Ithaca Events

updated on 10/31/19


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. 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. 


CBG: Cornell Botanic Gardens, 1 Plantations Road, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquire ahead for meeting locations. 607/254-7430;;

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

November 16: Make an Evergreen Wreath, 1–3pm. Materials, cookies & hot cocoa included. Location: Nevin Welcome Center. $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. CBG

November 23: Bokashi Composting Workshop, 10am–12pm. Learn about this Japanese composting technique that involves natural fermentation. $10 per household. Registration required. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Tompkins County, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca. 607/272-2292;

December 20: Winter Solstice Garden Tour, 12–1:30pm. Tour the Mullestein Family Winter Garden as you learn how plants cope with winter’s cold and some seasonal plant folklore. Meet: Nevin Welcome Center. $5 suggested donation. Registration required. CBG

December 20: Plants & Stories of the Winter Solstice, 4–6pm. Learn about the natural history and folklore of oak, holly, ivy, mistletoe and evergreens. Indoor presentation & refreshments followed by candlelight visit to the Winter Garden, weather permitting. Location: Nevin Welcome Center. $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. CBG

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