Friday, March 24, 2017

Sonnenberg Gardens

The weather forecast is for COLD AND WET tomorrow, Saturday, March 25th at Sonnenberg Gardens please plan to dress appropriately and join us!  Feel free to bring along something portable to sit on as we may spend much of our time in the greenhouses learning about the UNTOLD STORY OF FREDERICK FERRIS THOMPSON from Barb Stahl.  Meet at the admissions booth near the large parking area at 10:00 AM.

Friday, March 3, 2017

THE UNTOLD STORY OF FREDERICK FERRIS THOMPSON

10 AM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 
at Sonnenberg Gardens, Canandaigua 


We will meet at the Admissions Gate inside Sonnenberg Gardens, 151 Charlotte Street at 10:00 AM.
Barb Stahl will take us on a unique tour of Sonnenberg focusing on Frederick Ferris Thompson and his diaries which tell of his fervent interest in nature.  We hope that this event will seed future research into the connections between Frederick’s later years and the earliest years of the Canandaigua Botanical Society.  Perhaps you will be interested in ongoing studies of past histories to build a supportive relationship between Sonnenberg and The Canandaigua Botanical Society into the future. Feel free to bring walking sticks and portable stools for navigating through the greenhouses and Sonnenberg property.  
 
Canandaigua Botanical Events are free and open to the public.  Membership offers you a printed program of events, membership roster, and useful information toward our goal of advancing the knowledge and enjoyment of all plants growing in the Finger Lakes Region and beyond.  


Annual Meeting, Potluck, and Presentation

Friday, April 28, 2017,  6:00 PM we will welcome in our 143rd year of the Canandaigua Botanical Society at Saint John's Episcopal Church, 183 North Main Street Canandaigua.  Enter through Saint John's Court off Howell Street (Gleaners Kitchen).  Bring a dish to pass and place setting for yourself and any friends you invite along.  Dinner will begin at 6:00 PM.

At 7 PM Laura Ouimette will share a history of the Canandaigua Botanical Society and a vision for our future.

Bring cash or check to pay annual dues and receive the 2017-18 Canandaigua Botanical Society printed program.  ($7 individual / $10 family)

Canandaigua Botanical Events are free and open to the public.  Membership offers you a printed program of events, membership roster, and useful information toward our goal of advancing the knowledge and enjoyment of all plants growing in the Finger Lakes Region and beyond. 


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Planning meeting at Wood Library: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We will be holding a second planning meeting at Wood Library on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 2 PM to put together the 143rd year of events and programs.  Please consider joining us or letting us know if you'd like to lead a walk.  Do you have ideas of some topics or places you'd like to know more about this year?  If you're unable to make the meeting but have some ideas to share please send them along to cananadaiguabotanical@gmail.com.  THANKS!

UPDATE:
Thanks to Peggy Kane, Bill Bross, Sandra Bierbrauer, Kim Ferris, Caroline Gray, Janine Debolt, Melissa Virag, and Laura Ouimette we had a very productive planning meeting.  Here's a teaser of what we have coming in our 143rd year:

Bluebells Plein Air at Mertensia Park
Plants of Grimes Glen with Sandra Bierbrauer
Grace Gardens
Wesley Hill Nature Center 
Dragonflies & Late Summer Flowers at Burroughs Audubon 
Gannett Hill, Ontario County Park
Autumn Glory at Highland Park with Burroughs Audubon
Lagoon Park
Ontario Pathways
Botanical Society Cultural History
How Plants Reproduce 
FLCC Arboretum and Spring Blooms at Lincoln Woods
Canandaigua City Arbor Day Tree Planting
Effects of Climate Change on Plants in the Finger Lakes     


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Planning for our 143rd year!

We will be meeting this week, Thursday, February 16th at Wood Library (1 PM) to plan the 143rd year of the Canandaigua Botanical Society.  Please let us know if you are interested in joining us.  If you'd still like to be involved but are not available this Thursday please let us know that too.

You may send an email to canandaiguabotanical@gmail.com


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Finishing our 142nd year and planning for our 143rd year!

There are two more programs scheduled for our 142nd year and we are in the process of planning our 143rd year. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
We will meet at Sonnenberg Gardens for a historical tour and perhaps uncover some connections with early Canandaigua Botanical Society members through Frederick's diaries.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
We will enjoy our annual potluck dinner and meeting with a presentation by Laura Ouimette about the history of the Canandaigua Botanical Society and hopes for the future.

CHANGES ARE HAPPENING:
We are in need of volunteers to keep this valuable gem of the second oldest USA botanical society thriving for years to come.  Please email us at canandaiguabotanical@gmail.com if you are interested in becoming more involved.  We're also looking for ideas and suggestions for events/field trips for our 143rd year.  Perhaps you'd like to lead a walk or know of a spot that would be of interest to fellow members.  You can join us at a planning meeting or just send us an email with your ideas!
canandaiguabotanical@gmail.com



Thursday, November 3, 2016

34th Candlelight Holiday House Tour

We planned to have a Winter Arrangements with Native Plants event at FLCC on Saturday, November 12, 2016.  Due to health issues of several people involved we need to cancel this event. Instead you may wish to partake in this holiday house tour:
  
7th District Federated Garden Clubs of NYS - 34th Candlelight Holiday House Tour in Geneseo, NY

The 7th District Federated Garden Clubs of NYS present their 34th Candlelight Holiday House Tour in Geneseo, NY on November 12, 2016 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Five historic homes will be decorated for the holidays by garden clubs from Geneseo, Conesus Lake, Livonia, Warsaw and Perry, NY.  Tickets are $20 and support the district’s endeavors of civic beautification, conservation, and environmental and educational programs.  Refreshments will be served at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.  Tour addresses and parking information will be provided with the ticket purchase.  Please email dconnelly3352@gmail.com for ticket purchase information. Tickets are also available at Rockcastle Florist, 100 South Main Street in Canandaigua.