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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.

Tea luncheon focused on herbal delights

Posted on Monday May 08, 2017

Members of the club's Herb Group gathered for an Herbal Tea Luncheon recently. Recipes were distributed prior to the event and each participant contributed to the assortment of delicious savory and sweet delights. Beth Lawrence hosted the event at her home and made good use of her English background to serve a proper tea in colorful china tea cups. The Herb Group, a special interest group of Hudson Garden Club, meets monthly to learn about and to enjoy using herbs.

May Day 2017

Posted on Tuesday May 02, 2017

May Day has been a Hudson Garden Club tradition for over 35 years. The club delivers a floral surprise to community offices and individuals who have helped the club fulfill our mission during the past year. As an extra treat this year, in addition to our usual list, each of our volunteers took a few additional plants and blank tags and surprised some Hudson residents by paying it forward!

Arbor Day trees given to fourth graders

Posted on Sunday April 30, 2017

Since the 1980's, our club has celebrated Arbor Day by presenting a program about trees and tree planting to the fourth graders of Hudson Public Schools. This year, the 13 classes of fourth graders at East Woods School attended the presentation. As has been our club's tradition, each student received the gift of a young White Pine tree to take home and plant. Members of the club had packaged each of the 400 trees in a manner that allows them to survive a trip home in a bookbag and a delay before planting.