Rochester Events

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS

7th District Federated Garden Clubs New York State, Inc. meets the first Wednesday of the month. 7thdistrictfgcnys.org.

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester meets the first Wednesday of each month, September–June, at 7pm, St. John’s Home, 150 Highland Avenue, Rochester. All are welcome. April 5: Dog Show, bring your less than perfect plants to compete for fun categories. April 22–23: Show & Sale, Violet Gems, see calendar (below). May 3: African Violet and Gesneriad Auction, members donate their extra plants, cuttings, plantlets and seeds. Stacey Davis, 585/426-5665; stacey.davis@rit.edu; avgsr.org.

Big Springs Garden Club of Caledonia-Mumford meets the second Monday evening of the following months: September–November, January–May. New members and guests welcome. 585/314-6292; mdolan3@rochester.rr.com.

Bloomfield Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month (except May, July & August) at 11:45am, Veterans Park, 6910 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield. New members and guests welcome.  585/657-4489; kjmonrad@frontiernet.net.

Blue Belles & Beaus Garden Club (formerly Valentown Garden Club) meets the third Tuesday of each month. Victor. Contact Pat Bartholomew; 585/869-5062.

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Brighton Town Park Lodge, Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Road, Rochester. 585/334-2595; bonsaisocietyofupstateny.org.

Creative Gardeners of Penfield meets the second Monday of the month at 9:15am (except July & August), Penfield United Methodist Church, 1795 Baird Road, Penfield. March 13: Local Butterflies. April 10: New York State’s Horticultural Uniqueness. Visitors welcome. Call 585/385-2065 if interested in attending a meeting.

Fairport Garden Club meets the third Thursday evening of each month (except August and January). Accepting new members. fairportgc@gmail.com; fairportgardenclub.org.

Garden Club of Brockport meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm, Jubilee Church, 3565 Lake Road, Brockport. Speakers, hands-on sessions. Georgie: 585/964-7754; georgietoates@yahoo.com.

Garden Path of Penfield meets the third Wednesday of the month, September–May at 7pm, Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield. Members enjoy all aspects of gardening; new members welcome. gardenpathofpenfield@gmail.com.

Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS) meets every month, September–May, at the Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, on the first Monday following the first Sunday of each month (dates sometimes vary due to holidays, etc.). GROS is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society (AOS) and Orchid Digest Corporation. April 1–2: Orchid Show & Sale, see calendar (below). facebook.com/geneseeorchid; geneseeorchid.org.

Genesee Valley Hosta Society meets the second Thursday of the month, April–October, at Eli Fagan American Legion Post, 260 Middle Road, Henrietta. 585/538-2280; sebuckner@frontiernet.net; geneseevalleyhosta.com.

Genesee Valley Pond & Koi Club meets the first Friday of the month at 6:30pm, Adams Street Recreation Center, 85 Adams Street, Rochester, except in summer when it tours local ponds. president.gvpkc@gmail.com; gvpkc.shutterfly.com.

Greater Rochester Iris Society (GRIS) meets Sundays at 2pm, dates vary, St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 11 Episcopal Avenue, Honeoye Falls. March 12: Daylilies The Way I See Them with Charlie Zettek. April 9: Let’s Get Ready For Spring. Public welcome. 585/266-0302; thehutchings@mac.com.

Greater Rochester Perennial Society (GRPS) meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm, Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1200 South Winton Road, Rochester, except in summer when it tours members’ gardens. 585/467-1678; smag@rochester.rr.com; rochesterperennial.com.

Greater Rochester Rose Society meets the first Tuesday of the month, April–November, at First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Room 110, Rochester. July meeting is a garden tour. April 4 & May 2: Regular Meeting. May 6: Hands-on Pruning Workshop, 10 am, Maplewood Rose Garden. June 24: Rose Show, Irondequoit Public Library. 585/694-8430; rochrosesociety@gmail.com; Facebook.

Henrietta Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except May–August & December) at 6:30pm, Department of Public Works Building, 405 Calkins Road, Henrietta. Guests welcome. April 12: Container Gardening with Jeanine Fyfe & Linda Groves. May 13: Plant Sale, 9am–4pm, see calendar (below).  585/889-1547; henriettagardenclub@gmail.com; henriettagardenclub.org.

Holley Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7pm, Holley Presbyterian Church. 585/638-6973.

Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53 meets the third Thursday of each month (except December and February) at 10am, First Baptist Church, Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester. 585/301-6727; 585/402-1772; ikebanarochester.org.

