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.
Garden Club December Meeting Minutes
Christmas was in the air as the members of the Garden Club gathered for the annual Christmas party. The venue this year was Shift in Bright, IN. The room was festively decorated, the food was delicious, and the company was merry.
There was no formal meeting, but the officers for the coming year were installed by Wilma Gardiner.
MaryAnna Taylor will remain as president, and Carol Morman will join Valerie Lewis as co-vice presidents. Jane Ulrick will continue to keep the books as treasurer and Marcia Rizzo will stay as corresponding secretary. And as ever, Carolyn Chasteen will remain as recording secretary.
After dinner, Wilma tested everyone’s Christmas trivia knowledge. Prizes were won and presents exchanged. A wonderful evening to wind up a busy and productive year.
2019 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Update
Decorating for the Holidays this year was definitely not confined to the indoors. Hidden Valley is a wonderland of beautiful decorations on every street. Below are just a sampling of outdoor decorations that were uploaded to the Garden Club webpage. They are all beautiful and all very unique. As you drive through the valley, you get that added touch of Christmas everywhere. With so many homes so beautifully decorated, it was very hard this year to choose the winning house.
The winner of Casey’s Gift Certificate was the home of Steve and Kathy Jones on Walnut Ridge. Thanks to everyone for their contributions to this Christmas Season with their festive outdoor decorations. All of us HVL Garden Clubbers…… wish everyone a wonderful Christmas Season and a very Happy New Year.
The Houtchens have lived in the Valley for 23 years. Their yard is absolutely beautiful with many colors and many repurposed Garden Art they have created for their yard.
We would like to acknowledge Casey’s Outdoor Solutions for their continuing involvement in HVL Activities and Events.
Casey’s sponsors the Garden Club’s Yard of the Month program along with the Christmas Outdoor Decoration Award. Each Yard of the Month selection receives a $50 gift card from Casey’s, along with a framed picture of their beautiful yard.
Check out Casey’s monthly events located on the Community News and Events page.
You can always tell when Spring arrives in Hidden Valley. Following are just a few of the beautiful plantings taking place all around the Valley. More to come and many more to thank for their beautiful work, design and creativity, keeping Hidden Valley Lake a beautiful community.
2nd Thursday of the month
6 p.m., HVL Community Room