Canandaigua 2021 Garden Tour Will Feature Six Locations


Tickets available July 9 to benefit Ontario County Historical Society  

Ontario County Historical Society’s (OCHS) 3rd Annual Garden Tour will take place Saturday, July 17th, 2021, and will feature six locations this year. The tour includes three private gardens as well as gardens at Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, New York Kitchen, and the historic Morgan Samuels Inn & Venue.  

The Tour will run from 11 am to 4 pm. Guests are welcome to stroll through the gardens and talk with docents and homeowners about plantings and concepts for each garden. All addresses will be provided in a ticketed full-color booklet and on GPS for a self-guided driving tour. Restrooms will be available at Granger Homestead, New York Kitchen, and the Ontario County Historical Society. 

OCHS worked with members of the Sonnenberg Garden Club and the Ontario County Arts Council in finding and choosing the gardens. It is a great event for those who enjoy gardening and are looking for gardening inspiration or for those looking for a little outdoor adventure. In addition to the gardens, Granger Homestead is inviting visitors inside their carriage house as part of the tour this year and will have refreshments available for purchase. All proceeds will go to OCHS. 

In June, OCHS welcomed new executive director, Cody Grabhorn, who is excited about the Garden Tour because it “really allows the Ontario County Historical Society to remain a free admission organization, and therefore an accessible organizationThe money raised by events such as this really does make a difference in smaller communities like ours and making a positive difference is what we want this organization to do." The Historical Society offers interesting exhibits like “Our Family Companion: A History of Pets in Ontario County” and a variety of programs for children and adults throughout the year. Grabhorn added, “Plus, some of these gardens are hidden gems within our community. You won’t want to miss seeing them.” 

Tickets for the Garden Tour are available for sale on the Ontario County Historical Society website –, The Renaissance Goodie II Shop, Wildflowers boutique, and Canandaigua National Bank (Main Street and Lakeshore Drive branches in Canandaigua). The cost is $25 each. 

Online ticket sales will run through July 15, 2021, and may be picked up at OCHS starting July 9th. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at OCHS pending availability. The Ontario County Historical Society Museum and Research Center is located at 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, N.Y. 


The Ontario County Historical Society is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit Corporation that was established in 1902. It owns and operates a Community History Museum located in the Heart of the Historic District in Canandaigua, New York and is part of New York State’s Path Through History. The Society is not affiliated with any government agency and operated on public donations, membership dollars, and limited public and private grants.  

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