Buffalo

African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY

Meets the third Tuesday of the month, September–August, at 7pm, Greenfield Health & Rehab Facility, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster. [email protected].

Alden Garden Club

Meets the second Wednesday of the month (except July & August) at 7pm, Alden Community Center, West Main Street, 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 Street, West Seneca. Visitors welcome. 716-844-8543, [email protected].

Amherst Garden Club

Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December, March, July & August) at 10am, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Main Street, Williamsville. New members and guests welcome. 716-836-5397.

Bowmansville Garden Club

Meets the first Monday of the month (except June, July, August & December) at 7pm, Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville. New members and guests welcome. For more information, 716-361-8325.

Buffalo Area Daylily Society

East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora. Friendly group who get together to enjoy daylilies. Plant Sales, May & August. Open Gardens, June–August. Facebook.

Buffalo Bonsai Society

Meets every second Saturday at 1pm at ECC North Campus, STEM Bldg, 6205 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221. Two exceptions on the third Saturday: 4/15 and 9/16. buffalobonsaisociety.com. November 11: ECC north Christine Wilkolaski topic Plant Physiology

East Aurora Garden Club

Meets at noon on the 2nd Monday of each month, except January, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main Street, 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, Director, [email protected]. gardenclubsofwny.com.

Forest Stream Garden Club

Meets the third Thursday of the month (September–May) at 7pm, Presbyterian Village, 214 Village Park Drive, Williamsville and other locations. Summer garden teas & tours. Ongoing projects include beautification of the Williamsville Meeting House, garden therapy at a local nursing home, youth gardening & Victorian Christmas decorating. [email protected]

Friends of Kenan Herb Club

Meets the third Monday of the month at 5:30pm at the Taylor Theater. New members are always welcome.

Garden Club of the Tonawanda

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7pm, Tonawanda City Hall, Community Room.

Garden Friends of Clarence

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, September–June, Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main Street, Clarence. [email protected].

Hamburg Garden Club

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 10am, VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd, Hamburg, NY. June plant sale. Summer garden tours. Guests are welcome. Contact [email protected].

Kenmore Garden Club

Meets the second Tuesday of the month (except July, August & December) at 10am, Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. Activities include guest speakers, floral designs and community service. New members and guests welcome. [email protected].

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club

Meets the second Tuesday of the month (except January) at 7pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, 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 & August) at 7pm, St. John Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster. All are welcome.

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.

Tropical Fish Society of Erie County

Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm, Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Ave, Lackawanna, NY 14218.

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

Meets the second Tuesday of the month September through May at 7:30pm at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. Entrance is on the north side of the building. Meetings are open to the public. Please search “Niagara Frontier Botanical Society” for more information.

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 Avenue, Buffalo.niagarafrontierorchids.org.

Orchard Park Garden Club

Meets the first Thursday of the month except July and December at 11:30am 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 5:45pm, Ransomville Community Library, 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. Meetings are open to all. Community gardening projects, educational presentations, June plant sale. [email protected].

Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club

Meets the second Saturday of the month at 11am, Silver Creek Senior Center, 1823 Lake Road (Rte. 5), Silver Creek. [email protected], Facebook.

South Towns Gardeners

Meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 9:30am, West Seneca Senior Center. New members welcome.

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. 585-768-2712, [email protected], Facebook.

Town and Country Garden Club of Williamsville

Generally meets the second Thursday of the month from 2–4pm at the Ransom Oaks Community Club House, 101 Ransom Oaks Drive, East Amherst. Some meetings are held offsite for garden tours and special events. The club maintains a garden at the Clearfield Library, 770 Hopkins Rd, and membership brochures with program information are available in the library. For information, contact [email protected].

Western New York Herb Study Group

Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

Western New York Honey Producers, Inc.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, 21 South Grove Street, 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. They meet three times a year at The East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora NY 14052. wnyhosta.com.

Western New York Hosta Society Breakfast Meetings

A friendly get-together, first Saturday (winter months only) at 10am, Forestview Restaurant, Depew. wnyhosta.com.

Western NY Iris Society

Meets at the Julia B Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, NY at 1:30 pm on the first Sunday of each month. NYS Iris Society will take a winter recess and not back till February 2024.

Western New York Rose Society

Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. Meetings on Sept. 20, Oct. 18, and Nov. 15. St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Check the Facebook page or website for meeting content, wnyrosesociety.net.

Youngstown Garden Club

Meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm, First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, Youngstown.

Ithaca

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. Brownbag 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 6pm, 426 Fulton Street, 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 3rd Tuesday of the month Sept-May. flnps.org, [email protected]. Nov. 28: Topic TBD. Zoom available. Dec. 18: Annual Solstice Gathering. Join them in-person for native plants foods, a seed swap, and a fun plant quiz. All are welcome. More details at www.flnps.org.

Windsor NY Garden Group

Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 10am, members’ homes or Windsor Community House, 107 Main Street, Windsor. windsorgardengroup.suerambo.com.

Rochester

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, 7–9pm 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]. avgsr.org.

Big Springs Garden Club of Caledonia-Mumford

Meets the second Monday evening of the month, September–November, January–May. New members and guests welcome. 585-314-6292, [email protected], Facebook.

Bloomfield Garden Club

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 11:45am, 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 Road, Rochester. 585-334-2595, Facebook, bonsaisocietyofupstateny.org.

