Tour Penfield’s Community Victory Garden

Tuesday, August 1

6:30-8 pm


Join volunteer Nancy Marrer for a tour of this thriving community garden – which is looking very beautiful this year, with abundant harvests (enough to donate significant amounts to the Penfield food bank), a children’s garden, and herb and flower gardens, as well as individual plots. From their mission statement, the Penfield Community Victory Garden “is designed and operated to provide Penfield residents with an opportunity to grow their own ORGANIC based vegetables, flowers, and herbs for their own consumption or for the needy. The garden also provides for the development of the Penfield community by working together to improve the garden, sharing knowledge and techniques of organic gardening and managing the garden through the PCV Garden volunteer committee.” The tour is free and open to the public, sign up here or call Judy at 585/473-5130.


RCGC Summer Garden Tour

Town and Country Gardens

from Pittsford to Honeoye Falls
Saturday, July 8

This year’s Garden Tour was marked by some fine weather (once the day got started) and a wonderful variety of lovely gardens. The most common comment we received was that tourgoers  especially enjoyed the diversity of styles and sizes – as always, several people called it our “best yet.”


We’d like to thank all of the homeowners who allowed us to visit their gardens. Each was a pleasure to tour, and we very much appreciate the many hours of work put in to make them look so beautiful. A big thanks also to our many volunteers.


Many thanks to our sponsors: The Arbour Barber, The Artful Gardener, and Bristol’s Garden Center.



2017 Summer RCGC Catalog is here

The summer catalog is now available. You can view a pdf of the catalog by clicking on the cover image on the left. If you haven't received a copy and would like us to mail you one, call (585)473-5130 or email

Online registration is available using the "Catalog" menu on the left sidebar or the dropdown menu under "Education" above.





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 ( 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.