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REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS 

African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY meets the third Tuesday of the month, September–August, at 7 p.m., Greenfield Health & Rehab Facility, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster. [email protected]

Alden Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7 p.m., Alden Community Center, West Main St., Alden. New members and guests welcome. Plant sale each May. 716-937-7924. 

Amana Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January) at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. Visitors welcome. 716-844-8543, [email protected]

Amherst Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December, March, July, and August) at 10a.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, Main St., Williamsville. New members and guests welcome. 716-836-5397. 

Bowmansville Garden Club meets the first Monday of the month (except June, July, August, and December) at 7 p.m., Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St., Bowmansville. New members and guests welcome. For more information, 716-361-8325. 

Buffalo Area Daylily Society. East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. The society is a friendly group who get together to enjoy daylilies. Plant Sales, May, and August. Open gardens, June– August. Facebook. 

Buffalo Bonsai Society meets every second Saturday at 1 p.m. at ECC North Campus, STEM Bldg., 6205 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221. 5/11, Workshop bring your own tree and preparing for the show; 6/1&2, Buffalo Bonsai Society Bonsai Tree Show at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens; 6/8, TBD; 7/13, Terry Monroe, (Pittsburg, PA) deciduous; 8/10, Picnic/Auction; 9/14, Ron Maggio (Rochester, NY) Suiseki; 10/12, Mark Arpag; 11/9, Indoor lighting Christine Wilkolaski. buffalobonsaisociety.com. 

East Aurora Garden Club meets at noon on the second Monday of each month, except January. The clubs meets at Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main St., East Aurora, NY (just west of the 400 Expressway exit). The club’s objective is to stimulate, create interest, and promote education on horticulture, the art of gardening, flower arranging, and environmental conservation; and to promote the beautification of surrounding areas. For more information about the club or membership call 716-912-1589. 

Federated Garden Clubs NYS–District 8. Nancy Kalieta is the director. [email protected]. gardenclubsofwny.com. 

Forest Stream Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month (September–May) at 7 p.m., Presbyterian Village, 214 Village Park Dr., Williamsville and other locations. Summer garden teas and tours available. Ongoing projects include beautification of the Williamsville Meeting House, garden therapy at a local nursing home, youth gardening, and Victorian Christmas decorating. [email protected]

Friends of Kenan Herb Club meets the third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Taylor Theater. New members are always welcome. kenancenter.org/herb-club. 

Garden Club of the Tonawanda meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m., Tonawanda City Hall, Community Room. Facebook. 

Garden Friends of Clarence meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., September– June, Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St., Clarence. [email protected]

Hamburg Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd, Hamburg, NY. Events include a June plant sale and summer garden tours. Guests are welcome. Contact [email protected]

Kenmore Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except July, August, and December) at 10 a.m., Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., Kenmore. Activities include guest speakers, floral designs, and community service. New members and guests are welcome. [email protected]

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except January) at 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Rd. Kenmore. Monthly programs, artistic design, and horticulture displays. New members and guests welcome. 716- 833-8799, [email protected]

Lancaster Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January, July, and August) at 7 p.m., St. John Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. All are welcome. Facebook. 

Lewiston Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of the month. See website for meeting information, lewistongardenfest.com/garden-club.html or contact at PO Box 32, Lewiston, NY 14092. 

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society meets the second Tuesday of the month September through May at 7:30 p.m. (except April) at the Harlem Rd. Community Center, 4255 Harlem Rd., Amherst. Entrance is on the north side of the building. Meetings are open to the public. 

Niagara Frontier Orchid Society (NFOS) meets the first Tuesday following the first Sunday (dates sometimes vary due to holidays, etc.), September–June, Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. niagarafrontierorchids.org

Orchard Park Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month (except July and December) at 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4536 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Contact Diana Szczepanski at 716- 674-8970 for membership information. Guests are always welcome. 

Ransomville Garden Club meets the third Wednesday or Saturday of the month at 5:45 p.m., Ransomville Community Library, 3733 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville. Meetings are open to all. Activities include community gardening projects, educational presentations, and June plant sale. [email protected]

Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club meets the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m., Silver Creek Senior Center, 1823 Lake Rd. (Rte. 5), Silver Creek. [email protected]

South Towns Gardeners meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 9:30 a.m., West Seneca Senior Center. New members welcome. 

