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Ellwanger Garden Lilac Weekends 2019

May 11 @ 10:00 AM - May 12 @ 4:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 19, 2019

Discover a hidden oasis on Mt. Hope Avenue and one of Rochester, New York’s loveliest gardens when Ellwanger Garden opens to the public during the weekends of the Lilac Festival.

Established in 1867 by famed Rochester nurseryman George Ellwanger, this living preservation site boasts eighty different kinds of perennials, including strong collections of peonies, roses, daylilies, hostas, irises and spring- and summer-flowering bulbs.

Free admission with a suggested donation of $5 per person to support the Garden. Group tours are $50 minimum for up to 10 people and $5 per person for any additional guests.

Please contact Cindy Boyer to make arrangements for group tours at:


May 11 @ 10:00 AM
May 12 @ 4:00 PM
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