Affiliate Bulletin Board

Hershey Children’s Garden Planters


Even though there is winter weather outside our windows, spring is coming and with it, I am happy to announce that the Hershey Children’s Garden Planter Program is returning this year! We did not get the chance to use our theme of “Under the Sea” so we are bringing it back this year.  If you are interested in participating and want to learn more about the program, please click here to view a copy of the informational letter that was emailed out to you. We are still making safety our priority so for this year there have been changes to the planting day(s) that the letter explains.  

This year we are going virtual with our sign-ups for the HCG Planter Program!  There will be a link published on this Bulletin Board on April 15-29 with planter sign ups and will be updated regularly.  Please email Kristina Arthur, Hershey Children’s Garden Coordinator, at your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice after April 15. There are a limited number of planters and it is first come first serve. We hope you are interested in participating this year and look forward to seaing your planters in the garden!  

To quickly access this program information click the links below: HCG Planter Program letter:  Affiliate Garden Club Members Letter 2021.pdf

Instructions for participating: How to Participate HCG Planter Program 2021.pdf

Planter guidelines:  Planter Guidlines 2021.pdf

For questions about the HCG Planter Program, please contact Kristina Arthur at or 216.707.2825.

GardenWalk Cleveland – July 10th and July 11th – Save the Date

 GardenWalk Cleveland’s mission is to nurture community, break down barriers, beautify neighborhoods, and promote civic pride in the City of Cleveland through the powers and rewards of gardening.  This year’s tour will feature over 300 gardens in more neighborhoods than last year’s tour! Similar to previous tours, some neighborhoods will be open on Saturday while some will be open on Sunday. Gardens on the tour will be open 10 AM – 5 PM…RAIN OR SHINE. The walk is a free, self-guided tour of private and community urban gardens. 

On the days open for touring, visitors will find a headquarters where they may pick up printed maps and listings of that neighborhood’s gardens.  Many of the gardeners strive to focus on native plants in the gardens that will promote regional diversity, attract wildlife and pollinators, thrive under natural conditions, and connect people to nature in their own backyards.


GLOW 2021 is in the works! Our theme this year is “Hearth and Home for the Holidays: the Botanicals we Use to Celebrate” (note: this is a working theme and the verbiage may be changed). 2021 Glow will feature how botanicals represented as food, plants, florals, and trees contribute to celebrating the holidays through home decor, games, food, toys etc.  In addition to the trees, wreaths, doors and table settings being available to decorate again, the mantels are back in the schema this year. The Affiliates will be able to choose if they want to decorate a tree, a wreath, a 30-36″ wide entrance door, a mantle or a table with centerpieces and table settings. Check the GLOW 2021 Decorating List click here to see what decorating opportunities are still available for your club to decorate. GLOW Guidelines click here provide you with further information on what you may do (or not do) w your decorating ideas. NOTE: there are quite a few changes this year with the new design to the GLOW show, so check those also.  For questions about GLOW 2021 or if your Affiliate Club is interested in participating, please contact Kevin Borowiak, GLOW Affiliate coordinator, at or 216-744-4866.

We hope that you will encourage your club to get involved and support this year’s new and exciting GLOW! And a BIG thank you in advance for participating by decorating!!

Remember, “Your imagination is the defined limit of your creativity”!

To submit your club’s news and updates, contact Lynne Robie at or 216.707.2852.