Springville Concord Garden Club meets the second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Concord Senior Center, 40 Commerce Dr., SPringville, NY 14141. Meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of gardening and related topics. Annual July Garden Walk. Guests are welcome. 

Town and Country Garden Club of LeRoy Town and Country Garden Club of LeRoy meets the second Wednesday of the month (except February) at 6:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, 7 Clay Street, LeRoy. New members and guests are welcome. Contact: [email protected]; Facebook: facebook.com/GardenClubLeRoyNY.

Town and Country Garden Club of Williamsville generally meets the second Thursday of the month from 2–4 p.m. at the Ransom Oaks Community Club House, 101 Ransom Oaks Dr., East Amherst. Some meetings are held off site for garden tours and special events. The club maintains a garden at the Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Rd. Membership brochures with program information are available in the library. For information, contact [email protected]

Tropical Fish Society of Erie County meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave., Lackawanna, NY 14218. tropical-fish-club-of-erie-county.com 

Western New York Herb Study Group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Facebook. Western New York Honey Producers, Inc. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora. wnyhpa.org

Western New York Hosta Society. The WNYHS was formed to encourage members to appreciate hostas and to provide them with access to quality new varieties. The group meets three times a year at the East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora NY 14052. Wnyhosta.com

Western New York Hosta Society Breakfast Meetings are friendly get-togethers the first Saturday (winter months only) at 10 a.m., Forestview Restaurant, Depew.wnyhosta.com.

Western New York Iris Society meets at the Julia B Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Rd., Cheektowaga, NY at 1:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. 

Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Dr., Williamsville. Check the Facebook page or website for meeting content, wnyrosesociety.net. 

Youngstown Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown. Facebook.

First Wednesday of the Month for 2024: Free Community Nights, 5–8 p.m. Visitors can enjoy free admission the first Wednesday evening of the month. Sponsored by Assemblyman Pat Burke. BECBG 

F Wild Wednesdays: October–June, (check quarterly program schedule for specific dates and times) Together, kids and their caregivers can enjoy a fun, hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5. Registration required 716-683-5959. REIN 

O January 14–May 4: The Great Plant Sale Online. The horticulture team hand-selected unique plant varieties that buyers won’t find at a local nursery. Shoppers are invited to don some jammies, snuggle up on the couch, and shop for your dream garden! BECBG 

May 4: Renovating and Maintaining Your Home Landscape Part 1, with Tim Richley. $12 per person. Event hosted by Draves Arboretum; register at: Dravesarboretum.org. DRAV 

May 4: Native Plant Event, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Westfield Nursery and the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy are teaming up to provide information on native plants along with the ability to see and purchase them. Visitors will learn from the Conservancy’s conservationist, Carol Markham, and the knowledgeable staff at Westfield Nursery what native plants are and why they are so important for a resilient landscape. 8320 West Main Rd. Westfield, NY 14787 

May 11: Renovating and Maintaining Your Home Landscape Part 2, with Paulina Masalio. $12 per person. Event hosted by Draves Arboretum; register at: Dravesarboretum.org, DRAV

May 18: Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club Annual Garden Faire, Visitors can enjoy the plant sale, kids activity, artisan crafts, garden decor, local organizations, and food vendors from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The village square: Central Ave. & Main St., Silver Creek. 

May 18: Basic Tree ID Class, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $25 per person. Event hosted by Draves Arboretum; register at: Dravesarboretum.org. DRAV 

S May 24–25: Master Gardener Plant Sale. First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY CCE/EC 

S June 1: Friends of Kenan Herb Club Annual Herb and Plant Sale, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The sale will be under the tent behind the Kenan House on 433 Locust St., Lockport, NY 14094.

