Arts in Bloom/Cultural Arts Alliance

The Hopkinton Garden Club partners with the Cultural Arts Alliance to stage the “Arts in Bloom” show. The HGC/CAA Arts in Bloom show highlights many floral arrangements created by club members to interpret select pieces of artwork. Floral arranging is truly an art and this well attended show is always eagerly anticipated by the general public as a rite of Spring!

Beautification

One of the most significant Committees in the Club is the Beautification Committee. This is true gardening including planning, planting, fertilizing, watering, and weeding plants, both perennial and annual. Most new members spend some time on this Committee learning more about gardening and helping make our Town as beautiful as it can be.

Challenge Plant

For those unafraid to take a risk and perhaps have a good laugh, every October a "Challenge Plant" is chosen. Members can choose to purchase the plant and grow it for several months at home. At the last meeting of the year, all the plants come back and a vote is taken as to the "best in show" and the "worst"! Not for the weak of heart! But it is great fun and members can show off their horticultural prowess.

December Holiday Dinner

Every December, Hopkinton Garden Club members gather at a special venue to welcome this festive season amidst floral arrangements and decorations that celebrate the season. Good cheer and fare abound, carols are sung and the tradition continues for well over a dozen years whereby Club members welcome in another new year with each other.

Fundraisers

The Club often plans a major fundraiser to supplement our Plant Sale. We have held Holiday Open Houses, where professional floral arrangers present anecdotal and educational information to members and guests; and held Garden/Kitchen Tours whereby the Club seeks out unique gardens around Hopkinton for the public to enjoy.  

Holiday Gazebo Decorating

The Veterans Memorial Gazebo on the Hopkinton Town Common provides the Club with the opportunity to help make the community a festive holiday place. Lights are hung, and greens and wreaths are strategically placed to make the gazebo beautiful. The Downtown Revitalization's Annual Holiday Walk ends at the Gazebo with hot chocolate for all.   

Holiday Library Decorating
 
A longstanding community beautification effort, this Committee decorates the Hopkinton Town Library right after Thanksgiving for the December and New Year holidays. Greens and ribbons abound and the public truly enjoys the scene and has often commented that this is the most memorable event that we do in town!