As soon as the date and venue for CNLP Day 2024 is chosen, we will post information here and send an update to all CNLPers and NYSNLA Members. 

CNLP Day 2023 was held at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site



Register Today for CNLP Day 2023!

Please join us for our annual CNLP Day on Friday, September 15, 2023. Earn 4 CNLP Credits! 
See full itinerary further below...

Hosted by: PlantGFLX / Region 5

Where: Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site, 250 Gibson Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Registration Fee: $35.00  We will send full instructions for the day as it draws closer.


We look forward to exploring Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site.

Whether strolling through its flower-filled gardens or touring its magnificent mansion, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park is a very special place. The 50-acre estate is one of just two public gardens in all of the New York State Parks System. A serene respite just blocks away from downtown Canandaigua, Sonnenberg is a gift to the community from Frederick Ferris and Mary Clark Thompson. This couple of the Gilded Age created Sonnenberg (Sunny Hill in German) as their Victorian summer home. It is now a beautiful summer escape visited by tens of thousands of people each year.  Sonnenberg is one of the few Country Place Era Estates remaining in the United States. It is distinctive for its extraordinary collections of period architecture, garden statuary, themed gardens of the world including a Japanese Garden and Teahouse, and a Lord & Burnham Greenhouse Complex.

NYSNLA's Professional Development/CNLP Committee has arranged for an informative guided tour of the property. Following the tour, attendees will be allowed to do a little exploring before we conclude and go enjoy some social and networking time.


1:00 - 1:20 p.m. - Group meets in parking lot and enters together.  
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Tour of the Gardens and Mansion
Following tour, all are welcomed to gather at:

 101 S. Main Street in Canandaigua

Our Regional Hosts, PlantGFLX, will be buying the first round for everyone! A special menu is being offered and attendees can choose and pay for what they would like. A great time will be had by all!

Need Accommodations? If you are coming-in from out-of-town and need to find accommodations, please click here to search for options. 

Cost: $35.00/person. We will send full instructions for the day as it draws closer.

Credits: 4 CNLP Credits 


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