Gathering of Gardeners

Gathering of Gardeners


22nd Annual Gathering of Gardeners

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CCE-Monroe County Master Gardener Volunteers welcome you to attend our 22nd Annual “Gathering of Gardeners” symposium. We will be gathering on April 28th, 2018 at The DoubleTree (by Hilton) Rochester, 1111 Jefferson Rd., Rochester 14623.

This year our topics will be:

 Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style,  Combining Plants for Special Effects,  and      Cool, Non-wimpy Plants you Haven't Heard Of.

Our featured speakers, Joseph Tychonievich and Carol Southby, are nationally known teachers, authors, and landscape professionals. They will be bringing their years of experience to help us embrace a beloved gardening style.  Come prepared to learn about some non wimpy plants that are emerging on the landscaping scene as well as tried and true combinations of perennials that will make you want to find the nearest garden center! 

In addition to these speakers, the Master Gardeners will be hosting a parking lot sale that is open to the public throughout the symposium hours (8am–4pm). Specialty vendors will be bringing us their best! The DoubleTree luncheon deli buffet may be pre-ordered with your symposium registration. Join us for the day or you are welcome to stop by and shop with our parking lot plant sale. Symposium guests may take advantage of reduced fee reservations at the DoubleTree. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel at least four weeks in advance using promo code: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County. 

A Gathering of Gardeners

Symposium Schedule

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

8:00 – 9:00 Registration, coffee, auction ticket sales, parking lot sale

9:00 – 9:15 Welcome

9:15 – 10:15 Joseph Tychonievich-  Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style

10:15 – 11:00 Break – Auction ticket sales, parking lot sale

11:00 – 12:00 Carol Southby- Combining Plants for Special Effects

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch – Last auction ticket sales, parking lot sale

1:15 – 2:15 Joseph Tychonievich-Cool, Nonwimpy Plants You Haven't Heard Of

2:15 – 3:00 Auction Results

3:00 – 4:00 Parking Lot Sale



Learn More


Luanne Crosby
Horticulture Program Coordinator
(585) 753-2558


DoubleTree by Hilton
1111 Jefferson Rd
Rochester, NY 14623