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November 14, 2013

PGC Festival of Trees

PORTSMOUTH - The Portsmouth Garden Club (PGC) and the NH Division of Forests and Lands-Urban Forestry Center-will be presenting their 20th Festival of Trees at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Rd., Portsmouth, on November 22, 23, and 24, 2013.

The grounds and buildings of the Urban Forestry Center are transformed into a magical place by local garden centers, garden clubs, historic homes organizations, businesses and artisans. Over 90 displays of decorated indoor trees, cozy rooms decked out for the holidays in the historic Cape House, and outside displays, including the always popular G Scale Train Display, are sure to delight and inspire visitors with ideas for holiday d├ęcor.

This is a biennial fundraiser which allows the Portsmouth Garden Club to award scholarships and grants to community members, to assist conservation education, to support historic gardens in the seacoast area, and to maintain club activities.

Adult admission is $5.00; children 12 and under are admitted free. There is free parking, a shuttle service, and guests are invited to bring canned food donations for the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. Only service animals are allowed on the UFC grounds for this event. The Festival will be open Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information please visit: or call the Urban Forestry Center at 603-431-6774.

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