Our mission is to promote horticulture of the growing of plants, flowers, shrubs; to encourage and appreciate flower arranging, to assist in the civic beautification of Andover; to serve as a resource promoting conservation efforts; and to educate our members and the community.
Organized – 1968
Federated – 1971
The Village Garden Club of Andover welcomes members who enjoy the companionship of other gardeners and are interested in expanding their gardening knowledge.
Our objective is the advancement of gardening; the beautification of private and public property; the dissemination of gardening knowledge to the members; and the establishment of and participation in projects for the beautification of the community.
We work together to assist in the civic beautification of our town of Andover through several garden projects. We meet on the third Thursday evening of each month from September-June. We also schedule a trip each year to visit a garden within our area. We have approximately 25 members and meet in member’s homes or at another public venue in our town. Our meetings cover a wide variety of subjects including floral arranging, conservation concerns, learning best horticultural practices, etc. Visitors are always welcome.
Renovation of a perennial garden near the town senior center
Planting of annuals at two veteran memorials
Garden Therapy through floral design projects with residents of local nursing home
Participation and financial support of town conservation groups
Holding annual spring plant sale. Proceeds help to fund our projects
Maintain the plantings around two of the “Welcome to Andover” signs entering our town
Providing floral vases for Bread and Roses soup kitchen in Lawrence and contributing needed items to this facility in December
Providing floral arrangements for Veterans Luncheon and other special civic events
Participate in our local seed library program
Quote from our president:
“I have opened my garden gate and have reaped a harvest rich in
friendship, beauty and experiences”
For information about membership please contact:
Helen Ann Knepper
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Programs open to the public:
October 20th 7pm at Memorial Hall Library, Andover
“Creating a Garden for Pollinators” by Suzanne Mahler
December 8th 12N-4pm at the Robb Center, Andover
“Evergreen arrangements for sharing with elderly”
March 16th 6-8pm at the Robb Center, Andover
“Welcoming native plants and insects to your garden” by Rebecca Warner
Announcements & News
2021 - 2023
President: Helen Ann Knepper
Co - First Vice Presidents: Joan Rollenhagen & Cheryl McKeough
Second Vice President: Debra Lannan
Corresponding Secretary: Cheryl McKeough
Treasurer: Joanne Weightman