Blocks in Blooms
Rochester Garden Club has supported this project from Day #1. We have seen it grow and flourish, using gardens to enhance and make inner city neighborhoods bloom. Kudos to Kathy Lewis and her team of Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners for this award winning program. Congratulations!
In addition to donating dozens of plants and financial support of Blocks in Bloom, Rochester Garden Club will host our 5th annual Holiday Decoration Workshop for Blocks in Bloom Neighbors in December.
(Click on Geranium Pot above for link to see photos and names of available plants)
As of 4/22/2020:
We have the following available for sale:
Lavendar Blue Ivy Geranium (shade tolerant) Light Pink Geranium (sun)
Link to order forms, detailed information, etc. = ALL THINGS GERANIUM SALE!
These plants (Ivy Geranium ‘Lavender Blue’, ‘Silver Falls’ Dichondra, and White ‘Wave Petunia’) will be available for purchase this year. They were planted in May 2019, and lasted until October in a Southern, sunny exposed entry area. Click on Geranium pot above for photos and lists of 2020 Sale plants.
If you are concerned about your pet’s safety regarding plants, we suggest this link to ASPCA
Thank you to all of our customers for purchasing plants from our Geranium Plus Sale! By purchasing our locally grown plants, you will get plants that acclimate to our community better than others grown elsewhere. You are also helping environmentally by decreasing the carbon footprint. One hundred percent of our proceeds from the geranium sale go to supporting the Greater Rochester Community. Thank you again!
Celebrating 55 years of blooms, the Rochester Garden Club has an annual Geranium Sale to fund various community beautification projects and educational programs. Some of the more recent and visible projects include commemoration of RGC’s 100th anniversary by underwriting the Pansy Bed Renewal in Highland Park, landscaping at the Ronald McDonald House, the Alzheimers Garden at Monroe Community Hospital, Green Visions, Blocks in Bloom, George Eastman Museum and a RIT Institute for Sustainability Scholarship. For a complete list of projects, use this link.
There is a recycling Crisis!
If you are curious as to what happens to our recycling, please read this article on The recycling crisis.
Rochester Garden Club Members supported EquiCenter’s, The Mane Event 2019, by creating centerpieces for their Fundraiser. We had fun reviewing design techniques while supporting a Not-for-Profit Organization in the Greater Rochester Community. Thank you to all involved!
For more information on EquiCenter, visit their website equicenterny.org
RGC’s 100th Anniversary Community Grant
As if the renowned lilacs at Highland Park weren’t enough of a reason to visit the park in May, this Olmsted designed park is even more alive with the new look of the ever popular meeting spot – the Pansy Bed.
The Rochester Garden Club’s ribbon cutting and dedication of the Renewed Pansy Bed was held at the entrance of Highland Park on Monday, May 4, 2015.
The Pansy Bed Renewal was funded by a $100,000 community grant made in honor of the Clubs 100th Anniversary. The garden club’s very first project was also in Highland Park when they created the lovely Poet’s Garden a century ago.
The Rochester Garden was founded in 1915 and incorporated in the State of New York. The purpose of the Rochester Garden Club is to:
- Instruct the public on horticultural subjects, correct gardening techniques, and conservation of plants by means of flower shows, exhibitions, forums and lectures.
- To co-operate with other not-for-profit organizations in maintaining a library of material on horticulture and allied subjects.
- To co-operate with other not-for-profit organizations in encouraging roadside beautification and civic planting.
- To offer awards to members and non-members that may include, but are not limited to, Civic Improvement, Conservation, Flower Arranging, Historic Preservation, and Horticulture.