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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.

Be sure to click on the bars at top left to find meeting information, club officers, continuing club projects and information about past and upcoming events as well as a slideshow "Raising Monarchs".

Member of : New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.; National Garden Clubs, Inc.; and New England Garden Clubs Inc.


This is the 25th Anniversary of the Hooksett Garden Club!

We look forward to celebrating this milestone with lots of interesting programs and events.


Upcoming Programs

Upcoming Hooksett Garden Club programs for 2022.

September

The September 28 meeting of the Hooksett Garden Club will include a speaker, William Dunkerley, better know as “Dunk the Mushroom Guy”. This meeting is co-sponsored by the Hooksett Public Library and is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. The club will hold a social time from 6 to 6:30 pm, followed by the speaker. A business meeting will follow and is also open to anyone who wishes to attend. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the library and parking in the back is available.


Dunk owns Dunk’s Mushroom Products & Forraging, LLC, a gourmet mushroom farm and FDA registered food processing plant in Brentwood, NH. He grows 8 to 12 species of mushrooms and provides local area restaurants and stores with high quality, gourmet mushrooms. Dunk has a long background in foraging, wildcrafting and food preservation methods.


October

We will have Marie Nickerson from the UNH Extension Service speak about Celia Thaxter's garden on the Isle of Shoals. This program is being co-sponsored with the Hooksett Library and is free and open to the public on October 26 starting at 6:30pm. This is the last HGC program of the year.


The focus of the presentation is emphasis on the life of Celia Thaxter and the garden she tended on Appledore Island located island seven miles from the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. The garden exists in its original location and is lovingly and painstakingly recreated every summer under the guidance of stewards focused on its historic accuracy. As a former steward, Marie will explain how the garden is recreated yearly using great photos taken over a number of years.

Marie is proud New Hampshire native, and currently lives in Milford with her two dogs. She loves all things "outdoors" and is a volunteer for many state and community organizations, including the Milford Conservation Commission, UNH Marine Docents, NH Master Gardeners, NH Natural Resources Stewards, NH Audubon, and the Amherst Garden Club. As a staff member of the Shoals Marine Lab, Marie was the Steward for Celia Thaxter's garden on Appledore Island from 2015-2019 and still enjoys trips out to the island when at all possible. Currently, she enjoys her backyard sanctuary with a good book on her patio, and in winter months brings the outside indoors by surrounding herself with hundreds of house plants, and spends time drawing in her studio.






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