Our location is The Macedonia City Center (Lower Level)
December – no meeting but Christmas Luncheon for Members Only
Our September meeting had Geoff Kennedy as the speaker. He is from the Summit County Master Gardeners, and his topic was “Putting your Garden to Bed for Winter.”
October’s speaker was Mr. Matthew Valencic from the Audubon Society. He spoke about birds and presented a beautiful slide show of bird pictures. Most of the pictures he had taken himself.
Our November meeting was all about our favorite pollinator, the Bee. Our speaker, Shannon, had an educational slide show of her bees. She is a bee keeer and explained the in and outs of hives and the life of the bees. We learned about the queen bee and her purpose for the hive.
We are looking forward to an exciting 2023 Garden Club year, filled with informative meeting speakers, along with Adventurous Gardeners who Lunch outings, our Holiday party, community projects, and participation in Garden Club of Ohio events, and of course our Plant Sale in the spring. We will continue to inform on these opportunities in our meetings, on our website, and in the newsletters. Here’s our scheduled meeting dates so mark your calendars!
General Meetings: 3Rd Wednesday of the month
NHGC Annual Plant Sale
Our MAY 2022 Annual Plant Sale was a success due to the participation of our members and our plant buying public.
We also have to thank the Macedonia Service Center and the Boy Scouts for all their help. Many THANKS from the NHGC.
***Pictures of our membership participation at the plant sale can be viewed by NHGC members in the MEMBERS ONLY AREA LINK***
( This is the Veterans Memorial Park) Parking is in the back off Bedford Rd.
- Mayor Nick Molnar
- GCO President Marlene Hatton
- Blue Star and Honors Parks North Sara Moomaw (history of the Blue Star Memorial)
- Chaplain Ed Fast PhD (Invocation and Benediction)
- Commander Dave Pristash
- Rick Devine (ending the ceremony with Taps)
It is such an honor for our club to present this memorial to our veterans
Blue Star Memorial Highways are highways in the United States that are marked to pay tribute to the U.S. armed forces. The National Council of State Garden Clubs, now known as National Garden Clubs, Inc., started the program in 1945 after World War II.
The blue star was used on service flags to denote a service member fighting in the war. The program has since been expanded to include Memorial Markers and Memorial By-ways (since 1994). These markers are used in National Cemeteries, parks, veterans facilities, and gardens.
NHCG 2022 Scholarship Winner
The Nordonia Hills Garden Club awarded a scholarship to a graduating Nordonia Hills high school senior.
Promote and sponsor programs that contribute to the beautification of Nordonia Hills
Encourage the love and knowledge of gardening and the appreciation for local flora and fauna
Teach the theory and practice of horticulture, environmental awareness, and conservation
Award scholarships to worthy graduating Nordonia Hills high school seniors
NHGC is a Charitable Organization
Nordonia Hills Garden Club is organised and operated exclusively for charitable purposes.
We annually award a scholarship to a Nordonia Hills high school senior. As well as, having an annual beautification award to a local business to recognise their landscaping. This year we will have involvement with the Blue Star Memorial installation for the city of Nordonia Hills.
At our monthly meetings, members donate to The Emergency Assistance Center. It is a food pantry in Northfield, Ohio which serves 12 surrounding communities. They provide food, clothing, personal hygiene items, and seasonal support to our Northeast Ohio neighbors in need on a monthly basis. They are a network partner of the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank.
The Garden Club was recognizedby the Newsleader in the latest article about Longwood Manor. The article mentions the Garden Club purchased plants and had many plants donated to help revitalize the exterior Gardens of Longwood Manor.
NHGC First Place for Website Design
Recently, our club received a first place award from the Garden Club of Ohio for our website. The website award application will now be automatically submitted to the National Garden Club!
CONGRATULATIONS 2019 GCO AWARD WINNERS!
FIRST PLACE for WEBSITE DESIGN
Nordonia Hills Garden Club - Akron District
NHGC First Place for Civic Beautification
Nordonia Hills Garden Club
1st place Award
from the Garden Club of Ohio for
CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION in 2021
The award was for the Longwood Manor Project. We received a certificate and a check. A special thank you to all the members who had a chance to either work out there and/or donate plants. It looks so nice and all the work has made a huge improvement. Stop by sometime and see all the plants and flowers as it is really beautiful.
NHGC is a member of the following organizations
Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.
The Garden Club of Ohio, Inc., a federated garden club, is a 501c3 non-proﬁt volunteer organization. It is open to anyone in the state of Ohio who is a member of a local garden club. GCO currently has 4,348 individuals in 148 clubs across the state of Ohio. The Garden Club of Ohio, Inc., is a member of the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.
GCO supports endeavors in every aspect of gardening through educational programs, horticulture and floriculture. Our goal is to be the source for gardeners and members for everything related to horticulture, landscaping, floral design, and environmental news and issues through local club meetings, district events, and annual state conferences.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. is composed of 50 State Garden Clubs and the National Capital Area, 198,595 members in 6,218 member garden clubs. National Garden Clubs, Inc. is proud to recognize 447 International Afﬁliates…from Canada to Mexico and South America…from Bermuda to South Africa, Australia and Japan, as well as 149 National Afﬁliates within the United States.
National Garden Clubs is the largest organized group of gardeners in the world. The mission of National Garden Clubs is to provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, ﬂoral design, civic and environmental responsibility.
May Sarton: Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
Claude Monet: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.
Alice Sebold: I like gardening—it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
Alfred Austin: The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
NHGC has our own Logo and the flower is a Bletilla!
The common name is Urn Orchid or Hyacinth Orchid. It is a species of flowering plant in the orchid family. The foliage is bluish green and the flowers are from pink to purple to white. They bloom mid to late spring.