June 1: Renovating and Maintaining Your Home Landscape Part 3, with Thomas Draves. $12 per person. Event hosted by Draves Arboretum; register at: Dravesarboretum.org. DRAV 

S June 8: Hamburg Garden Club Annual Perennial Plant Sale, 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Perennials from member gardens and previously loved gardening items will be available. Hamburg Farmers Market, Hamburg Moose Lodge #523, 45 Church St., Hamburg, NY 

June 8: Renovating and Maintaining Your Home Landscape Part 4, with Josh Falker. $12 per person. Event hosted by Draves Arboretum; register at: Dravesarboretum.org. DRAV 

June 15: WNY Rose Society Rose Show at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Visitors can explore the fairy-themed garden, more than a hundred roses on display, activities, and displays for children. BECBG 

June 15–16: Lewiston Garden Fest. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Venders, speakers, open gardens, and a container garden contest. Lewistongardenfest.com 

S June 29–30: The Garden Art Sale. The Gardens Buffalo Niagara Garden Art Sale in partnership with the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens presents live music, food trucks, plant society booths, and basket raffles while exploring vendors’ nature-themed creations. BECBG 

SAVE THE DATE… 

July 13: Draves Arboretum annual open tour, $12 per person; for more information visit Dravesarboretum.org. DRAV 

July 13–14: Hamburg Garden Club, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Gardners items for sale. Learn about club projects and how you can become involved. Union and Lake Sts., Hamburg, NY. 

July 19–20: Ken-Ton Garden Tour Night Lights, 8:30–11 p.m. kentongardentour.com 

July 20–21: Ken-Ton Garden Tour Day Tour, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. kentongardentour.com 

July 8-12, 22- 26, 29 to August 2, 5–9: Summer Nature Week, 10–11:30 a.m. For parents and children ages 2–8. Explore, discover, craft, play games and learn about nature. Friday sessions spent at the stream, for more information and to register go to friendsoffiverivers.org

July 20–21: Garden Walk Buffalo, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Garden Walk Buffalo is the largest garden tour in North America and is produced by The Gardens Buffalo Niagara. Deadline to register to participate in May 15. Learn more at Gardenwalbuffalo.com. 

FREQUENT HOSTS

BECBG: Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, NY 14218. 716/827-1584; buffalogardens.com

CCE/EC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora, NY 14052. 716-652-5400 x174; erie.cce.cornell.edu

DRAV: Draves Arboretum, 1815 Sharrick Road, Darien, NY 14040. 585-547-3341; dravesarboretum.org 

REIN: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716-683- 5959; reinsteinwoods.org.

CLASSES / EVENTS 

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families. 

S- Indicates plant sales/swaps. 

T- Indicates garden tours. 

O-Online event. 

ITHACA 

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS 

Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society (ACNARGS) Meetings are open to all. Check the current newsletter on the website for meeting location: acnargs.org or Facebook.com/acnargs

Auraca Herbarists, an herb study group, usually meets the second Tuesday of the month at noon, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Ithaca. Brown bag lunch at noon followed by the program and herb of the month. Field trips during the growing season. All are welcome. Contact: Pat Curran: [email protected]

Elmira Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month, April–December, at 6 p.m., 426 Fulton St., Elmira. Annual plant sale, workshops, monthly meetings, local garden tours and community gardening services. Karen Coletta, 607-731-8320, Facebook. 

Finger Lakes Native Plant Society meetings are usually on the third Tuesday of the month September to May. This is an organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation of native flora, holding free public field trips and indoor programs, and providing members a newsletter, seed exchange, native plant sale, and a December celebration of native plants. flnps.org, [email protected]

Windsor NY Garden Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m., members’ homes or Windsor Community House, 107 Main St., Windsor. windsorgardengroup.com

SAVE THE DATE… 

July 14: Ithaca Fall Creek Garden Club Garden Tour, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. A free, self-guided annual tour to highlight a variety of urban gardens and gardeners. Garden hosts will be present to answer questions. pick up a map with garden locations and descriptions. Before starting, pick up a map with garden locations and descriptions at Thompson Park at the corner of Cayuga St. and Cascadilla Creek. While at the park, buy raffle tickets for prizes (drawing at 2:30 p.m.) donated by local garden centers. The garden club will also be selling colorful T-shirts featuring its woodcut logo. 

ROCHESTER

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS 

7th District Federated Garden Clubs New York State, Inc. meets the first Wednesday of the month. 7thdistrictfgcnys.org. 

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of Rochester meets the first Thursday of the month September– November and March–May, 7–9 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4301 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14616. December and June meetings are social events TBD location. Contacts: Douglas Burdick, 585-313-8674, [email protected]. Barb Festenstein, 585-461-1673, [email protected]

Bloomfield Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month at 11:45 a.m., Veterans Park, 6910 Routes 5 & 20, Bloomfield. Visitors and prospective new members welcome. Marlene Moran, 585-924-8035, Facebook. 

