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SPRING HOURS 2017

I will be open with SET HOURS during a few Saturdays this April and May to make it easier for you to purchase native plants.

Saturday April 15th - April 22nd - April 29th - May 6th

Open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

As a courtesy please e-mail me with the time and date of your arrival even during prescheduled open hours.
E-mail or call to arrange an appointment the balance of the year and during the week.

PLANT SALES 2017

May 20th

Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale Ithaca, NY
Location: Ithaca High School

Saturday May 20th, 9:00AM-2:00 PM

Sponsored by Tompkins County Master Gardeners and Cornell Cooperative Extension.
More Info: http://ccetompkins.org/garden/spring-plant-sale

May 20th

Genesee Land Trust, Native Plant Sale:
Location: Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester,
Saturday, May 20th, 8:30 AM to 2 PM

Start your garden while giving to a great cause! This annual fundraiser features native trees, shrubs and wild flowers. Look for the Genesee Land Trust banner --- this event takes place rain or shine.
More Info: http://www.geneseelandtrust.org/events-activities.aspx?id=1

June 17th

The 20th Annual Herb & Flower Festival
Saturday, June 17th, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Farm and Home Center in Oriskany.

This all day event is coordinated by Master Gardener volunteers and provides over 50 vendors with a place to advertise and sell their
products. In addition to merchandise, gardening related classes are scheduled throughout the day.
More Info: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/oneida/

CLASSES AND TALKS

3/2/2017  Thursday 7-8:30pm at Rochester Civic Garden Center
The Threat of Invasive Plants and How to Control them ( Registration required )
Elimination of non-native invasive plants is both challenging and imperative. In addition to the fact that invasives degrade the aesthetics of your property and reduce its value, today they pose the primary threat to populations of the song birds, butterflies and all other types of wildlife we enjoy. Invasives have characteristics that allow them to grow almost anywhere and dominate their surroundings to the exclusion of native plants. Instructor Jim Engel has been working in the field of invasive plant control for many years, with State and Federal agencies, not-for-profit groups, and private landowners. In this class you will learn how to identify invasives as well as various strategies for efficient and effective control.

3/14/2017  Tuesday 7-8:30pm at Rochester Civic Garden Center
Creating a Woodland Garden - Native Perennials and Shrubs for use in Shade ( Registration required )
Finding plants that will not only grow in shade, but thrive there, can be a challenge. A large percentage of our native flora has evolved to grow in the forest understory, and these plants are perfectly adapted to grow, flower and multiply in shade. Discover the great diversity of native perennials and shrubs that you can use in these challenging shady spots, and learn how you can create natural plant communities that will provide habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Rochester Civic Garden Center is located in Warner Castle in Highland Park, 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14620  (585) 473-5130


this page updated march 7th, 2017