It’s a Jungle Out There!

It's a JungleSeneca Park Zoo is thrilled to be the venue for a very special event taking place Thursday, September 19th and Friday, September 20th. It’s a Jungle Out There!” is a Garden Club of America juried flower show presented by the Rochester Garden Club. This nationally-significant event will bring many visitors and exhibitors from garden clubs throughout the Northeast. The Garden Club of America identifies its purpose for holding flower shows as:

  • “To set standards of artistic and horticultural excellence”
  • “To broaden knowledge of horticulture, flower arrangement, conservation, and other related areas”
  • “To share the beauty of a show with fellow club members and the public”

Flower shows, which originally focused on traditional flower arranging, now include floral design, horticulture, photography, botanical jewelry, native plants, garden history and garden design. In 2010, in response to the growing popularity of botanical photography, the Garden Club of America initiated a program of regional and national photography workshops for amateurs and experts.

The public is invited to attend this event to enjoy the displays that will be set up throughout the Zoo. Entries will fall within four divisions: Flower Arrangements; Horticulture; Photography and Conservation/Education. Be entertained and amused by jungle-inspired, playfully-themed arrangements, inspired by exotic displays and impressed by stunning photography.

“Hosting this prestigious event is sure to attract many visitors who otherwise may not have come through our gates,” said Rachel Baker August, executive director of the Seneca Park Zoo Society.

Event: It’s a Jungle Out There! Garden Club of America juried flower show

Date(s) and Time(s): 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 19th and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, September 20th.

Cost: FREE with Zoo Admission

Event Details (including map): Click here

REMINDER: Our Go Green! Recycle Rally is Sunday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Zoo’s parking lot. Click here for details.

Please note: There will be no shredding truck at this event. There will be locked, confidential document bins. We apologize for any inconvenience.

– Michele Schepisi-Ritchie, Office Assistant