Signed in as:
To be a source of gardening information, fellowship
and community service to the Hilliard Ohio area.
On July 18 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 59 into law, making Ohio one of the first states in the country to have an entire month dedicated to our native plants. “The month of April is designated as ‘Ohio Native Plant Month’ to increase public awareness of Ohio’s native plants and the many benefits they provide to pollinators, Ohio’s economy, and the health of Ohio’s environment.” Please visit www.ohionativeplantmonth.org and learn more about the benefits of growing native plants in your community, where to buy native plants and attend events all over the state this April.
Our club has been active for over 25 years with around 40 members, women as well as men, of varying ages and gardening interests. The Hilliard Community / Senior Center is the home for most of our meetings which are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9pm. You don’t need to be a member to attend a meeting. Just look under "Club Calendar" on this website or visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hilliardareagardenclub to find a meeting topic that interests you. When you arrive for our meeting please enter through the Hilliard Community Center doors and you will be directed to our meeting room. Have a question or comment? Please email us at HilliardAreaGardenClub@yahoo.com.
To help increase butterfly numbers, our club established a Certified Monarch Way Station. This garden is filled with native plants to support their life cycle such as Common and Swamp Milkweed, Purple Aster, Butterfly Weed, Coreopsis and Purple Coneflower. This garden is located behind the Veterans Memorial Garden in Roger Reynolds Municipal Park in Hilliard.
By joining the Hilliard Area Garden Club you will automatically become a member of the Columbus District of the Garden Club of Ohio and the Central Atlantic Region of the National Garden Clubs Inc. To Learn about the benefits of being a member of these two clubs please click "Links of Interest" on our website.
"The most valuable benefit of participating in garden club are
the friends you'll make."
We love to tour a club member’s home garden. Each one has it's own personality. Summer is also the time we’ll take a road trip.
Past Excursions include:
> Chadwick Arboretum, guided tour
> Scioto Gardens “Gardening & Arts Festival”
> Butterfly Ridge Conservation Center
> Governor’s Residence & Heritage Gardens
> Amity Abloom, daylily farm
> Cedar Bog
Our November meeting is generally Craft Night. To the right are examples of fresh holiday pine baskets. Below is a concrete leaf casting made during a summer crafting event.
Past activities include:
> Build a Fairy house
> Concrete leaf castings
> Forcing Spring bulbs
> Flower Arranging Basics by De Santis Florist
> Origami Paper Ornaments
> Growing Your Own Herb Garden
> Creating a Haven for Wildlife & Yourself
> Selecting the Best Native Trees for Your Property
> Kitchen Gardens, Design Your Own
> Identifying Non-Native Invasive Pests
> Gardening for Pollinators
> Diagnosing Plant Problems
> Must-Have Perennials
Hilliard Area Garden Club
4694 Cemetery Road
PMB # 163
Hilliard, Ohio 43026-1124