Rochester Events

updated on 7/25/19

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 the month (except in summer), 7–9pm, Messiah Church, 4301 Mount Read Blvd., Rochester. September 4: African Violet Boot Camp. 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 month, September–November, January–May. New members and guests welcome. 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.

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; Facebook; bonsaisocietyofupstateny.org. 

Country Gardeners of Webster meets the second Monday of the month (except Februrary, July & August) at 7pm at various locations. All aspects of gardening covered, outside speakers, projects, visits to local gardens, community gardening involvement. Includes coffee and social time. Guests welcome. 585/265-4762. 

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. 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 & January). Accepting new members. fairportgc@gmail.com; fairportgardenclub.com.

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 Club of Mendon meets the third Tuesday of the month, 10am–1pm, Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls. Work on community gardens and gather new ideas in a casual, social environment. 585/624-8182; joanheaney70@gmail.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.

Gates Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month (except July & August) at 6:30pm, Gates Town Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road, Rochester. New members and guests welcome. 585/429-5996; may@gmail.com.

Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS) meets the first Monday following the first Sunday of the month (September–December; February–May), Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester. 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.

Greater Rochester Iris Society (GRIS) meets Sundays at 2pm, dates vary, St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 11 Episcopal Avenue, Honeoye Falls. August 10–11: Rhizome Sale, see Calendar (below). September 9: Beardless Iris. 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 at 7pm, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Room 110, Rochester. July meeting is a garden tour. 585/694-8430; rochrosesociety@gmail.com; Facebook.

Henrietta Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except May–August & December) at 6:30pm, Henrietta Recreation Center, 605 Calkins Road, Henrietta. Guests welcome. Handicap accessible. 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. August 15: Hijiri Ikenobo Ikebana Demonstration and Workshop, $5; $3 audit. August 15: Learn Ikebana, 7–9pm, see Calendar (below). September 19: Ichiyo School of Ikebana Demonstration and Workshop, $5; $3 audit. 585/301-6727; 585/402-1772; rochesterikebana@gmail.com; ikebanarochester.org.

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

Klemwood Garden Club of Webster meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm (except January & February) in members’ homes or local libraries. Accepting new members. 585/671-1961.

Lakeview Garden Club (Greece) meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January & February) at 7pm, meeting location varies depending on activity. Meetings may include a speaker, project or visits to local garden-related sites. New members always welcome. Joanne Ristuccia; rista1234@gmail.com.  

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. 585/425-0766; BKRU888@aol.com; pittsfordgardenclub.wordpress.com.

Rochester Dahlia Society meets the second Saturday of the month (except August & September) at 12pm, Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Road North, Rochester. Visitors welcome. September 14–15: Dahlia Show, see Calendar (below). 585/865-2291; Facebook; rochesterdahlias.org.

Rochester Herb Society meets the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January, February & July) at 12pm, Potter Memorial Building, 53 West Church Street, Fairport. Summer garden tours. New members welcome. rochesterherbsociety.com. 

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, location varies depending on activity. Meetings may include a speaker, project or visit to local garden-related site. Members receive a monthly newsletter. New members welcome. 585/342-8653; bonniearnold@frontiernet.net or 585/342-3021; jen@adaras.com.

Stafford Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (except December & 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: victorgardenclubny2.com; 585/721-5457.

Williamson Garden Club. On-going community projects; free monthly lectures to educate the community about gardening. Open to all. 315/524-4204; grow14589@gmail.com; grow-thewilliamsongardenclub.blogspot.com.  

CLASSES / EVENTS

FREQUENT HOST

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

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.
S- Indicates plant sales.
T- Indicates garden tours.

Ongoing through January 5: Woven – Photo Gallery. Artist Tanya Marcuse’s photographs, each five feet high by ten feet wide, feature flora and fauna gathered from her immediate surroundings and composed into arrangements of tightly compacted plant, animal and mineral findings in an abstract manner. George Eastman Museum, 900 East Avenue, Rochester. 585/327-4800; eastman.org. 

