Public Events

Gifts and Greens Market

The 76th Annual Gifts and Greens Market will bring a great value and a festive holiday shopping experience to Rochester shoppers. We will offer affordable fresh greens perfect for gracing your home inside and out, fresh and permanent table arrangements that are hand made by the club’s talented designers, holiday cookies and gourmet items, herbal concoctions and one-of-a-kind handmade gifts. “Our club members volunteer their time and talents to create these beautiful arrangements, delectable treats and handmade gifts,” said Jenny Van Dusen, co-chair of the event.  “We are able to price our items reasonably and still raise funds for our community.” Knowledgeable club members will be on hand to help customers select just what they need.

This three-day event begins with the Opening Gala on Thursday evening, December 1 between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  For a $5.00 entrance fee, shoppers can enjoy a lovely evening, sampling snacks while getting ready for the holidays. Market Days are held on Friday, December 2 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm with a $2.00 entrance fee.

All our proceeds will be returned to the community through our scholarship programs, support for environmental causes, civic beautification, and special gifts to Rochester schools, and other organizations.

Save the date for the 2022 Gifts and Greens Market, December 1, 2 and 3. This year we will hold our market at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd. It is just west of Livernois. See you there!

Rochester Garden Walk

The Rochester Garden Walk was a great success in 2022 with hundreds of attendees enjoying a full day of strolling through distinctive and lovely gardens. Our club will be partnering once again with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to present a fabulous day for gardeners and plant lovers next year. Save the date! The next Rochester Garden Walk will be held on June 15, 2023. 

Native Plant Sale

If you want to add native plants to your garden, our Native Plant Sale on the grounds of Van Hoosen Farm will fit the bill. Our next sale will take place in conjunction with the Rochester Garden Walk on June 15, 2023. Check back for details.

Native plants are fascinating, beautiful and serve an essential role in your backyard ecosystem.  As native plant guru, Doug Tallamy says, “Garden as if life depends on it!”

Van Hoosen Farm Summer Programs

Stay tuned for more fun and educational programs over the summer of 2023!