Johanna Impellizeri to Run the Boston Marathon to Raise Funds for the Hopkinton Garden Club!

We’re tremendously excited to introduce Johanna Impellizeri, who will be running the 125th Boston Marathon on October 11, 2021 for Hopkinton Garden Club!

Johanna hails from New York, attended Assumption College in Worcester as an athlete, and then moved to Boston where she became more interested in the Boston Marathon as a live spectator. “Seeing the energy from the runners and crowd solidified my dream and I couldn’t be more grateful”.
Johanna is now raising funds through her GoFundMe site with a goal of raising $5,000 for the Club. “The Hopkinton Garden Club does such a great job beautifying the town and supporting their community”.

Hopkinton is currently undergoing a significant multi-year construction project through the town center up to and including the Boston Marathon starting line.  Our club lost three gardens due to the construction, and will be an active participant in beautifying the town by establishing new gardens once construction has been completed.  

This partnership is made possible through the Boston Athletic Association’s charity program working with Hopkinton’s Select Board.

          Planters Installed on the Town Common
Our planters are out, but in new locations! 

Due to the Main Street Corridor project construction we have worked with the Hopkinton Department of Public Works and the Parks and Rec Committee to keep our planters out of harm's way. A big "thank you" to both organizations for allowing us to use the Town Common and Team Hoyt statue surround to install our planters this year, and for a huge assist in getting the planters in place and off to a good start.

Several club members joined forces in late May to get gorgeous plants in place for all to enjoy this summer!

Thanks to Club members: Rhonda, Joan, Jina, Mary, Audrey , Nancy, Merylyn and Ann!

Be sure to take a walk through the Town Common when you're downtown.

Hopkinton Garden Club Receives Award for Civic Projects

 The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts awarded the Hopkinton Garden Club, a member club,  the 2020 Continuing Civic Projects Award, Medium Club, for continual maintenance of one or more civic projects. The Federation recognizes the club’s accomplishments in ongoing Hopkinton beautification efforts at the “Welcome to Hopkinton” sign, Town Common trough, George V. Brown statue, Doughboy Memorial statue, downtown intersection at Main and Grove Street, Hayden Rowe and Grove St traffic island, Iris and Violet Garden, Main Street Cemetery border, and the Hopkinton Library planters, as well as the fourteen planters along Main Street.

The Hopkinton Garden Club thanks their local business supporters for their generous financial support; the Hopkinton Department of Public Works for their assistance with the club’s beautification efforts; as well as their own member volunteers who plan, plant and maintain the sites.

National Garden Club - Citation for 75 Years of Membership!

We are pleased to announce the Hopkinton Garden Club has been recognized for its 75 years of membership with The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. 

Our Club was organized locally in 1924 to service Hopkinton, formally joining the Federation in 1945. The Federation assists member Massachusetts garden clubs with education and an appreciation of Horticulture, Landscape and Floral Design, Gardening and Environmental Concerns. 

We look forward to celebrating our 100th year of providing services to Hopkinton in 2024!!

Donate to the Garden Club

We are grateful for all donations in support of our volunteer community service programs. Please click here if you would like to donate to our club via credit card.

Thank you 

 "Help Hopkinton Bloom" Sponsors!

We are grateful to those local businesses who elected to donate to our downtown beautification efforts despite the precarious business climate. Because of these dedicated organizations, we were able to provide welcoming blooms to our public spaces this year. 

Please join us in supporting our sponsors and recognizing their contribution to our community!

Site Sponsors:

Our Self-Watering Downtown Planters!!

In 2018, our club purchased self-watering planters for the downtown area.

Each planter can hold up to 18 gallons of water which is then available to the plantings on a continuous basis. The water supply needs to be replenished on a regular basis ranging from about 1 week in extremely hot summer weather to 2 weeks during early spring and fall. Previously, our members had to water planters every day or so in extremely hot weather. Getting the 4 - 6 gallons of water to each planter was not an easy task! The new planters are easier to maintain and provide the water needed to keep the plants looking their best.

Check out this website to attract birds to your garden

Many thanks to a website visitor for recommending this useful resource from the National Audubon Society. Just enter your zip code to view a list of bird friendly native plants for your area. Search results can be refined by plant type or bird species.

Join Us!

Do you like flowers? Landscapes? Meeting new friends? 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 garden design. 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.

See our complete list of lectures ...

Want to learn about gardening? Each year, our club offers lectures on a variety of gardening topics. We hope you'll attend to learn about the amazing plant world, get information about our club, and meet our club members. These lectures are free and open to the public! See our full club calendar and lecture schedule here.

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Get notices of local and area gardening related events, gardening stories, funny pics, and other good stuff!

Online Speaker Series Presents:

 “New England Native Flora”

With Gretel Anspach


Tuesday, October 19, 2021 7:30 p.m. 

via *Zoom

Registration information below

During this illustrated presentation, you will learn about native plants of New England. Plants native to our region will be easier to maintain, better able to withstand New England weather and may offer better resistance to deer and rabbits. The trees, shrubs, and perennials that evolved here will grow here with much less input from you.  You will reduce your workload while creating a paradise for the native birds and pollinators.

Gretel Anspach is a Trustee of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, a Lifetime Master Gardener with the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, and a recently-retired systems engineer for Raytheon.  She won the MMGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Gretel established and maintains a 20,000 square foot food production garden that has provided fresh produce to the Marlboro and Maynard Food Pantries for the last ten years.  Her primary interest and focus is always in the science behind horticulture.


*This program will be held via Zoom and is open to the public. Non-members who wish to attend, please respond to and state your interest in attending our October 19th online event. Instructions will be provided in a reply email.


The Hopkinton Garden Club is an affiliate of The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Visit us at; follow Hopkinton Garden Club on Facebook and hopkintongardenclub on Instagram. New members are welcome any time during the club year. Come learn with us! 


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council through the Massachusetts Cultural Council MCC program.

Our October Flowers for Vets!

Each month, September through June, club members create floral arrangements to decorate the tables at the Senior Center for their Veteran's breakfast.

Our 2021 Scholarship Winner!

The Hopkinton Garden Club is excited to announce Tiffany Mikulis was selected as the 2021 Garden Club Scholarship recipient. Tiffany was awarded the scholarship at the Hopkinton High School Awards Ceremony in June. She will be attending Haverford College in the fall to pursue a degree in Environmental Sciences.

Congratulations Tiffany! We wish you the best in your studies at Haverford.  

                              GO NATIVE!

Native plants in home gardens are essential to giving our pollinators safe habitat in which they can thrive. Climate change, overbuilding, invasive species and other factors have destroyed large areas previously home to our insect and bird populations. With so much land being "chopped up", putting native plants in your garden will add to those from your neighbors’ gardens creating larger spaces for pollinators to call home.

We ask for your help on behalf of pollinators who work hard to maintain the ecological systems we depend on (like food growth!). 

Here, we'll provide links to articles, webinars and webinars to educate you on native plants and why they're so important to pollinators, and to us. We'll be updating this list over time, so be sure to check back for additional information.