Hopkinton Contoocook Gardeners

Click on the 2019 Member Programs tab above to find out what we'll be doing this year. It's going to be a super year for gardeners!

If you haven't renewed your membership or still want to join our club, it only costs $10. Contact our president at hopcongar@gmail.com for more info. You will get a member card and name badge and these will allow you to join our monthly events and sometimes get a discount at nurseries when you show your member card.

It's almost time to see bright yellow flowers blooming everywhere - that's forsythia! Here are some tips on how to care for it.

Don't just race out there at the first sign of spring and clean everything up! Please follow this link by Jessica Walliser at Savvy Gardening to learn more:

Spring garden clean up done RIGHT

Spring is almost here and NH black bears are starting to emerge from their dens!

This past winter, the bears went into their dens in poor body conditions due to unproductive natural food sources throughout 2018. Black bears are coming out of their dens with extremely depleted fat reserves. They will be very hungry and easily drawn to birdfeeders and other backyard food attractants such as unsecured barbeque grills and dumpsters.

People need to be extra vigilant and remove their birdfeeders and other food attractants, such as trash cans, to prevent bears from foraging in back yards. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department recommends birdfeeders be taken down by April 1st in the North Country, and by March 15th in the southern part of the Granite State. Source: NH Fish and Game on Facebook

Hopkinton Contoocook Gardeners was organized in 1979 by Rose Hanson for people who enjoy all aspects of indoor and outdoor gardening. We enjoy visiting each other's garden, exchanging plants, and discussing experiences and ideas. We meet mainly at people's houses and gardens, but also host guest speakers and sponsor field trips. Our interest is in local talent, and in all phases of gardening rather than on a specific area.

Meetings are usually the third Monday of the month at 10am. They are cancelled only when the Hopkinton, NH school district closes due to inclement weather.

Dues for membership are only $10 per calendar year, and make it possible for you to enjoy our many social and educational activities. Members do not have to be residents of Hopkinton or Contoocook, NH. We welcome anyone with an interest in gardening. Hopkinton Contoocook Gardeners is not affiliated with any other organization.

For more information or to become a member, contact: hopcongar@gmail.com

Visit the Hopkinton Contoocook Gardeners FaceBook page for all sorts of additional information.

Not all members are on Facebook so we try to update this site with new information and links on a regular basis. If you're not on Facebook, please check back again soon to find out the latest!

Hopkinton & Contoocook, New Hampshire, USA

This website was created by UNHCE Master Gardener, Sienna Larson.

Members pay only $10 in dues. That includes an invitation to a monthly event and a discount card to some area nurseries - what a deal! Contact hopcongar@gmail.com for information on where to send your check.