Rochester Visitor Information

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Area accomodations

The show producers offer these lists of hotels & restaurants conveniently located near the GardenScape site. (Acrobat PDF format)

Traveling to Rochester to attend GardenScape? The Upstate NY region welcomes you, and we hope you can sample other regional activities and attractions during your visit. The best resource for events is the Greater Rochester Visitor's Association.

Horticultural Attractions
  • Some of the many interesting horticultural destinations in the Rochester region include the following sites. Contact them to identify what each offers to visitors in March (at GardenScape time), as well as in other seasons.
  • Highland Park, a Frederick Law Olmsted design, is best known for the annual Lilac Festival, but has four-seasons interest. In the park's center the Lamberton Conservatory offers seasonal exhibits along with permanent rooms of exotic and desert plants.
  • The nearby Warner Castle is the home of the Rochester Civic Garden Center, with its horticultural library, and a sunken garden designed by Alling S. DeForest.
  • Mount Hope Cemetary is a Victorian treasure in a natural setting with many rare and specimen trees.
  • George Eastman House is the former estate of George Eastman, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, with terrace garden designed between 1902 and 1904 by Alling S. Deforest in the Italianate style. Estate gardens have gone through a restoration process, surrounding the mansion and the buildings of the International Museum of Photography and Film.
  • Strong National Museum of Play in downtown Rochester has its Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, the only year-round indoor butterfly garden in Upstate NY.
    Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden
  • Highland Park & surrounding sites
  • Highland Park
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • George Eastman House
  • Butterfly garden