Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our October Meeting Recap

October is now traditionally the month that our members get together to make a new set of decorations for the exterior of The Historical Society in Tarrytown.  Last night we gathered at Rose's home and made a collection of eight new ghosts that will be placed at the Historical Society very soon.  Also be on the look out for a new witty headstone or two on the lawn.

We discussed other business relating to our First Annual Halloween House decorating contest.  Entries are coming in now on a daily basis.  We have established our judging committee and are eagerly anticipating touring the neighborhoods of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow to visit each of the homes.  Are you interested in entering your home?  If so, check out the details in a previous blog post here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

First Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest

Hill and Dale Garden Club is pleased to announce our First Annual Halloween House Decorating Contest.

The villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have a new Halloween event: 

a Halloween house decorating contest, sponsored by Hill and Dale Garden Club,

and open to every property in the 10591 zip code.  Decorations can include

anything—lights, folk art, the more common gravestones and skeletons—

you name it!

Each property will be judged between 7PM and 9PM during

the week of October 21-26, 2013, by a five-member panel.

Judging will be done from the street or the sidewalk.

The winner will receive a cash prize (plus media recognition and community-wide bragging rights).

There is a $5 entry fee, part of which will go toward the winner’s prize and

part toward the Garden Club’s beautification project, Lakeside Gardens at the Tarrytown Lakes. 

You may enter by mailing the entry form (or your name, email address, street address, and

phone number) with the entry fee to:

Hill and Dale Garden Club

c/o Alice Droogan

40 Highland Avenue


NY 10591

The deadline for receipt of the entry form and fee is October 20, 2013.

We are back online

After a long hiatus from blogging I am pleased to announce that we are back online.

Hill and Dale Garden Club have been busy over the summer months putting together our 2013-14 events program and we have an exciting year ahead.

If you are interested in hearing more about our program and membership information please email at

 Two of our members on a recent trip to The Highline, NYC

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tea Cup Gardening

Our 2009-2010 season got off to a terrific start. It was wonderful to see everyone after a hiatus through the summer. This months meeting and workshop was hosted by Liza.

We had the pleasure of welcoming our new member, Carol, as well as Heather Granger of Johnston's Florist in Dobbs Ferry who taught us how to create floral arrangements in a tea cup. We had a fun time creating our little arrangements and learning a great deal from Heather, who has a wealth of knowledge.

Of course this Blog post would not be complete without introducing the new addition to the Glover household, Lucy the Cockerpoo.


Tour of Stone Barns Greenhouse and Grounds - lunch afterward. Tour lead by Debbie Martin. Wed 14 October at 11:00

Friday, May 15, 2009

Free Soil Testing and Plant Sale

Members of the Hill & Dale Garden Club at the Tarrytown Lakes, raising funds for the upkeep of the lakeside garden, last Saturday.

The offer of a free soil test brought customers to the garden club's plant sale.

It was a dreary, rainy day, but the gardeners didn't mind. Flowers need the rain as much as the sun to grow!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Please note the trip to Presby Iris Gardens, Upper Montclair, NJ has been postponed until Saturday 30th May. More details regarding car pooling to follow.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Earth Day Planting

Yesterday Hedi, Vivian and Debbie did some weeding and planting at the Lakeside Garden. A great way to celebrate Earth Day. Amongst the new plantings were ferns, dicentra, summer daffodil bulbs and monarda.

The daffodils planted in the fall are in full flower. The hellebores look glorious as well as the dicentra which is very well established.