Do you like flowers?  Landscapes? Meeting new friends and neighbors?  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 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.    

We'd love to have you join us! See our membership page for information.
 

The Garden Club in Action!

Creating Holiday Wreaths for Project Just Because

On November 14th, several of our members decorated holiday wreaths for beneficiaries of the Hopkinton-based charity Project Just Because. Approximately two dozen wreaths were assembled and delivered in time for Thanksgiving holiday distribution by the charity to its program recipients. This annual wreath making program is one of several community projects sponsored by our club.

 

Shown above: Ann Horton, Lynne Rosenblum and Rhonda Levy.

Save the Date!

"Epimediums - Jewels of the Shade"
with Karen Perkins
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
 7:30 pm

Free and open to the public!

Known by many as a simple ground cover for dry woodland shade, Epimediums are finally getting the appreciation they deserve. This "perfect shade perennial" possesses a delicate beauty that belies its surprisingly tough, long-lasting nature. Karen will illustrate the many and varied types now commercially available, including some of the exciting new evergreen species from China. Characteristics, growth habit, growing and propagation, pests and diseases, and combining Epimediums with other shade perennials in the garden will be addressed. We will even get a glimpse into the collecting trips to China made by Darrell Probst.

Karen Perkins graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture and from the University of Deleware with a Master of Science in Public Garden Management.  She has worked/interned at several botanic gardens including: the Cornell Plantations, Longwood Gardens, the Arboretum at Flagstaff, Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew, England and Royal botanic gardens - Edinburgh, Scotland.  She server in the Education Department of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA for 17 years.  Karen is currently the owner of Garden Vision Epimediums, a Massachusetts based mail order nursery offering over 170 species and varieties of Epimediums along with other choice companion shade perennials.

Our meeting will be held at Faith Community Church, 146 E. Main Street, Room 213, in Hopkinton.  Our general meeting starts at 6:30p.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 email us at info@hopkintongardenclub.org or visit our website:  www.hopkintongardenclub.org.

 

Come learn with us!