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This Spring Local Gardeners Can Find Information and Inspiration Online

  |   March 31, 2011  |  Comment

Hudson Valley Garden Calendar, a website for garden-lovers looking for gardening events in the Mid-Hudson Valley, is celebrating it’s second year online. Local gardeners can find out about classes, tours, plant sales, nursery events and club meetings all on one website. Launched in early 2010 by Laura Wilson, last season’s calendar featured over 450 events.

Hudson Valley Garden Calendar showcases information about garden events and helps promote local gardens, organizations and nurseries. Events span the entire calendar year and are updated regularly with information compiled from over forty sources. Wilson hopes that the organizations and businesses hosting the events benefit from the website, and begin to use it as a promotional tool. Event listings are free.

“I feel very fortunate, and excited, to be gardening in such a thriving garden community. There are so many great, local resources for people interested in gardening. HVGC was created to make it easier for gardeners to take advantage of those opportunities, and to hopefully help event planners reach an active audience at no cost.”

Earlier this year Wilson started blogging at Hudson Valley Garden Journal. The site shares a more intimate look at why “It’s great to be a gardener in the HV.” Read profiles of local events, gardens and people in addition to getting a peek at Wilson’s own “gardening shenanigans” at her home in the hamlet of Wallkill.

“I‘m one of those lucky souls who actually gets paid to garden, and when the whistle blows I go home and garden some more. These web projects are just another way for me to have fun with gardening, and hopefully other gardeners like me will have fun with them too.”

For garden events and information visit Hudson Valley Garden Calendar at http://www.hvgardencalendar.com/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hvgardencalendar.

To read more about gardening in the Hudson Valley visit Hudson Valley Garden Journal at http://www.hvgardenjournal.com/.

Professional gardener, consultant & designer, Laura Wilson, studied Landscape Design at the New York Botanical Garden. She lectures on favorite garden topics and previously managed a local garden center.

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