Since 2000 the Hudson Garden Club has offered grants to fund worthwhile projects or programs that fulfill the mission of the Club. Hudson Garden Club is dedicated to spreading the knowledge and love of gardening, the beautification of public property and the support of education in horticultural and related fields.  Grant applications are submitted online.  Please click below for the application.

Click here to complete grant application.

Please complete each item on the grant application form.  The completed application form must be submitted by November 15.  We will not accept any application received after the deadline. Missing information may prevent your application from being considered.

 All grants requests will be considered. Applicants may reapply annually. Grant monies will be distributed during the last week of December of the year the application is submitted.

If you have documents you need to submit in hard copy, please mail to Hudson Garden Club Grants at 169 Elm St., Hudson, OH 44236. For questions, please contact

2022 Grant Recipients

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park- $5,000 to revitalize the Learning Garden and Hoop House at the CV Environmental Educational Center which will then create a new and improved student experience.

East Woods Intermediate School- $5,000 to beautify the school campus with diversity and habitats to attract local insects and animals and provide 5th grade students a hands -on-learning experience by submitting competing designs for the south side of the cafeteria entrance. 

East Woods Intermediate School- $2,000 to beautify the school campus as above the north side of the cafeteria.

Friends of Hudson Parks-  $4,750 to keep recent arrivals of invasive plants at the Hudson Springs Park from developing and spreading into a smothering monoculture that would kill spring plants and keep native understory bushes and small trees from developing underneath the mature forest canopy.

Friends of Hudson Springs Parks- $5,000 to remove invasive species at three Hudson Springs Park locations so that native bushes and trees will now be given a chance to establish and create high quality habitat for pollinators and native birds.

Go Green Go- $360 to support a litter remove program through plogging. Plogging refers to the activity of picking up trash while jogging. Three plogging events will be planned in Hudson in 2023.

McDowell Early Learning Center- $2,500 to install an outdoor sensory garden that will address all five senses and will provide a sensory experience for these young learners with a special focus on students with disabilities that affect senses.

Seton Catholic School- $535 to support a composting program which will convert students lunch scraps into rich soil to support the school’s garden beds.

Wyoga lake Conservation Association- $480 for beautification of a Micropark in Stow which will include the addition of mature bushes, spring bulbs, paver walkway and inviting trellis.


2021 Grant Recipients

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park – $2,000 to improve virtual and hybrid programming for students and continue field trips for schools.

David Hudson Chapter DAR – $2,000 to restore WWII memorial

Friends of Hudson Parks – $3,000 to develop a healthy, more diverse ecosystem along the Hudson Springs Trail

Go Green Go – $500 to reduce litter and plastic pollution in Hudson while creating awareness and getting people out and active. Also promote beautification of public property

Hale Farm & Village – $2,500 for restoration of the Goldsmith Garden

Hudson Montessori School – $1,200 to create new planting beds for students

Seton School Garden Club – $115 to expand gardens


2020 – Grants were not awarded as our major fundraiser, the Home and Garden Tour was cancelled due to Covid


2019 Grant Recipients

Hale Farm & Village – $2,500 to restore a key historic element of the Goldsmith Garden and provide protection from pests that undermine the horticultural learning laboratory.

Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park – $2,000 to provide scholarships for children unable to attend otherwise.

Evamere Elementary School – $1,900 to teach students the joy of plants by creating fairy gardens – all 233 Kindergarten students will participate.

Go Green Go – $650 to buy a one-year Road Runners Club of America membership which includes gloves and trash bags for clean-up of Hudson.

City of Hudson – $1,700 to provide deep root fertilization and root stimulation for mature trees on the Green in Hudson and pruning as needed along with ongoing inspection.

Hudson Montessori School – $1,000 for student-run small business, North House Specialties, will use the extra beds for multiple purposes, including selling starts of vegetable plants, opening a small CSA, or starting a fresh lunch program all week instead of the Community Lunch Program that only takes place each Thursday.

Carolyn Bouquot – $250 to continue the beautification of the Terex traffic island.