Thursday, May 22, 2014

Upcoming events:

Unique Spring Gardens of Michael Hannen
Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 10 AM                
             (carpool from Sly Street lot behind the Ontario County Court House at 9:20 am)
For those who are interested in unique garden species, Michael Hannen’s gardens at 171 Laburnum Crescent in Rochester are a must see.  Come enjoy hundreds of unique and spectacular spring blooms and consider purchasing some for your own gardens. 
To get to Michael’s gardens: travel north on 332 then west on the NYS Thruway 90 to 490 West.  Take 490 W to exit 18 NY 31 (Monroe Ave).  Make a sharp left onto Monroe Ave and then a right onto Laburnam Crescent.  Park along the street near 171 Laburnam Crescent which is the last house on the right just before the Field Street Park also on the right.  If you get to Pinnacle Road, you’ve gone too far.
                                      Plants available: growboy22@yahoo.com
Click here to see Michael's summer 2013 gardens:
http://canandaiguabotanicalsociety.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-unique-gardens-of-michael-hannen.html


Maya Hobday Bench Dedication and FLCC Arboretum Walk
     Saturday, June 7, 2014   10:00 AM
Maya Hobday was an avid Canandaigua Botanical Society member from 1953 until her death in 2011.  She served as president, secretary, species recorder, event host, and constant attendee throughout nearly sixty years.  June 7, 2014 marks the 90th anniversary of Maya Hobday’s birth: a fitting day to dedicate a bench in her memory followed by a walk through the Arboretum led by Dr. Bruce Gilman.   Enter Finger Lakes Community College from Lakeshore Drive onto Marvin Sands Drive. The Arboretum is on the right as you enter the campus.  Park in the main lot to the west of Marvin Sands Drive and walk over to meet at the Arboretum archway.    

There’s no such thing as poor weather, just poor dressing -Maya Hobday                                   
  
Tour of Lagoon Park Restoration with Jim Engel
     SUNDAY, June 8, 2014 at 1:00 PM
     Jim Engel has worked passionately these past several years to restore native species at the Lagoon Park Wildlife Preserve on Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua.  The Canandaigua Botanical Society and the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association worked together to raise funds towards Jim Engel’s efforts.  Join us as Jim gives us an informative walk through the 34 acres of wetlands and walking trails explaining the species were removed and planted. Plans are in place to add a covered information center and natural log benches.

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