NPA is a grassroots organization of committed local citizens who contibute their time and talent to make Noblesville a better place.
We need your help. NPA is only successful when its membership is involved, engaged, and enthusiastic.
Please help us by joining a committee. We offer many opportunities. Volunteers do the work on our annual Historic Home Tour, judge our Garden Contest and our Facade Grant program. Perhaps you have particular expertise, or are just willing to dive in and assist with making success happen. It only takes a few hours a month and you will meet some terrific people.
Contact NPA anytime if you are interested in participating on a committee, or if you have comments or questions. Thank you in advance for helping NPA strengthen its community impact through positive impact.
Promoting the preservation of historic homes, neighborhoods and resources to enhance the quality of life in Noblesville!
Announcing The NPA's 2nd Annual Neighborhood Picnic
The 2nd Annual Neighborhood Picnic is June 27th from 4-7 pm in Seminary Park. Come for food, fun, and conversation with neighbors! Food and water will be provided, but feel free to bring other beverages of your choice to enjoy. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Please RSVP by e-mail (email@example.com) or by phone (317-426-1672)
GARDEN AWARD CONTEST
All Noblesville residents are warmly invited to participate in the Annual NPA Denzel Hufford Garden Contest. There are two categories in which a winner will be selected. The Novice Garden is one which is one to five years old. The Mature Garden is six years of age or older. The winners will each receive an outdoor garden marker to proudly display along with a cash award. A runner up from each category will each receive a gift certificate to Garden Thyme at The Old School House. The awards are made possible by an anonymous NPA family with NPA matching funds.
The judges include a Denzel Hufford family member, a Hamilton County Master Gardener, a Noblesville Preservation Alliance member, a member of Keep Noblesville Beautiful, and a winner from last year’s contest. Judging will be scheduled, weather permitting, between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM, July 6th, through the 11th. If at all possible, we would like the gardener to be home during the judging. The Master Gardener will be available to answer any gardening questions. We will try to contact each person to inform them of the specific scheduled day for our garden visit.
Click here for a look at last year's winners
The gardens are judged on these criteria:
Visual Appeal: The overall visual impact; a pleasing sense of harmony of scale, color, and texture.
Overall Design: A good use of space; design coordination between plants and other elements.
General Maintenance: The quality of care in pruning, mulching and disease control.
Originality: The WOW factor; creative use of special features such as ponds, natural materials and garden art; unique styles such as theme gardens.
Additional points are awarded for the use of a rain barrel.
Click HERE for an application
Applications must be postmarked by June 30th.
They may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
NPA Garden Award Committee, PO Box 632, Noblesville, IN 46061
The winners will be announced on August 1st
My mother loved the flowers, Each season brought new blooms.
With joy she’d plant and till and weed, It chased away her glooms.
She knew the names of all she tended, A master of her trade.
Her hands were strong and knew no wrong, The best God ever made.
She tried to teach me all she knew, But little did I care.
For if I needed flowers,My mother would be there.
My mother loved her garden, “Til Heaven she did go.
Where growing seasons never end, And blooms don’t fade, but grow.
And I now tend the flowers, A love that’s real and true.
For when I’m in my garden, Mom, I’m closest there to you.
--Written by Denzel’s daughter, Adele Dodd
Noblesville Preservation Alliance
The 29th Annual
Noblesville Tour of
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
10 am-5 pm, rain or shine
Life will soon return to a more leisurely pace as it does each year for the Noblesville Tour of Historic Homes.
During this year’s event, 8 private residences and cultural sites will open their doors to visitors looking to get a glimpse of history and an appreciation for our downtown and the people that care for these historic properties.
The tour is walkable and bikable. Plan to eat lunch at one of our great restaurants as you enjoy your day downtown.
$10 in advance (locations to be announced soon)
$12 on the day of the tour (available at Tour Headquarters, located at The Hamilton County Museum of History/Sheriff’s Residence on the downtown square, 810 Conner St.)