Horticulture Certificate Programs

The Rochester Civic Garden Center horticulture certificate programs offer high-quality basic training for gardeners of all experience levels, from the novice to the professional. These programs are designed for serious gardeners wishing to expand or refresh their horticultural knowledge. Certification will provide students with a focus of study and documentation of courses taken. All classes take place at Warner Castle unless otherwise stated in the description. For off-site classes, you will receive directions by mail or email before the class. Preregistration is required for most classes. Register early! Most classes have a maximum of 20 students or less. Classes which require materials may not be able to accommodate last-minute registrations. In case of bad weather, RCGC is usually closed when the city schools are closed. Outdoor classes generally take place rain or shine, so dress accordingly. If in doubt call 585/473-5130.

Scholarships: Thanks to generous donations from Gerald and Karen Kral and the Rochester Herb Society, we are able to offer scholarship assistance for our certificate programs. For more information email Judy Hubbard at rcgcjh@frontiernet.net or call (585) 473-5130.


Rochester Civic Gardener’s Certificate

Pruning Certificate

Plant Propagation Certificate

Residential Landscape Design Certificate