RCGC Summer Garden Tour


Gardens of Scottsville and Beyond:

Merging Skill and Style


Saturday, July 9, 2016



This year we couldn’t resist wandering to the south and west of the city, where big is beautiful, small is charming and the art is exceptional. Our adventure takes us through gardens in the town of Chili, the hamlet of Scottsville, and out to the wilds of Oatka Creek. You’ll find plenty to inspire you; two gardens of prominent sculptors, an enormous woodland landscape, a small Williamsburg-style garden, and an abundance of special perennials and hostas are just a few of the highlights of the tour.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit our Summer Garden Tour webpage.

Day of Tour: tickets can be purchased in the gardens, including those listed below, all tickets $20.

  • 25 Sutters Run, Rochester 14624
  • 17 Church Street, Scottsville 14546  (park in the public lot behind the church on Race Street, around the corner)
  • 8548 Oatka Trail, LeRoy 14483 (look for parking signs by the silo)

Member price tickets and membership specials can be purchased online on our Garden Tour webpage even on the day of the tour; print out your PayPal receipt and bring it to one of the gardens listed above. Our office will be staffed through Friday afternoon.



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.