Making a difference since 2008
Making a difference since 2008
We are still accepting applications for the SGC annual scholarship! The deadline has been extended to Wednesday May 10. For Details, see the Scholarships and Grants page.
Stacey Scaccia of Blossoms Garden Consulting shared her knowledge about butterfly migration, learned from years of working with perennials, research, and practical experience.
Visit us at the Sandown Public Library on Earth Day Saturday!
Challenge us with your gardening questions!
Bring home a free kit to grow sunflowers that you can enjoy this summer!
We perform "digs" from gardens of local residents who might like to thin out their perennials or remove them from their gardens altogether. If you would like us to "dig" from your garden, contact Fran at (603) 887-5131.
Note: We will schedule digs only up to the third week of May to allow plants we dig to get established before the plant sale,
Our annual plant sale is on June 3. This event is our only fund raiser for the year. Proceeds are used to fund educational programs offered at the monthly meetings and to maintain the club's gardens at the Monarch Waystation and at the Town Hall. Buyers can pick from hundreds of perennials and receive valuable care advice from knowledgeable members.
On Wednesday March 1, Sandown Garden Club delivered ten gardening-related books to Sandown Public Library. These annual book donations are part of SGC's mission to educate, promote, and encourage the love of gardening and the environment among Sandown residents.
L to R: Halinka V., Audrey V., and Fran R.
UNH Master Gardener Sarah Marcoux presented on the benefits and best practices for starting plants indoors from seeds and cuttings. Attendees learned about requirements for successful germination, different growing methods and mediums, light and temperature needs, overcoming common problems, hardening off seedlings for transplanting into the garden, and best practices to ensure seedlings successfully grow into healthy mature plants.
Sandown Garden Club collected 500 pounds of plastic bags for a garden bench from Trex Company! The new bench just arrived and will be assembled with the help of members of the Fire Department. It will then be placed at the Monarch Garden next to the town hall.
The Sandown Garden Club held its first meeting upstairs in the Town Hall on April 3, 2008 with a program called "Waking Up Your Garden for Spring". That June, the club held its first Plant Sale which is now an annual event. Those early members undertook two civic garden projects at Liberty Elm and the Town Hall. In May 2009, the club became a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Over the years, the Sandown Garden Club has provided many free gardening programs for the public. Each year is filled with activities in which club members take part, such as roadside cleanup in spring and fall; caring for plantings at civic sites; the annual Plant Swap; a family oriented project for Earth Day; decorating the town's civic sites for the holidays; plus, field trips to such places as Tower Hill Botanical Gardens, Fuller Gardens, the Fells and more. Members also enjoy social times including the summer BBQ, Pizza Night and a Holiday Party.For all its efforts, the SGC has received numerous awards, both state wide and nationally. In May 2017, the club was honored for its major project, establishing a certified Monarch Waystation and Pollinator Garden on the grounds of the Sandown town Hall.
Front Row L to R: Alison Hartung, Halinka Vail, Audrey Vargish, Fran Rosenau
Back Row L to R: Asteria Dauphinais, Jane Cain