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 corporation. The Association has six divisions, located in Michigan, New England, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
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 11:30. 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.
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.
- 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.