Chautauqua Bird Tree and Garden Club presents

Chautauqua in Bloom

Chautauqua in Bloom is the biennial tribute to Chautauqua’s gardens and those property owners who tend them. First instituted by Mina Miller Edison over eighty years ago, the Bird, Tree, and Garden Club revived the tradition in recent years under the leadership of Barbara Zuegel.

The deadline for registering to participate is July 15. Registration forms will be available online in mid-June and in Smith Wilkes Hall, the library and the Colonnade. Registration is free. Gardens will be viewed and photographed on July 22.

The Garden Recognition Day program will feature a pictorial journey through the Chautauqua’s participating gardens accompanied by the awards ceremony. All are invited.

Garden categories are:

  • Sun Gardens
  • Shade Gardens
  • Container Gardens (on porches or patios)
  • Eco-Gardens

Gardens must be visible from the street.

Eco-Gardens, a new category this year, are gardens using plants, often-native ones, which do not require garden chemicals.

Any garden that conserves water, retains storm water run-off on site, offers selected wildlife habitat and limits garden chemicals in a positive way helps protect our lake from pollution.

More information will be available on the registration forms. For further questions please contact chairman Barbara Zuegel at


Enjoy a tour of the gardens and Chautauquans recognised during the 2013 Chautauqua In Bloom