House & Garden Tour tickets on sale now!
A Grand Boulevard: The Western End of East Avenue
June 3 and 4
The 47th Annual House & Garden Tour will again treat us to many magnificent homes and civic buildings lining Rochester’s most prestigious boulevard. In fact, there are eleven stops on this year’s tour. Yes, there will be grand East Avenue mansions – you can expect to see palatial staircases, grand rooms designed to impress, soaring ceilings, and ornate architectural details, all on a scale significantly larger than your typical Rochester home. We’ll also venture off the Avenue to see elegant edifices on Arnold Park, Prince Street, and Strathallan Park. Rich detail, thoughtful design, and sumptuous materials showcase the early 20th-century lavish lifestyle enjoyed by professionals and business leaders in the neighborhood.
For now, you can purchase your tickets online or by calling our office, (585) 546-7029 x11. After May 15, tickets can be purchased online, in-person at The Landmark Society’s offices during business hours, or in-person at Parkleigh (non-member rate only).
Saturday & Sunday, June 3 and 4 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Headquarters: The Lyric Theatre (440 East Avenue) | Tickets: $20 members; $28 non-members; $33 day-of | Click here for tickets
“Open Garden” at Ellwanger during Lilac Festival weekends
Ellwanger Garden, one of the oldest continuously maintained perennial gardens in Rochester, is 150 years old in 2017. In noted nurseryman George Ellwanger’s private garden, established in 1867, cherry, peach and pear trees still bloom in the spring along with tree peonies and viburnums and a multitude of ephemeral perennials and bulbs.
See the garden in its spring splendor from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays during the Lilac Festival (May 13th & 14th, and May 20th & 21st). Free of charge.
Brooms & Beers at St. Joseph’s Park
Join us and our Young Urban Preservationists for our annual cleanup and official opening of St. Joseph’s Park this Thursday, May 11th. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to help us spruce up the park after the winter and celebrate its re-opening! St. Joseph’s Park is located at North Clinton at Pleasant Street, just behind Liberty Pole Way. The event will be held 5:00 to 7:00 PM (with a rain date of Friday, May 12). The park will then be available for the community to enjoy again. Please bring your own brooms, rakes, gloves, etc.
The free event is sponsored by Clark Patterson Lee, hosted by The Landmark Society of Western New York, Inc.‘s Young Urban Preservationists. Hart’s Local Grocers will provide corn hole and we’ll bring beer.