Bonsai Society of Upstate New York meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Brighton Town Park Lodge, Buckland Park, 1341 Westfall Rd., Rochester. 585-334-2595, Facebook, bonsaisocietyofupstateny.org

Canandaigua Botanical Society meets for in-person botanical events. See website for event schedule. Feb. 8 & 7 p.m.: Canandaigua Botanical Society Presentation to seed their Sesquicentennial year, Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua. 3/12, 7 p.m.: Gardening with Native Plants to Deter Invasive Species with Matt Gallo of Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (FLPRISM) at HWS. canandaiguabotanicalsociety.blogspot.com 

Color Pittsford Green meets on the third Wednesday of the month, 6:45–7:45 p.m. via Zoom. All are welcome. colorpittsfordgreen.org 

Conesus Lake Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (April–December) at 7 p.m., Chip Holt Nature Center, Vitale Park, Lakeville. Welcoming new members. Contact Dottie Connelly, 585-703-1748. 

Country Gardeners of Webster This club is for those who like to dig in the dirt, smell the roses, learn about the birds and bees, take a walk in the park, eat, drink, and be merry, or live in Webster. They meet the second Monday of the month. Contact Elaine at 585-350-8270 to try this fun-loving club out. 

Creative Gardeners of Penfield meets the second Monday of the month (except July and August) at 9:15 a.m., Penfield United Methodist Church, 1795 Baird Rd., Penfield. Visitors welcome. Contact 585- 385-2065 or [email protected] if interested in attending a meeting.

Fairport Garden Club Meets the third Thursday evening of the month (except January, February, March, and August) in members’ homes or in the Perinton Ambulance building. Educational topics are presented through speakers, workshops, local tours, and community gardening i.e., Planter at Johanna Perrin School. [email protected], fairportgardenclub.com

Finger Lakes Daylily Society members garden in west-central NY, covering an area from Batavia to Syracuse and the Southern Tier. Meetings are held in Rochester or the Canandaigua area. There are generally four regular Saturday meetings held in February, March, May, and September. Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to attend. Contact Deb Lawrence for information, binxers1@ yahoo.com. 

Friends of Ellwanger Garden meet all season long on Tuesday mornings. To volunteer at the garden, please contact Cindy Boyer at 585-546-7029, x12 or [email protected].

Garden Club of Brockport meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., Jubilee Church, 3565 Lake Rd., Brockport. Visitors can learn gardening tips from knowledgeable speakers, make garden ornaments through hands-on classes, and explore beautiful local gardens. For more info call or email Kathy, 585-431-0509 or [email protected]

Garden Club of Mendon meets the third Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main St., Honeoye Falls. Members work on community gardens and gather new ideas in a casual, social environment. 585-624-8182, [email protected]

Garden Path of Penfield meets the third Wednesday of the month, September–May at 7 p.m., Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield. Members enjoy all aspects of gardening, new members welcome. [email protected]

Gates Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 6:30 p.m., Gates Town Annex, 1605 Buffalo Rd., Rochester. New members and guests welcome. 585-247-1248, [email protected]

Genesee Region Orchid Society (GROS) meets the first Monday following the first Sunday of the month. Meetings in December, January, and February will be virtual. It is likely that meetings from March–May will be in person at the JCC. Please see the website for information, geneseeorchid.org

Genesee Valley Hosta Society meets the second Thursday of the month, April–October, at Eli Fagan American Legion Post, 260 Middle Rd., Henrietta. 585-889-7678, [email protected], geneseevalleyhosta.com

Greater Rochester Iris Society (GRIS) is an affiliate of the American Iris Society, meets on a Sunday during the months of March, April, September, and October at 2 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church Hall, 11 Episcopal Ave., Honeoye Falls, NY. Public welcome. Plant Sales, guest speakers or location visits, Volunteer Opportunities. Honeoye Falls, NY. 585-266-0302, [email protected]. 3/10, 2 p.m., Program to be announced. 

