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 garden beds, both perennial and annual. Most new members spend some time on this Committee learning more about gardening and helping make our Town beautiful.



Books in Bloom/Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library

Our club partners with the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library to stage the “Books in Bloom” show. The  show highlights numerous floral arrangements created by club members to interpret select book covers. Floral designs are placed throughout the library with their book covers for all to enjoy.

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, our 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 plans fundraisers every year to raise money for the club's civic and educational activities. Our annual Plant Sale, held in May, offers plants contributed from member gardens and purchased from local wholesalers. Our Greens Sale, held in early December, offers table arrangements, decorated wreaths and other festive greenery to celebrate the holiday. A workshop is held before the Greens Sale for all members to create fabulous and fun pieces to offer at the sale.

We also solicit donations from local business each year to fund our downtown Beautification plantings.




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!