Canandaigua Botanical Society

Meets for in-person botanical events. See website for event schedule. canandaiguabotanicalsociety.blogspot.com

Conesus Lake Garden Club

Meets the third Wednesday of the month (April–December) at 7pm, Chip Holt Nature Center, Vitale Park, Lakeville. Welcoming new members. Contact Dottie Connelly, 585-703-1748.

Country Gardeners of Webster

Do you 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? Then the Country Gardeners of Webster would love to have you join them! 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 & August) at 9:15am, Penfield United Methodist Church, 1795 Baird Road, Penfield. Visitors welcome. Contact 585-385-2065 or [email protected] if interested in attending a meeting.

Fairport Garden Club

Member club of Federated Garden Clubs of NY State. Meets 3rd Thursday evening of the month (except January & August), members’ homes. Educational topics through speakers, workshops or local tours. Accepting new members. [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, [email protected].

Friends of Ellwanger Garden

Meets 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 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7pm, Jubilee Church, 3565 Lake Road, Brockport. Learn gardening tips from knowledgeable speakers, make garden ornaments through our 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, 10am–1pm, Mendon Community Center, 167 North Main Street, Honeoye Falls. 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 7pm, Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield. Members enjoy all aspects of gardening; new members welcome. [email protected].

Gates Garden Club

Meets the second Thursday of the month (except July & August) at 6:30pm, Gates Town Annex, 1605 Buffalo Road, 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 Road, Henrietta. 585-889-7678, [email protected], geneseevalleyhosta.com.

Greater Rochester Iris Society (GRIS)

An affiliate of the American Iris Society, meets on a Sunday during the months of March, April, September and October at 2 pm. 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].

Greater Rochester Perennial Society (GRPS)

Meets the first Thursday of each month at 7pm, Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 1200 South Winton Road, Rochester, except in summer when it tours members’ gardens. Lectures being held virtually and garden tours are being scheduled. See website or Facebook for updates. [email protected], Facebook, rochesterperennial.com.

Greater Rochester Rose Society

Meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm on Zoom Jan., Feb., and Mar. Email [email protected] for meeting link. Questions: 585-694-8430. Facebook: Greater Rochester Rose Society.

Henrietta Garden Club

Meets the 2nd Wed, except May-August and Dec. at 6:30pm. 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. A presenter will speak on gardening related subject at 7pm.

Holley Garden Club

Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7pm, Holley Presbyterian Church. 585-638-6973.

Hubbard Springs Garden Club of Chili

Meets the third Monday of the month at 6:30pm 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 10am, First Baptist Church, Hubbell Hall, 175 Allens Creek Road, Rochester. 585-301-6727, 585-402-1772, [email protected], ikebanarochester.org.

Kendall Garden Club

Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Kendall Town Hall. 585- 370-8964.

Klemwood Garden Club of Webster

Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 7pm (except January & 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 & February) at 7pm, 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 1pm, Park Presbyterian Church, Newark. Guests are welcome.

Pittsford Garden Club

Pittsford Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 10:30am at the Spiegel Center on Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Pittsford. The club usually meets in Room 18, but ask at the desk. Masks are required at all times in the building unless requirements change. New members are always welcomed. May 21 plant sale, location TBD. Look for signs in the village.

Rochester Dahlia Society

Meets the second Saturday of the month (except August & September) at 12:30pm, Trinity Reformed Church, 909 Landing Road North, Rochester. Visitors welcome. See website for up-to-date information concerning meetings & shows. 585-865-2291, Facebook, rochesterdahlias.org.

Rochester Herb Society

Meets the first Tuesday of each month (excluding January, February & 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 7pm, location varies depending on activity. Meetings may include a speaker, project or visit to local garden-related site. Monthly newsletter. New members welcome. Meetings are currently cancelled; 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 & January) at 7pm, Stafford Town Hall, 8903 Morganville Road (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 7pm. 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 & February) at 6:30/6:45pm. 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], grow-thewilliamsongardenclub.blogspot.com.

Syracuse

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 7pm. 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 10am–12pm, Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse. Contact, Dave Taylor, [email protected]. cnybonsai.com, Bonsai Club of CNY on Facebook.

Central New York Orchid Society

Meets the first Sunday of the month, September–May, St. Augustine’s Church, 7333 O’Brien Road, 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 6:30pm, Camillus Senior Center, 25 First Street, Camillus. Speakers & community projects. Nov. 16: Holiday Dried Flower Arrangement w/ Susan Poppenger from “Pods and Poppies,” 6:30pm. Dec. 10: Christmas Luncheon, 1pm, Bellevue Country Club. 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 6:30pm, 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 7pm, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. 315-635-6481, [email protected].

Habitat Gardening in CNY (HGCNY)

Meets the last Sunday of most months at 2pm. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip Street, 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 & floral design and 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 7pm. 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 7pm in the Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse, NY. Meetings feature activities and/or guest speakers on gardening-related 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. Nov. 16: Guest speaker Pat Jokajyts from Cornell Cooperative Extension with “Vegetable Gardening 101.” 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 @ the LaFayette Firehouse, 2444 US Route 11, LaFayette, NY 13084 and begin at 7pm, 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 7pm, Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Avenue. Club members maintain the E. M. Mills Memorial Rose Garden, Thornden Park, Syracuse. Public welcome. syracuserosesociety.org.

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