Greater Rochester Perennial Society (GRPS) meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1200 South Winton Rd., Rochester, except in summer when it tours members’ gardens. Lectures are held virtually, and garden tours are being scheduled. 2/1, Virtual meeting via Zoom. Perennial Collector’s Treasure Chest with Kerry Ann Mendez, Awardwinning garden educator. 3/7, Spring Into Action 2.0—Five Steps To Maintenance Free Gardening with K.C. Fahy-Harvick, Gardening Matters. Location TBD. See website or Facebook for updates. cap704@ frontiernet.net, rochesterperennial.com, facebook.com/GreaterRochesterPerennialSociety. 

Greater Rochester Rose Society meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. on Zoom January, February, and March. Email [email protected] for meeting link. Questions: 585-694-8430. Facebook: Greater Rochester Rose Society

Henrietta Garden Club meets the second Wednesday each month (except May–August and December) at 6:30 p.m. A presenter will speak on gardening related subject at 7p.m. Guests and non-residents are welcome. Handicap accessible. Call 585-781- 0278. Lower level of the Henrietta Town Hall, 475 Calkins Rd, Henrietta. sites.google.com/site/henriettagardenclub.

Holley Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Holley Presbyterian Church. 585- 638-6973.

Hubbard Springs Garden Club of Chili meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Chili Community Center, 3237 Chili Ave., Rochester. [email protected] 

Ikebana International Rochester Chapter 53 meets the third Thursday of each month (except December and February) at 10a.m., First Baptist Church, Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester. 585- 301-6727, 585-402-1772, rochesterikebana@gmail. com, ikebanarochester.org

Kendall Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7p.m., Kendall Town Hall. 585-370-8964. 

Klemwood Garden Club of Webster meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. (except January and February) in members’ homes or local libraries. Accepting new members. 585-671-1961. 

Lakeview Garden Club (Greece) meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January and February) at 7 p.m., meeting location varies depending on activity. Meetings may include a speaker, project or visits to local garden-related sites. New members always welcome. Contact, Darlene Markham, [email protected]

Newark Garden Club meets the first Friday of the month at 1 p.m., Park Presbyterian Church, Newark. Guests are welcome. 

Pittsford Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Spiegel Center on Lincoln Ave. in the Village of Pittsford. The club usually meets in Room 18, but visitors should confirm at the front desk. New members are always welcomed. Annual plant sale on the third Saturday in May, parking lot behind the library. [email protected]

Rochester Dahlia Society meets the second Saturday of the month (except August and September) at 12:30 p.m., Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Rd. North, Rochester. Visitors welcome. See website for up-to-date information concerning meetings and shows. Tuber swap for members on April 13. 585-865-2291, Facebook, rochesterdahlias.org

Rochester Herb Society meets the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January, February, and July) at noon, Pittsford Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave., Pittsford, NY. Summer garden tours and day trips. New members welcome. rocherbsociety.com

Rochester Permaculture Center meets monthly to discuss topics such as edible landscapes, gardening, farming, renewable energy, green building, rainwater harvesting, composting, local food, forest gardening, herbalism, green living, etc. Meeting location and details: meetup.com/rochesterpermaculture

Seabreeze Bloomers Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except January) at 7 p.m., location varies depending on activity. Meetings may include a speaker, project, or visit to local gardenrelated site. Monthly newsletter. New members welcome. Meetings are currently canceled, contact Bonnie Arnold with any questions. Bonnie Arnold, 585-230-5356, [email protected]

Stafford Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of the month (except December and January) at 7 p.m., Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Morganville Rd. (Route 237), Stafford. Plant auction in May. All are welcome. 585-343-4494. 

Urban Agriculture Working Group (UAWG) meets via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. UAWG is a collection of gardeners, community gardens, and individuals who garden/farm in the city or support such activities. UAWG offers a Spring Conference each year and sponsors the Urban Gardens ROC garden crawl in the fall. In addition, the group advocates for City policies that make urban gardening more accessible for people who want to grow fresh vegetables for themselves or their neighbors. If you are interested in getting on the email list, contact Mallory Hohl, [email protected]. You do not have to live in the city to participate.

Victor Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January and February) at 6 p.m. New members welcome. Meeting and location details: victorgardenclubny2.com, victorgardenclub.org. 

