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. 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. June 9–10: Perennial Sale, see calendar (below). 585/314-6292; mdolan3@rochester.rr.com; Facebook.

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. June 9–10: Plant Sale, 9am–4pm (see calendar, below).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. 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. June 4: AIS Accredited Show, 1:30–5:30pm, Marketplace Mall (see calendar, below). 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. June 3: Plant Sale, 10am–2pm (see calendar, below). 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. June 24: Rose Show, Irondequoit Public Library (see calendar, below). 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. 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.

Hubbard Springs Garden Club of Chili meets the third Monday of the month at 7pm, Chili Senior Center, 3235 Chili Avenue, Rochester. dtoogood@rochester.rr.com.

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. May 20: Plant Sale, 9 am–12pm (see calendar, below). 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. All are welcome. Contact Suzanne Flanigan: 585/544-1356; sflaniga192@gmail.com.

Stafford Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (except December and January) at 7pm, Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Morganville Road (Route 237), Stafford. 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. New members welcome. Meeting and location details at victorgardenclubny2.com or 585/721-5457.

 

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.

LET: Letchworth State Park Interpretive Program, Humphrey Nature Center, Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427; 585/493-3625.

LIN: Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Road, Pavilion, NY 14525. 585/584-3913; Facebook; linwoodgardens.org.

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

RBC: Rochester Butterfly Club. Field trips last about 2 hours, some continue into the afternoon, especially those that are further away. Long pants and appropriate footgear strongly recommended. Free and open to the public. rochesterbutterflyclub.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.
S- Indicates plant sales.
T- Indicates garden tours.

S- May 12–21: Lilac Festival Plant Sale, daily, 10:30am–8:30pm. Presented by Monroe County Master Gardeners. A variety of perennials, lilacs, hydrangeas, clematis, annuals and garden decor. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and assist with plant selection. CCE/MON

S- May 13: Webster Arboretum Plant Sale, 8am–12pm. Perennials from standard to uncommon, annuals, dwarf conifers, geraniums, dahlias, various garden club offerings and more. Webster Arboretum, 1700 Schlegel Road, Webster. websterarboretum.org.

May 13–14: Visit Ellwanger Garden, 10am–4pm. Originally the private garden of 19th-century horticulturist George Ellwanger, this historic landscape contains many plantings originally placed by Mr. Ellwanger and his family. Donation. 625 Mt Hope Avenue, Rochester.

May 14: 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 16: Introduction to Vegetable Gardening, 6:30–8pm. Class will cover soil basics, site selection, fertilizing, watering, good vegetables to select, pest and weed control. Class takes place at Gallea’s, 2832 Clover Street, Pittsford. $25. Registration required. RCGC

May 16–17: Hypertufa Garden Troughs, Tuesday, 2–4pm; Wednesday, 2–3pm. Alana Miller will guide participants through the creation of their own hypertufa planter at her home in Webster. Learn to mix and mold the hypertufa, curing and wintering over techniques and see some examples of how to use these planters in the landscape. Materials included. $65 members; $75 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

May 16–17: Hypertufa Garden Troughs, Tuesday, 6:30–8:30pm; Wednesday, 6:30–7:30pm. See description above. Materials included. $65 members; $75 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

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 18: Soiree – A Plantsmen’s Idyllic Farmstead in Ontario, 6:30–8pm. Gail Maier’s 3-acre farmstead, formerly Lakeside Nursery, is landscaped with mature specimens of flowering trees and shrubs and mixed gardens of perennials and woody plants surrounding her restored brick Italianate Victorian farmhouse and historic barn. Gail will be on hand to answer questions about landscaping with woody plants and special perennials. $12. Registration required. RCGC 

S- May 19–20: Plant Sale – Bloomfield Garden Club, Friday, 9am–5pm; Saturday, 9am–12pm. Annuals, herbs, vegetables, home-grown perennials, hanging baskets & raffle items. Bloomfield Historical Academy Building, 8 South Avenue, Bloomfield. 585/657-4489.

S- May 20: Plant Sale – Pittsford Garden Club, 9am–12pm. Perennials & annuals. Parking lot behind Pittsford Public Library. pittsfordgardenclub.wordpress.com.

S- 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.

S- May 20: Native Plant & Perennial Sale, 9am–2pm. Large selection of natives for WNY plus perennials for sun and shade. Purchase from local growers, Lessons from Nature and Amanda’s Garden. Pre-order available: 585/750-6288; amandasgarden@frontiernet.net. 170 Pine Street, East Aurora. lessonsfromnature.biz; amandasnativeplants.com.

S- May 20: Genesee Land Trust Native Plant Sale, 9am–3pm. Native flowers, shrubs and trees. Proceeds benefit local land conservation. Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester. Genesee Land Trust. 585/256-2130; info@geneseelandtrust.org; geneseelandtrust.org.

