Keep Rochester Clean and Green!
Flower City Looking Good offers rewarding and important opportunities to help. Find out about all the activities and events. Download a Flower City Looking Good brochure here.
Rochester Blossoms and Perennial Swaps
Rochester Blossoms: Saturday, May 16, 7-9 a.m.
Meet at the City of Rochester Recreation Bureau, 400 Dewey Avenue. map
Thousands of flowers are planted throughout city parks and gardens during this city-wide volunteer effort.
Interested in receiving plants for your neighborhood or community garden?
Email Scotts@cityofrochester.gov or call 428-8820 for a registration form.
PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED by Friday, May 10.
Perennial Swap. Saturday, June 13, 1-2 p.m.
In conjunction with the 25th Annual Maplewood Rose Festival. Bring labeled divisions, and extra seeds to share with fellow gardeners.
The 30th Annual International Coastal Cleanup. Saturday, September 19.
Recognizing the importance of our natural resources, the Rochester area again joins this international effort. On foot, or by boat, canoe or kayak, volunteers will clean up the area’s waterways at locations such as Genesee Valley Park, Turning Point Park, and Seth Green Drive. For times and location information, call 428-8820.
Adopt a Garden
A healthy activity for both mind and body, community gardens provide a rewarding way for volunteers to help the community and to enjoy new friends. Call 428-8820 for locations.
The efforts of hundreds of dedicated city gardeners have been recognized over the past 20 years through the Flower City Garden Contest. Any gardener may nominate his/her own garden or a neighbor’s garden. Recognition and prizes are awarded in the following categories:
- Best Use of Container Gardening;
- Best Use of a Water Feature
- Best Educational Garden
- Best Community Enhancement Garden
- Best Wildlife/Butterfly Habitat Garden
- Most Interesting Use of Art in the Garden
- Most Colorful Garden.
- Best Urban Farm/Garden
For more information, or to nominate a garden, call 428-6770 or go to www.cityofrochester.gov/gardencontest.
Deadline for 2015: July 29.