Williamson Garden Club. On-going community projects and free monthly lectures to educate the community about gardening. Open to all. 315-524-4204, [email protected], growthewilliamsongardenclub.blogspot.com

CLASSES / EVENTS 

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families. 

S- Indicates plant sales/swaps. 

T- Indicates garden tours. 

O-Online event. 

O May 2: Garden Talk: Hardscape in the Garden, noon, with master gardener Roberta T. Learn about hardscape and how to easily add stone elements to your landscape. You can attend via zoom or in person, but registration is required. 420 East Main St., Batavia, NY. For more information go to genesee.cce.cornell.edu/events. CCE/ONT 

May 4: Composting (The Scoop on “Poop”) 10–11:30 a.m. Attendees will learn about the ins and outs of composting to feed the garden. Compositing is not only good for the environment, but good for organic veggie, fruit, and flower gardens. Includes instructions plus a section of fence you can use to make your own compost bin. BGC 

S May 4-5: Rochester Dahlia Society Sale, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Elmgrove Auto, Gates. rochesterdahlias.org 

T May 5, 12: Tours of the historic Durand Eastman Park Arboretum. 2–4 p.m., The tour routes will traverse moderate hills and wooded trails, so please dress accordingly. There is no charge, but donations to support the Extension’s Master Gardener Program will be accepted. Meet at the kiosk on Zoo Rd. (off Lakeshore) next to the park labor center. For information call or email: 585-261-1665 or [email protected] Monroe County Parks in conjunction with CCE/MON 

S May 10–19: CCE Monroe County Master Gardener Volunteers Tent Sale at the Highland Park Lilac Festival 10:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Located in the vicinity of the Lilac Adventure Zone children’s playground, 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester. Featuring a variety of lilacs and specialty item teacups for sale. Plus, an opportunity to “Ask a Master Gardener.” 

S May 11: Genesee Land Trust Annual Native Plant Sale, 8 a.m.–noon, Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618 GLT

S May 11: Rochester Dahlia Society Sale, Webster Arboretum 8 a.m.–12 pm. rochesterdahlias.org 

F May 11: Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement: 10–11:30 a.m. Guided by floral designer Cydney, guests will create a one-of-kind fresh arrangement in a specialty floral print trinket bowl. Class will include a handout explaining, form, scale, theme, and color. Fresh flowers, greens and bowl provided. Ages 14 and up. BGC 

May 11–12, 18–19: Ellwanger Garden at the Lilac Festival, Noon–3 p.m. landmarksociety.org S May 12: Rochester Dahlia Society Home Sale, 553 Klem Rd., Webster, NY. rochesterdahlias.org 

May 15: Stafford Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 3–7 p.m. at Emery Park, Rt.5, Stafford, NY

May 16: Korin Iris Screens Workshop, 10 a.m. This is a group project creating Korin iris screens using real flowers. Taught by Sogetsu teacher Faye Phillips. Bring a brown bag lunch; tea is served. The Ginza is open for shopping before the workshop and at lunch time. Afternoon program is making a PVC Nageire (tall vase) container. Ikebana International Rochester Chapter #53 First Baptist Church., Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Rd., Rochester 14618 

S May 18: 2024 Wyoming County Garden Plant Sale—order forms and online registration now available. Order forms can be printed and mailed or filled out electronically and submitted. Orders will not be processed without payment. To submit an order electronically, visit reg.cce.cornell. edu/2024GardenDay_256. Order forms are also available in the office at 36 Center St, Suite B, Warsaw, NY 14569. Return order form and payment by Friday, May 10. 

S May 18: Bloomfield Garden Club Plant Sale, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 8 South Ave, Bloomfield 14469. The sale features annuals, hanging baskets, and home grown perennials. For more information call Laurie O’Mara 585-406-3457. 

