Gardening Resources for Rochester, NY
Gardening Web Sites
- Northeast Gardener.
"Northeast Gardener is web site designed to bring useful information
to the average gardener living in the cold climates of the north.
This consists of flowers, plants and trees that survive the
temperatures of zone 6 or less. It's also a web site that
facilitates the exchange of information between gardeners.
- Rochester Gardening.
The best gardening Web site in the Rochester area. It's filled
with links and contact information. This page only lists
gardening organizations that have Web sites. Rochester
Gardening lists all local gardening resources.
- See Landscaping in the
InfoRochester Rochester Businesses directory.
Buffalo and Erie County
Botanical Gardens. "When visiting the Buffalo & Erie
County Botanical Gardens you can actually see three historic
attractions in one: Olmsted's South Park, the 1899 tri-domed glass
conservatory building, and the Victorian-style gardens of plants
(both "Gardens Under Glass" and "Gardens Under the Sky"). See
History Section for more information."
Durand-Eastman Park/Slavin's Arboretum. "At the turn of
the century, Dr. Henry S. Durand owned a summer camp in
Irondequoit. He and his friend George Eastman saw a need for a
public park in the area, and towards this end, bought a number of
farms around the Durand property. On January 28, 1907, they
offered their land to the city of Rochester, "to be used as a
public park forever, a tract of land of about 484 acres situate in
the Town of Irondequoit on Lake Ontario," thus giving the common
citizen rights to nearly a mile of public beach and adjacent lands
on the Lake's shoreline. A year later the land was transferred to
the city, and on May, 22, 1909, Durand Eastman Park was formally
- Durand-Eastman Park
- Durand-Eastman Park Walking Tour.
Monroe County Parks Durand-Eastman Park Web page. "With
5,000 feet of Lake Ontario waterfront, Durand-Eastman Park is a
favorite for sun bathers. During the winter months, cross-country
skiers find hilly terrain to conquer. Originally the estate of Dr.
Henry Durand, the park was a gift to the city by Dr. Durand and
George Eastman, who acquired some adjacent lands to increase its
size to 965 acres. "
- George Eastman House
- Highland Park
City of Rochester Web
site. Search for Highland Park.
Highland Park. "A walking tour of Highland Park."
Monroe County Highland Park Web site. "Best known as the
home of the famous Lilac Festival, Highland Park has a history as
colorful as its 500 varieties of flowering shrubs. The Lilac
Festival, held in May each year, draws visitors from all over the
world to see Highland Park's collection of lilacs in full bloom.
This spring celebration features flowers, food, and
Vintage views of Highland Park. Vintage postcards
showing the park.
Maplewood Rose Garden. "In the center of the city of
Rochester, above the bank of the river which has shaped the region's
history, lies a jewel of a garden. The roses there are an oasis of
beauty and the result of decades of planning and care."
Botanical Gardens. These gardens are located in
Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario, Canada. The size of the gardens
is large. Their spring Iris garden bloom should not be missed.
Their Lilac collection is said to be much larger the collection at
Sonnenberg Gardens. "A
beautiful Victorian mansion and gardens, located at the north end of
Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region in Upstate
The Webster Arboretum. "The Webster Arboretum is a planned
park located at 1700 Schlegel Road, Webster, NY 14580. The goal of
this park is to bring together the unique talents of our community
members to develop and maintain this special setting in which to
explore and learn about nature. The Webster Arboretum Advisory
Committee will offer the total community the opportunity to
experience educational, conservational and recreational
opportunities by having programs for all ages here. The Town of
Webster Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with local
newspapers will inform residents about activities and educational
programs at the Arboretum."