S- July 14: Daylily Sale & Display Garden, 8am–12pm. Over 40 varieties for sale plus some perennials. See over 200 daylilies during peak bloom in the display garden. Webster Arboretum, 1700 Schlegel Road, Webster. websterarboretum.org.

July 17: Get-Together in a Unique Penfield Garden, 6:30–8pm. This property’s backyard opens up to a large central bed with paths through summer shrubs, grasses, perennials, garden art and a koi pond containing water plants, fountains and a biofilter stream. Presented by Flower City Garden Network. Members only. Free for members and a guest. Registration required. flowercitygardennetwork@gmail.com. 

T- July 20: Backyard Habitat Tour, 9am–4pm.Tour seven gardens in Fairport, Victor, Rochester & Brighton. Self-paced. Ticket includes booklet with directions, garden photos & stories. $15 members; $20 non-members. Rain or shine. Tickets: Wegmans That’s The Ticket locations & Genesee Land Trust. 585/256-2130; info@geneseelandtrust.org; geneseelandtrust.org.

July 24: The Artful Path – The Art of Pollinators, 5:30–7:30pm. Theme-related guided walk of the grounds followed by a talk and time to draw or journal. Includes a sample pollinator seed packet. $20. Registration required. BGC

July 25: Daylily Garden Open House, 4–7pm. Cobbs Hill Daylily Garden (a National Display Garden), Charlie and Judy Zettek, 1 Hillside Avenue, Rochester. 585/461-3317

July 28: 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: 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.

F- August 6: Pop-Up Creations – Summer Theme, 6–8pm. Tickety-Boo Creative workshop in which participants will handcraft seasonal 3D works of art. Includes supplies & tools. Ages 12–100. $35. Registration required. BGC

August 7: The Artful Path – The Art of Flying Insects, 5:30–7:30pm. See description under July 24. $20. Registration required. BGC

August 10: Leaf Casting, 10–11:30am. Create natural leaf castings for multi-purpose use or display. $20. Registration required. BGC

S- August 10–11: Iris Rhizome Sale, 10am–4pm. Presented by Greater Rochester Iris Society. New & hardy varieties for sale. Members will be on hand to answer questions. Bristol’s Garden Center, 7454 Victor-Pittsford Road, Victor. thehutchings@mac.com. 

August 15: Learn Ikebana, 7–9pm. Learn the Japanese art of flower arranging. Containers will be available to borrow. Floral materials included. Presented by Ikebana International Rochester Chapter. Location: First Baptist Church Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester. $15. Registration required. ikebanarochester@gmail.com.

August 21: The Artful Path – The Art of Monarchs & Milkweed, 5:30–7:30pm. See description under July 24. $20. Registration required. BGC

F- September 10: Pop-Up Creations – Fall Theme, 6–8pm. See description under August 6. $35. Registration required. BG

September 14: Create A Natural Fall Wreath, 10–11:30am. Participants will use local dried flowers and grasses to create their own wreath. $15. Registration required. BGC

September 14: The Artful Path – The Art of Migrating Birds, 1–3pm. See description under July 24. $20. Registration required. BGC

September 14–15: Dahlia Show, 10am. Presented by Rochester Dahlia Society. Arrangements will also be for sale. Bristol’s Garden Center, 7454 Route 96, Victor. rochesterdahlias.org.

September 19: Pressed Flower Art, 6–7:30pm. Learn how to layer natural dried cuttings to make an 8×10-inch framed wall hanging. Location: Rochester Brainery, 176 Anderson Ave, Rochester. $30. Registration required. BGC

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Mary Russell June 26, 2019 at 11:11 am

Looking for anyone thinning their Black-eyed Susans or purple cone flowers. I need flowers for a wildflower meadow.

Not sure if this is correct forum but thank you for the help in advance.
Mary Russell

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janem June 27, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Hi, Mary—
I am not sure how many people will see it here. Are you on facebook?
Feel free to email me at jane@janemilliman.com and I can try to help.
Jane

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Pauline June 21, 2016 at 9:25 pm

NEWS

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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