Garden Club


The primary goal of the Hidden Valley Lake Garden Club is to foster members’ interest in horticulture, gardening, and flower arranging. Educational demonstrations, programs and tours are arranged throughout the year for members’ enjoyment.

To encourage and promote community beautification, the Garden Club presents a Yard of the Month award to homeowners with especially attractive landscaping. Look for the yard signs from May to October, recognizing residents whose landscaping efforts have improved their lots as well as the community.

The Garden Club also promotes fellowship among the women of Hidden Valley Lake by sponsoring luncheons, a pontoon party and field trips.

We extend a gracious invitation and welcome to all new members.

2019 Garden Club Officers (from left to right)

President  Mary Anna Taylor
Vice-Presidents  Valerie Lewis &  Linda Gorman
Treasurer  Jane Ulrick
Recording Secretary  Carolyn Chasteen
Corresponding Secretary  Marcia Rizzo

Speaking for all Garden Club members, this was a very difficult choice being there were more than 300 beautifully decorated homes throughout the Valley. This year, we chose a traditional, classic style as our winner of the Casey’s Outdoor Solutions Gift Certificate. We would like to thank everyone who demonstrated Hidden Valley Tradition by creating exciting, fun and memorable outdoor lighting displays.

“October Yard of the Month”

Congratulations to Brenda and Joe Isadore on GolfView Court.  They were awarded Yard of the Month having a simply meticulous front and back yard.  Overlooking Hidden Valley Golf Club, the back yard landscaping with the beautiful outdoor seating is simply beautiful and extremely comfortable.  Thanks again to the generosity of  Casey’s Outdoor Solutions and Florist for donating a $50.00 gift certificate to them.


“September Yard of the Month”

Congratulations to Kathie and Gary Schmid of 19681 Knollwood Drive upon receiving the September Yard of the Month award.  The Schmids have lived here in the Valley for twelve years.  In fact, their daughters (and families)  reside in this community also.  And, according to Kathie, she wouldn’t live in any other place!   Their manicured lawn and very attractive home is  welcoming to the eye.  Thanks to the generosity of  Casey’s Outdoor Solutions and Florist for donating a $50.00 gift certificate to them.

“August Yard of the Month” 

A beautiful home in every aspect. Impeccable lawn,gorgeous hanging plants throughout, beautiful fire pit surrounded by a comfortable seating area and outdoor fireplace. When you think of Hidden Valley Lake, this home’s exterior decor is synonymous with the living style we all love in our valley. That is why we awarded Sarah and Todd Wirtz, Yard of the Month. Casey’s Outdoor Solutions gave the Wirtz’s a $50 gift certificate in appreciation for such a beautiful yard.

July “Yard of the Month” 

Yard of the Month for July was awarded to Bob and Kathy Grote on Raylynn Drive.  Beautiful backyard, gorgeous baskets and a wonderful swimming pool setting.  Grote’s were awarded a $50 gift certificate from Casey’s Outdoor Solutions

June “Yard of the Month” 

The Stelles were awarded a gift certificate from Casey’s Outdoor Solutions.


April “Yard of the Month”

The Bowells were awarded a gift certificate from Casey’s Outdoor Solutions.


2nd Thursday of the month
6 p.m., HVL Community Room

HVL Garden Club 2017 Plantings


HVL Garden Club Minutes (FEBRUARY, 2019)

The Garden Club held its Feb. meeting on the first Thursday of the month as the second Thursday was Valentines Day.

President MaryAnna Taylor opened the meeting with the gardeners prayer and the pledge of allegiance. She then thanked hostesses Sharon Hornung and Carol Morman for the treats they brought for the evening.

The minutes from the Jan. meeting were read, and as there were no additions or corrections, Marti Sharpe made a motion to accept them as read. Carol Morman seconded the motion and it was passed by members.

Jane Ulrick gave the treasurers report and said it would be filed for audit.

Marcia Rizzo reported that the club had received thank you notes from the four charities that the club had donated to at Christmas.

MaryAnna reminded everyone that the March meeting would be a program on the Oxbow Conservancy and that the public was invited to attend. The meeting will be in the lower level of the community center at 6:00pm, March 14th.

Old Business: There was no old business.

New Business: It was announced that he Echoes would be assembled and addressed on Wed. Feb. 13th. Members were also reminded that the home and garden show would be held in downtown Lawrenceburg and that extra tickets were available. There was also a reminder that the Spring Bunco party would be held on April 13th.

Luann Roberts told the group that the 2019 booklets should be ready by the next meeting.

As there was no further business, Judy Kay was at the ready to make a motion to adjourn. Sharon Hornung seconded the motion and it was passed by members. Meeting adjourned.

After the meeting, while enjoying the delicious Valentine treats, members made small Valentine treat bags for residents of a local nursing facility. There was a lot of candy, heartfelt messages and little silver hearts. Hopefully, they brought a little joy to the recipients.

Respectfully submitted;

Carolyn Chasteen