Proud Market Plant Sale
Saturday, May 23
8 am till the plants run out

Put the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend on your calendar for our annual RCGC Proud Market Plant sale. It is absolutely the best place to get good buys on all types of perennials, trees, shrubs, native plants, summer bulbs, annuals, vegetables and way more. And when you’re thinning out plants in your garden this spring, please pot up some divisions to donate to RCGC. All sales benefit our education program. Make sure to label your plants, noting the common name and flower color, plus scientific name if you know it, and pertinent cultural info. You can drop off plants during the week before May 23; after hours you can leave them in the courtyard behind the building.




Odyssey to Ithaca

Saturday, May 30
7:45 am-6:30 pm

It's not too late to join us on our 11th annual bus tour. Our first stop will be Cornell Plantations, then on to plant shopping at Cayuga Landscaping, Baker’s Acres for a delicious buffet lunch (included), The Plantsmen Nursery, and last stop Bedlam’s wonderful display gardens. We’ll travel by luxury coach with ample room to transport all our purchases.

For more information and to register online, visit our Odyssey webpage.


The RCGC Summer Catalog is now available online and will be in mailboxes soon. Click on the catalog cover to download a pdf. Class descriptions and online registration are available 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.



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.



RCGC Summer Garden Tour

Hidden Treasures, Stately Pleasures

Saturday, July 11, 2015

This tour is full of delightful backyard surprises we know you’re going to love. Join us as we explore the mysteries of 13 gardens hidden in some of Rochester’s most charming city neighborhoods – an enticing mix of tiny eclectic city lots, historic estates, artists’ gardens, and two properties designed by landscape architect Alling DeForest. Many of the gardens are small and clustered together, so it will be easy to park just a few times, and meander between gardens.


Advance Sale Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members.

Day of the tour: all tickets $20, available in the gardens.

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



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 ( 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.