KEEPING SANDOWN BEAUTIFUL SINCE 2008
The Sandown Garden club does more than just tend to gardens, we connect you with people of the local and surrounding communities, plants of various species, and programs that provide inspiration and education.
Sandown Garden Club donates books to Sandown Library
Recently the Sandown Garden Club donated a variety of informative and educational gardening books to the Sandown Public Library. Library Director Deborah Hoadley and members of her staff made selections that they felt would stimulate an interest in gardening, horticulture, floral and landscape design and the environment for both adults and children. Among the books chosen were “Shakespeare’s Gardens”, “Glorious Shade”, “Weeds”, “Heirloom Plants”, “The Jam Maker’s Garden”, “Letter to a Young Farmer”, “All the Presidents’ Gardens”, “Glass Gardens”, “Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life”, “Ikebana” and “Room to Bloom”. These books, along with previous annual donations and the free public programs sponsored by the Sandown Garden Club throughout the year are the club’s ongoing way of giving to the community. The Sandown Garden Club is a non-profit organization and a member of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Most meetings are held on the first Monday of the month, March to October, beginning at 6:30pm in the Sandown Recreation Center. New members are always welcome and being a Sandown resident is not required. If you would like more information on membership and upcoming events be sure to visit the website www.sandowngardenclub.org.
Photo: Left to right: Audrey Vargish, SGC Publicity Chair, Cathy Hassard, Assistant Library Director, and Fran Rosenau, SGC Secretary/Treasurer.
We are excited announce that the Sandown Garden Club has been recognized as a Monarch Waystation through the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV). Â MJV is a partnership of various agencies consisting of federal state, nonprofits and academic institutions working in tandem with ensure protection for the monarch migration across the lower 48 states. Please visit http://monarchjointventure.org/success-stories/sandown-monarch-waystation-pollinator-garden for more information about this wonderful program we are so proud to be a part !
The Sandown Garden Club is also celebrating George Vargish as the recipient of the Community Star Award in recognition of his contributions to the realization of the Town Hall Monarch Garden. Â This award has been presented to Mr. Vargish at the NHÂ Federation of Gardens Club annual meeting on May 24th, 2017
Sandown Garden Club is not just about gardening and you don’t have to be a gardener to join. We service our local community in providing inspirational programs and activities that people from all areas can join in on.
Building, planting, and harvesting a garden can be a therapeutic process in it’s own right.