Special Event:


Dinner Lecture with

Kerry Ann Mendez

Friday, March 27

5:45-8:30 pm


Sponsored by St. Anthony Hall of Rochester, Funded by SAF


The Right-Size Flower Garden


Kerry Ann Mendez, owner of Perennially Yours in Kennebunk Maine, is dedicated to teaching people of all ages the art of low-maintenance perennial gardening and landscaping. As a garden consultant, designer, writer, teacher and lecturer, she focuses on time-saving gardening techniques and workhorse plant material as well as organic practices. She is author of several books and her articles have appeared in many national magazines including Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Garden Gate and Better Homes and Gardens Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living. She has been a featured guest on HGTV and was the perennials host for Capital News 9’s.


Her lecture is based on her 2015 book, The Right-Size Flower Garden: Simplify Your Outdoor Space with Smart Design Solutions and Plant Choices. Kerry Ann will offer time-saving, easy to follow design tips and exceptional plants for achieving balance between your love of gardening and time and ability to do so. Drought-tolerant plants, perennials and annuals that don’t need deadheading,  no-prune shrubs, long-lived, naturalizing bulbs, the illusion that you have more plants than you actually do (because of their astonishing display), and sustainable practices are some of the topics covered.  Books will be available for sales and signing.


Tickets: $25/person
Includes dinner and lecture
Seating is limited; preregistration required. Please register by March 24

Tickets available online, by mail (check made to RCGC, 5 Castle Park, Rochester NY 14620), or by phoning RCGC at 585/473-5130.



The RCGC 2015 Winter-Spring catalog is now available

You can register online - use the menu under "Education" at the top, or the Catalog on the left sidebar - or by calling (585-473-5130), emailing (rcgcjh@frontiernet.net), or sending a check (RCGC, 5 Castle Park, Rochester 14620). If you haven't gotten a hard copy yet and would like one, let us know. Click on the catalog cover image here or on the left side-bar of any web page to open a pdf of the 2015 Winter-Spring catalog.

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 (rcgclib@frontiernet.net) 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.