S May 18: Spring Garden Gala, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The Genesee County Master Gardeners annual Spring Garden Gala will have a variety of perennials, house plants, gardening items, and more for sale. Enter the basket auction for garden art, themed baskets, and gift certificates and bring a soil sample from your garden or lawn for a free pH test. CCE/GC 

S May 18: Town of Ontario Garden Club Fundraiser Plant Sale, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Profit goes to Watertown for South Sudan, Dig Deep, and a local scholarship. Casey Park Lodge, Knickerbocker Rd. Ontario NY 

May 18–19, 25–26, June 1–2: 2024 Tree Peony Festival of Flowers, RSVP required. Linwood Gardens, 1912 York Road, West Linwood, NY 14486. linwoodgardens.org 

S May 25: Dahlia Society Market in the Park, 8 a.m.–1p.m. Local gardeners can explore the vendor tables and meet local societies at 5 Castle Park, Rochester, NY 14612. rochesterdahlias.org 

June 1-2: Ellwanger Garden Peony and Rose Weekend, Noon–3 p.m. landmarksociety.org

June 6: Garden Talk: How to Create a Terrarium, with master gardener Maud C. After viewing a demonstration, create your own “garden under glass” with guidance. You can attend via zoom or in person, but registration is required. 420 East Main St., Batavia, NY. For more information go to genesee.cce.cornell.edu/events. CCE/ONT 

S June 7–8: Creative Gardeners Plant and Garage Sale, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. day one and 9 a.m.–noon. 107 Huntington Meadow Rochester, NY. 

S June 8: Master Gardener Expo and Plant Sale, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The annual plant sale will include organizations/societies, workshops, below market value perennials, vegetables, house plants and more. CCE/ONT 

June 8: Decoupage Stepping Stones: 10–11:30 a.m. this class takes place during pollinator week. Students will make a one-of-a-kind stepping stone for a patio or garden using nature-themed fabrics. BGC 

T June 14–15: Skaneateles Garden Club Presents Summer’s Splendor Garden Tour, Presale tickets $40 after $45. Tour 5 fabulous gardens in Skaneateles, NY Luncheon (14th), Musicians and Floral Designs. Visit Skaneatelesgardenclub.org for more information. 

June 20: Bending & Shaping Aspidistra leaves, 10 a.m. This class is taught by Gail Newman of the Ichiyo School. Bring a brown bag lunch, tea is served. Afternoon is the Annual General Meeting. Ikebana International Rochester Chapter #53 First Baptist Church., Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, 14618 

F June 22: Lavender Wands: 10–11:30 a.m. Students will make a fresh lavender bunch bound with colorful ribbon they weave themselves.  All materials provided to make a long-lasting air freshener. Ages 14 and up. BGC 

T June 23: Winona Woods Neighborhood Garden Tour, noon–4 p.m. Self-guided, rain or shine. $10/person, children are free. For tickets and more information contact Heide at 585-266-5018 or [email protected]. 

SAVE THE DATE… 

July 18: Flower Show hosted by the 7th District Federated Garden Clubs, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Webster Golf Club, 440 Salt Road, Webster, NY. 

July 27: Kiwanis Club Garden Tour, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Rain or shine. Pre-show tickets $18 at Canandaigua National Bank locations. For additional information call 585-415-6035 

July 24–28: Genesee Valley Great Outdoors Week GCVM 

July 26-28: LotusFest 2024 Bergen Water Gardens 7443 Buffalo Rd., Churchville, NY

FREQUENT HOSTS 

BGC: Broccolo Garden Center, 2755 Penfield Road, Fairport 14450. 585-424-4476; broccolotreeandlawn.com. 

CCE/MON: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County, 2449 St. Paul Blvd., Rochester, NY 14617. 585-753-2550; monroe.cce.cornell.edu

CCE/ONT: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Ontario County, 480 North Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424. 585/394-3977 x427; [email protected]; cceontario.org

GCVM: Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford, NY 14511. 585/538- 6822; gcv.org.

SYRACUSE 

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS 

African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse meets the second Thursday of the month, September– December and March–May. Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Baily Rd., North Syracuse. 315-492- 2562. [email protected]

Baldwinsville Women’s Garden Club meets the first Thursday of each month except January at St. Marks’ Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville at 7 p.m. The club plants the village flower barrels, raises money for the village flower hanging baskets, maintains the Pointe Garden, donates Arbor Day trees to schools, and gets involved in village improvement projects. Perennial sale yearly on Memorial Saturday morning in the village. See more information at Facebook, Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville

Bonsai Club of CNY (BCCNY) meets the first Saturday of the month 10 a.m.–12 p.m., Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Rd., North Syracuse. Contact Dave Taylor, [email protected] or 315- 395-3018. cnybonsai.com, Bonsai Club of CNY on Facebook.

