Hudson River Museum’s Community Garden Is Thriving!

You may have noticed that the front entrance to the Hudson River Museum got a lot more beautiful last summer! The Morsemere Garden Club—a volunteer organization committed to stimulating interest in conservation, horticulture, artistic arrangement of plant material, and community service—planted a four-season garden in our front entry circle. The Club received funds from the National Garden Clubs’ Plant America Grant to beautify this space, filling the garden with sun-loving bird and pollinator-friendly native plants.

Now that it’s been nearly a year, we’re checking in on the garden to see how it’s doing. We’re thrilled to say it is blooming and thriving! The Garden Club has done five plantings this season, with more than 300 annuals donated by Untermyer Gardens Conservancy and individual garden members, plus annuals planted by Todd Jones, HRM’s Assistant Director, Facilities and Operations. We’re so appreciative of the work the Garden Club has put into making this garden, and the Hudson River Museum, flourish.

Want to help maintain this little oasis? The Garden Club will be hosting Weeding Wednesdays on select Wednesday mornings this summer from 8–9am. Interested gardeners can get outside before it gets too hot and help to weed and deadhead the garden. Contact us at