RCGC Library
6th Annual Used Book Sale


Saturday, February 18
&Tuesday-Saturday February 21-25
10 am-4 pm

In the past our library book sale has been a super predictor for the worst Saturday weather of the season! This year we are making sure that there will be 6 days of opportunies for you to get over here to take advantage of great prices on gently used and vintage gardening books, free seed catalogs and back issues of magazines to get you through the winter and into spring and beyond. If you’ve got garden books or magazines you were thinking of donating, before the sale would be a great time to do it!



26th Annual Spring Garden Symposium

Presented by

Rochester Civic Garden Center

      & Broccolo Tree and Lawn Care


 Saturday March 4, 2017

 9 am-3:15 pm

~Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Avenue, Rochester NY 14607~




Doug Tallamy:

     Rebuilding Nature’s Relationships at Home



Kerry Ann Mendez:

    Heavenly Plants for Hellstrips



Christine Froehlich:

     Gardening with What You Have




For more information or to buy tickets, visit our Symposium webpage.




2017 Winter/Spring RCGC Catalog

Winter/Spring classes are available now on our website, and can be viewed under the "Education" dropdown menu along the top of the home page, or "Catalog" along the left sidebar. Hard copies will be in mailboxes soon. If you are not on our mailing list and would like us to send you a copy when they are available, call (585)473-5130 or email rcgcjh@frontiernet.net



Professional credits:

Many 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.