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Our ASHS Certified Horticulturist Jim Newman

Jim Newman, staff horticulturist of the Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc., has attained the designation of Certified Horticulturist bestowed by the American Society for Horticultural Science. Jim attained this designation based upon his work experience at Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. and the passing of a rigorous examination testing on seven topic areas related to the horticultural profession. The American Society for Horticultural Science Certified Horticulturist professional certification program is the national credential validating the knowledge and skills of working horticultural practitioners in the industry of horticulture. Jim is listed in the Directory of Certified Horticulturists, on line at the American Society for Horticultural Science website.

Congratulations Jim!

Dear Fellow Gardeners:

Fall 2016. Final Stages of Construction of New Greenhouse Facility!

Framing the Greenhouse!

May 1, 2016. A Greenhouse Is Coming!

Close on the heals of the installation of a new roof on the Clark House, Fanny Dwight Clark Memorial Garden, Inc. is in the midst of another major improvement with the construction begun of a modern greenhouse facility. The new facility will be adjacent to the old, inadequate “hoop” style greenhouse that has served Clark for years. The new facility will greatly expand the potential for overwintering tender plants and expanding a diverse plant inventory.

Framing the Greenhouse!

Construction of the new greenhouse facility will most likely continue through July 2016. While this major development project proceeds, we ask that visitors continue to patronize the garden, but be patient with the ongoing construction activities.

At times, there may be movement of construction vehicles through the parking lot. Some parking spaces will be unavailable throughout the construction. This will entail a particular challenge during the plant sale on May 6 and 7, but volunteers will be in the parking lot during the sale to facilitate easing any traffic difficulties. Bioferm sales will be strictly confined to Saturdays between 10 AM and 1:30 PM and during the plant sale, and customers will need to meet the salesperson outside the service gate in the parking lot. At times, construction noises may temporarily invade the usual serene atmosphere of the garden.

Framing the Greenhouse!

Please bear with us during this exciting time!

Remember, if you have a comment or question, send them to me at And come for a visit!

The Clark Gardener

Archived Greenhouse Construction Photographs

Framing the Greenhouse Foundation

Pouring the Greenhouse Foundation

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