Mountain Garden Club

Mountain Garden Club's Scholarship Program

The Mountain Garden Club of Mount Washington Valley is proud to announce that for the academic year 2018-2019, the Mountain Garden Club offered one-year scholarships for up to $2,000 each, available to high school graduates and post-secondary students. The program is open to residents of Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire. 

The Mountain Garden Club established this scholarship program with the intent of encouraging post-secondary education in plant science disciplines such as Horticulture, Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Science, Land Management and other related fields of study. The scholarship program was named in memory of Alice T. Madden, a lifetime member, who was dedicated to assisting the youth of the Mount Washington Valley pursue a higher education in any of the “green” educational disciplines. Check our website at www.mountaingardenclub.org for full information and the scholarship application, at times when offered. 

Any graduating high school senior, with plans to enroll in these disciplines, or a post-secondary student, presently pursuing a course of instruction in these disciplines, who resides in the geographic area served by the Mountain Garden Club is encouraged to apply for this scholarship regardless of race, creed or gender. The Mountain Garden Club Scholarship Selection Committee will award scholarships from the qualifying applications received.  Financial need, academic achievement, and interest in the stated field of study will be some of the criteria used to determine the awarding of these scholarships.  For additional information, please visit http://mountaingardenclub.org/scholarship.htm.

Information about meetings and civic activities

The Mountain Garden Club's meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month from September through May. Most programs are offered free of charge; the public is always welcome to attend. The Mountain Garden club is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting horticultural education, civic beautification, and conservation through volunteerism and friendship in the Mount Washington Valley. "Our roots are in the Valley."

Further, the Mountain Garden Club is dedicated to the promotion of all phases of: horticulture; floral design; civic beautification; community service; conservation; youth projects and scholarships (see information above, about the Alice T. Madden Scholarship Program) within the communities which comprise the region of Mount Washington Valley.

Members take an active part in beautification projects throughout the area during the warm weather months, particularly planting and maintaining gardens at Schouler Park and Connie Davis Watson Park in North Conway, the Freedom Public Library, the Gazebo and Town Offices in Jackson, Will’s Children’s Park and the Veteran’s Memorial in Bartlett, and several traffic islands including ones on Route 16 in Conway; also members annually plant a “Memory Tree” at local schools.

The club also partners with and/ or has provided landscaping work for: Habitat for Humanity, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Children Unlimited, North Conway Library, Mother Seton House, Jen’s Friends, Angels and Elves, North Conway Community Center and the Mount Washington Observatory.

Membership is open to all residents in the towns which collectively make up the region known as Mount Washington Valley. For more information regarding the club, its programs and activities go to www.mountaingardenclub.org or email us at info@mountaingardenclub.org. Most meetings are held at the Salyards Center for the Arts (next to the Conway Historical Society and just northeast of Kennett Middle School). There is ample parking in the back of the building close to where the meeting will be held, on the lower level. Guests are always welcome to attend the meetings, which are usually free of charge (fees at workshops cover materials).

Check our website – www.mountaingardenclub.org for details on our upcoming events, because many interesting, informative,and fun events are on our calendar, including:

December 8, 2018
Annual Holiday Boutique ~ Seasonal Creations
North Conway Community Center - North Conway, NH; free & open to the public; open 9:30 AM till sold out!

A favorite holiday event in Mount Washington Valley is the Mountain Garden Club’s Holiday Boutique.

Hand-crafted items of all sorts will be offered for sale, including member-designed holiday decorations and arrangements, and a wide variety of gift items. It’s even a unique opportunity for children to find great gifts at a low cost! Preparing for this event is a favorite project for MGC members, and a very popular event for the public. For the best selection, arrive early: the doors open at 9:30, and so many beautiful items sell quite quickly!

 

January 7, 2019 (Snow date = January 21)
“Traditions & Techniques of Building Stone Walls” - Kevin Gardner
offers a fascinating program about New England’s stone walls while he actually creates a miniature version right in front of his audience! His book The Granite Kiss covers history, techniques, patterns and aesthetics, as well as the reasons why we have thousands of miles of stonewalls throughout our landscapes. Hospitality will begin at 9, the Mountain Garden Club’s business meeting at 9:30,and the program itself at 10:30 AM. This meeting is open to the public - all are welcome. North Conway Community Center - North Conway, NH

February 11, 2019 (Snow date = February 25)

“Big Color from Big Annuals” - Laura Trowbridge recognizes that many of us rely on perennials to provide color in our gardens, and then wonder why we have little color left by mid-summer! Learn how to create a colorful flow in your gardens from early spring through frost by combining perennials, bulbs, tropical, and annuals of all types - all the time creating greater variety. Hospitality will begin at 9, the Mountain Garden Club’s business meeting at 9:30, and the program itself at 10:30 AM. This meeting is open to the public - all are welcome. North Conway Community Center - North Conway, NH

 

March 18, 2019 (Snow Date = March 25)

From Vine to Wine” - Lauren Barrett, Co-owner of Whippletree Winery (“the winery in the woods”) located in the quaint, historic town of Tamworth, NH, will discuss how making wine from the vine can happen locally. The winery is located in a 1940s summer cottage; the wine offered by Whippletree is made the old country way, with minimal processing for maximum flavor. Hospitality will begin at 9, the Mountain Garden Club’s business meeting at 9:30, and the program itself at 10:30 AM. This meeting is open to the public - all are welcome. North Conway Community Center - North Conway, NH

 

For more information, please visit:

http://www.mountaingardenclub.org