0928WC Soirée: Visit Rochester’s Castle

Thursday, September 28

5:30-7 pm

Join us for a late-summer celebration at historic Warner Castle, home of the Rochester Civic Garden Center. Enjoy refreshments and guided tours of the gardens and the interior of this elegant home, built in 1854 by Horatio Gates Warner to resemble his wife’s ancestral castle in Scotland. While you are here, peruse RCGC’s library, the finest horticultural library in the region. We can’t wait to show off the gardens! With the hard work and dedication of our garden volunteers, we have completed the rehabilitation of the border gardens behind the Castle, adjacent to the Sunken Garden. Over the years, what had been a beautiful garden room, designed in 1932 by noted landscape architect Alling DeForest, had become a motley mess. We initiated the rehabilitation project in 2012, and with funding from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, generous private donors, local businesses and several garden clubs, we have been able to reestablish both borders in their original style, refurbish the lawn, and replace fencing and trellises. Please come see it!

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