Scholarship Available - Applications Due April 1st

The Hopkinton Garden Club is soliciting applications for its 2017 Scholarship for Hopkinton residents with an interest in any of several fields related to the garden club’s mission.

Scholarships are available to:

  •  Applicants maintaining legal residence in Hopkinton, Massachusetts for at least one year, and
  • High school or college students and any adult interested in pursuing a career in the fields of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Forestry, Conservation, Environmental Sciences and related fields. Applications may be obtained through the Hopkinton High School Guidance Department, the Joseph Keefe Technical School Guidance Office, and here

The application deadline for college scholarships is April 1, 2017; however, scholarships for horticulture classes will be considered throughout the year and disbursed depending on available funds.

 If you’re eligible, don’t miss this opportunity to apply!


Join Us!

Do you like flowers? Landscapes? Meeting new friends? How about contributing to your town? The Hopkinton Garden Club offers all this and more! Club members offer a variety of gardening interests and experience. Some like to get their hands dirty, others prefer floral arranging or garden design. Whatever the preference, we are always learning! Everyone donates time and energy to plant and maintain Hopkinton's public spaces several times a year. 

We'd love to have you join us! See our membership page for information.





Thank you to our "Help Hopkinton Bloom" Sponsors!

We want to express our appreciation to the local businesses who generously donated to our "Help Hopkinton Bloom" site sponsorship drive. With their help we will be able to refurbish older planted areas, gradually replace our aging planters and generally enhance our town plantings.

Please join us in supporting our sponsors and recognizing their contribution to our community:
  • Phipps Insurance Agency
  • Scott's Landscaping, Inc.
  • McCarthy Pools, Corp.
  • Middlesex Saving Bank
  • Hopkinton Sunoco
  • Hopkinton Jewelers
  • Olde Thyme Cupboard
  • Sunnyside Gardens
  • Thomson Architects
  • Yogurt Beach
Opportunities are still available to sponsor one of our club's planters or sites. We would welcome your participation in our program! If you are interested, please email us at info@hopkintongardenclub.org.



Check out this website to attract birds to your garden

Many thanks to a website visitor for recommending this useful resource from the National Audubon Society. Just enter your zip code to view a list of bird friendly native plants for your area. Search results can be refined by plant type or bird species.





Speaker Series - Wednesday, January 18, 2016, 7:30 PM

"Flowering Trees and Shrubs for the Home Landscape" 

with Suzanne Mahler


Woody plants form the backbone of our landscapes. Explore the beauty of flowering trees and shrubs with a look beyond the fleeting flowers to varieties that provide attractive forms, colorful foliage, textural bark, and fruits for interest in more than one season. Discover new treasures to enhance your backyard retreats.


Suzanne grows extensive collections of perennials including more than 650 daylily cultivars and 250 varieties of hosta. She has been a garden lecturer for 30 years having spoken at the Boston, Rhode Island, and New England Spring Flower Shows, Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Environmental Protection Agency, and garden clubs and organizations throughout the New England area.  Suzanne is also the past President of the New England Daylily Society, an Overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a member of the Walnut Hill Garden Club in Hanover, MA and works part-time at Wyman Garden Center in Hanson, MA  

 

Mahler Gardens was formerly designated as a National Display Garden for the American Daylily Society and remains open to the public, dawn to dusk, during the month of July. 


This program will be held at Faith Community Church, Room 218, 146 E. Main Street in Hopkinton.  Our club’s general meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.  The speaker portion starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  


New members are welcome any time during our club year!


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council

 through the Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC program.