September 2019

Some of  Our Ladies visited the Blue Garden in Newport. It was created By Mrs.  Mrs, Arthur Curtiss James in the early 1900s  and was recently restored by the enthusiastic horticulturist and philanthropist Mrs. Dorrance “Dodo” Hamilton. The Garden Director Sarah Vance takes small groups on tours of the gardens


The Blue Garden is a private garden and open to visitors who are affiliated with a group or institution involved in garden design, horticulture, historic preservation, or landscape architecture. For an appointment to visit the garden—open on Thursdays at 11:00am and 2:00pm, from June to September—please send information about your affiliation. 

                                                Photos by Janice



Meetings and Events



September 11, 2019

Opening Meeting Get together


Portsmouth Library



October  9, 2019

An herbalist from Nature's Garden

Portsmouth Library



October 18, 2019

9:00 a.m.member Workshop making arrangements for Event- Annette Jarvis Coordinator



October 18, 2019

Annual Taste of Portsmouth

Portsmouth Library

7:00 p.m.


November 13, 2019


We love our orchids

Speaker Penny & Ameer Mustafa

Portsmouth Public  Library



November 19, 2019

Holiday Wreath Making for you home


Chaves Gardens


Limited attendance- sign up


November 20, 2019

R.I. Federation of Garden Clubs Education Day

Roger William Park

Time 10:00


December 3, 2019

Wreath Making workshop for town buildings

Portsmouth Public Library  

10:00 Bring gloves & clippers


December 11,  2019

December Holiday Luncheon 12;00-3:00

Wharf Tavern

$30 Notify committee by Dec 1



February 19, 2020

6-7 P.M at

Portsmouth  Library

Open to the Public

Speaker Jana Milbrocker


A visual tour called the "Garden Tourist" of 120 destination gardens and nurseries in the Northeast.  Her bookby this title will be for sale.


She owns Enchanted Gardens, a landscape design firm in Boston.