Calendar of Events
March 29-April 2
The Maine Flower Show, Portland, ME, More Information
Landscaping for Water Quality, two-day shortcourse for landscapers who practice in the Lakes region or nearby watersheds. Learn how to incorporate rain gardens, vegetated buffers, and other green infrastructure to help capture and absorb stormwater, keeping pollutants from reaching surface water. The Lake Winnepesaukee Association is discounting the registration cost by $20 for landscapers in the Winnipesaukee watershed, and the Town of Moultonborugh is discounting $20 off the registration for Moultonborough landscapers. Call for more information before you register: Cathy Neal at 603-862-3208. Instructors are faculty and staff from UNH Extension and NH Dept. of Environmental Services. Flyer for the event. Register online
Season opens: Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls, MA. An abandoned trolley bridge across the Deerfield River reclaimed as a display a garden. www.bridgeofflowersmass.org
NECMA and Northeast Hardscape manufacturers contractor certification courses: ICPI Level 1, PICP, NCMA Level 1 and NCMA Advanced certification classes, Providence RI; More info: www.necma.com.
Northeast Hardscape Expo, Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI, including: Hardscape Installer Championship competition and a live demo patio build by Thompson School students. More information http://www.nehexpo.com.
NHLA members receive a registration discount: Register through this link. Please check off "Make a New Registration” and “Attendee,” contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your code to place in the registration code box and then click on “Proceed to Registration." All badges will be picked up on site. You will receive a confirmation email with a bar code, please ask them to print and bring this email with them to pick up their badge. The registration desk will be set up in the lobby of the RI Convention Center.
Saving Special Places, New Hampshire’s Annual Land Conservation Conference, 8 am-4 pm; Prospect Mountain High School, Alton, NH, http://savingspecialplaces.org
Earth Day, www.earthday.org
National Arbor Day, www.arborday.org
National Public Gardens Day, https://publicgardens.org
Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA; 617-524-1718; arboretum.harvard.edu/news-events/lilac-sunday
Late May – Early June
Celebration of Peonies at Hildene, Manchester, VT, the formal garden at Robert Todd Lincoln’s Hildene; www.hildene.org
23rd Annual Celebration of Lupines, Sugar Hill, NH, www.franconianotch.org/events/celebration-lupines-throughout-june/
4th Annual NHLA Golf Tournament at Candia Woods. Information soon at http://nhlagolf.weebly.com