Kendall Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Kendall Town Hall. 585/ 370-8964.

Newark Garden Club meets the first Friday of the month at 1pm, Park Presbyterian Church, Newark. Guests are welcome.

Pittsford Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 11am, Pittsford Public Library, Fisher Meeting Room, 24 State Street, Pittsford, except in July & August when it visits members’ gardens. March 21: Presenter, Cindy Cali. April 18: Presenter, Jack Kowiak. May 20: Plant Sale, 9 am, parking lot behind Pittsford Library. 585/425-0766; BKRU888@aol.com; pittsfordgardenclub.wordpress.com.

Rochester Dahlia Society meets the second Saturday of the month at 12:30pm, Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Road North, Rochester, except July, August, September. Visitors welcome. 585/865-2291; djohan@frontiernet.net; Facebook; rochesterdahlias.org.

Rochester Herb Society meets the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January & February) at 12pm, Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park, Rochester. June–August garden tours. New members welcome.

Rochester Permaculture Center, meets monthly to discuss topics such as edible landscapes, gardening, farming, renewable energy, green building, rainwater harvesting, composting, local food, forest gardening, herbalism, green living, etc. Meeting location and details: meetup.com/rochesterpermaculture.

Seabreeze Bloomers Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, except January, at 7pm, Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 3760 Culver Road, Rochester. Some meetings feature speakers others are visits to local gardens or special events. Members receive a monthly newsletter. April 26: Coleus, presented by Master Gardener John Colagrosso. All are welcome. Contact Suzanne Flanigan: 585/544-1356; sflaniga192@gmail.com.

Stafford Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Morganville Road (Route 237), Stafford, except December and January. Plant auction in May. All are welcome. 585/343-4494.

Victor Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month except January & February at 6:30/6:45pm. Meeting and location details at victorgardenclubny2.com or 585/721-5457. New members welcome.

 

CLASSES / EVENTS

Frequent Hosts:

BGC: Broccolo Garden Center, 2755 Penfield Road, Fairport 14450. 585/424-4476; info@broccologroup.com.

CCE/GC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Genesee County, 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 585/343-3040; genesee.cce.cornell.edu.

CCE/MON: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County, 2449 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617. 585/753-2550; monroe.cce.cornell.edu.

RCGC: Rochester Civic Garden Center, 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620. 585/473-5130; rcgc.org.

RPM: Rochester Public Market, 280 North Union Street, Rochester, NY. 585/428-6907; cityofrochester.gov/flowercitydays.

 

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

March 11: Shiitake Mushroom Log Workshop, 9–11:30am. Hands-on workshop will cover biology of fungi and the basics of shiitake mushrooms; choice of logs (bolts) for inoculation; inoculation of bolts, spawn and tools needed; harvest, storage and economics of growing; sources of spawn and additional resources. Participants will take home an inoculated log. Agriculture Science Building, Room 109, Alfred State College. Fee. Registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Alleghany County. cc746@cornell.edu; 585/268-7644 x12.

March 16: Woody Ornamentals, 6–9pm. Christine Froehlich will share her method of categorizing woodies according to shape, structure, growth habit, color and scale to help simplify making choices and create more effective designs. She will discuss their landscape values, her favorites to use to liven up the landscape and how to buy and plant them. $36 members; $46 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

March 18: Education Day, 8:30am–3pm. See description under Buffalo Classes/Events (above). Includes hot buffet lunch. Classics V Banquet Center; Amherst. $30 Erie County Master Gardeners; $45 Master Gardeners outside Erie County; $50 general public. Registration required. CCE/EC

March 18: Garden Talk – Vegetable Gardens & Raised Beds, 10am–12pm. Presented by Sharon Rosenblum, Master Gardener. Free. Hansen Nature Center, Tinker Park, 1585 Calkins Road, Pittsford. CCE/MON

March 20: Make Your Own Terrarium, 6:30–8pm. Joe Gallea will explain which plants are best for terrariums, how to layer the soil with different planting media and describe proper lighting, watering and fertilizing. Bring a glass container or purchase one before class. Includes 3 plants, planting media and decorative stone. Class takes place at Gallea’s, 2832 Clover Street, Pittsford. $35. Registration required. RCGC

March 21: Make an Everlasting Floral Wreath, 6:30–8pm. Sue Lang and Sheryl Roets will guide participants in creating an everlasting wreath using a base of salal (lemon leaf) and baby’s breath (depending on availability) to embellish with a variety of dried, fresh and/or silk floral materials. Materials included. Class takes place at Gallea’s, 2832 Clover Street, Pittsford. $55. Registration required. RCGC

