With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak and the need for social distancing, the Hudson Garden Club has made the decision to cancel the 2020 Hudson Home and Garden Tour. We greatly appreciate all the homeowners, hosts/hostesses, and volunteers who have spent so much time in planning and preparation to make this year’s event a success.
The good news is that many of this year’s homeowners have already agreed to participate in 2021! So, we’re already ahead for next year’s event and hope it will be the best one yet.
Each June the Garden Club holds a Home and Garden Tour that showcases a few of the beautiful homes and lovely gardens of this historic Western Reserve city. The 2020 Tour is Thursday, June 18 and Friday, June 19. Hudson is located in northeast Ohio at the junction of Route 91 and Route 303.
Watch a video about the Tour!
In 1947 the Hudson Garden Club sought a way to raise funds to replace the many trees lost to Dutch elm disease and decided to conduct the first tour, which was gardens only. Over the years the club expanded the tour to include both homes and gardens. The event is the cornerstone of Hudson Days, a community-wide celebration highlighting the many activities available in the city. Over 1,250 people attend the tour each year.
What’s It Like?
Tour guests visit several homes and gardens around town as volunteer hosts and hostesses present facts of interest. Floral arrangements designed by Garden Club members with fresh material from local Hudson gardens enhance several rooms in each home and delight patrons each year. Tour guests provide their own transportation between stops, parking at the curbside or nearby. The ticket/program includes a map and information about the featured homes and gardens. Read our FAQ and view photos of past Tours here and here. Follow our Facebook page titled The Hudson Garden Club – Ohio for this and other club events.
Tour Hours/Ticket Information
2020 Tour Dates and Hours:
- Thursday, June 18th 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Note evening hours
- Friday, June 19th 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- The Garden Shop is open 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. during the Tour. Due to construction at our usual site, the 2020 Garden Shop, Tea and Ticket Tent will be at Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson Aurora Rd. No ticket is required to visit the Garden Shop.
Presale tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at a later date or by writing to the Hudson Garden Club Ticket Chairman, 2499 Blue Heron Drive, Hudson, OH 44236. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope and a check for $25 per ticket payable to Hudson Garden Club. Starting May 30, tickets that include the complete program and map, will be sold via cash or check at Hudson’s Acme Fresh Market and Learned Owl Bookshop.
On Tour days tickets are $30. Cash, check and credit card payments are accepted. Ticket vouchers and receipts may be exchanged for the Tour program/map only at the Garden Shop at Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson Aurora Rd. There will be NO TICKET TENT ON THE GREEN. Please note tickets are not refundable and are not sold or exchanged for the program at the individual Tour stops.
Friday, June 19 Tour Luncheon 11am-2pm
The Country Club of Hudson, 2155 Middleton Road, will host the Tour Luncheon this year on Friday only. Presale tickets will be available online and on the Tour day at the door. The Summer Buffet will include mixed green salad with assorted toppings and dressings, local bread and butter, tomato and mozzarella salad, fresh sliced seasonal fruit, herb marinated chicken breast, grilled salmon, seasonal soup du jour, roasted red pepper hummus with pita chips, focaccia Italian sandwiches, chicken and kale caesar wraps, grilled marinated seasonal vegetables and an assorted desserts including chocolate peanut butter tarts, crème brûlée spoons and more!
The Garden Shop – Note new location for 2020!
Due to construction at our usual location, in 2020, the Garden Shop will be located at Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson Aurora Rd (indicated on the tour program). The shop is open 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tour days. No ticket is required to shop. Information about other community events is also available there. This will also serve as the location to pick up presale ticket programs and maps.
Complimentary Afternoon Tea – Note New Location for 2020!
Included in the ticket price is an afternoon tea during which complimentary iced tea and homemade cookies are served. You will notice arrangements of locally grown flowers brightening each table. This year, the tea will be held at Hudson High School, 2500 Hudson Aurora Road, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each afternoon of the Tour.
Proceeds from the Tour fund the Garden Club’s annual scholarships, grants, school programs, mentoring workshops, tree planting in Hudson and community gardening projects. An all-volunteer effort, more than 500 men and women donate thousands of hours toward this worthwhile project.
Dining and Shopping
Hudson has many tempting restaurants ranging from fast food to fine dining. The local newspaper, The Hudson Hub-Times publishes a special Tour edition the week before the Tour which usually details the dining options. Hudson also boasts a wide selection of wonderful shops. See http://www.firstandmainhudson.com/ and http://www.merchantsofhudson.com/shopping.htm Ample parking can be found off Clinton Street, west of Route 91, behind the stores.