About The Hilliard Area Garden Club

The Hilliard Area Garden Club's Mission is to be a source of gardening information, Fellowship and Service for the Hilliard Area.

The Club is a group of approximately 40 men and women of all ages who meet at 7 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Hilliard Community/Senior Center most of the year, with some special meetings at club members gardens.

The Clubs Officers are:
President: Falguni Bhatt
Vice President: Patty McHenry
Secretary: Jo Leppert
Treasurer: John Emerick

Non-elected leadership roles:
Betty Robison and Sadie DeWeese - Refreshment Committee
Stu Lewis - Webmaster
Sandy Anderson - "Historian" and Sunshine Lady

From September through April we recruit outside experts on gardening related topics. Members have a say in what topics should be covered. Want to know about something? Let us know. The following are member suggested topics:

Antique Roses

Organic Vegetable Gardening



Ohio Wild Flowers

Endangered Plants

Rock Gardens

Shade Garden Design

Landscape Design


Using Ornamental Grasses

Using/Integrating Native Plants

Invasive Plant Species

African Violets

Lawn Care

Ornamental Trees and Flowering Shrubs

Container Gardening, Hanging or Dish Gardens

Past Presentations have included: Ohio's Best Natural Area, Jim McCormac with ODNR, Burpee Bulb Workshop, Ohio Herb Gardening, Pruning & Storm Damage, Insects and Integrated Pest Management, Gypsy Moths and the Ash Borer, Ponds, Bonsai, Day Lilies, Soil, Lawn Care, Choosing plant for Container Gardening, and Hypertufa Workshop.

Club members share and trade plants, seeds and bulbs twice a year - Seed Exchange in March and Perennial Exchange in September. The Club presently has one fundraiser - selling high quality plants from local wholesaler (orders are due end of March.)

Hillard Area Garden Club participates in Seeds Of Friendship where seed are collected and donated to Rwanda. Members participate in two Local Community Service Projects.

In the Summer months June-Aug meeting are held at a club members home where the hosts can show and share there gardening talents. The Annual Potluck has recently been combined with a prepotluck 5 garden tour of club members' home. A field trip is usually planned in June.