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After a long and difficult winter, hope is on the way and we will soon be complaining about the hot summer! At last it is time to talk about our amazing season, filled with fabulously interesting speakers, a field trip and twoone-day trips.

I regret to inform you that Margaret Waller resigned as President at the end of last year. I have been filling in for the balance of her term until the AGM in April, which explains why I am writing this!

Over the winter, a sub-committee reviewed the operations of our Club. There were several goals, but two of the main reasons for the   review was to recognize the difficulty in managing a number of events where we had problems finding volunteers and have had to either cancel events or rely on a small number of the same people for support. In future, there will not be a meeting in March and the Local Garden Tour and the Flower Show will be held in alternate years. The second goal was to review the time in which the President, VP and Past President are expected to serve their terms in the club. To this end we have removed the position of VP and will be seeking the next President from the current Board.

We have a busy year ahead and will be seeking help from you, our members, to support our speakers and events.              

The highlight speaker this year will be Carson Arthur who is finding time between his busy schedule of television (HGTV) and film work and his successful gardening company, to come and talk to us in October.

Deborah Barclay
Interim President

Please Note:
Meetings are held on the Third Tuesday of each month from April to November at St. James’ Church, 642 Main Road, Hudson.
Guest fee for regular meetings is $5.

Meetings open at 7:30 pm; invited speakers begin promptly at 7:45 pm.
Tous les membres sont les bienvenus. Veuillez toutefois prendre note que nos conférenciers feront leur discours en anglais.

Remember: Instead of waiting until the holidays, non-perishable food items will now be collected at each meeting and donated to Le Pont Bridging throughout the year.


Please advise us promptly if either your mailing or e-mail address has changed; we will correct your address for the next mailing.

Meetings & Events

April 16 - Opening Meeting
Note: please come early to renew your membership and reserve a place on the bus for our day trips.

The Annual General Meeting will be followed by wine and nibbles as the Board presents our exciting 2019 season to you. Click here for the Agenda and 2018 AGM Minutes

April 20
Easter Seed Planting
Seed Planting from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Stepehen F. Shaar Community Centre, 394 Main, Hudson to help children plant seeds in little peat pots and to inspire these young gardeners to become future members of the HGC. Come join the fun!

May 21 - Field Trip
164 Evergreen, Hudson
This is a unique opportunity to watch the work in progress as a pond is being built in a private garden in Hudson. The Designer and Contractor, John Kiraly of Les Jardins J.G. Kiraly will explain the work he has completed and what he still has to do to finalize the pond and the surrounding area.

June 1
Spring Fling and Plant Sales Wyman Church Lawn
Once again as part of the Wyman Spring Fling the Hudson Garden Club Spring Plant Sale will be held from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on the lawn of Wyman Church.

June 12 - One-day Bus Trip
On Top of the World:
Explore Amazing Roof Top Gardens of Montreal
Take a tour of four ambitious green roof gardens. Enjoy the amazing views of the city and learn how gardening techniques have been adapted to create areas for relaxation as well as the production of organic vegetables. Watch your email for price and details.

Tickets will be on sale at the April meeting and afterwards at the Hudson Village Travel. Tickets will be sold only to HGC members until May 16, 2019, after which  non-members will be invited. Reservations are confirmed with payment by cheque made out to Hudson Village Travel.

June 18 - Meeting

Conteiner Gardening
Elaine Sanders
A stunning container can turn a ho-hum entrance, balcony or forgotten corner of your garden into something special. Join Solutions Jardins founder Elaine Sanders to learn about the important steps to successful container gardening and to see many beautiful examples of what you can grow above ground from edibles to ornamentals. (

July 13
One-day Bus Trip
Rural Beauty: A Visit to the Laurentians
Opened especially for our visit, don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit four amazing private gardens, nestled in the hills near Piedmont and St Adele. Lunch will be at a critically acclaimed restaurant. Watch your email for price and details.Be advised, some gardens could be a problem for people with mobility problems. 

Tickets will be on sale at the April meeting and  afterwards at the Hudson Village Travel. Tickets will be sold only to HGC members until May 16, 2019, after which non-members will be invited. Reservations are confirmed with payment by
cheque made out to Hudson Village Travel.

July 16 - Meeting
Permaculture Landscaping and Perennial Plantings
Jonah Neumark
What do you do if you’re a landscape designer, plant producer, educator, and artist? Permaculture! In his talk, Jonah Neumark will present various permacultural techniques and principles using some of his projects as examples. He’ll cover tips and tricks for perennial plantings. He’ll share his favourite plants … ones you might just want to grow! This special speaker event is hosted in partnership with the Hudson Food Collective. (

July 21
Local Garden Tour
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
An afternoon full of promise. Visit local gardens, kindly opened for us to share and enjoy. Come rain or shine. $10 for non-members payable at the first garden visited. Maps will be available on our website, at meetings, and the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre in Hudson.

