June 21-23, 2024

Portsmouth Garden Club wins Club Challenge ribbons at Newport Flower show for 3rd year in a row


The Portsmouth Garden club won three ribbons for the Club Challenge class at the Newport Flower Show “At Home”. The team of Karen Saucier, Suzan Ballard, Janet Shrake and Joan Kirwin spent months growing plants to meet the entry requirements of a “Mobile Garden, to plant a garden cart, predominantly with veggies”. Their efforts earned the club a Blue ribbon, a Green, Most Creative ribbon and a Pink, Judge’s Commendation ribbon. This is the third year in a row that the club has won the blue in the club challenge class.

Other winners included a Blue ribbon for Colleen Gebhard for her entry in the class “Collections”, a miniature design in an open-front box niche incorporating a collectible.  Linda Kirkpatrick won Honorable Mention in the class, “The Kitchen Garden, a Pot-et-Fleur design”.  Roberta Stevens, won two blue ribbons and two yellow ribbons for her horticultural entries in the class Hosta with different of varieties in the miniature (under six inches and par, a collection). She also won a red ribbon in the “Annual in Bloom- Other” class with a pansy.




Meetings are held monthly at the Library for club members and guests. _________________

September 13, 2023

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Welcome back members !

Fellowship and meeting


Roberta Stevens; Look around: A sit down walking tour of the club contribution of landscaping to the Portsmouth Free Public Library for 125 years.


October 11, 2023

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Presenter: Linda Howard  Holly  Mackenzie and Joan Kierwin Demonstration-Plant propagation and splitting perennials


November 7, 2023

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Presenter: Marie Brennan-Chasin


Chair Yoga tecniques for gardeners


November 17, 2024

7-9 p.m  Portsmouth Free Public Library 

Annual Taste of Portsmouth
$25 for tickets


December 13 2023

Christmas Luncheon
Green Valley Country Club

12:00 Gather

12:30 Eat

$50 to Treasurer


January 10, 2024

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library

Presenter: Linda Kirkpatrick


Floral design Demonstration


February 14, 2024

1:00 Portsmouth Free Public Library


Presenter: Deb Mack


Glass garden art demonstration


March 13, 2024


1:00 Presenters: Roberta Stevens, Moderator; Annette Jarvis, Rocelle, Kieron, and Mim Maurer. 


90 th anniversary of the club ; Roundtable of the club's longest serving memebrs recalling

our memeorable service projects.


April 10, 2024

1:00  Portsmouth Free Public Library



Linda Howard and Mary DiBara

Spring table centerpiece with potted plants


April 22,2024

Earth Day


April 25, 2024

Venus de Milo Swansea, MA. 


RIFGC Annual Awards Luncheon


April  26, 2024

Arbor Day


May 8, 2024
1:00 Raggd Island Brewery, Portsmouth

Presenter: Karen Saucier

Raising Monarch Butterflies


June 1 Plant Sale

at the Public Library

Benefits Portsmouth Garden Club and the Portsmouth Free Public Library


June 12, 2024

Club Annual Lluncheon-

This year an Afternoon  Tea



2461 East Main Rd.





June 13, 2024


Hattie Ida Chaffee Home, Riverside R.I.


RIFGC Monthly Meeting and Judges Council Horticulture Show


June 21-24, 2024

After taking “The Grand Tour” to Marble House , The Newport Flower Show will return to Rosecliff with the theme “At Home".


Save the Date



10/23, 10/24

Crown Plaza, Warwick, R.I.