Flowers for Vets

Each mont
h, September through June, club members create floral arrangements to decorate the tables at the Senior 
Center for their Veteran's breakfast.







Our New Self-Watering Downtown Planters!!

This year, our club purchased self-watering planters for the downtown area. Each planter can hold up to 18 gallons of water which is then available to the plantings on a continuous basis. The water supply needs to be replenished on a regular basis ranging from about 1 week in extremely hot summer weather to 2 weeks during early spring and fall. Previously, our members had to water planters every day or so in extremely hot weather. Getting the 4 - 6 gallons of water to each planter was not an easy task! The new planters are easier to maintain and provide the water needed to keep the plants looking their best.



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, work towards replacing our aging planters and enhance our town plantings.

Please join us in supporting our sponsors and recognizing their contribution to our community.

Site Sponsors:
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.



"Preparing the Soil for Gardening" with Gretel Anspach

September 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Faith Community Church

146 East Main St., Hopkinton - Room 218

Free and open to the public!!

The quality and make-up of your soil has a huge influence on how well your plants will do. Unlike sunlight, air, and water (the other 3 requirements), you can't tell whether your soils are right for your plants by looking at your soil or even by looking at your plants. Learn about soil structure, compaction, fertility, and pH, and learn how you can modify these qualities for a more successful garden.

Gretel Anspach is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon.  She has volunteered sporadically for the New England Wildflower Society as an adult’s and children’s guide. She considers her horticultural interests to be eclectic.  Gretel helped to establish and maintain two food production gardens that have provided fresh produce to the Marlboro Food Pantry for the last eight years.


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council,  a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


See our complete list of lectures ...

Want to learn about gardening? Each year, our club offers lectures on a variety of gardening topics. We hope you'll attend to learn about the amazing plant world, get information about our club, and meet our club members. These lectures are free and open to the public! See our full club calendar and lecture schedule here.


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