Nashua Garden Club

Nashua, New Hampshire

Welcome to the Nashua New Hampshire Garden Club

PLEASE NOTE: Interim Nashua Garden Club Program Format and Location

To assist with the control of COVID-19, the Nashua Garden Club is currently not meeting in person. Instead, programs are being conducted virtually as Zoom conferences and are presently open only to members of the Nashua Garden Club. The club invites you to read about our exciting scheduled events and to stay tuned to this web site for updates.

We continue to welcome new members. Information can be found in the Membership Section of this website. Further questions can be sent to .

Next Club Event

February 2, 2022

Frederick Law Olmsted, New England's Beloved Son

Presented by Ann McEntee, PhD, MLA

The Nashua Garden Club is excited to present its first program for 2022 on Wednesday February 2nd at 7:00 PM. "Frederick Law Olmsted, New England’s Beloved Son” will be presented by Ann McEntee, PhD, MLA, Advanced Master Gardener and garden design consultant. Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the father of landscape architecture, designed our country’s first city parks, park systems, and model suburban communities. He promoted environmentalism and the subsequent creation of the national park system. This event will be held via a Zoom conference open to garden club members.

This talk will begin with a brief overview of Olmsted’s early life in New England and his numerous jobs before partnering with the architect Calvert Vaux to design Central Park. The talk will explore 2 of his New England works, the Emerald Necklace, part of Boston’s Park system, and Shelburne Farms. Boston’s Park System reveals Olmsted’s sensitivity to the growing city and the need to “green” it through parkland and parkways. Shelburne Farms, one of his contributions to the Country Place/Estate Movement. Through both works we can understand how the majestic scenery of New England shaped and then directed his work as a designer of great landscapes. This session is intended for a general audience and pays particular attention to the interests of gardeners and those interested in exploring these Olmsted sites.

Ms. McEntee holds degrees in Literature from the University of Texas and the University of California. She earned her doctorate in Theatre Arts from the University of California. After working 12 years in higher education, she pursued her long-standing avocation of landscape design and history and earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of New Mexico and later her certification as an Advanced Master Gardener. She is also a former lead gardener at the Cathedral of the Pines and is currently a garden design consultant, frequently presents to towns and organizations on gardening and teaches landscape, gardening and architectural history courses for the Keene State College CALL (Cheshire Academy for Lifelong Learning) program.

NOTE: In accordance with guidance from public health officials about limiting the spread of COVID-19, the Nashua Garden Club will conduct this session virtually via a Zoom conference. Participation will be available to members of the Nashua Garden Club. To inquire about membership, please see the membership page on this website. Further questions can be sent to .

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About Us

The Nashua Garden Club is an independent non-denomination club that devotes itself to the diverse needs and interests of its many-faceted member gardeners. Founded in 1961, the Club's uniqueness lies in its accommodation to its members by holding meetings in the evening. The Club's mission is to encourage its members to fully involve themselves in learning about and participating in the many and varied aspects of horticulture, landscape design, floral design, and the civic beautification of our community.

Upon containment of COVID-19 and when in person meetings resume, they will be held on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua NH. You are welcome to send us email at and see us on Facebook.

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