocker is the principal of Enchanted Gardens, a lecturer and garden writer. She published "The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast" in 2017. Social…

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April 2019

Plants in our National Parks

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lawrence Barn

Amherst resident, Steve Farrar will take us on a whirlwind pictorial tour of the gorgeous plant life in our National Parks. Steven has extensively explored almost all the National Parks in the United States, and his passion for our parks is infectious. He has visited all 50 states and 54 of the 59 National Parks! His interest began when he was a teenager. In 1969 he was a 14 year old Boy Scout attending the Scout's National Jamboree in Idaho.…

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May 2019

The Entry Courtyard Garden

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lawrence Barn

Speaker: Tom Stangfeld Your front yard is the first room your guests enter. Unfortunately, most landscapes are designed to hide an ugly concrete foundation, even if it doesn't exist. This presentation will show you some history, theory and design of the residential landscape, with examples of the good and the not so good. The goal is to help you design the 'outside' of your home in the same way you design the 'inside'. Spaces to enjoy and live in are…

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Annual Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hollis Town Common

Our annual plant sale is our main fundraiser held in the Hollis Town Common. Please see details listed separately.

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June 2019


June 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Lawrence Barn

Speaker: Jane Jeffers Jane is a self-proclaimed hydrangea enthusiast. A longtime admirer of the plant, she designed a landscape with hydrangea as the principal plant, only to be disappointed year after year with lack of blossoms (which we have all experienced). As a result of her frustration, in 2015 she attended a three-day conference on hydrangea at the Heritage Museum and Gardens in Sandwich, MA. The presenters were leading experts in the field - primarily Dr. Michael Dirr, Professor of…

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Annual Field Trip and Garden Tour

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

We will be having a private tour of a local Japanese garden. The garden has elements of traditional Japanese gardens, waterfalls, a cascading stream and a central pond with stepping stones. Additional information will be forwarded to members with meeting place and lunch details.

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