Serving the Rochester Community 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 organization that meets 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” social time starts at 9:30 a.m. Meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. and include a business meeting, program and luncheon.
Aims and Goals
The mission of the Rochester Garden Club is to stimulate interest in conservation, horticulture and agriculture through education and programs, and to contribute to the beautification of our community.
2013 Board Officers
- President: Jane Giblin
- Vice President: Marilee Shortreed
- Recording Secretary: Kathleen Davis
- Corresponding Secretary: Carol Steurer
- Treasurer: Amy Headbloom
- Assistant Treasurer: Mary Lynne Moellering
- Nominating Committee: Charlotte Westbrook and Carolyn DeLaere
Community Recognition: The Rochester Garden Club was awarded the 2012 Sunrise Pinnacle Nonprofit Achievement Award by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Motto: “The Greatest Fraternity on Earth – Gardening”
Flower: The Iris
The Rochester Garden Club conducts a Greens Market, held annually since 1946, on 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.
Our organization is also known by the following nicknames: Rochester Branch, Rochester Farm and Garden.