Flowers for Vets

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

Our arrangements for March are a breath of spring!

We're Offering a $1,000 Scholarship!

We are now soliciting applications for our 2020 Scholarship Program!

This scholarship is available to high school or college students maintaining legal residence in Hopkinton, MA for at least one year, and intending to pursue a career in the fields of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Forestry, Conservation, Environmental Sciences, or related fields.

Applications may be obtained through the Hopkinton High School Guidance Department, the Joseph Keefe Technical School Guidance Office, and here. The application is due by April 24, 2020.

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

Our Self-Watering Downtown Planters!!

In 2018, 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.

We Greatly Appreciate Your Support!

We are grateful for all donations in support of our volunteer community service programs. Please click here if you would like to donate to our club via credit card or check.

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. Our sponsors help has enabled us to purchase self-watering planters for Main Street, and to keep them and our garden sites filled with blooms and greenery.

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

Site Sponsors:

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.


As our country grapples with the spread of COVID-19, the health and safety of our program participants and the public at large is paramount. Consequently, we are following the recommendation from the state health department not to hold large gatherings. We are cancelling our "Container Gardening" presentation with Jeffrey Doherty and will continue to monitor developments, and evaluate whether we are able to reschedule this program for a later date.

              Free and Open to the Public!!!
         Our March Speaker Series Presents
                     "Container Gardening"   
                       with Jeffrey Doherty
                     of Angel's Garden Center

March 17th, 2020 - 7:30 p.m.
Hopkinton Public Library
13 Main Street, Hopkinton. MA

Container gardening is the practice of growing plants in containers such as pots, planters, window boxes, and hanging baskets, instead of planting them in the ground. The plants may include decorative flowers, cacti, edible plants such as herbs and vegetables, and small trees. There are numerous advantages to growing plants in containers, namely that movable plants gives more control over moisture, sunlight, and temperature. There is also less risk of weed problems and soil-borne disease. 

Join us for this presentation by Jeff Doherty and learn how to create container gardens to beautify and enhance your home.

Jeffrey J. Doherty is the principal at Angel’s Garden Center, Inc. and co-owner with his wife, Dayle, of Red Barn Coffee at Angel’s Café. Angel’s Garden Center is a landmark at the intersection of West Main and School Streets in Hopkinton and was founded in 1957 by Jeff’s parents, Angel and Paul Doherty. Jeff holds a BS in Public Administration from Bentley College and is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist. He was elected President of the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association in February 2019. He also serves as a volunteer on the Community Preservation Committee, Chair of the Open Space Preservation Commission and Chair of the Design Review Board. Jeff and his wife reside in Hopkinton with their two dogs, Fitzgerald and Lady.

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.

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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