Southwest Garden Group


Southwest Garden Group

Members: 37
Latest Activity: May 18

For anyone interested in gardening, experienced or beginner. Meet occasionally to see another's garden, and share tips and a glass of iced tea. Or visit a place of interest.

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Kenwood Community Garden

Started by Mark Sweetland. Last reply by Mark Sweetland Sep 16, 2017. 2 Replies

Here are some Sept. photos from the Kenwood Community Garden, co-sponsored by the SW Garden Group.…Continue


Started by Marian Boutet. Last reply by Mark Sweetland May 26, 2017. 4 Replies

Treat your Mom or Grandma to a unique Mother's Day outing this year. The Civil War era Rapids Cemetery is holding it's first Garlic Frolic…Continue

Tags: garlic, cemetery

It's Time for Another Marlow Orchids Open House!

Started by Laura Suda Jan 23, 2017. 0 Replies

Open House News (And growing tip-scroll down!)Open House News!  You are invited!The January thaw has set in and we are hoping it will last for our ‘Winter Open House.’                                (Snow date is Feb. 4, 2017)  Open House January…Continue

Tree Peony Festival, Linwood Gardens

Started by Mark Sweetland. Last reply by Mark Sweetland May 21, 2016. 2 Replies

Please see Events listing for May 22.  We will be leaving from Boutet's, 280 Melrose St, at 1:30.Continue

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Comment by Jay Ross on June 6, 2018 at 6:41am

I've tried to find the details of the tour of two gardens June 16, 2018. And failed. Can't navigate this site. Suggestions?

Comment by John Boutet on November 26, 2017 at 2:36am

Here is an interesting video can brings real hope for our future:

Comment by Mark Sweetland on May 1, 2017 at 4:15am

National Naked Gardening Day May 6!  Please confine to your back yard, or wherever you want.

Comment by Mark Sweetland on October 11, 2016 at 2:44am

Here's a link to Ch. 8 coverage of the Kenwood Community Garden.  There was an on-air piece, but this photo is all that's left online:

Comment by Marian Boutet on October 5, 2016 at 1:27pm

Here's a feel-good story to brighten your day.  Members of the SouthWest Garden Group, John McMahon from our NSC office, Lowes, Kenwood Avenue residents, and kids from School 29 worked together over the summer to create this little oasis on what was an empty lot.

Comment by Laura Suda on August 9, 2016 at 7:52pm

I'm sorry I can't attend this year (a new job has me scrambling to rearrange my schedule) - don't miss this opportunity to see a really unusual beautiful garden in the heart of Rochester! You'll be pleasantly surprised and perhaps a little jealous!

Comment by Marcy Klein on August 9, 2016 at 11:17am

No need to RSVP, though I am glad to hear that a few will be coming! Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Comment by Leslie Phillips on August 9, 2016 at 10:56am

I'm planning on attending the open garden event on 8/10. Are we supposed to RSVP somewhere?


Comment by Marian Boutet on August 6, 2016 at 5:24pm
You hear the word "unique" a lot, but very few things are truly unique.  Marcy Klein's and Rick Schaeffer's garden is the exception.  It is absolutely unique, from the tall Roman columns with the busts mounted on top to the stonework "maze" garden.  You can peek over the walls at this magical space, but opportunities to see it from the  inside and talk to its creators are few.  Don't miss this on next Wednesday, August 10th from 5:30-6:30 PM.   Enter the garden across the street from 27 Ravenwood Avenue.
Comment by Marian Boutet on March 29, 2016 at 9:10pm

19th Ward Gardens
It’s that time of year again. We will soon be in our gardens enjoying the beauty, and visiting with neighbors. Let’s keep in mind that we have community gardens also, and we have a contract with the City or Rochester that we will maintain their beauty. We need volunteers to work in the Chili Thurston Garden and in the Ravenwood Thurston garden. We could also use a few volunteers who would be willing to work at Aberdeen Square. Call the Office, 328-6571 if you can volunteer an hour occasionally.
The Day of Caring is scheduled for Thursday, May 12. A number of people will leave their work place that day and assist us in our gardens. Thank you thank you. Please plan to join them that day. We need a few 19th Ward residents in each of those gardens to work alongside the group of volunteers from other places.


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