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.

“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 (November, 8, 2018)

 The November 8th meeting of the Hidden Valley Garden Club was held in the community center. President Mayanna Taylor opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance, and then led members in the gardeners prayer.

Mayanna then thanked the hostesses for the evening, Valerie Lewis and Bezzy Anderson, for the snacks and baked goods for the meeting.

The minutes from the October meeting were read and Linda Gorman made a motion to accept them as read. Bezzy seconded the motion and it was passed by members. Jane Ulrick then gave the treasurers report. Valerie told the group that she had received a thank you note from the Isadores who had won the yard of the month award for October.

Claudia Richardt reported for the nominating committee. This year the offices of Vice President and corresponding secretary will be elected for a two year term. Marcia Arizona was nominated for corresponding secretary and Valerie and Linda were nominated for co-vice president. Members voted to elect all three to fill the offices.

Old Business: Claudia reported on the progress for the Christmas party. It will be held at Aston Oaks on Dec. 13th. Members were given a large selection of dinner choices and then voted on which four they would like on the menu. It was decided that instead of a white elephant gift exchange, a silly sock exchange would be held. Members were asked to buy a pair of Christmas socks and place a small gift inside one of them. The socks will be handed out to members, who can keep the gift and then the socks will be donated. Claudia then made a motion for he club to pay for the majority of the dinner. Marti Sharpe seconded the motion and it was passed by members.

New Business: It was decided to conduct the judging for the best Christmas display between Dec. 10th and Dec.15th. The winner of a gift certificate will be awarded after that time.

There was no further business so Sue Marcotte made a motion to adjourn that was seconded by Valerie. The motion passed and the meeting was adjourned.

After the meeting, members once again shared ribbons, greenery and Christmas accessories to create holiday wreaths, swags and table decorations. It really was beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Respectfully submitted

Carolyn Chasteen