Sunday, July 1, 2018

Mrs. Greenthumbs Day Approaches

Mark your calendars! Mrs. Greenthumbs Day is only weeks away. 

The biennial event honoring the memory of Hudson's most talented, most exuberant, and most famous gardener, Cassanda Danz, who had a local radio show, appeared on national television, and wrote books as Mrs. Greenthumbs, happens this year on Sunday, July 22.

As in the past, Mrs. Greenthumbs Day will be celebrated with an open garden day in Hudson. This year, twenty gardens will be welcoming visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gardens are located throughout the city, but all within walking distance of each other. (Hudson is, after all, only two square miles.) Mrs. Greenthumbs Day provides a rare opportunity to view gardens in Hudson that are hidden behind buildings and fences and to get inside gardens that can usually only be longingly glimpsed from the sidewalk.

The garden tour is free and open to all, but there will be an opportunity at each garden to show your appreciation and help with the preservation and beautification of Hudson's public spaces by making a contribution. In the past, garden tour contributions have gone to the Mrs. Greenthumbs "Hedge Fund," but in the past year, the "Hedge Fund" has morphed into the Hudson Parks Conservancy, which will be the beneficiary of this year's contributions.

That same evening, when the garden tour is over, there will a party to launch the Hudson Parks Conservancy at The Secret Gardener, 250 Warren Street. All are invited to celebrate the beginning of the organization whose mission is the restoration and enhancement of Hudson's parks and to learn what's being planned and how you can be a part of it. The party is from 5 to 7 p.m. Click here for more information and to RSVP.


  1. It's good to hear that Hudson hasn't forgotten the inimitable Cassandra Danz. I know I haven't.

  2. Is there a list or link to find out where the gardens on the tour are? Any info is much appreciated!

    1. The map will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, July 17.