March 21: Herbaceous and Softwood Cuttings, 6:30–8:30pm. Carolyn VanNess will cover propagating annuals, perennials, houseplants and shrubs using softwood cuttings. Emphasis will be on selecting proper tools and growing medium, use of rooting hormones and proper timing. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

March 22: Organic Lawn Care, 6:30–8pm. Part of Organic Gardening Series with Rick Stecher, NOFA-certified Organic Landscape Specialist with many years of experience in community outreach in environmental horticulture and three decades as a community college instructor in horticulture and organic gardening. $18 members; $22 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

March 23: Soils, 6–9 pm. Andy Joss will cover soil types, chemical composition, common problems, amendments, etc. Bring a pint of soil to test for texture and pH. $36 members; $46 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

March 27: Bonsai Workshop, 6:30–8pm. Participants will select a starter plant and pot then be guided in transplanting and trimming it. Instructor Joe Gallea will discuss care and how to artistically landscape bonsai. Geared for beginners. Class takes place at Gallea’s, 2832 Clover Street, Pittsford. $65. Registration required. RCGC

March 27–April 12: Basic Professional Floral Design Certificate, 6 Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30–9pm. Alana Miller will guide students through the basic principles and techniques of floral design. Each intensive class will include lecture and hands-on workshop. Styles discussed will include round, triangular, vase, symmetrical, elongated, corsages and more. Students will create one or two arrangements to take home at each class. Materials included. $395 members; $495 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

March 29: Landscaping for Butterflies and Other Pollinators, 6:30–8:30pm. Naturalist and garden designer Carol Southby will use close-up images of local butterflies and other pollinating insects as she explains how to attract them and the best flowers and other food sources for butterfly and pollinator gardens. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

March 30: 20 Great Perennials for WNY Gardens, 6–8pm. Master Gardener Brenda Fox will highlight perennial plants that perform well in a variety of conditions; bloom in spring, summer or fall; bloom for a long time or are especially fragrant; are readily available for purchase. $10. Registration required by March 24. CCE/GC

April 1–2: Orchid Show & Sale, Saturday, 10am–5pm; Sunday, 10am–4pm. Presented by Genesee Region Orchid Society. Displays, demonstrations and vendors. Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester. $7; children under 12 free. facebook.com/geneseeorchid; geneseeorchid.org.

April 3: Orchid Workshop, 6:30–8pm. Joe Gallea will guide participants in choosing an orchid plant and transplanting it into a special pot and soil. He will discuss when and how to divide and fertilize, preventing diseases and insects and easy tips for care and maintenance. Class takes place at Gallea’s, 2832 Clover Street, Pittsford. $65. Registration required. RCGC

April 4: Garden Talk – Dahlias 101, 12:15–12:45pm. Session will cover dahlia types, tuber sourcing, planting, growing, harvesting and storage. Bring your lunch. Free. CCE/GC

April 5: Organic Pruning Techniques – with Consideration for the Plant’s Energy Dynamics, 6:30–8pm. Part of Organic Gardening Series with Rick Stecher, see description under March 22. $18 members; $22 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 11: Using Trees and Shrubs for Year-Round Color, 6:30–8:30pm. Garden designer Marcella Klein will discuss more than 50 easy-to-grow woody plants that feature either colorful foliage, decorative berries, bright twigs, bark in intriguing patterns or winter-blooming flowers. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 12: Permaculture 101, 6–8pm. Master Gardener Dan Esler will explain how to combine the best of natural landscaping with edible gardening. $10. Registration required by April 7. CCE/GC

April 12: Herbal Skin Care Workshop, 6:30–8:30pm. Learn how to develop an easy skin care regimen using complimentary essential oils and herbs with therapeutic effects. Participants will make a skin care product to take home. Herbalist Michele Catarisano will also discuss how to decode the labels of commercial skin care products. Materials included. $30 members; $35 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 14–May 14: Orchids in Bloom. See more than 150 orchids from Asia, Africa, Central and South America blooming among hundreds of butterflies in the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden. Timed ticket required. The Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester. 585/410-6325; museumofplay.org.

