Annual Rochester Garden Walk is Back on June 17

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Garden Club are pleased to announce the return of the Rochester Garden Walk. Participants will have an intimate look at unique private gardens in the greater Rochester area as well as public gardens. This year’s event takes place Thursday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. In addition to the gardens, participants can enjoy the grounds and activities scheduled at the Museum. Museum grounds showcase the historic Van Hoosen … [Read more...]

Adult Garden Series at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Bring a chair and enjoy a morning presentation by the Rochester Garden Club. This devoted volunteer organization has a plethora of local plant knowledge to share. Programs will be held in the Children’s Garden. In case of bad weather programs move indoors. No pre-registration required. The series runs on the following dates from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The Adult Garden Series programs are free - donations are accepted. June 2              Favorite Annuals and PerennialsJune … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards College Scholarship

Every year, the Rochester Garden Club works in concert with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester to fund college scholarships for exceptional students who will be studying in environmental or horticultural fields. “These are just the sort of students we like to support,” said Susan Gerrits, chair of the Education Committee of the Rochester Garden Club. “Our club is dedicated to promoting environmental education and we hope that our scholarship award of $1500 will help them reach their … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Moves Online

This year, the Rochester Garden Club will move its popular Gifts and Greens Market to an online sales format. On November 15, the club will post its catalog filled with unique, handmade holiday themed gifts, as well as beautifully decorated table arrangements made with fresh greens. Gifts & Greens Market Moves Online Their loyal customers have been buying these same lovely items at the in-person Gifts and Greens Market over the past 74 years. The catalog will be on the website from … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Announces Winner of Beautification Award

Club member Joyce Murphy awards Mayor Barnett the annual Beautification Award Living in the Rochester area is a pleasure for many reasons, great schools, the many parks and trails, and a vibrant downtown loaded with shops and restaurants. There is another feature about the Rochester area that makes it so livable, the pleasing landscaping throughout the community in both the commercial and public areas. Each year, the Rochester Garden Club identifies the grounds and gardens that are most … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Gives Outdoor Camp Scholarships

Chace Browe The Rochester Garden Club has initiated a new scholarship program for elementary school students in the Rochester area this year. As a part of its mission, the club supports environmental education and is especially interested in helping students of all ages experience the natural world. Graduating seniors receive scholarships toward college degrees in environmental studies, middle school students are sent to a weeklong 4-H sponsored sleep away camp for environmental education and … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Awards Two College Scholarships

One of the missions of the Rochester Garden Club is to promote environmental education, and a primary method to fulfill that mission is the annual awarding of two $1500 college scholarships to high school seniors who are graduating from the Rochester Community Schools. The club members take great pride and joy in helping these students pursue their goals to learn how to improve our environment. This year the winners are Bryce Gamage from Stoney Creek High School, and Delaney Marino from … [Read more...]

Stroll the Gardens of the Rochester Garden Club

The Rochester Garden Club will be opening up seven of their members’ best gardens to the general public for a “No Frills Garden Stroll” on Saturday, July 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To join the fun, purchase the $10 ticket (cash or check only, please) at one of these starting points: 1651 Bretton Drive North, Rochester Hills 48309 25 Cross Creek Boulevard, Rochester Hills 48306 8741 Grand Oaks Court, Washington 48095 The ticket will show the locations of the remaining … [Read more...]

Native Plant Sale Open to the Public

Gardeners are embracing native plants for their beauty, natural benefits, and ease of care. Shoppers looking to add natives to their gardens are in luck because the Rochester Garden Club is offering a native plant sale on Thursday, June 18. All plants are pesticide free, local genotypes, and are in quart size containers. Pre-orders and prepayments are requested. To receive an order form, email [email protected] Pre-orders must be returned by June 16, and orders must be picked up June 18 … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Is A Holiday Tradition

For almost three-quarters of a century, the Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a festive holiday shopping experience to Rochester. The first annual sale began just after World War II in 1946, when telephones were a novelty and radios outnumbered televisions. Today, information is at our fingertips and it is just as easy to call an international friend, as it is a next-door neighbor. However, the allure of a local marketplace chock full of delightful holiday arrangements, gifts and edibles … [Read more...]