Ontario County Historical Society Moves Forth with Garden Tour


The Ontario County Historical Society is forging ahead with its Garden Tour event July 18, 2020. With festivals, concerts, and other activities cancelled, the Garden Tour may be one of the only outdoor events in the area this summer.

The tour features five private gardens within the City of Canandaigua, including the Granger Homestead. Guests can stroll through the gardens and talk with docents and homeowners about plantings and concepts for each garden.

The tour is a self-guided driving itinerary. All addresses can be found in the ticket booklet and on GPS.

OCHS worked with members of the Sonnenberg Garden Club and the Ontario County Arts Council in finding and choosing the gardens.

“Despite the museum being in the fourth Tier of the State’s COVID-19 Reopening Plan – the last tier to open – we felt an outdoor event in mid-July would be a needed break for people, and a safe way to be outside,” said Marci Diehl, incoming Executive Director for OCHS.

The tour runs 11a.m. to 4p.m. on July 18th.

Tickets are available for sale on The Ontario County Historical Society* website, The Renaissance Goodie II Shop, Canandaigua National branches in Brighton, Pittsford, and Perinton, and at CNB’s Main Street and Lakeshore Canandaigua branches. The cost is $20 each.

Online ticket sales will end July 14, 2020. Tickets “at the door” will be $25.

The Ontario County Historical Society Museum and Research Center is located at 55 North Main Street, Canandaigua, N.Y.


WHAT: OCHS 2020 Garden Tour -  Tickets $20/ea.

WHEN:  July 18, 2020 - 11a.m. to 4p.m.

WHERE:  Canandaigua - 5 city home gardens

HOW:  Buy Tickets on www.ochs.org

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