Books in Bloom - October 25th - 30th!

Hopkinton Public Library

13 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 

                                                                                       


Come explore the library with a fun Scavenger Hunt seeking beautiful floral arrangements and interesting books illustrating Diversity! 

On opening day (October 25th) the floral interpretations and books will be displayed from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. near the front desk. The following days are for scavenging (via phone app) and enjoying the arrangements placed around the library. Scavenger winners will be awarded with a coupon for a free book at the Friends book sale on November 1st and 2nd.

Thanks to our Friends of the Library for inviting us to join with them in this creative event for our community!


Flowers for Vets

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

Here's our September flowers!







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.

Donations to our Club

We are grateful for donation in support of our volunteer community service programs. Please click here for brief information about our services and our mailing address.


Thank you to our "Help Hopkinton Bloom" Sponsors!

We want to express our appreciation to the local businesses who generously donated to our "Help Hopkinton Bloom" site sponsorship drive. Our sponsors help has enabled us to purchase self-watering planters for Main Street, and to keep them and our garden sites filled with blooms and greenery.

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

Site Sponsors:



Free and Open to the Public!!!               
Our October Speaker Series Presents        

Birdscaping: Home Sweet Habitat
with Jana Milbocker and Joan Butler
October 15, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Hopkinton Historical Society
Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton

This delightfully illustrated program explores the importance of creating welcoming habitats for birds through thoughtful landscape choices, including native plants vital for food and nesting sites. Learn about the joys and benefits of creating beautiful layered gardens designed to bring avian performers right into our own backyards.

Jana Milbocker is the principal of Enchanted Gardens, a lecturer, and garden writer. She published The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast in 2018. She has a passion for landscape design and horticulture, and has been gardening on her 2-acre property in Holliston’s historic district for over 20 years. The garden surrounding her Victorian home features more than 140 varieties of trees and shrubs, perennial gardens, peony and rose beds, water features and shady retreats. Jana is interested in all aspects of design—spatial relationships, the interplay of light and shadow, color theory, texture, proportion and plant combinations. Trained as a graphic designer, Jana brings years of critical design thinking, clarity and cohesiveness to her landscape solutions. Her professional experience includes twenty five years as an art director and designer. Jana holds a BFA from Syracuse University, an MBA from Boston College, and coursework in horticulture and landscape design.

Joan Butler has been an enthusiastic gardener for over 30 years, and believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door. Her gardens have been included on several garden tours, and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and collections of hosta, heuchera and epimedium. Joan is a Master Gardener, a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries, and is a past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council. She is also an accredited Flower Show Judge, and was Chairman of the floral design Division I competition at the Boston Flower and Garden Show 2014-2015

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


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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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.