Go Team Go!

6th Annual 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, October 1

The RCGC team is participating again this year in the George Eastman House Photo Finish 5K Run/Walk event. Last year our team knocked it out of the park by surpassing our goal of $5000 – a nice boost to our education programs, library and garden budget. This year we’ve set our goal at $6000.


We hope you’ll help us achieve our goal. To join the RCGC team or make a donation, click here for the event website, or call us at (585) 473-5130. Thank you, we appreciate your support!



RCGC Summer Garden Tour

Gardens of Scottsville and Beyond:
Merging Skill and Style

Saturday, July 9


We think this comment says it all, "there is always a surprise on your tours! Beautiful day. Beautiful gardens. Magical and inspiring properties, and they were all so different… it was a real treat to go on this tour!” Just meandering around the hamlet of Scottsville and surroundings was an adventure.
We’d like to thank the homeowners who allowed us to visit their gardens this year. Each one was meticulously groomed and watered - doubly app
reciated, considering that this year we have had such relentlessly hot, dry weather. A big thank you to the sponsors who helped make this day possible: Andy Burke, Broker Associate; The Arbour Barber; The Artful Gardener; Avenue Salon; The Garden Factory; Oriental Garden Supply; Salvatore's Saloon; Sara’s Garden Center; and Van Putte Gardens.



The RCGC 2016 Summer Catalog is now available - if you would like a hard copy, call or email us. Class descriptions and online registration can be accessed using the dropdown menu under Education above or under Catalog on the left sidebar. You can also register for classes by mailing a check made out to RCGC (5 Castle Park, Rochester 14620) or calling 585-473-5130 to charge.

To download a pdf of the catalog, click on the cover image.


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.