Save the date:
23rd annual RCGC Spring Symposium
Landscaping Ideas that Work
March 1, 2014
Memorial Art Gallery
We are very excited about the opportunity to bring award-winning designer and popular author Julie Moir Messervy to Rochester for the 2014 Spring Symposium. She will present two lectures based on her books: Landscaping Ideas That Work, and Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love. Julie is a leader in today’s landscape design theory and practice, with over 30 years experience, six books, and numerous magazine articles and high-profile lectures. Her best-known work is the three-acre Toronto Music Garden, designed in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma.
The Symposium will also feature Jean Westcott, owner of The Artful Gardener on Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester. Jean is a professional garden designer who has worked with hundreds of clients in the Greater Philadelphia, Princeton and Rochester areas over her 28 year career. Specializing in the restoration of older landscapes, Jean designs architecturally appropriate gardens in tune with her client's aesthetics and needs. Her lecture, Ornament in the Garden – A Designer's Perspective, looks at the traditional use of ornamentation and challenges us to see the garden in a new way. We look at ways in which even the smallest of garden spaces, much like rooms in our home, can be defined and personalized by the effective use of ornamentation.
Stay tuned for more information about this event.
Gift ideas from RCGC:
There are still some great holiday decorations available – stop by during open hours or classes to shop.
Rochester Civic Garden Center Gift Certificates
Looking for a gift for your favorite gardener? Consider a Rochester Civic Garden Center Gift Certificate, good for membership, classes and events. Call or email us!
Create a Fairy Garden
Perfect for the kid in your life: sign up to make a fairy garden and bring along your favorite child – children accompanied by an adult are very welcome, and if you make one garden together there is no extra charge.
Remaining December Workshops at RCGC
Great gifts for someone on your list, or attend yourself and create a wreath, arrangement or centerpiece to use or give as a gift:
Wednesday, December 4: Holiday Arrangement Workshop, 7-9 pm with Charles Lytle. Members $35, non-members $45.
Wednesday, December 4: Make an Everlasting Wreath, 6:30-8 pm with Sue Lang and Sheryl Roets at Gallea’s Greenhouse. $65.
Thursday, December 5: Make a Knock-out Holiday Wreath that Lasts All Winter, 6-8 pm. with Nellie Gardner. Members $38, non-members $48.
Tuesday, December 10: Boxwood Topiary, 6:30-8 pm. 6:30-8 pm with Sue Lang and Sheryl Roets at Gallea’s Greenhouse. $65.
Wednesday, December 11: Create a Fairy Garden, 6:30-8 pm with Sue Lang and Sheryl Roets at Gallea’s Greenhouse. $65.
Bedecked for the Holidays
Saturday, December 14, 3-5 pm
Enjoy some refreshments and be wowed by the holiday ambiance at Carolyn and Bob McKee’s wonderfully decorated home in Avon. Every room in this large and lovely house is decorated in its own theme, ranging from a Victorian theme in the living room with many natural materials, to blooming orchids in the guest bath, birds and birdhouses highlighting the three-seasons room, garden ornaments in the potting room and greenhouse, to disco balls in the downstairs exercise room – and more. $12. Visit our webpage for more info.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.