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.

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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, March 15, 7:30 PM

"Vegetable Gardening for Everyone

with Susan Hammond


Vegetable gardening is something everyone can enjoy, from the novice to the experienced gardener. It can be a way to bring fresh food to your table, teach children where food comes from or even a way to beautify your yard!

We’ll look at different types of vegetable gardens and discuss layout, variety choices and growing techniques.

Susan Hammond is a lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, with a wealth of gardening experience. Gardening since childhood, she has a special focus on edible plants. She is responsible for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s 6,000 square foot Garden to Table Vegetable Garden, where she enjoys teaching visitors and volunteers about vegetable gardening.

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.

The Hopkinton Garden Club is an affiliate of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.hopkintongardenclub.org or email: info@hopkintongardenclub.org.

 

Come learn with us!


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

 through the Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC program.