2017 Tour Flowers

Posted on Friday August 04, 2017

Nearly 100 photographs of the 2017 Tour flowers are posted in our club's Shutterfly photo gallery. Here are a few examples.

2016 Tour Flowers

Posted on Saturday August 20, 2016

Floral arrangements by our club's talented designers are a popular part of the annual Home and Garden Tour. Here is a sampling of the floral designs of the 2016 Tour. To see more, visit our club's album at Shutterfly and check out our club's Facebook page.

2015 Tour Flower Arrangements

Posted on Wednesday November 04, 2015

One of the fine traditions of our Home & Garden Tour is the flower arrangements that are created to enhance the homeowners’ efforts to present their homes in the best light to our visitors. Due to requests from our Tour guests, starting in 2015, we are posting the arrangements from each tour year in a separate album. Previously, selections from many past tours have been combined in a single album (still available below).

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Hudson Home & Garden Tour

Posted on Tuesday January 31, 2012

The tour offers many delights - homes, gardens, flower arrangements made from our members' own garden flowers, a complimentary afternoon tea and a Garden Shop. Here are some photos from past tours. We invite you to come enjoy this year's tour in person!

Tour Flower Arrangements

Posted on Monday January 30, 2012

Club members create floral arrangements for the homes on the Hudson Home and Garden Tour using flowers picked from our members' own gardens. Each is designed specifically for the room in which it is displayed. The unique flower arrangements are one of the many touches that make the tour so special.

Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz

Posted on Sunday January 29, 2012

Our club participates in the Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz Program (BLBB) program. It is an Ohio-wide citizen science program aimed at evaluating the current state of native and exotic coccinellids (aka lady beetles). Monitoring lady beetles is a good way to educate the public about the importance of biodiversity and to engage volunteers in the scientific process of monitoring biodiversity. Lady beetles are beneficial predators, several species occur in residential habitats and the species are relatively easy to identify.  Yellow sticky card traps and an identification card are used to collect beetle data twice during the summer. The data is then reported to the program coordinator at The Ohio State University. We use the Community Garden on Ravenna Road as our monitoring site.  For more information about the program visit

The Clinton Street Rain Garden

Posted on Sunday January 29, 2012

Rain gardens are special landscaped areas designed to capture runoff from paved areas and compacted soils. As rainwater flows over impervious surfaces, it picks up sediment and pollutants and carries them directly into streams and lakes. A properly designed rain garden can absorb the runoff, treat the pollutants via the plants and soil microorganisms in the garden and lessen the flow into stormwater systems.

Hudson's Clinton Street Rain Garden was installed in 2006. Hudson Garden Club provided the funding to purchase the plants and worked with the city, individuals, organizations and businesses from our community to make the project a reality. The garden club's BUGs did the intial planting and have been maintaining the site ever since. The garden was designed to function as a natural area that requires no supplimental watering, fertilizing or temporary plantings.

The garden features 2000 square feet of low-maintainance natives, hardy perennials and grasses which provide habitat for wildlife. The garden controls the nearby parking lot's stormwater overflow from going into Brandywine Creek which is located directly behind the garden.  Recognized during the Hudson in Bloom competition, the Clinton Street Rain Garden has helped Hudson's ecology and is a beautiful addition to downtown.

Field Trips

Posted on Friday January 27, 2012

Field trips to interesting and educational places are a great way to get to know other members. The times and locations are announced in our club newsletter. We meet up, form a carpool and drive to the location. We've taken field trips to private and public gardens, tea rooms, nurseries, attended workshops and even had a factory tour. Just about any gardening-related idea is considered. The trips are generally free or have a very minimal charge.