S- 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: 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. LIN

May 20–21: Visit Ellwanger Garden, 10am–4pm. See description under May 13–14. Donation. 625 Mt Hope Avenue, Rochester.

May 21: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. See description under May 14. RPM

Ongoing beginning May 23: Visit Ellwanger Garden, Tuesdays, 5:30–7:30pm. See description under May 13–14. Donation. 625 Mt Hope Avenue, Rochester.

May 23: Floral & Herb Container Garden, 6:30–8pm. Design an edible container garden for use on a deck or patio. Choose from a wide selection of herbs and plants. Class takes place at Gallea’s Florist & Greenhouse. $50. Registration required. RCGC

May 23 & 25: Intermediate Professional Floral Design Certificate – Bouquets, 6:30–9pm. Instructor Alana Miller will cover various styles including vegetative, landscape, botanical, Biedermeier and bouquets. Students will take home all arrangements created during class. Prerequisite: completion of RCGC’s Basic Professional Floral Design program or floral shop experience. $150 members; $225 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

May 25: Linwood Gardens Tour, 10am–12pm. Enjoy a private tour of the historic gardens, buildings and landscape designed in the early 1900’s that includes an Italian walled garden, Arts and Crafts style summerhouse, labyrinth and more. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch for after the tour. $20. Registration required. RCGC

May 25: Elements of Serene and Natural Garden Design, 6:30–8pm. Join Dennis Burns in the Japanese-style garden of a client where he will discuss design principles such as enclosure, borrowed scenery, color palette, plant selection, selection and setting of boulders for artistic effect and pruning of azaleas and other woody plants. $18 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

May 26–29: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. See description under May 14. RPM

S- May 27: Proud Market Plant Sale, 8am. Shop local growers and garden clubs with a variety of unusual trees and shrubs, annuals, perennials, dahlias, herbs and more. RCGC

May 27–28: Linwood Tree Peony Festival of Flowers, 9am–4pm. See description under May 20–21. $10; $15 guided tours. LIN

• May 28–June 25: Family Springtime Walk, Sundays, 10am–12pm. LET

May 28–June 25: Weekly Wildflower Walk, Sundays, 1pm. LET

May 29: Memorial Tree Walk, 2–4pm. LET

May 31: Floral Design Workshop – Pavé, 7–9pm. Learn the art of precisely placing various floral materials close together to create a flat, textured, painterly effect. Materials included. $35 members; $45 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 1: Redesign and Maintenance of a Brighton Gem, 6:30–8pm. Landscaper Cindy Cali will lead a walk through this East Avenue property and describe changes she made in order to arrive at the present cohesive design. She will also explain the year-round process of pruning and maintaining the gardens, comprised of perennials, ground covers and many mature flowering shrubs and ornamental trees. $18 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 2: iMapInvasives Training – Finger Lakes Region. Learn how to use iMapInvasives, an online mapping system shared by citizen scientists, educators and natural resource professionals who help keep the map up-to-date and accurate by reporting invasive species locations and control efforts. Beginner and advanced levels. Free. Registration required. Binghamton. nyimapinvasives.org.

June 3: Odyssey to Ithaca Bus Trip, 7:45am–6:30pm. Visit Cornell Botanic Gardens (formerly Cornell Plantations) plus a few family-owned garden centers including Cayuga Landscaping, Baker’s Acres and The Plantsmen Nursery. Travel by luxury coach with ample room to transport purchases. Includes buffet lunch at Baker’s Acres. $60. Registration required. RCGC

S- June 3: Plant Sale – Greater Rochester Perennial Society, 10am–2pm. Many plants & varieties to choose from. Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 South Winton Road, Rochester. rochesterperennial.com.

June 3: Made in the Shade, 11am. Plants that thrive in the shade throughout the entire growing season. Free. Registration required. BGC

June 3–4: Linwood Tree Peony Festival of Flowers, 9am–4pm. See description under May 20–21. $10; $15 guided tours. LIN

T- June 3–4: Landmark Society House and Garden Tour, 10am–4pm. Landmark Society of Western NY. 585/546-7029; landmarksociety.org.

June 4: Flower City Days at the Market, 8am–2pm. See description under May 14. RPM

June 4: Iris Show, 1:30–5:30pm. Iris in Wonderland. Presented by Greater Rochester Iris Society. Marketplace Mall, center court, 1 Miracle Mile Drive, Henrietta. 585/266-0302; thehutchings@mac.com.

