Soirée: A Pastoral Retreat in Pittsford

Thursday, October 13

5:30-7 pm

Join us for this informal get-together, with refreshments and a chance to visit with the homeowners, the garden designers, and fellow garden enthusiasts. This elegant and peaceful property was once a dairy farm; the mid-1800’s farmhouse and barns were restored in the late 1990’s, and the landscape is defined by mature trees and hedges. An herb garden, brilliant rows of dahlias, amaranth and other late-blooming annuals, berrying shrubs, vivid fall foliage, a large pond surrounded with naturalistic plantings – fragrance, texture, form and color abound here in fall, and it’s a haven for birds, bees and butterflies. Fee $12. To register online, visit our webpage.


Yay Team!

6th Annual 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, October 1


Let’s hear it for Guy Coppola, the only runner on the RCGC team, who came in second in his age group. Walkers included Christine Froehlich, Linda Phillips, Milli Piccione, Barb Morse and Theresa Zink. Way to go RCGC team, we’ve raised $4320 to date! We had a lot of fun and managed to finish the race before it started raining.

Many thanks to all of you who made donations to support the team effort. The funds we raise benefit our education program, library and gardens – each contribution makes a big difference in our small budget. Want to help us meet our $6000 goal? Donations are being accepted through November 1, and you can make a contribution on-line here, or send us a check (RCGC, 5 Castle Park, Rochester 14620) or charge by phone (585-473-5130) or email




Fall 2016 RCGC Catalog


Classes for Fall are available now on our website, and can be viewed under the "Education" dropdown menu along the top of the home page, or "Catalog" along the left sidebar. A pdf of the catalog can be downloaded by clicking on the catalog cover to the left, or at the top, and hard copies have been mailed. If you'd like us to send you a copy, call (585)473-5130 or email



Professional credits:

Almost all of our classes qualify for CNLP credits. If you are interested in becoming a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional, visit the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association's website for more information.



Members' Special

RCGC members who sign up for a class or event may also register a non-member at the member price to introduce them to our programs.


It's now more convenient than ever to borrow books from our library:

Borrow books from RCGC and pick them up at any Monroe County public library
Thanks to a new partnership with the Monroe County Library System (MCLS), we are now able to send our books through the MCLS delivery service.
Find the book(s) you want to borrow using the RCGC Online Library Catalog Search (search box is on the
left hand side of every page on our website) and then use the form on the search page to send us your hold request. Or phone (585-473-5130) or email us ( with your request.
We will contact you to confirm your hold request and let you know when your book(s) will be available at the MCLS library of your choice.
Pick up your book(s) at the library you have chosen. No MCLS library card needed. No fees. No hassles. Simply give them your name and tell them you have RCGC book(s) on hold.


Return the book(s) to ANY Monroe County Public Library or directly to RCGC.