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...]

Fairies on the Farm

Do you Believe in Fairies? Look for fairies, gnomes and sprites all around the Children’s Garden at the Rochester Hills Museum. They will only be there for one day as they stop on their way back to their summer homes. This program is sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club. Fairy Crafts Goodie Bag Storytelling Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos Fairy Scavenger Hunt Fairy Food and Beverages Ages 4-12 August 22 Morning Session 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Afternoon … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Funds Two College Scholarships

Both Zackary Bosanac and Sarah DeGrendel have a lot in common. Each is a high school senior, graduating from Stoney Creek High School with strong academic accomplishments, and each is passionate about working in the environmental field when graduating from college. Every year, the Rochester Garden Club works in concert with the Community Foundation of Greater Rochester to fund scholarships for students who will be studying in environmental or horticultural fields. “These are just the sort of … [Read more...]

Beautiful Tables Beautiful Gardens

The Rochester Garden Club is launching into spring with a community program “Beautiful Tables; Beautiful Gardens.” Gardeners and flower lovers are sure to enjoy two presentations about flower arranging and flower growing. There will be door prizes and light refreshments. The first part of the program will feature two designers from Viviano Flower Shop who will demonstrate how to create cut floral arrangements. Viviano is a business new to Rochester, but has been a Detroit area floral … [Read more...]

Gifts & Greens Market Brings Holiday Cheer

The Rochester Garden Club has been bringing a cheerful and beautiful holiday shopping experience to Rochester for the past 72 years. This year, the name has been expanded from simply the Greens Market to the Gifts & Greens Market. This new name showcases the full line of holiday crafts, delectable foods and holiday décor that our customers expect. On November 29, 30 and December 1, the Gifts & Greens Market will return to the spacious and conveniently located Rochester Schools … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Sends Four Students to 4-H Science Camp

Michigan 4-H Camp Scholarships Members of the Rochester Garden Club are happy to support students who are eager to get outside and learn about the environment. This year the club sponsored four eighth grade students from the Pontiac International Technology Academy, Britlynn Veliz, Nicole Bermudez-Alvarado, Kayla Rodriguez, and Sandra Castro, who enjoyed a week of environmental science activities at the 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp. Nestled between the shores of Lake Huron … [Read more...]

Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens

T​he Rochester Garden Club is hosting a community summer program called “Inviting the Wild Into Our Gardens” and it will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. A morning of learning, food sampling, and honey tasting will offer something for everyone interested in creating their own outdoor spaces that are environmentally sound as well as beautiful. Native plants will be available for purchase. Speaker, Entomologist and pollinator specialist, Abi Saeed will enlighten … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Museum and the Rochester Garden Club Host Annual Rochester Garden Walk

Co-sponsored by the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm and the Rochester Garden Club. Tour gardens throughout our community, as well as experience the Rochester Hills Museum, the Open Air Market, Educational Presentation and, of course, the fabulous “Cookie Room” with an amazing variety of delicious homemade cookies. Thursday, June 21: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine. Open Air Garden Market on the Museum grounds, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. DIY Succulent Demo by Kathy Miller from … [Read more...]

Rochester Students Get First Taste of Gardening

It is never too soon to learn about the benefits of plants and gardens, and the members of the Rochester Garden Club are eager to share their knowledge with the youngest community members. Each spring, the club is invited into the pre-kindergarten classrooms of Rochester Schools to run a program that gives the smallest students their first hands-on gardening lesson. This April, members visited all the pre-kindergarten classrooms in the district and worked with over 300 students. “We bring … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Supports McGregor Gardens

When a group of McGregor Elementary School parents proposed starting a Garden Club at the school, it was an immediate hit. Over 20 families have become involved and the excitement is growing. “This is an extension of McGregor’s commitment to promote health and wellness for our school family through mindfulness and hard work,” said Tim Graner, McGregor teacher and club sponsor. Goals for the club include creating two peace gardens, restoring two native plant gardens and maintaining the courtyard … [Read more...]