April 15: Hands-on Inoculation of Shiitake Mushrooms on Hardwood Logs, 9am. Class will cover how to store logs until they can be inoculated, tools and equipment to make inoculation easy, inoculation steps, storing mushroom logs during spawn run and laying yard design basics. Participants will be able to inoculate and take home a log to grow at home. $30. Registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wyoming County, 36 Center Street, Warsaw. 585/786-2251; cce.cornell.edu/wyoming.

April 15: Shiitake & Winecap Mushroom Workshop, 9am–12pm. Certified permaculture gardener Nancy Marrer will discuss selecting the best wood to use for growing mushrooms; where to get mushroom spawn; how to inoculate, wax, tag and stack mushroom logs; growing cycles; care and maintenance of the logs. Hands-on outdoor workshop will cover shiitake, wine cap (Stropharia) and oyster mushrooms. Participants will go home with a shiitake inoculated log. $35 members; $45 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 20: The Slow Flower Movement, 6–8pm. Master Gardener Brandie Schultz will take a look at the history of the cut flower industry and how locally grown flowers are making a comeback. Free. Registration required by April 14. CCE/GC

April 20–June 15: Botanical Drawing, 8 Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm. Deb Ver Hulst-Norris will teach participants to draw plants and flowers in accurate detail by closely observing structure and textures. Class will explore the use of graphite pencils with colored pencil added to give depth and definition to drawings. No previous experience needed. $99 members; $120 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 21–May 26: Botanical Drawing, 6 Fridays, 9am–12pm. See description under April 20. $99 members; $120 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 22: Pruning Basics, 9am–12pm. Mike Tanzini will cover the basic principles of pruning trees and shrubs including techniques, timing and proper equipment. Class will go outside for demonstrations, weather permitting. A component of Pruning Certificate (see below), may be taken individually if space allows. $36 members; $46 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 22: Wake Up Your Garden for Spring, 1:30–3:30pm. Christine Froelich will cover assessment and repair of winter damage, pruning, early staking, planting, division and more. Class will take place outside. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 22–23: African Violet & Gesneriad Show & Sale, Saturday, 2–5pm; Sunday, 11am–4pm. Violet Gems. Presented by African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester. Maplewood Estates, 55 Ayrault Road, Fairport. avgsr.org.

April 22, May 6 & June 17: Pruning Certificate, 9 am–12pm. Mike Tanzini will cover the principles and techniques of pruning shrubs and small trees in the home landscape. April 22: Pruning Basics (see above). May 6: Dormant-Season Pruning (see below). June 17: Summer Pruning. $94 members; $130 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 23: Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tour, 2–4pm. Tour conducted by Monroe County Cooperative Extension Community Forester Volunteers. Be prepared to traverse moderate hills and wooded trails. Meet: kiosk next to park maintenance center, Zoo Road. Free; donations appreciated. Contact: 585/261-1665; bob.bea@gmail.com. CCE/MON

April 26: A Gardener’s Introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM), 6–8pm. Class will cover some of the IPM techniques that can be used in the home garden including looking at plants for insects or diseases. $10. Registration required by April 21. CCE/GC

April 26–May 24: Residential Landscape Design Certificate, 5 Wednesdays, 6–8:30pm. Learn to create a master landscape plan for your home property in this hands-on studio course with landscape designer Mike Tanzini. Topics covered will include analyzing the site, the plant palette, principles of landscape design and renovation, hardscaping and techniques for drawing out a plan. Participants will leave with a good start on their project plan. $210 members; $260 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 27: Identifying Local Wildflowers, 6–9pm. Field trip, April 28, 10am–12:30pm.

Learn about wildflowers native to the area and how to identify them using hands-on plant samples and a field guide. Field trip: put skills learned in class into practice at Harris Whalen Park. $46 members; $56 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

April 28: Pining for You – Evergreens, Pines & Junipers, 6:30pm. Learn how to establish beauty with pines. Free. Registration required. BGC

April 29: Garden Talk – Container Gardening, 10am–12pm. Presented by Anne Stewart Mancuso, Master Gardener. Free. Hansen Nature Center, Tinker Park, 1585 Calkins Road, Pittsford. CCE/MON

April 29: Splash Mob Painting – Ladybug on a Flower, 11am. Capture the contrast between a flower and a ladybug. Registration required: splashmobpaintingparties.com. BGC

April 30: Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tour, 2–4pm. See description under April 23. Free; donations appreciated. Contact: 585/261-1665; bob.bea@gmail.com. CCE/MON

May 2: Garden Talk – Copper Wire Hummingbird Feeder, 12:15–12:45pm. Demonstration. Bring your lunch. Free. CCE/GC

