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Transitioning to a lower maintenance garden

Posted on Monday June 26, 2017

Sue L'Hommedieu will hold a Gardener-to-Gardener event in her garden at 9am on Tuesday, June 27. The topic will be Transitioning to a Lower Maintenance Garden. Attendees will hear tips from Sue on design, plant selection and care and tour the garden to see examples from the discussion. Click here to download the handout for this casual garden walkabout.

Maplewood Farm hosted the 5th annual Garden Gathering

Posted on Friday June 16, 2017

Hudson Garden Club's 5th annual Garden Gathering was held on June 10, 2017. One hundred guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, signature cocktails, wine and beer at the home of Brian and Gina Bishop. Their property, Maplewood Farm, had been recently renovated by Country LIving Magazine and was the perfect setting for the event. The proceeds helped fund scholarships, community grants and the beautification of Hudson.

Afternoon tea is a traditional tour stop

Posted on Friday June 16, 2017

A long-standing tradition of the Hudson Home and Garden Tour is the Tea Room that serves complimentary iced tea and homemade cookies to ticket holders. Each table in the Tea Room is decorated with a teapot filled with garden flowers from our members' gardens. This year the event is hosted by member Angela Strach-Gotthardt.

Our 70th tour is Thursday and Friday of this week!

Posted on Monday June 12, 2017

June 15 and 16 are the dates for this year's Home and Garden Tour. This tour, our 70th, revisits homes that have been featured on tours in past decades. Buy tour tickets Monday through Wednesday this week at Acme Fresh Market or Learned Owl Bookshop to save $5 per ticket. Click here for a video tour of one of this year's stops. More information about the tour is on our Tour webpage.

Tamarack trees were highlight of Kent Bog trip

Posted on Sunday June 04, 2017

Naturalist Stanley Stine led a group of HGC members on a walk through Cooperrider-Kent Bog on the afternoon of June 4. A boardwalk traverses this state nature preserve and allows a close look at a unique ecosystem. This kettle bog was formed by a glacier is now home to Ohio's largest stand of Tamarack trees. The trees were beautiful to see with their rose-colored cones and soft evergreen-like foliage. We saw high bush and low bush blueberries, cranberries, several species of ferns, mosses, sedges, carex and Pixie Cup lichen. Stanley pointed out interesting plants, identified bird calls and answered our many questions. After the walk, the group enjoyed ice cream together in Kent. Garden Club field trips, one of the benefits of membership, are organized by Barb Earnhardt and are announced in the club newsletter.

2017 Tour home featured in The Plain Dealer

Posted on Friday June 02, 2017

The Plain Dealer published a detailed article with photos and video about Amiee and Peter Wiley's newly renovated historic Hudson home. It will be one of the 2017 Tour homes. Read the article here. Come to the Tour on June 15 and 16 to see these great homes and gardens in person, enjoy afternoon tea and shop at the club's Garden Shop.

Spring Plant Exchange enjoyed fine weather and good selection

Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

The 2017 Spring Plant Exchange was held on a lovely May evening. Members welcomed many new people to the exchange and everyone left with new plants for their garden. The club holds this free event twice a year at Veteran's Way Park. The next one will be on Saturday, September 23. For details about the exchange and to download labels for the plants you donate visit the Plant Exchange page of this website.

Behind the scenes greenhouse tour

Posted on Monday May 08, 2017

Hudson Garden Club's Herb Group made arrangements for the club to have a behind the scenes greenhouse tour at Kollman's Greenhouse in Twinsburg. Beth Kollman, the new owner, showed the group what it takes to start plants from seed and keep them growing and healthy until they are ready for purchase.