Cazenovia Garden Club usually meets the first Tuesday of the month at 10:15 a.m. at the Cazenovia Public Library. With an active membership, their objective is to stimulate interest in horticulture, develop skills in the beautification of community and home, and create awareness of national and local conservation issues. Meetings feature guest speakers and field trips are planned throughout the year. For more information contact [email protected]

Central New York Orchid Society meets the first Sunday of the month, September–May, St. Augustine’s Church, 7333 O’Brien Rd., Baldwinsville. Dates may vary due to holidays. 315-633-2437, cnyos.org

Fairmount Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month (March–November) at 6:30 p.m., Camillus Senior Center, 25 First St., Camillus. Speakers and community projects. All are welcome. [email protected]

Federated Garden Clubs NYS–District 6. 315-481- 4005, [email protected]

Gardening Friends Club meets the third Tuesday of the month, March–December, at 6:30 p.m., Wesleyan Church, 4591 US Route 11, Pulaski. 315- 298-1276, Facebook: Gardening Friends of Pulaski, NY, [email protected]

Gardeners in Thyme (a women’s herb club) meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m., Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. 315-635-6481, [email protected]

Habitat Gardening in CNY (HGCNY) meets the last Sunday of most months at 2 p.m. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. HGCNY is a chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes; wildones.org. Free and open to the public. hgcny.org and ourhabitatgarden.org. Subscribe to the free e-newsletter by emailing [email protected]

Home Garden Club of Syracuse usually meets the first Tuesday morning of the month. Members are active in educating the community about gardening, horticulture, and floral design and are involved with several civic projects in the Syracuse area. New members welcome. [email protected], homegardenclubofsyracuse.org

Koi and Water Garden Society of Central New York usually meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. See website for meeting locations. 315-458- 3199, cnykoi.com

The Men and Women’s Garden Club of Syracuse meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave., Syracuse, NY. Meetings feature activities and/or guest speakers on gardeningrelated topics. The club also plans tours for its members. Members maintain gardens at Rosamond Gifford Zoo and Ronald McDonald House plus host annual flower shows. Regular club meetings at the church will take place in the months of March, April, May, August, September, and November. More information at facebook.com/MWGardenClubOfSyracuse and [email protected].

Southern Hills Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, February through November. Meetings are held at the LaFayette Firehouse, 2444 US Route 11, LaFayette, NY 13084 and begin at 7 p.m., unless otherwise stated. Occasional off-site meetings typically take place at an earlier time. Guests are welcome and membership is open to anyone interested in gardening. For information, please contact Cathy Nagel 315-677-9342 or [email protected].

Syracuse Rose Society meets the second Thursday of the month (except December) at 7 p.m., Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Ave., Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Ave. Club members maintain the E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse. Public welcome. syracuserosesociety.org.

CLASSES / EVENTS 

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families. 

S- Indicates plant sales/swaps. 

T- Indicates garden tours. 

O-Online event. 

S May 18: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Onondaga County Annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. 303 Kasson Rd, Camillus, NY 13031. Perennials, herbs, ferns, and native plants will be available; all plants grown locally. Prices start at $3 (come early for the best selection). Cash or personal checks only.

S May 21: Container Planting with Southern Hills Garden Club, 6:00 p.m. This meeting will take place at Plumpton Farms, 3990 Coye Road, Jamesville, NY 13084. Bring your own container, soil will be provided. Plants will be available for sale.  

T June 14–15: Skaneateles Garden Club Presents Summer’s Splendor Garden Tour Tour 5 fabulous gardens in Skaneateles, NY. Luncheon (June 14), with musicians and floral designs. Purchase presale tickets for $40 or $45 the day of. Visit Skaneatelesgardenclub.org for more information. 

T June 18: Garden tour with Jackie Roche. 6:00 p.m. Southern Hills Garden Club will meet at Lorenzo Cottage, 17 Rippleton Rd., Cazenovia, NY 13035 for a garden tour.

SAVE THE DATE…

August 21–September 1: New York State Flower Show: “Together We Garden.” Gardeners interested in participating should call 315-430-8846 or 315-727-1030 or visit nysfair.ny.gov/competitions/ how-to-enter.

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