May 4: Is Your Garden Ready for Spring?, 6–8pm. Master Gardeners will share tips including chores to be done now, winter damage, dividing perennials, pruning hydrangea. Class will take place outdoors. $10. Registration required by April 28. CCE/GC

May 6: Dormant-Season Pruning, 9am–12pm. Michael Tanzini will discuss and demonstrate  renovation of overgrown shrubs, pruning of small trees and corrective pruning. Class will take place outdoors. Prerequisite: Pruning Basics (see April 22) or another pruning class. Component of Pruning Certificate, may be taken individually if space allows. $36 members; $46 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

May 6: For the Birds, 11am. Learn about plants that attract birds by providing food, shelter, safety and places to nest. Free. Registration required. BGC

May 7: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. Shop over 250 local nurseries and growers. Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer garden-related questions. Composting demonstrations by City Bureau of Recreation’s Horticulture Coordinator. RPM

May 7: Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tour, 2–4pm. See description under April 23. Free; donations appreciated. Contact: 585/261-1665; bob.bea@gmail.com. CCE/MON

May 9: Dividing Perennials, 6–8pm. Christine Froehlich will demonstrate how to divide perennials, using the proper tools, where to relocate divisions and how to replant them. Class takes place outdoors. Members $22, non-members $32. Registration required. RCGC

May 11: Chainsaw Practicum, 6–7:30pm. Gain hands-on instruction and practice in how to safely use a chainsaw plus basic maintenance, sharpening and trouble-shooting. Saws and safety equipment provided. Taught by professional arborists. $25 members; $35 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

May 12–21: Rochester Lilac Festival. Highland Park, Rochester. rochesterevents.com.

May 12–21: Master Gardener Plant Sale, daily, 10:30am–8:30pm. A variety of perennials including lilacs, hydrangeas and clematis as well as annuals and garden decor. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County Master Gardeners. Highland Park, Rochester. CCE/MON

May 13: Henrietta Garden Club Plant Sale, 9am–4pm. Perennials, vegetables and annuals. Gro-Moore Farms, 2811 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta. 585/889-1547; henriettagardenclub.org.

May 14: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. See description under May 7. RPM

May 14: Durand Eastman Park Arboretum Tour, 2–4pm. See description under April 23. Free; donations appreciated. Contact: 585/261-1665; bob.bea@gmail.com. CCE/MON

 

SAVE THE DATE…

May 17: Gardening with Bulbs, 7–8:30pm. Join Master Gardener Laurie Burtner to learn about utilizing bulbs in the garden. Free. Registration required. CCE/MON

May 18: Fruits of Your Labor, 6:30pm. Intro to starting your own orchard with information on what to grow, needs, pruning and sprays. Free. Registration required. BGC

May 20: Plant Sale – Pittsford Garden Club, 9am. Parking lot behind Pittsford Public Library. pittsfordgardenclub.wordpress.com.

May 20: Plant Sale – Town of Ontario Garden Club, 9am–1pm. Member grown and propagated annuals, including geraniums, bushes and trees. Lodge at Casey Park, Knickerbocker Road, Ontario.

May 20: Spring Garden Gala Plant Sale, 10am–1pm.  Presented by Genesee County Master Gardeners.  Featuring indoor and outdoor plants (most grown by Master Gardeners), geranium sale, chance auction, free soil pH testing. CCE/GC

May 20–21; 27–28; June 3–4: Linwood Tree Peony Festival of Flowers, 9am–4pm. Stroll the collection of Japanese and American tree peonies in full bloom set in the historic garden landscape, designed in the early 1900s, with an Arts and Crafts style summerhouse, walled gardens with pools and fountains, ornamental trees and an open view of the valley below. $10; $15 guided tours. Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Road, Pavilion. 585/584-3913; Facebook; linwoodgardens.org.

May 21: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. See description under May 7. RPM

May 26–29: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. See description under May 7. RPM

June 4: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. See description under May 7. RPM

June 24: Rose Show. Presented by Greater Rochester Rose Society. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester. 585/694-8430; rochrosesociety@gmail.com; Facebook.

June 24: Backyard Habitat Tour, 9am–4pm. Self-guided tour of 8 gardens/backyard habitats in Penfield, Brighton and City of Rochester. $15. Genesee Land Trust, 46 Prince Street, Suite LL005, Rochester. 585/256-2130; gmills@geneseelandtrust.org; geneseelandtrust.org.

