September Plant Exchange – A New Format


Due to Covid19 restrictions still in place, our usual September Plant Exchange at Veterans Way Park has been cancelled.  However, Hudson Garden Club members can still swap plants by posting plants that they have or want and making individual arrangements with another member to meet for the swap. Send an email to info at with what you want posted. Be sure to include your name and how you want to be contacted. We will post in the Members Area under the “Plants-Has/Wants” tab.   While this service is only open to HGC members, we welcome anyone interested to join our club.  Visit JOIN on this website for membership details.

September 10th meeting to be held outdoors

 UPDATE:  There was a limit to the number of people allowed at each session and all slots are now taken so we are no longer taking reservations for this program.  Thank you.

Due to Covid restrictions, our September meeting will be a farm tour and presentation held outdoors. Please note the date is Thursday, September 10, 2020.   The outing will be hald at Thaxton Garlic Farm, 2710 Ravenna Road, and will include a tour of the farm followed by a 45-minute presentation about various garlic varieties. Garlic and garlic products will be available for purchase. Plan to bring a chair (6 foot spacing) and if you want, a beverage or snack to enjoy during the presentation. Reservations are required to ensure adequate spacing. Contact Lois James at to request one of the TWO SESSIONS:   1:00-3:00pm or 5:00-7:00pm.

Visit our Facebook page to view Open Garden photos.

Photos from this summer’s Open Gardens are posted weekly on our Facebook page.You do not need a Facebook account to view our Facebook page. Follow the link and take a look. We are proud of our members and are inspired by their beautiful gardens!    UPDATE:  The 2020 Open Garden photos are now also posted in an album on our Photos page.. 

Virtual Garden Tour 2020 now showing on our Facebook page

Visit our Facebook page to find a series of videos that comprise our Virtual Garden Tour 2020. Members have contributed photos of their garden flowers and our chair of Tour Publicity, Erika Raeth, has compiled them into a series of short videos.  We hope you enjoy the show. See you in person in the gardens next summer!

Open Gardens planning begins

Plans are underway for a series of members-only Open Gardens during the summer months. Stay tuned as we line up members willing to invite fellow garden clubbers to a casual (social distanced) stroll of their garden. Details to follow in our club newsletter.  

May meeting and Plant Exchange are canceled 

Due to Ohio’s prohibition on group gatherings during the pandemic, our May meeting and the Spring Plant Exchange have been cancelled. We hope to start up our club activities again in September.

2020 Tour canceled due to Covid-19 risk

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 for this year’s event.

The good news is that many of this year’s homeowners have already agreed to participate in the 2021 tour. We look forward to it being the best one yet!

April meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the April meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. Stay safe, everyone, and enjoy your garden.

March meeting canceled due to health threat

Due to the cornonavirus pandemic, the March meeting of Hudson Garden Club has been canceled. 

Memorial books donated

As has been our club’s tradition from its founding, we have donated books to the Hudson Library in memory of two deceased members. Propagating Plants:How to Create New Plants for Free by Alan Toogood in memory of Dick Schultz  and Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds by Victoria Summerley for Katy Considine, the daughter of members Dick and Joanne Satava.

January meeting to be held at The Red Twig

We continue to vary our monthly meeting location. On Thursday, January 16, our meeting will be at The Red Twig, a local floral design studio located at 5202 Darrow Road in Hudson.  The Red Twig is next door to Standing Rock Gallery. Beginning at 6:45pm, we will socialize while enjoying a glass of wine.  The program will begin at 7:00pm. The owner and floral designer Michelle Touve-Holland will present  “Introducing Elements of Spring Into the Home.”  

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