Public Events

Rochester Garden Walk

The 24th Rochester Garden Walk will be on Thursday, June 20 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. This daylong event begins at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms (1005 Van Hoosen Rd., 48306) and gives participants the opportunity to see many beautiful public and private gardens in the greater Rochester area. Gardens will be staffed by knowledgeable members of the Rochester Garden Club who will answer questions and give insights into each garden. Ticket price includes a lecture by Marilyn Trent of the “Rochester Pollinators” who will speak on “How to bring Pollinators into your Home Garden.” The lecture will begin at 11 am in the Calf Barn on the grounds of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm. We are also holding a Native Plant Sale at the Farm beginning at 9:00 am. See details below. A cookie room and “Fleatique” market of gently used garden implements and supplies at the museum location will round out the day.

Ticket prices are $15 in advance or $18 the day of the walk. Tickets can be purchased through this link:

They can also be purchased at Auburn Oaks Garden Center, Bordine’s Nursery (Rochester location only), Fogler’s Greenhouse, and Piechnik’s Garden Gate.

Museum and private gardens will be open 10 am – 5 pm. You will exchange your ticket for a Garden Guide at the Museum, the week of the event. The Guide has a map of the gardens, and discounts to some of your favorite local garden centers.

To see our Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

For more details: or call 248-656-4663

Native Plant Sale

The annual Native Plant Sale is run in conjunction with the Rochester Garden Walk. You do NOT have to purchase a ticket to the garden walk to purchase our native plants. We offer an exciting selection of grasses and flowers that will help your garden support biodiversity in our community. Native plants evolved with our beneficial insects and birds and are the foundation of a healthy environment.

Click this link to download the pre-order form. The form can be printed out and mailed to Jane Giblin, 1651 North Bretton, Rochester Hills MI 48309. Or it can be filled out and emailed to All pre-orders must be picked up on June 20 at the Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills MI 48306 no later than 4 pm. If you pay by credit card, please bring your card to the pickup location so we can charge it directly.

Van Hoosen Farm Public Programs

Check back soon to learn about our exciting and educational programs sponsored by the Rochester Garden Club at Van Hoosen Farm. Don’t forget that the Childrens’ Garden at the farm is open to visitors all year long.

Gifts and Greens Market

We want to thank our wonderful community for the fun and support you provide each year for our Gifts & Greens Market. The funds we raise will go right back to the community to support college scholarships, environmental camp scholarships, support for local environmental groups, civic beautification, Van Hoosen Farm Children’s Garden and much more. We couldn’t do it without YOU! Save the date for our next market, December 5, 6 and 7. See you then.