Our Address -

P.O. Box 826

Portsmouth, R.I. 02871


 Our new President, 2017

Theme: Gardens bring Joy to one and the many

President, Roberta Stevens

The beauty of plants coming from earth, in all their forms; woods, trees, flowers, fruits, made into arrangements, loose or formal, or found in landscapes, wild or controlled, has pleased and intrigued me since childhood.  To be able to love, appreciate and to share this beauty with others who feel the same is truly a blessing. Sharing it with the wider community of Portsmouth through Civic Beautification makes it even more rewarding.


Officers 2017-2019


From Left to right, Noreen Kissell, co-V.P. programming Wanda Coderre, Corresponding Secretary Mim Maurer Installing  (seated), Sue Spring, Recording Secretary and Rochelle Kieron, co- V.P. programming standing, Mary DiBara V.P. Hostessing , Roberta Stevens, President , 2017-19 Marilyn Brockway, Treasurer.


UPCOMING MEMBER Monthly Meeting Date (September - June)  2017-8                 

Speaker / Topic / Location



December 5, 2017
Boxwood Topiary workshop at Island Garden Shop

6:00 p.m.

Contact member Rochelle for cost


December 13, 2017 Annual Christmas Luncheon-

Johnny's at the Atlantic Resort, Newport

12:00 Cocktails

12:20 Luncheon



January 10, 2018

Member Linda Kirkpatrick,  club coordinator, Our Federation Flower Show in May


January 22-26, 2017

Project purple - Drug Prevention Awareness


Decorate Legion Park with purple bows


February 9, 2018

Valentine Flower arranging with Atria residents

Coordinator Lynne DaRos

10:00 a.m.


February 14, 2018

Valentine flower arrangement, co-sponsored with the Portsmouth Free Public Library, with grades 3 and up

4:30-5:30 Limited enrollment at 10

Coordinator Roberta Stevens and Miss Nicole


February 14, 2017

Portsmouth garden club member panel

Coordinator and topic to be determined

Atria Aquidneck Place 2:00


March 14, 2017

Member Janet Nolan,

Ph.D, History


"The Family Tree: Same Roots, Different Flowers"


Atria Aquidneck Place



April, 11, 2018

Neil Sanders

Garden plotted Mystery writer

Open to the public at 6:00

Portsmouth Free Public Library

5:30 meeting

6:00 speaker