Some of our work
The Dunbarton Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. We support the DES Roots Program growing young gardeners, Spring and Fall clean up of the planting areas on the Common, volunteer at community events such as Halloween on the Common Trick or Treat, Winter Tree Lighting on the Common, Food tent volunteers for Old Home Day as
a way to engage the community at large.
DUNBARTON - A GREAT PLACE TO GROW!
FALL MUM SALE
As a non-profit we rely on fundraising and donations to provide funding for the club. This is important because we use this money to sponsor several local and town events. Our Annual Mum Sale has become our one big fundraiser event of the year.
The Dunbarton Garden Club Annual Fundraiser Mum Sale is commonly held for a long weekend in early September each year (dates and times posted in FB and via physical signs around town). All colors of Mums, Asters, the cabbage looking plant, corn stalks and all sizes of PUMPKINS!
Location: See the tent at Pages Country Store 15 Concord Stage Rd. (Hwy 77), We thank the citizens of Dunbarton and surrounding communities for their support each year! Proceeds help support the DGC annual scholarship, children's community engagement events and various other activities.
HALLOWEEN! Witch means several of our ghoulishly dedicated DGC members are on the Commons to help make the night a fun for all the little ghost & goblins and their families that will be showing up on Halloween to enjoy another Dunbarton Spook-tacular evening!
Community Tree Lighting
Each winter holiday season, the DGC volunteers to help decorate and beautify the town common with lights as we support the Town's tree lighting ceremony complete with music, snacks and of course, Santa.
Dunbarton Old Home Day Volunteering
Each year the DGC helps to promote and volunteer at our town's old home day event. You can often find us in the parade, behind the food tent or helping to monitor and support various activities held during that day.
Dunbarton Elementary School - Amaryllis Project and other growing and planting surprises.
This year the Dunbarton Garden Club provides various fun and exciting projects to help the children at Dunbarton Elementary School learn about gardening. We have shared several gardening project to help encourage their interested and knowledge about plants and gardening. Some examples include the Amaryllis Project. Every class was given a kit that included an Amaryllis bulb and planting supplies. In addition they received instructions and printed information to supplement their growing experience. The project was well received by the teachers and students and will hopefully spark interest in plants, gardening and the environment. It is a lovely way to begin the new year, observing the growth of s beautiful Amaryllis flower. We are sharing some photos from Mrs. Kim Belanger’s class as they began the project.
Our members also created and implemented the Paperwhite Project in similar fashion. Each kindergarten student are given two planting bulbs and the materials to complete the project. They are given instructions to plant one bulb in soil and one in pebbles or small stones. The Paperwhite Project is the perfect pick-me-up for the gloomy, gray days of January. These paperwhite Narcissus bulbs will fill their classroom with a lovely scent and some delicate beautiful blooms. We know they will enjoy the experience of observing the bulbs grow and change. There is really nothing quite like the beauty of nature.