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 Wins First Place at Boston Flower and Garden Show
The Hopkinton Garden Club congratulates its members Henry Schmidt, Deborah Coleman, Kathy Yankee, Audrey Dempsey, Liz Swenson, and Merylyn Mezitt on winning the blue ribbon in the Design Division’s “Circle of Life” Club Competition.
“Circle of Life” requires a buffet table design for six or more set for a baby shower. Four competing clubs each select a baby (past or present) for their intended shower recipient. Our members chose Peter Rabbit as their “baby” thinking it would be fun to work with and easily accessorized by the participants personal rabbit themed pieces.
The group also received the Club Competition Award, a top honor for receiving 95 points or higher in the design scoring.
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
April 21, 2015
Designing Window Boxes and Containers"Free and Open to the Public!
On Tuesday, April 21st Carol Julien will present container and window box ideas including plant materials and color schemes to use in all four seasons. Plant material varieties will include annuals, perennials, herbs, and cut greens for winter allowing you to envision how to combine plants of all types to achieve the look you want. Maintenance of plant materials will be discussed and, Carol will put together a container using in season plants available at the time of the lecture.
Carol has clients throughout New England and has lectured extensively including the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, The New England Flower Show, the Arnold Arboretum, and others. Read more about Carol on her website: www.caroljulien.org
We hope you’ll join us for our April 21st meeting 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!
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 $30.00. Tickets will be sold the day of the event for $35.00.