Bow Garden Club

L-R, Barbara Downie,Treasurer; Sharon Pearce, Vice President; Beverly Gamlin, President 2017-2019; Bonnie Addario, Recording Secretary.


New officers were installed at the Bow Garden Club’s Annual Meeting on December 10th. Officiating was Joyce Kimball, a current Bow Garden Club member and a Past-President of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. During the installation ceremony, the new officers were presented with candles or “garden lights” and were reminded that in the same way flowers and plants need light to survive and flourish, the garden club needs them to “light the way” in order to prosper as they perform their duties and responsibilities during the new term.

The officers who will serve during the Bow Garden Club’s 2017-2019 term are: Beverly Gamlin, President; Sharon Pearce, Vice-President; Bonnie Addario, Recording Secretary; Barbara Downie, Treasurer. 

The club will begin their new year of membership meetings and educational programs on April 03, 2017. Information about the club can be found at
Allium After the Storm
Bristly Beard Lichen Perched on a Tree
Our own Cathy Ahrens was a finalist in the National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC) Photography contest themed “Look deeply into nature and you will understand”. Both photos were displayed at NGC’s 85th Annual Convention held in Richmond, VA in May. Her photographs were selected from over 400 entries and Cathy's photo "Allium After the Storm" was selected by the National Garden Clubs President as her First Choice.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. Photo Contest
Bow Garden Club President Beverly Gamlin presented a copy of the book “The Frightened Frog” to the Baker Free Library on June 7th in commemoration of “National Garden Week” which was June 3rd through June 10th this year. The book was purchased from National Garden Clubs, Inc., (NGC) and the authors are both NGC members. “The Frightened Frog is “An Environmental Tale” which describes the challenges of being a frog and takes the reader on a journey of learning about frogs, amphibians and their habitats, while educating them about the environmental issues affecting amphibians today.The book was utilized in a display for the library and its patrons with member Susan Johnson creating a floral design interpreting the subject and cover of the book. Sue is a National Garden Clubs’ accredited Master Flower Show Judge and regularly judges floral show entries in standard flower shows hosted around New England as well as occasionally entering her own designs.
National Garden Week
L-R, Lori Fisher, Director of the Baker Free Library in Bow accepts the Bow Garden Club's donation of the book "The Frightened Frog" commemorating National Garden Week. (June 3-10) from Beverly Gamlin, BGC President.
L-R, Lori Fisher, Director of the Baker 
Free Library in Bow accepts the Bow Garden Club's donation of the book "The Frightened Frog" commemorating National Garden Week. (June 3-10) from Beverly Gamlin, BGC President. Member Susan Johnson looks on.
Susan Johnson's floral interpretation of the book "The Frightened Frog", an integral part of the Bow Garden Club's "National Garden Week" display at the Library.
Dan Freeman was presented with the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Club’s (NHFGC) “Community Star Award” at the Bow Garden Club’s June 12th membership meeting. Making the presentation was Joyce Kimball, Bow Garden Club Awards Chairman and newly installed NHFGC President. Freeman is the Grounds Keeper for the Town of Bow and was nominated for this award by the club for his continuing assistance and support in regard to their planting projects and civic beautification efforts on behalf of the Town. The organization’s Community Star is awarded,” if merited, only once annually per district to an individual, non-profit organization or business at the community/club level to recognize a particular person, organization, etc. that has made a contribution of time and/or materials that have directly benefited their community in the previous year”. The Bow Garden Club is a member of NHFGC District II which also includes the Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester and Opechee Garden Clubs.
Beverly Gamlin interpreted artist Dee Lessard’s painting “Gateway”.
Susan Johnson’s representation of ceramist’s Bob Roy’s grouping of vases. “3 Ceramic Vessels”
Virginia Urdi’s rendition of Barbara Mahar’s painting “Chicken March”
Joyce Kimball highlighted artists Larry Donovan’s painting “Overflow”
AMHERST – Four members of our club exercised their creative floral design skills by participating in the East Colony Fine Art’s 14th Annual “Petals 2 Paint” exhibition held June 20-22 at the La Belle Winery.

 Bow participants included Club President Beverly Gamlin, who entered a design for the very first time, Sue Johnson, Joyce Kimball and Virginia Urdi. They, along with thirteen (13) other members of the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. and several independent designers, created floral interpretations of paintings and other art forms produced by the East Colony artists. The exhibition was free, open to the public and included a wine tasting and reception on the first evening.

Petals 2 Paint
Members Sue Johnson and Joyce Kimball entered floral designs in the Old Homestead Garden Club's standard flower show held at Langdon Place of Keene on June 3-July 1. The theme of the show was "The Great American Pastime...A Salute to Baseball".  
Sue entered her Type II Exhibition Table design,  "Home Plate" receiving Second Place, with a score of 90+ points. 
Joyce's entry was a Type I Exhibition Table, design titled "Lunch with a MVP". She also received a Second Place ribbon and 90+ points for her floral design. 
Both also entered horticulture specimens from their gardens in the show's Division II, receiving several First and Second Place ribbons.

Susan Johnson's  Exhibition Table II "Home Plate"
Joyce Kimball's Exhibition Table I "Lunch with a MVP"
Old Homestead Garden Club Standard Flower Show - BGC Entries- Exhibition Table Designs