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Nancy Fontaine

PHOTOS BY

Lars Blackmore

GardenClub The Hanover

Beauty, service, and sustainability

Hanover in spring and summer is a glorious place, with bright grass blanketing the Green, leafy trees lining the streets, and flowers bedecking public gardens and hanging from baskets all around town. Unlike the former two, the flowers do not take care of themselves. The Hanover Garden Club plants these. Established in 1936 “to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to participate in civic beautification, and to promote conservation,” the club has more than 200 members, men and women, from towns throughout the Upper Valley. Hanover’s 10 town gardens and the hanging baskets on Main Street are all results of the group’s activities. “It’s a working club,” says member Jane Hanford. “There’s something going on all the time, and I’ve learned so much.” >>

Above: Garden club members and friends plant one of 10 gardens in Hanover. Center: A wide variety of annuals, tomato plants, herbs, and perennials will be available at the plant sale on May 16. Proceeds go toward planting the town gardens. Right, from top: A few of the 40 hanging baskets the club places and the town maintains to beautify Hanover. Customers enjoy the plant sale, rain or shine.

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Here in Hanover - Spring 2015  

Read about the Hanover Fire Department's new watercraft, the Hanover Garden Club, Alice Williams and more in the Spring 2015 edition of Here...

Here in Hanover - Spring 2015  

Read about the Hanover Fire Department's new watercraft, the Hanover Garden Club, Alice Williams and more in the Spring 2015 edition of Here...