Welcome to the Methuen Garden Club Website
We welcome new and returning members. We meet in the Garden room of the Nevins Memorial Library at 305 Broadway in Methuen at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Meetings typically last 1 ½ hours. We began our Garden Club year on September 4th, but, we invite you to come to our meetings at any time. There is no obligation to join on your first visit – we always welcome guests.
The following is a list of the presentations we will be having for this Garden Club year:
October 2, 2013
Speaker: Susan Hammond Topic: Pretty Much Organic Vegetable Gardening
Just what is organic? While there is much talk about the benefits of organic gardening, there is also a great deal of confusion about what exactly this means. She will go over what is or is not meant by organic gardening.
November 6, 2013,
Speaker: Paul Steen Topic: The Plant Doctor Is In, What’s Wrong With My Plant
This talk covers the five basic symptoms that all plants show when they are sick. Members are encouraged to bring in plants for her to look at and offer advice. Handout included.
December 11, 2013
Yankee Swap/Potluck at Denise Tournas' home - members please refer to your Yearbook for the address.
January 7, 2013 no meeting at library replaced by:
January 14, 2014 Joint meeting with North Andover GC @ St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Main St., N. Andover
Speaker: Donna Williams Topic: Rain Gardens
Using slope, vegetation, and well-drained soils, learn what you can do on your own property to create rain gardens to reduce the impact of storm waters on local waterways and storm drains systems.
February 5, 2014
Speaker: Gail Anderson Topic: Right Plant Wrong Place
Gail will show us some of the common mistakes we have all made and how to correct those mistakes.
March 5, 2014
Speaker: Carl Harmon Topics: Daylilies
Carl is the owner of Harmon Hill Farm in Hudson NH where they have been growing daylilies since 1998 and display over 3000 cultivars. He will give us tips on how to grow and care for daylilies.
April 4, 2014
(Combined meeting with Nevins Library)
Speaker: Thomas Mickey Topic: America's Romance with the English Garden
This talk explains how the informal, Romantic English garden became the "look of America" through seed and nursery catalogues, with pictures of sprawling lawns, lush plants, and the latest garden fixtures, the beginnings of the garden industry, and how businessmen convinced a growing American middle class to buy their products.
May 7, 2014
Workshop - TBD and Annual Meeting
June 4, 2014
Annual Plant swap/Pot luck
We are: "Gardeners Growing Together."
The Methuen Garden Club was founded in 2002. Membership is open to all residents of Methuen, MA and also to any interested folks in neighboring towns. We meet in the Garden room of the Nevins Memorial Library at 305 Broadway in Methuen at 7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the Month, September through June. Meetings typically last 1 ½ hours. Many meetings have a flower/gardening related speaker and we always have refreshments on hand. There is no obligation to join on your first visit – we always welcome guests. If you are interested in joining the club please contact us using the Membership button on the top of this web page. The greatest benefit to joining the club is the pleasure of getting together with old and new friends to make our town and our own gardens more beautiful.
- The Methuen Garden Club maintains the gardens at
Town Hall at the Searle’s Building.
- We decorate and donate a tree to the Methuen
Festival of Trees. (See our Festival of Trees page here.
- In the past we have planted gardens at the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, The First Church Congregational, Dewhirst Funeral Home, the Methuen YMCA and the Poffin Statue at the Quinn Building. (Click Here to see the photos)
If you are interested in joining the club please contact us using the Membership button on the top of this web page.
We welcome all Methuen citizens as well as anyone who lives in the surrounding area that has a love for gardening.
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