Rochester Garden and Flower Club Mission
The purpose of this organization is to promote
education in the culture, propagation and care of flowers, vegetables and trees and to promote interest in gardens,
flowers and beautification of Rochester, MN and the surrounding areas.
The Rochester Garden
& Flower Club was organized in March 1929 and currently has about 150 members from the Rochester, MN area. We
welcome novice and experienced gardeners as members!
It´s our members who make a difference!
box is to function as a symbol for RG&FC, and to be recognized by the community. The logo shows the flow of knowledge
and sharing within the club and the community. The box represents the club as a whole and the space beyond represents the
community. Leaves reach out to show sharing of knowledge to outsiders. Swoops come from the inside of the box, outside, then
in again. This shows how a person from the club can go into the community and bring back knowledge. The text is called "flora"
and is black bold to show that the club is strong. There are capital letters in every word to give the logo character and
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust’s “People’s Choice Award Finalist” - 2017
On October 17, 2017, the Rochester Garden
and Flower Club (RG&FC) was invited to attend the Greater Rochester Arts & Cultural Trust’s fifth annual
Celebration of Excellence in the Arts: THE FETE 2017! The Rochester Garden & Flower Club’s annual Garden Tour was
recognized as one of the top three for their “People’s Choice Award” at this event, held at Mayo Civic Auditorium
in Rochester, MN.
The Rochester Garden
& Flower Club’s annual garden tour began in the 1940’s as a private “club members only”
event, and opened to the public in the early 1990’s. Wanting to enhance the experience, talented local musicians
and artists were invited into the private gardens in 2011 to showcase the “art” of gardening, making the
RG&FC Annual Garden Tour a great annual event.
During the past 6 years, the tour has been honored to have 37 artists, 28 solo musicians and 8 musical groups
have generously shared with the RG&FC’s Annual Garden Tour their talents at the private gardens. RG&FC’s
tour profits assist in funding several community projects, most notably the garden renovation at the History Center
of Olmsted County, Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial Gardens care and maintenance, Olmsted County 4H and Rochester
Community Technical College (RCTC) horticulture scholarships.
Congratulations to the Rochester Garden & Flower Club
for this prestigious honor!
MSHS Garden Club of the Year - 2014
Founded in 1929, the Rochester Garden and Flower Club
is a vibrant group with 156 members. Its mission is to promote education in the culture, propagation and care of flowers,
vegetables and trees, and to promote interest in gardens, flowers, and the beautification of the Rochester area.
Through its annual plant sale, club members fund
two scholarships each year to Rochester Community and Technical College. The club’s annual garden tour is open to the
public, complete with demonstrations and a free ice cream social.
Every year, the club participants in the Olmstead County Fair and helps the public create
flower arrangements. Club members designed the Soldier's Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester, and they plant and maintain
gardens there and at the Rochester Area Family YMCA.
The club supports MSHS through its involvement
in the work of the society's First District, organizing meetings, volunteering at MSHS events, serving on the MSHS Board of
Directors and supporting MSHS membership.
The Rochester Garden & Flower Club has many committees available for members. Committees
cover many topics - community support, educational, club social events, fund raising, and club business. Please
see the link below for descriptions of our committees. Joining committees is an excellent way to meet other members
and support the club.