Sonnenberg Gardens

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion located in Canandaigua, New York opened April 28, 2018 for the season.

Old Man Winter was very reluctant to loose his grip this spring. Even the first day of the Spring Wildflower & Orchid Show saw a snow covered ground before sunrise. As such, spring flowers were still sleeping and did not make their appearance for the show. Even some of the earliest spring flowers like bloodroot, which is usually past blooming by the time the Orchid Show starts, had yet to make its appearance. As a result, guests visiting for the show were told that the garden still had its “winter face” on.

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion – Moonlight Stroll


Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion – Greenhouse

But that face will soon change. Opening Weekend is expected to be quite a show of spring color as the plants try to make up for being weeks behind schedule. This is good news for visitors as the park is going to wake up in a great explosion of color and new growth. Visit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion soon to see our always unique and never repeated garden show that each and every visit offers!


Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Events

I Love My Parks Day – May 5
National Public Gardens Day – May 11
Saturday Mother’s Tea – May 12 (Sold Out)
Mother’s Day Admission Special – May 13
Roses and Roses – June 11 (the second roses is supposed to be rose… blush wine)
Father’s Day Car & Motorcycle Show – June 17
July 4th Admission Special – July 4
Moonlight Strolls Concert Series – Friday, July 6 – August 3
Family Fun Day – July 29
August Teas – Every Thursday in August
Arts at the Gardens – August 18 & 19
Harvest Fest – September 29
Fall Gardening Symposium – October 13
Mansion Mysteries – October 19-21 & 26-27
Haunted Garden Stroll – October 28
Dicken Christmas – December 1
Holiday Home Tour – December 8


The history of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion is fascinating.

About the 1795 Acorn Inn

The 1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breakfast is a luxurious, romantic AAA Four Diamond Lodging located in New York’s Finger Lakes. The Inn is the only Bed and Breakfast in New York to received this prestigious award for 22 consecutive years. According to AAA, “Four Diamond establishments are upscale in all areas. Accommodations are progressively more refined and stylish. The physical attributes reflect an obvious enhanced level of quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”

 Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion is located in Canandaigua. Just a short drive from the 1795 Acorn Inn. Stay with us and don’t forget to schedule an in-room massage in our Hotchkiss Room, Bristol and Barn Suites. Chair massages are now available in all rooms. We hope to see you soon.

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1795 Acorn Inn Bed and Breaqkfast... Blueberries Bristol, hot out of the oven!

Blueberry or Apple Bristol (Stratta)

broccoli & cheddar frittata with sausage, biscuit, veggies... breakfast at the 1795 Acorn Inn in Canandaigua is always included in your stay

Breakfast Frittata

broccoli & cheddar frittata with sausage, biscuit, veggies... breakfast at the 1795 Acorn Inn in Canandaigua is always included in your stay

Broccoli and Cheddar Fritatta