151 Charlotte Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

One of the most treasured landmarks of our region, Sonnenberg Gardens, greets 40,000 visitors annually and has been doing so since it opened its doors to the public in 1973. Visitors from all over the globe come to enjoy the relaxing nature and beauty of its gardens. Many also come to learn about the history of this unique place and its original owners, Frederick and Mary Clark Thompson. The Sonnenberg estate today includes a 40-room Victorian mansion, nine formal gardens, and an antique greenhouse complex. While Sonnenberg Gardens operates in cooperation with the State of New York, it is supported entirely by the fund-raising activities of its non-profit organization. Donations, membership, park admission, and fund-raising events generate the funds needed to keep the park open to the public as well as preserve and restore the historic structures, gardens, and sculptures that make up the 100+ year-old estate. 2021 GIFT CHALLENGE: What will your gift do for Sonnenberg?? $10 -- Plants one Rose Bush in the Rose Garden $25 -- Buys one pane of glass for the Green House $50 -- Plants five display containers $60 -- Heats the Mansion for one winter day $100 -- Buys a collection of perennial plants for the Old Fashioned Garden $175 -- Heats the Greenhouses for one winter day $200 -- Buys two hours of operational support to run the public garden $350 -- One tree planted in the Arboretum

We focus on: Arts and Culture

Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates


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