Public Events

Rochester Garden Walk

Clear your schedule on June 16 and enjoy a beautiful stroll through public and private gardens in and around the Rochester area.  The Rochester Garden Club partners with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to present a fabulous day for gardeners and plant lovers.  Here is what you need to know.

  • Tickets are $12 in advance, and $16 on the day of the walk. They can be purchased online at or in person at Bordines (Rochester location), Auburn Oaks Garden Center, Fogler’s Greenhouse, Telly’s Greenhouse, Lytle Pharmacy and Piechniks.  Advance purchases run from May 23 until noon on June 15.
  • Tickets can be exchanged for Garden Guides with garden locations on June 13, 14 and 15 between 1 to 4 pm, and all day on June 16.
  • Ticket exchange is at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
  • Be sure to check out the Native Plant Sale on June 16 on the grounds of Van Hoosen Farm (details below).
  • Leave time for the Fleatique Market – a sale of gently used garden treasures in the Calf Barn at the Farm.
  • Don’t miss the Open Aire Market featuring Michigan vendors with lovely hand-crafted items perfect for your garden, home or yourself.
  • Plan to attend the educational program “Discover Hydrangeas” at the Calf Barn at 11:00 am.
  • The cookie room has returned.  Grab some complimentary refreshments!

Native Plant Sale

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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. We work with a local grower, East Michigan Native Plants, to offer a wide variety of Michigan native plants and shrubs. These plant species have evolved in harmony with the local climate, geology and other flora and fauna and when added to your landscape help to preserve and enhance our biodiversity. Here is how to purchase your native plants.

  • Our sale takes place at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd. from 9 am to 5 pm. 
  • You do NOT have to purchase tickets for the Garden Walk to purchase native plants.
  • We accept cash, check and credit
  • You can pre-order your native plants to assure that everything you want is available.  Just download this order form (click on button below) and mail it with your check or credit card information.  We will have your order pulled and set aside for you to pick up on the day of the sale.

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 Free Summer Program

June 9 at 10 am

Join our Garden Club Master Gardeners in the Calf Barn for a ‘Show and Tell’ presentation on their favorite
and best performing annuals and perennials. They will bring plants that thrive in our Southeast Michigan
environment. The Community and Members are invited. No charge.

A Garden Party!

July 19 at 10 am to noon

Celebrate all things Garden!  Meet fellow gardeners and lovers of gardens to laugh and learn.  All are invited to the Calf Barn at the Rochester Museum at Van Hoosen Farm for a morning of learning and sharing. Master Gardeners will be on site to answer gardening questions, and members of the Rochester Garden Club will be on hand to answer question about this fabulous organization.

Herbal Happenings at the Farm

August 17 at 9:30 am

Herbs add flavor to life.  Come to the Calf Barn and the Rochester Museum at Van Hoosen Farm to learn about growing and using fresh herbs.  There will be a charge to attend this program.

Gifts and Greens Market

Thank you to all our customers and club members for making our 75th Gifts and Greens Market a resounding success. It was such fun to greet our customers in person and share the holiday spirit. Everyone was in the mood to buy, and we sold out of almost all our items by the end of the sale. 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. Check back for details on the new location and times for the sale. See you soon!