Spring: When Amherst garden clubbers think 'plant sale'
The Amherst plant sale is an annual event. (COURTESY)
Plant sales around NHCommunity garden clubs around the state are holding plant sales in the next few weeks. Here is a partial list:
Saturday, May 10
Amherst: Amherst Garden Club, 8:30 a.m., Wilkins Elementary School, 80 Boston Post Road. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitzwilliam: Fitzwilliam Garden Club, 8:30-11 a.m., Village Common, NH Route 119. 585-6510.
Hampstead: Hampstead Garden Club, 10 a.m.-noon, Hampstead Town Hall Green, 11 Main St. (Route 121). 489-2135, email@example.com.
Newington: Herb Society of America, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Bay Services, 2061 Woodbury Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 17
Derry: Derry Garden Club, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Masonic Hall. derrygardenclub.org or call 434-0578.
East Hampstead: East Hampstead Union Church, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 225 East Main St. (Route 121A). 378-0683, email@example.com.
Goffstown: Goffstown Community Garden Club, 8 a.m.-noon, Town Common, Mast Road. 497-2182.
Milford: Milford Garden Club, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Community House, corner of Union and Elm streets. 249-5472, LambalotC@comcast.net.
Nashua: Nashua Garden Club, 8 a.m.-noon, Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott St. 888-5064, nashuagardenclub.org.
New Castle: Great Island Garden Club, 8:30 a.m.-noon, New Castle Recreation Building, 301 Wentworth Road, (Route 1B). firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sale, sponsored by the Amherst Garden Club, will feature more than 2,000 plants, according to organizers, who have been digging and potting perennials from local gardens for several weeks in preparation for the sale.
The sale will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10 at Wilkins Elementary School, 80 Boston Post Road, but visitors are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection.
Nine specialty vendors have been invited to the sale as well, and will offer various hanging plants for Mother's Day, small shrubs and trees and a variety of vegetables.
"After the winter that we had, everyone is thinking about spring gardening. And, with Mother's Day just around the corner, this event is the perfect place to stop for a beautiful planted gift," said Ferrelli.
Proceeds will also assist with horticultural education in the Amherst area, and local scholarships for high school seniors interested in studying horticulture or landscaping.