DERRY — Local gardeners were in full bloom last week, honoring National Garden Week with special activities and donations.
National Garden Week, held this year June 2-8, is a national observance celebrating garden clubs all over the country.
In Derry, garden club members hosted several special activities to honor the week. Celebratory signs were placed at the “white garden” in front of the Marion Gerrish Community Center on West Broadway, the Manning Street pocket park, Children’s Garden at the Robert Frost Farm, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry’s youth garden and facility planters.
Rockingham Acres on Route 28 and Chakarian Nursery on Island Pond Road provided florals to spruce up the Derry Municipal Center, Derry Public and Taylor libraries.
Blanche Garone, president of the Derry Garden Club, also presented a basket of plants and flowers to Town Administrator John Anderson.
Another garden club member, Michelle Mensinger, was recently installed as the president of the New Hampshire Federation Garden Club. She is also a Frost Farm trustee and planted a perennial garden at the famed poet’s Derry farm near the entrance to the homestead barn.