June 6: Garden Talk – IPM in the Garden, 12:15–12:45pm. Take a walk around the CCE Gardens to scout for insect pests and diseases. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies will be explained including finding a pest before it becomes a problem. Bring lunch. Free. CCE/GC

June 6: Summer Container Workshop, 6:30–8pm. Join Deb VerHulst-Norris at her lakefront property in Hilton where she will discuss the principles of a balanced and interesting design along with care and maintenance. Bring a pot, 16” diameter or less, potting soil and a variety of plants appropriate for sun or shade will be provided. $30 members; $35 non-members. Registration required by May 25. RCGC

June 6: Living Wreath Workshop, 6:30–8pm. Create a wreath to grow throughout the summer season that can be taken indoors in the fall. Choose from an assortment of succulents, flowering and foliage plants. Materials included. Class takes place at Gallea’s Florist & Greenhouse. $55. Registration required. RCGC

June 8: A Designer’s Approach to Taming an Urban Wilderness, 6–7:30pm. Jean Westcott will describe her design process and her approach to the challenges of creating a garden in an area with common issues such as deer, groundhogs, dry shade, unwanted woody plants and noxious weeds. Class takes place in the gardens behind The Artful Gardener. $18 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 8: Healing Herb Garden, 6:30–8pm. Tennille Richards, M.S. and Licensed Acupuncturist, will discuss common botanical western cousins to well-known Chinese herbs and their very specific medical uses. Learn about the care and growing conditions of these plants plus their usefulness according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Topics covered will include the immune system, circulation, digestion and inflammation. Class takes place at Gallea’s Florist & Greenhouse. $45. Registration required. RCGC

S- June 9–10: Creative Gardeners of Penfield Plant Sale, 9am–4pm. Unique plants and garden related items. 19 Huntington Meadow, Rochester.

S- June 9–10: Perennial Sale – Big Springs Garden Club of Caledonia-Mumford, Friday, 10am–6pm; Saturday, 9am–2pm. A variety of perennials available for purchase. At the park next to the monument, Caledonia. 585/314-6292; mdolan3@rochester.rr.com; Facebook.

June 10: Garden Talk – Butterflies, Birds & Bees in the Landscape, 10am–12pm. Presented by John Nelson, Master Gardener. Free. Hansen Nature Center, Tinker Park, 1585 Calkins Road, Pittsford. CCE/MON

June 10–11: Peony Weekend at Ellwanger Garden, 10am–4pm. See description under May 13–14. Donation. 625 Mt Hope Avenue, Rochester.

June 13: Everything Herbal – Growing, Crafting & Cooking, 6:30–8pm. Learn how to create an herb garden in any space, from back yard to apartment patio. Participants will leave with plans, herb plants and information on growing and using a variety of herbs. $25 members; $30 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 14: iMapInvasives Training – St. Lawrence–Eastern Lake Ontario Region. See description under June 2. Free. Registration required. Watertown. nyimapinvasives.org.

June 14: Purposeful Perennials – Using Perennials in Containers, 6–8pm. Christine Froehlich will cover potting mix, planting for optimum performance, varieties of perennials that hold up well in containers and plant combinations for sun and shade. Class takes place at Broccolo Garden Center. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 15: Butterflies and the Plants they Need – Wesley Hill Preserve, 9am. Day-long outing, bring lunch and a folding chair. Meet: Park & Ride lot, Bushnell’s Basin Exit of Route I-490. 585/385-4725. RBC

June 17: Summer Pruning, 9am–12pm. Learn how to properly prune flowering trees and shrubs, broadleaf evergreens and conifers in this outdoor workshop. Prerequisite: Pruning Basics or another pruning class. $36 members; $46 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 17: Houdini Hydrangea Blooms, 11am. Learn when to prune hydrangeas and what they need to be happy. Free. Registration required. BGC

June 20: Creating a Naturalistic Garden – Sustainable & Satisfying, 6–8pm. Christine Froehlich will share the process of creating Roy Diblik-style plant communities in this woodland garden in Penfield. Learn how to choose plants for sun and shade, group them to achieve an attractive natural look that requires minimal care, provides optimal bloom and interesting textures. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 20 & 22: Advanced Professional Floral Design Certificate – Sympathy Arrangements, 6:30–9pm. Alana Miller will focus on free-standing easel sprays, large one-sided arrangements for visitation and altar, religious and theme wreaths. Students will take home all arrangements created during class. Prerequisite: Intermediate Professional Floral Design program or floral shop experience. $150 members; $225 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 21: Soiree – Jerry Kral’s Incredible Landscape in June, 6:30–8pm. Enjoy an informal get-together with refreshments and fellow gardeners in this unique landscape that combines small and medium-sized evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs with perennials and annuals all linked by pathways and stone walls. Rock gardens include a slab garden, tufa crevice garden and pumice rock garden. $12. Registration required. RCGC

June 22: Early Summer Blooms Stroll, 6–7:30pm. Michael Hannen will lead this tour of his home-based nursery focusing on new and rare additions including 10 types of Jack-in-the-pulpit, Pinellia, ‘green dragons,’ Chinese cobra lilies and numerous later-blooming perennials. Arrive early to shop or preview the gardens. $10 members; $15 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

Ongoing last week of June through July: Lavender Farm & Market, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am–5pm. Pick your own lavender: over 2000 plants, 20 different varieties. Shop the Lavender Market. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. 315/685-5369; lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com.