June 25: Visit a Local Commercial Shiitake Mushroom Operation, 9am. Session 3 of Outdoor Mushroom Growing Workshop Series. $10. Registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wyoming County, 36 Center Street, Warsaw. 585/786-2251; cce.cornell.edu/wyoming.

July 8–9: Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, 9am–5pm. Pick your own bouquet from18 varieties of lavender; shop local artists, hand-crafters and the Lavender Market; culinary treats; photographic opportunities. Rain or shine. Free. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. 315/685-5369; lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com; fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

July 9: ABC Streets Garden Walk, 12–4pm. Self-guided. Tour city properties containing a variety of front, side and back yard spaces that include inviting porches, patios & decks, shade gardens, grass-less yards, tree-lawns, found objects, water features and more. Rain or shine. Free. Maps: Morrison Park, Culver Road & Harvard Street; East Avenue Dentistry, 1641 East Avenue. 585/721-8684; abc.streets@gmail.com; abcstreets.org.

September 9: Gathering of Gardeners, 9am–4pm. Speakers Janet Macunovich and Steven Nikkila will present, Making the Most of Change. Parking lot plant sale. Presented by Monroe County Master Gardeners. DoubleTree (by Hilton) Rochester, 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County, 2449 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester. 585/753-2550; monroe.cce.cornell.edu.

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Grace Maxon-Clarke April 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

May 1st – 3rd : Designing Edible Ecosystems at SUNY Oswego (Oswego,N.Y.) with Ecologist and Author, Dave Jacke. For more information and to register go to http://www.oswego.edu/permaculture or http://www.facebook.com/sunyozpll

Thanks for sharing :)

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Jeffrey Botelho April 7, 2015 at 9:25 am

Hello,were a vendor selling wrought iron garden accessories .We’re wondering if you might be able to accommodate us with a space for the Lilac Fest ? Thank you so very much !

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janem April 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

I have emailed the organizer and will get back to you on this. — Jane

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Mary Starbuck April 14, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Hello
I am traveling with friends and will be in Rochester the day and evening of Friday July 10. Can you tell me more about this? July – August 7: Moonlight Stroll Concert Series, Friday evenings. SG

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janem April 15, 2015 at 10:40 am

Sure — get in touch with Sonnenberg Gardens or visit their website at sonnenberg.org. Thanks for reading! — Jane

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Judy Conley February 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

Hello, are these current events for 2016?

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cathym March 10, 2016 at 3:22 pm

Yes- the events are updated bi-monthly.

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janem May 18, 2016 at 11:55 am

Yes!

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Grace March 9, 2016 at 6:50 pm

Hi,
The date in your website for the Ikebana & Orchid Show @ MCC is not for this year. Can you provide the dates for the show this year, 2016 please? Thanks, Grace

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cathym March 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Thank you- the incorrect dates have been removed.

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janem May 18, 2016 at 11:53 am

Sorry that we missed this.

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CHARYLL MONK April 12, 2016 at 9:02 am

June 18 from 10 am – 4 pm: A RAINBOW OF GARDENS- The 20th Annual GPAS Garden Tour, a fundraiser for the Greece Performing Arts Society, featuring eight (8) gardens in Greece, with live music, light refreshments, and visual artists in each garden. Tickets available May 7 for $17 ($22 on day-of-tour) at local outlets. Call (585) 234-5636 for info.

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Pauline June 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm

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Winona Woods Garden Tour to feature 8 gardens

The Winona Woods Neighborhood Association Garden Tour will feature eight houses on Winona Boulevard and its adjoining streets June 26 in West Irondequoit. Pictured, from left: are Garden Tour Committee members Pat Zacharias, Heide Jorgensen, Pauline Leakey and Michelle Reichert. PHOTO PROVIDED
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The Winona Woods Neighborhood Association Garden Tour will feature eight houses on Winona Boulevard and its adjoining streets in West Irondequoit from noon to 5 p.m. June 26, rain or shine.

Attendees will view how large and small spaces are transformed by creative gardening, learn the history of the sunken garden on the corner of Winona and St. Paul boulevards and view waterfalls, fountains and various flowers and plants.

Proceeds will be used to pay for flowers around each street sign along St. Paul Boulevard from Winona Boulevard to Titus Avenue. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased by calling 585-266-5018; in person at Genrich’s Florist & Greenhouse, 375 Cooper Road, Rochester and Personal Designs Florist, 696 Titus Ave., Rochester; or online at winonawoods.com.

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