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Hooksett Garden Club

Hooksett, New Hampshire

Organized and Federated in 1997



Mission Statement

The Hooksett Garden Club wishes to encourage interest in all phases of gardening, floral design and horticulture; aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources; and to assist in the civic beautification of the community.

Please check out our list of programs and events for 2023. More will be added as they are finalized. Some are members only events so don't miss out on the fun, think about joining our club! 

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March 22

This month the club holds their annual Yankee Swap and Seed Swap during their monthly meeting. This is a members only event. There is a social time from 6-6:30 followed by the swap and then a business meeting


April 19

The Hooksett Garden Club's and the Hooksett Library are co-sponsoring a special program on rain barrels that should prove to be very interesting. 

Rain Barrels (and lots of other ways!) 

to Soak Up the Rain at Home

Did you know that soaking up the rain that falls on your property helps prevent water pollution? Rain that runs off our rooftops, driveways and other hard surfaces carries excess salt, pesticides, fertilizers, oil, debris and more to nearby rivers, lakes and ponds. This pollutes them, making them unsafe for us and unhealthy for aquatic critters. Join us to learn how to prevent polluted runoff with rain barrels, rain gardens, driveway trenches and other Do-It-Yourself Stormwater Solutions.


The program is being presented by Lisa Loosigian, Soak Up the Rain New Hampshire Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). Lisa provides technical, educational, and outreach services through presentations, trainings, and project assistance.

Mike Heidorn, Superintendent of the Hooksett Village Water Precinct will also be on hand as the precinct is donating a rain barrel, decoratively painted by Cawley Middle School students, that will be raffled off as a door prize! This program is free and open to the public. Registration on the library website is requested but is not required. The program will start at 6:30 pm in the lower level of the library. 

April 26

The The regular monthly meeting of the club will feature mystery author Neil Sanders as speaker. His program , entitled “Gardening is Murder", provides a husbands point of view of gardening. It is filled with humor and insight from someone who gardens less from love of horticulture than for the love of a spouse. Neil retired from the coporate world in 2005 and in his “second act” became a writer of mysteries. He has now 15 books to his credit. The program is free and open to the public. Social time from 6-6:30, the program at 6:30 followed by a HGC business meeting.


May 17

The NHFGC's will hold their 90th Annual Meeting on Wednesday May 17 at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, NH. It is hosted by District IV. All federation members are invited. 

May 24

Pollinators in the Garden/Mason Bees with Michelle Mensinger will be our program for May. Michelle is a NHFGC past President (2013-2015), NEGC Bird, butterfly and wildlife chair, and NGC Pollinator Garden chair.

She will present a power point program, highlighting pollinators and their host plants in New England and will wear a bee costume to make it fun!

The program is free and open to the public. Social time from 6-6:30, the program at 6:30 followed by a HGC business meeting.


June 3

The annual Plant Sale will will be held on Saturday, June 3 at R & R Public Wholesalerss on 1371 Hooksett Road in Hooksett.  We will be selling annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and house plants and also have a garden related yard sale, raffle items from local businesses and crafters and a childrens table. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Rain or shine, plenty of free parking.


A possible field trip to the lavender fields at Pumpkin Blossom Farm in Warner, NH is in the planning stage for June. Set on a sloping hillside of nearly 14 acres, it is the perfect sun drenched location to serve as the backdrop for the 6,000 lavender plants of three varieties grown there.

This is a members/spouses only event.


July 26

Our first of the season "Cocktails in the Garden" will be held on Wednesday, July 26 at the home of member Cindy Coburn of Hooksett. These very popular garden tours came about during the pandemic and have will remain in the summer months in lieu of a meeting. This is a members/spouses only event.


August 23

Our "Cocktails in the Garden" continue at the home of member Bonnie Pierce of Hooksett on Wednesday evening August 23. This is also a members/spouses only event. 


September 12

The NHFGC is holding their Annual Fall Meeting at the John Hay Estate at the Fells in Newbury, NH. This meeting is open to all federation members. 

September 27

Our program for September will be The Secret to Growing Healthy Houseplants with Bill Stockman, former owner of Spider Web Gardens in Tuftonboro, NH. He will do a slide presentation and will talk about the changes in gardening over the past 60 years, highlighting houseplants. As Bill lives half of the year in the West Indies, he will show some of the plants grown in Montserratt, West Indies that are grown seasonally or as houseplants. This program is free and open to the public. 


October 25

This program will be our final meeting of the year. It is co-sponsored by the Hooksett Library and features Harry Vogel, Senior Biologist /Executive Director of the Loon Preservation Committee as speaker. This program is free and open to the public.