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  THANKS!

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

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. 

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.

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 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!

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 for ticket purchase information. Tickets are also available at Rockcastle Florist, 100 South Main Street in Canandaigua. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Allan Armitage this week!

Allan Armitage  

Allan Armitage is returning to our area.  He will be at FLCC on Thursday evening, October 6th from 6-8 PM (free event) and at the Fall Gardening Symposium at Sonnenberg Gardens on Saturday, October 8th.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Saturday, October 1, 2016  10:00 AM
LAGOON PARK walk with the
Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association
Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua
Jim Engel initiated the restoration of Lagoon Park several years ago and has worked with the support of Canandaigua Botanical Society to greatly reduce the amount of European Buckthorn and other invasive species there.  Last year we dedicated a kiosk created by Eagle Scout Patrick McFadden at the east entrance of the park from Lakeshore Drive.  Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council has also been committed to restoration efforts in Lagoon Park and will join us this year to check on the progress.

Directions: Park in the lot to the west of Carousel Drive adjacent to the hotel non-construction near Lakefront Park.  We will meet by the kiosk at 10 AM.
Please note:  The Canandaigua Botanical Society is interested in helping to establish interpretive guides for Lagoon Park.  Feel free to let us know if you’d like to participate in this endeavor. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Saturday, August 20, 2016 10 AM


1691 Jenks Rd, Avon, NY 14414
Join us as we tour the vermicompost facility in Avon, NY.  “Worm Power is a comprehensive, complex bio-chemical system created from worms living in and working through high-quality feedstock in an optimal environment. Their process delivers a full-featured, soil-based ecosystem that supports nutritional balance and crop health by strengthening the physical structure, chemical composition and biological activity of the soil that plants are grown in. 
***Because of tour fees we ask that you are (or become) a current member to join this event. You will have a blue 2016-017 program and Canandaigua Botanical Society oval sticker or can email to check your membership status.***