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Garden Battles

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Garden Battles

MAY 14, 2022


One hour. One set of materials.
Star-studded landscape design teams.

Where Better Homes & Gardens meets Chopped!

Congrats to our 2019 winners:

1st place- Channel 13

2nd place- a tie between Spectrum News and Kids out and About

VOTE ALL WEEK! On display for the length of the festival.
Cheer on your favorite television and radio personalities as they battle it out in Garden Battles – a fast-paced event inspired by popular reality-based competitions such as Chopped and Iron Chef at this year’s Rochester Lilac Festival!

• Working with identical plant and hardscape materials, teams will create 15’x15’ gardens aided by Master Gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension.

• One winner will make a $ 1,000 donation to their charity of choice. $500 goes to the runner-up’s charity.

2022 Hosts

Jim Salmon and John Welch

Jim is everyone’s favorite home inspector, and host of the Home Repair Clinic Radio Programs on WHAM 1180 for the last twenty-five years. John is an ICPI authorized instructor, ICPI certified installer, and NCMA certified expert, and has been involved in the hardscape industry since 1995. After working as a laborer learning the trade, John started his company in 1997.

2022 Teams

Channel 8 News WROC

TEAM: Channel 8
Amal Elhelw
and Ally Peters

Channel 13 abc

TEAM: Channel 13
Dan Schrack and

Mark McLean

Radio 95.1 Rochester

TEAM: iHeart Media
Rizzo and Jeff

Wease Cares Children's Fund
Spectrum News

TEAM: Spectrum News
Michael Gouldrick
and Jim Aroune

Wilmot Cancer Institute

Garden Battles action from 2019

Garden Battles 2019
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