August 20 - Meeting
Keith Vraves
Native to Mexico, the Dahlia has long been treasured on dinner plates (the tubers are edible) and in gardens around the world. Its beauty and   historical and botanical quirks are just some of the reasons why the National Garden Bureau in the USA selected the Dahlia as 2019’s “bulb” of the year. Join Cramer Nursery’s Keith Vraves for a fascinating exploration of this beautiful genus.

September 17 - Meeting
Tips on Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Dr. David Wees
If you’ve ever wondered about pruning, this is the talk for you. David Wees, the Associate director of the Farm Management and Technology Programme at McGill University, is here to share the long and the short of pruning. When should you prune and when should you leave “good enough” alone? Some tips on why, how and when to prune your trees, shrubs and vines.

September 21
Fall Root Sale
Le Verger - 439 Main Road
1:00pm to 4:00 pm
Drop off potted and labelled plants starting at 12:30pm.

October 15 - Meeting
Speaker to be determined
Due to a scheduling conflict, Carson Aruthur will be unable to speak at our October meeting. We will post details about a replacement speaker when they are finalized.

November 23
Even to be announced
Stay tuned for details

HGC gives back!
HGC is a non-profit organization, but sound management means that we occasionally accumulate a budget surplus beyond our operating needs.

HGC is a vibrant part of the community in which we live and in the spirit of giving to our community the HGC gave donations to the following in 2015:

  • Nova Hudson, in memory of our deceased members
  • Greenwood (membership)
  • Fireman's Fund
  • Le Nichoir
  • Ecomuseum
  • The Lambert de Wit Education Grant
  • Le Pont Bridging

Discounts for Members
As a member of HGC and through HGC’s membership in the FSHEQ, 2019 membership card holders may be privileged to receive varying discounts from participating suppliers. Present your card to the cashier BEFORE your order is rung up. Please check with suppliers as to which items the discounts apply, as not all items are subject to their discounts. We thank the following companies for their generosity: Champs de Rêves, Les Serres Vaudreuil (Daoust), Pepiniere Chantal (Rigaud), Cité des Jeunes (Saint-Lazare) Botanix Clerous (Going Blvd., Pierrefonds) and Fleuriste Rita (Saint-Lazare).  Merci beaucoup !

Tell Us!!
We welcome your ideas and input. Here is how to get in touch with us:

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We thank all the enthusiastic volunteers who work tirelessly with HGC directors to bring you our many activities throughout the season. Thank you!!!


  • Promenade du Jardin Gannaiden | Gannaiden Garden Walk

    Promenade du Jardin Gannaiden
    Gannaiden Garden Walk

    (Invitation en français après l'anglais)

    Date:        Sunday July 28, 2019
    Time:       3:00pm to 5:00pm 
    Place:      Gannaiden Garden
                    3045 Montée Alstonvale, Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Conversations in the sculpture garden: 

    • Stroll the garden accompanied by experts in art, history and horticulture
    • Talks available in French and English
    • Child friendly  

    To support Cité-des-Jeunes High School, ‘Jardin Pour Tous’  project
    Single: $12, Family: $20. Tickets are limited!

    To purchase tickets, contact:

    431 Av Saint-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion
    (450) 455-2092

    For more information, contact:
    Elaine Steinberg
    (450) 458-0573

    Thank you to our principal partners!



    Date:      Dimanche 28 juillet 2019
    Heures: 15h00 à 17h00
    Lieu:      Jardin Gannaiden
                  3045 Montée Alstonvale, Vaudreuil-Dorion

    Visites dans le jardin de sculptures:

    • Promenade du jardin en compagnie d’experts en art, histoire et horticulture
    • Visites offertes en français et anglais
    • Bienvenue aux enfants

    En soutien l’École secondaire de la Cité-des-Jeunes, projet ‘Jardin Pour Tous’

    simple: 12$ ou familiale: 20$. Nombre de billets limité!

    Pour acheter les billets, contacter:

    431 Av Saint-Charles, Vaudreuil-Dorion
    (450) 455-2092

    Pour plus d'information, contacter:
    Elaine Steinberg
    (450) 458-0573

    Merci à nos partenaires principaux!

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  • 2019 Local Garden Tour

    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    An afternoon full of promise. Visit local gardens, kindly opened for us to share and enjoy. Come rain or shine. $10 for non-members payable at the first garden visited.

    To print a map, click 2109 Local Garden Tour map.

    Maps will also be available at the July meeting and the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre in Hudson.

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