September Meeting


Saturday, 09/23/2017    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Mason Hollow
47 Scripps Lane, Mason, NH

Event Type

Our fall plant swap and visit to Mason Hollow Nursery in Mason, New Hampshire are on September 23rd. We’ll enjoy a presentation, garden tour and plant shopping. We’ll begin early – at 9:00am – in Shirley Center for the plant swap, followed by carpooling to the nursery for the 10:30am presentation. For those who want to make a day of it, lunch at Parker’s Maple Barn is highly recommended and only 1-1/2 miles from the nursery. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

Presentation and Tour

Has your garden become shadier over time as the surrounding trees have grown taller? Is there a shady corner of your yard yearning for attention? Sue will introduce us to hostas – stunning shade lovers that include an enormous variety of sizes, shapes and colors – and their many uses in shady and not-so-shady spaces, alone or in combination with other shade lovers. She’ll share the many tips she’s learned tending the nursery’s expansive display gardens (with a tour to follow), bring us up to date on her ongoing battle with the local vole population and answer our (often many) questions. Prepare to be inspired to tackle those shady areas with new gusto!

Following Sue’s presentation, expect to spend some quality time touring the display gardens and shopping in the nursery. And don’t forget to save your appetite for lunch at Parker’s Maple Barn just down the road.

Fall Plant Swap

Bring potted divisions and extras from your garden – up to 6-8 per member. All plants should be labelled – if you don’t know your plant’s name, a few words describing its likes & dislikes, height, bloom time & color would be helpful. If possible, dig & pot up your plants at least a week in advance so they look their best for the swap.


Owners Sue & Chuck Andersen opened Mason Hollow Nursery in 2001 offering 300 varieties of Hosta. The nursery has since grown and we currently offer upwards of 800 plant varieties!

Along with Hosta, Mason Hollow Nursery also offers great selections of Ornamental Grasses, Heucheras, Wild Flowers, Ferns and selected Trees & Shrubs, collectors’s Conifers and many other selected Perennials.

Mason Hollow Nursery is located in Mason, NH just a short country ride (1.6 miles) from Parker’s Maple Barn Restaurant, a good spot for lunch after our meeting.