Come Learn with Us!
Club members offer a variety of gardening interests and experience. Some like to get their hands dirty, others prefer floral arranging or designing a garden. Whatever the preference, we are always learning! Everyone donates time and energy to plant and maintain Hopkinton's public spaces several times a year.
HOPKINTON GARDEN CLUB OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS!
The Hopkinton Garden Club is soliciting applications for its 2015 Scholarship for Hopkinton residents with an interest in and of several fields related to the garden club's mission.
Scholarships are available to:
Applications may be obtained through the Hopkinton High School Guidance Department, the Joseph Keefe Technical School Guidance Office, or download here. The application deadline for college scholarships is April 19, 2015; however, scholarships for horticulture classes will be considered throughout the year and disbursed depending on available funds.
Hopkinton Garden Club Speaker Series
Hopkinton 300th House and Garden Tour - June 14th - Save the Date!
In celebration of Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary the Hopkinton Garden Club, the Hopkinton Woman's Club and the Hopkinton Historical Society have joined together for the first time to organize an exciting community event - "Hopkinton 300th House and Garden Tour". We are showcasing seven exceptional homes in Hopkinton, representing the past three centuries of our town from historic early houses to a modern architect's home. Also on display will be six verdant gardens, each unique and with many different features, such as a rose garden, pools, outdoor fireplace, and even a chicken coop. This fundraising event is taking place on Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 11 am to 5 pm. Advanced tickets will be available from garden club members and others after April 1, 2015 for $25.00. Tickets will be sold the day of the event for $30.00.
“The Buzz on Honeybees - A Fascinating Study” - with Gail McPhee
Tuesday, February 17th
(This program is being co-sponsored with the Hopkinton Library)
Free and Open to the Public!
Bees are the most important pollinators of our fruits, vegetables, flowers and crops! More than one third of the world's crop production is dependent on bee pollination. Gail will present an in-depth look at these creatures and their importance.
She has been a beekeeper for over 30 years and cares for six hives, one an observation hive and five government research hives. In this lecture, Gail will introduce you to the honeybee's world - their family, their home, and their work.
Our honeybee population is undergoing tremendous stress leading to great declines in their numbers. Gail will update you on the research that's being done, how her apiary has contributed to research efforts, and some of the findings to date. Gail’s exhibits typically include a mini-hive and tools to work the bees. She’ll also show you the products honeybees produce and how we use them.
Gail enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping other people to understand the 'how and why' of a subject. Gail was named “Beekeeper of the Year” in 2009, and has been a Master Gardener since 1986. She also holds a BA degree in Psychology from Clark University.
Our February 17th meeting will be held at the Faith Community Church, 146 Main Street, Room 233, in Hopkinton. Our 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.