sonnenberg.gifCanandaigua, NY - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently announced that Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, a non-profit, received a $12,500 grant for continuing work on the stabilization of the turn-of-the-century greenhouse complex located on the southern portion of the 50-acre historic estate.  The award covers receipt of monies from 2004 - present. The greenhouse complex, a series of 19 wood-and-glass buildings and cellars, is one of the few remaining Lord & Burnham designs in the country. Sonnenberg thanks the Band of Brothers volunteer service crew and Bob O'Shea for their labors over the past several years in installing many of the glass panes missing in several of the greenhouses, so more of Mrs. Thompson's buildings could be restored to their original, utilitarian use. Currently, guests to Sonnenberg can tour through a portion of the greenhouses open and in use to grow orchids, cacti, vegetables, palm and tropical plants and more. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park 151 Charlotte Street Canandaigua, NY 14424