T- 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 24: Rose Show, 1:30–4pm. Presented by Greater Rochester Rose Society. Free. Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Avenue, Rochester. 585/694-8430; rochrosesociety@gmail.com; Facebook.

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.

June 28: Daylily Garden Open House, 5–7pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

June 28: Creating Pots with Pizzazz – Using Dwarf Shrubs in Containers, 6–9pm. This demo class with Christine Froehlich will cover planting for optimum performance, the best varieties to use and how to pair them up to highlight foliage, texture and color combinations that will last all summer and well into the fall. Class takes place at Broccolo Garden Center. $22 members; $32 non-members. Registration required. RCGC

June 29: Butterflies and the Plants they Need – Ganondagan State Historic Site, 10am. Meet: parking spaces nearest Boughton Hill Road at Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 Boughton Hill Road, Victor. 585/425-2380. RBC

July 8: RCGC Summer Garden Tour – Town and Country Gardens from Pittsford to Honeoye Falls, 10am–4pm. Explore a variety of gardens, large and small, from tastefully designed suburban properties to elegant country estates, in a range of formal and naturalistic styles. Self-guided. Advance: $15 members; $20 non-members. Day of: $20. RCGC

July 8: Daylily Garden Open House, 1–5pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

July 8–9: Finger Lakes Lavender Festival, 9am–5pm. Pick your own bouquet from 18 varieties of lavender; shop local artists, hand-crafters and the Lavender Market; culinary treats and photographic opportunities. Rain or shine. Free. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. 315/685-5369; lockwoodfarm.blogspot.com; fingerlakeslavenderfestival.blogspot.com.

T- 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.

July 11: Butterflies and the Plants they Need – Hi Tor Area, 9am. Day-long outing, bring lunch and a folding chair. Meet: Park & Ride lot, Bushnell’s Basin Exit of Route I-490. 585/383-8168. RBC

July 11: Garden Talk – Red Lily Leaf Beetle, 12:15–12:45pm. Get some tips on how to control this destructive pest of bulb lilies. Bring lunch. Free. CCE/GC

July 13: Butterflies and the Plants they Need – Black Creek Park, 10am. Butterflies and summer wildflowers. Meet: parking lot near Sunnyside Lodge, Black Creek Park, 3830 Union Street, North Chili. 585/383-8168. RBC

T- July 15: RMSC Women’s Council Garden Tour, 10am–4pm. Six gardens in the Rochester area. Self-guided. New & used garden item sale, raffle. $20. Tickets: 585/385-3068; 585/352-8034; rmsc.org/gardentour; Cunningham House day of.

 

SAVE THE DATE…

July 16: Butterflies and the Plants they Need – Mendon Ponds Park, 10am. Beginners walk will discuss butterflies and caterpillar plants. Meet: Visitors’ Center / Wild Wings parking lot, 27 Pond Road, Honeoye Falls. 585/383-8168. RBC 

July 16: Daylily Garden Open House, 1–5pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

July 22: Growing Roses, 11am. An overview of successful types of roses and their growing needs. Free. Registration required. BGC

July 26: Daylily Garden Open House, 5–7pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

July 29: From the Earth, 9am–5pm. Presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Topics include agriculture, gardening, crafts made with natural materials and appreciation of natural beauty. Event takes place at several locations around Alfred. 607/587-9877.

July 30: Daylily Garden Open House, 1–5pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

August 3: Butterfly and Hummingbird Friendly Garden, 6:30pm. Learn which plants will attract and provide food sources for butterflies and hummingbirds. Free. Registration required. BGC

August 5: Daylily Garden Open House, 1–5pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317.

August 19: The 3 C’s of Containers, 11am. Learn about color, contrast and container choice. Free. Registration required. BGC

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, 1111 Jefferson Road, Rochester. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County, 2449 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester. 585/753-2550; monroe.cce.cornell.edu.

S- September 16: Fall Garden Gala, 10am–1pm. Plant sale featuring indoor and outdoor plants, basket auction, free soil pH testing. CCE/GC

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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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Posted Jun 10, 2016 at 2:28 PM
Updated Jun 10, 2016 at 2:29 PM

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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