Ithaca Events

updated on 5/1/19


Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society (ACNARGS) meets the third Saturday of the month (except in summer) at 1pm, Whetzel Room, 404 Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca. Meetings are open to all. 607/269-7070;;

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, 

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. May 24–25: Plant Sale, see Calendar (below)June 4: Tour Cornell Botanical Gardens, 10am. Karen Coletta, 607/731-8320; Facebook.

Finger Lakes Native Plant Society meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Unitarian Church annex, corner of Buffalo & Aurora, Ithaca. Enter side door on Buffalo Street & up the stairs. 607/257-4853. 

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. 


F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.
S- Indicates plant sales.
T- Indicates garden tours.

S- May 18: Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale, 9am–2pm. Shop organically grown vegetable transplants & heirloom varieties, annuals, herbs, specialty perennials, flowering shrubs, trees, hardy roses, fruit crops. Free soil pH testing, educational exhibits, information. Location: Ithaca High School, 1401 N. Cayuga Street, Ithaca. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County, 607/272-2292 x146;

S- May 24–25: Elmira Garden Club Plant Sale, Friday, 9am–3:30pm; Saturday, 9am–2:30pm. Perennials, annuals, vegetables, garden exhibits, bake sale, raffles. 426 Fulton Street, Elmira. Facebook. 

June 11: Native Plants – Identifying, Choosing & Propagating for the Home Gardener, 7pm. Michael Hannen, native plant grower & garden planner, and Ellen Foults of Amanda’s Garden will discuss identifying native plants, choosing the correct plants for a site and propagation for the home gardener. Guided Native Plant Walk, 5:30pm; Native Plant Sale. Proceeds benefit Friends of Fillmore Glen State Park, event co-sponsor with Moravia Area Garden Club. Free. Location: Main Pavilion, Fillmore Glen State Park, 1686 State Route 38, Moravia.S

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Joanna Green July 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

August 15, 2015, 2-5pm: GROUNDSWELL’s Good Afternoon at the Good Life Farm includes cider tastings (for children and adults) and gourmet local food boards, tours of the new Finger Lakes Cider House brewery and the farm, old time music, games and an auction of local sustainable products! Tickets at


Grace Maxon-Clarke April 6, 2015 at 7:48 pm

May 1st – 3rd : Designing Edible Ecosystems at SUNY Oswego (Oswego,N.Y.) with Ecologist and Author, Dave Jacke. For more information and to register go to or

Thanks for sharing :)


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