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Club donates magazine subscriptions

Posted on Tuesday November 07, 2017

In addition to purchasing books for the Hudson library, our club also donates to the Hudson library the annual subscriptions for the following gardening magazines: Country Gardens, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate Ideas Magazine, Ohio Garden Magazine and The Flower Arranger. All but the current month's issue can be checked out for reading at home. Or, purchase a drink and snack at the library's Brewster Cafe and spend some time reading a copy there.

Herb Group to hold Herbal Broth Workshop

Posted on Thursday November 02, 2017

The Herb Group is the club's special interest group. It meets monthly to explore topics in the wide-ranging world of herbs. Meetings are announced in the newsletter. On Monday, November 13 at 10:30am the group will meet at the Hudson Library's North Room for a workshop on Herbal Broth. Members Amy Squyers and Jan Schrader will lead this tasty and educational meeting. Participants will sample the freshly cooked broth along with herbal cheese and crackers. Everyone will leave with some broth for use at home in soups, vegetables and sauces. It can be frozen to have on hand for holiday cooking, too. Please RSVP to or (330) 573-6353 by Nov 7.

Special gathering for new members on December 5

Posted on Wednesday November 01, 2017

On Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm there will be a special holiday theme get together for new members who have joined in 2016 and 2017 at the home of Board member Sherry Beam. Sometimes it is hard to connect when you are new to an organization. This is a great way for you to learn more about the Club and make new gardening friends. Some of our Board members will be on hand to welcome you and to get to know you better. This is a fun, relaxing way to hear more about some of our activities and projects and to meet the people who spearhead them. We will have “hearty” appetizers, so skip dinner and enjoy a variety of treats here.

Sherry’s address is 2633 Hudson-Aurora Road, directly across from the Hudson Methodist Church; near the intersection of Stow Road. Please park at the church lot. We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP to Sherry at or (330) 573-6353 by November 30.

HGC decks the hall at Stan Hywet

Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017

Hudson Garden Club is decorating an entire room for “Deck the Hall” at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. The estate is illuminated inside and out with over ONE MILLION lights. The historic Manor House decorations are inspired by the theme Postcards from the Past. “Deck the Hall” will be open select evenings from November 24 to December 30, 2017. Come see our room, the Solarium, decorated by Barb Earnhardt, Nancy Forhan, Jane Harrison and Fern MacMillan!
HGC was the only garden club invited to participate. Other rooms in the Manor House are being decorated by professional florists and designers! Several major room renovations have been done in the Manor House so Christmas is sure to be more beautiful than ever. Visit for more information.

See our club's decorated tree at Cleveland Botanical Garden's winter show

Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017

HGC is decorating one of the 30 Christmas trees at the Cleveland Botanical Garden winter show, GLOW, this holiday season. The theme for this year is “Woodland Forests and Gardens of Nature and Wonder.” The show is held from November 24 to December 31, 2017. Our tree, “First Snow in the Woods,” has handmade ornaments created by members Connie Chakford, Faye Duber, Barb Earnhardt, Kathy Foley, Nancy Ginsberg, Lois James, Nancy Kolodgy, Jan Lindstrom, Nancy Renner and Tina Schmutz.  See our November newsletter for details about a special free GLOW event for club members. Visit for more information about GLOW.

Dahlia grower hosted September field trip

Posted on Thursday October 12, 2017

Our September 2017 field trip took us to see the 500 Dahlias of a real Dahlia lover, Ron Miner of Chagrin Falls. Ron is a Dahlia Society of Ohio judge and exhibitor, and a past-president of and currently a trustee of the American Dahlia Society. He spoke to our Club a few years ago and welcomed us to visit his three gardens with 100 different Dahlia cultivars. We learned about growing Dahlias, their watering/fertilizing needs, how to over-winter the tubers, and the virus research Ron is supporting in a project underway at Washington State University. We enjoyed seeing the wide variety of colors and shapes and sizes of this captivating flowering plant that is a member of the same family as the lowly dandelion! 

Deadlines are approaching

Posted on Wednesday October 11, 2017

New members and renewing members are encouraged to pay dues before October 15 in order to be included in our printed club membership book. Dues are $20. The membership form can be downloaded here.

Grant Applications are due by November 1.  Infomation about the HGC Grants and the application form is here.

View our Tour promo video!

Posted on Thursday September 28, 2017

We have a great promo video about the Hudson Home and Garden Tour! The short film was premiered at the September club meeting and is now online. It can be viewed here. A link is also provided on the Tour page of this website. This is a wonderful way to share the Tour experience with your friends. Encourage them to come!