Family Day - September 14, 2019

Pumpkin Decorating! 

                     

                                                                  

We'll be joining in the Family Day celebrations again this year! 

Back by popular demand, the Garden Club will be providing pumpkins and all kinds of fun paint, stickers, and other fanciful trimmings to make your pumpkin "rock" for Halloween! 

Come by to say hello, learn about our club, and try out your decorating skill.

We hope to see you there!!


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.

Here's our September flowers!







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.



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.

Donations to our Club

We are grateful for donation in support of our volunteer community service programs. Please click here for brief information about our services and our mailing address.


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:


Free and Open to the Public!!!               
Our September Speaker Series Presents        

Good Bugs & Bad Bugs
with Bonnie Power
September 17, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Large Event Room, Hopkinton Public Library
13 Main St. Hopkinton

Good bugs and bad bugs:  not all insects are bad for the garden.  In fact, we rely on many to rid us of other unwanted invaders.  This presentation describes some of the common beneficial and pest insects gardeners encounter in New England.  We will take a look their habits and their life cycles as we discuss how their presence affects the success of our garden year.

Bonnie Power has an MA in Zoology from Boston University and taught college level science courses for over twelve years before leaving teaching for industry. After she retired she began taking courses to augment her love of gardening by working on certification at Garden in the Woods in Framingham and by becoming a certified Master Gardener in the fall of 2016. In 2015, she began volunteering on a Facebook page for insect identification and began learning about insects. Out of these experiences she developed a talk aimed at gardeners to acquaint them with beneficial and pest species of insects and other arthropods.

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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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.