Ithaca Events

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updated on 09/01/2022


Adirondack Chapter, North American Rock Garden Society (ACNARGS) plans to meet in person in the fall of 2022 on the third Saturday of September and October, and the second Saturday of November at 1pm. Meetings are open to all. Check the current newsletter on the website for meeting location: or

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 meetings are usually on the third Tuesday of the month, Sept–May.,

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;;


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September 17: Garden and Arboretum Hike, 10am–12:30pm. Participants will enjoy an extended hike (approximately three miles) and learn about the diverse plant collections and landscapes of Cornell Botanic Gardens. Pre-registration is required. $12/general, $10/members. CBG

October 9: Exploring the Trees of the Arboretum, 2pm–3:30pm Learn about the wide diversity of tree species in the F.R. Newman Arboretum and why this diversity is so important to humans. Learn how these trees connect to our local flora and the global world of trees, and gain insights into the importance of certain trees to various cultures, as well as how trees are being threatened by pests, pathogens, and changing climate. Pre-registration required. $12/general, free/members. CBG

October 15: Garden and Arboretum Hike, 10am–12:30pm Participants will enjoy an extended hike (approximately 3 miles) and learn about the diverse plant collections and landscapes of Cornell Botanic Gardens. Pre-registration is required. $12/general, $10/members. CBG

October 15: Talks & Treks: Nature Photography with Chris Ray, 8am. Join fellow photographers for a morning at the Roy H. Park Preserve with photographer and Finger Lakes Land Trust GIS Program Manager Chris Ray. Photo enthusiasts of all levels are welcome, and we will explore different types of nature photography from macro to landscape. Finger Lakes Land Trust, 202 East Court St. Ithaca, NY 14850. 607-275-9487,

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