RCGC 2017 Summer Garden Tour


Town and Country Gardens

from Pittsford to Honeoye Falls

Saturday, July 8, 10 am-4 pm

For this year’s garden tour we’re heading to Pittsford, Victor and Honeoye Falls where we’ll explore eight delightful gardens, large and small, from tastefully designed suburban properties to elegant country estates, in a range of formal and naturalistic styles. Here are a few of the highlights:


~This expansive property speaks of the owners’ New England roots and love of plants. Their elegant white farm-style house is surrounded by porches and patios; a white picket fence encloses the formal herb garden, which is entered through a rose-covered arbor and includes a cobblestone garden house that was formerly a 19th C smoke house; there’s large vegetable garden, a children’s whimsically furnished playhouse with sleeping loft, a fishing pond at the end of a path through the woods, and lush containers and boldly colored perennial beds.

~This yard borders on a golf course, which makes for a lovely view but also the possibility of pesticides. The owner’s focus has been to integrate a beautiful location with safety and wildlife-friendliness. Through her influence, the golf course now leaves an unmowed and untreated border zone; a sweeping perennial border runs along the length of boundary, planted with a variety of native and pollinator plants that reflect the natural look of the field and attract birds, bees and butterflies. The yard next door is also on our tour, and you’ll see the environment-friendly influence here as well.

~This country estate is on a grand scale, with fountains highlighting the formal entrance and the vast terrace in back. Wander down the stone steps through the woods to a charming screened summer house furnished with McKenzie-Childs porch furniture. Another path leads to a relaxed terrace and seating area at the edge of a pond.

~This property borders on Mendon Ponds Park and shares its woodland ambience. A path through white pines is lined with colorful plantings and leads to a pond. A stone patio nestles into the woods and looks so natural you hardly notice it at first; tiny plants poke out between the stones and a simple but stunning water feature completes the impression that it has been there for a very long time. This pastoral property is alive with birds, insects, and plenty of frogs.






































Tickets will no longer be mailed; you may purchase tickets online below (including non-member, advanced sale member, and membership special) at any time, including the day of the tour. Print out your PayPal receipt and bring it with you to the first garden (see addresses below). You may also pick up a ticket at Warner Castle, 5 Castle Park, Rochester 14620 on Wednesday, July 5, or Thursday, July 6.

Tickets can be purchased from now through the day of the tour at The Artful Gardener (all tickets purchased here $20), 727 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester 14620.


Advance sale:
Members $15, non-members $20

Membership Special
Individual Membership + 1 Garden Tour ticket: $45
Family Membership + 1 Garden Tour ticket: $55

Day of the tour, tickets will be available in the gardens, all tickets purchased in the gardens $20.

To exchange your PayPal receipt for a ticket, or to buy a ticket in the gardens, start at one of these addresses:

185 Taylor Rd, Honeoye Falls 14472
6 Buck Thorn Run, Victor 14564
181 Blazey Rd, Victor 14564


You may purchase a ticket online at any time, including the day of the tour.

Print out your PayPal receipt and bring it to one of the gardens listed above.