We are ‘Rooted in Rochester’ since 1935
The Rochester Garden Club is a Branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association (WNF&GA). We are a Michigan non-profit 501(c)3 service corporation. We are active in the community through educational, environmental and gardening activities.
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The Rochester Garden Club currently has approximately 130 members and welcomes Prospective Members at monthly meetings and activities.
We meet the second Tuesday of the month from September through June (except December, May and July) at the Rochester Community House, 816 Ludlow. “Meet and greet” continental breakfast social time starts at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting begins at 10:00 am and is followed by a program that begins at about 11:15. Programs are open to non-members at a cost of $5. Registration can be made through our Contact Us page. We have a Summer Meeting in August that is for fun and education.
Check our Calendar for time and location of meetings and other activities.
Purpose/Aims and Goals
The purpose of this Branch is to stimulate interest in environmental stewardship, horticulture, and agriculture through education and programs, and to contribute to the beauty of our community.
L to R: Mary Golla, Recording Secretary; Sara Malstrom, Assistant Treasurer; Joan Rolwing, Treasurer; Cathy Ford, President; Carol Steurer, Corresponding Secretary; Robin McGrath, Vice President
Motto: “The Greatest Fraternity on Earth – Gardening”
Flower: The Iris
The Rochester Garden Club conducts a Greens Market, held annually since 1946, on Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday during the week following Thanksgiving. All Greens Market profits are returned to the community through Projects and Financial Gifts.
The Club also co-hosts an annual Garden Tour with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, held the third Thursday in June.
Throughout the year most meetings include an interesting program and many committees provide educational and fun activities for all members to enjoy.
During the December 11, 2014 Rochester City Council Meeting, The Rochester Avon Historical Society recognized the Rochester Garden Club for planting at the War Memorial in Rochester City Park since 2002. Pictured are: Katy Alandt, Civic Improvement co-chairman; Joyce Murphy, member who has done the planting; and Sheryl Morris, Civic Improvement co-chairman.