Syracuse Events

updated on 7/25/19


African Violet Society of Syracuse meets the second Thursday of the month, September–May, Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse. 315/492-2562;;

Bonsai Club of CNY (BCCNY) usually meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse. 315/436-0135;;

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. October 5–6: Show & Sale, see Calendar (below). 315/633-2437;

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. July 18: Picnic at Erie Canal, 6pm, 5750 Devoe Road, Camillus. August 15: Elderberry Pond Tour & Lunch, 11am, 3712 Center Street Road, Auburn, lunch info: 315/729-3297. All are welcome. 

Federated Garden Clubs NYS – District 6. October 14–16: Flower Show School – Course 4, see Calendar (below). 315/481-4005; 

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;

Gardeners of Syracuse meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30pm, Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse. Enter from Melrose Avenue. 315/464-0051. 

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;

Habitat Gardening in CNY (HGCNY) meets the last Sunday of most months at 2pm. Northern Onondaga Public Library, North Syracuse Branch, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, N. Syracuse. HGCNY is a chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes; Free and open to the public. 315/487-5742;;

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.;

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; 

Men and Women’s Garden Club of Syracuse meets the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm, Reformed Church of Syracuse, 1228 Teall Avenue, Syracuse. Meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of gardening and related topics. Members maintain gardens at Rosemond Gifford Zoo & Ronald McDonald House. Annual spring & fall flower shows. 315/699-7942; Facebook.

Southern Hills Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, February–November, LaFayette Community Center, 2508 US Route 11, LaFayette. Some meetings are off site. Cathy Nagel, 315/677-9342;

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. 


July 17–18: Bus Trip to Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Travel to Sandwich, Massachusetts, for the festival as well as a visit to Heritage Museum & Gardens with 100 acres of trees, shrubs, designed gardens and lawns. Accommodations, Dan’l Webster Inn. Includes transportation, accommodations, one lunch, one breakfast, admission to museum & festival. $370 per person, double occupancy; $499 single. Advance registration required. Ballantyne Gardens, 4825 Hopkins Road, Liverpool. 315/453-0621; 

T- July 20: Master Gardener Tour, 10am–2pm. Five Master Gardeners will open their gardens to the public, showcasing a variety of garden styles and plantings. Information & map: $5 one garden; $10 all five. Master Gardeners of Onondaga County, 315/424-9485 x236.


October 5–6: Orchid Show & Sale, Saturday, 12–5pm; Sunday, 10am–4pm. Presented by Central New York Orchid Society. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. Parking fee. 315/633-2437; 

October 14–16: National Garden Clubs Flower Show School – Course 4. Hosted by Federated Garden Clubs of NYS, District 6 Judges Council. Location: Dewitt. Registration required. Sharon Vazquez, 315/481-4005;

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Lickona June 3, 2019 at 11:19 am

Please change the contact email above for CCE Onondaga. The new email is

Thank you!


cathym June 3, 2019 at 12:26 pm

This is all set– thanks for the update!


Sue March June 12, 2017 at 10:25 am

Hi, I am trying to share the Summer Solstice Garden Tour and Craft Sale info-event is June 24 in Marcellus at Sycamore Hill Gardens. Thank you. Central New York Land Trust’s Summer Solstice Garden Tour takes place on Sycamore Hill Garden’s stunning private grounds, not regularly open to the public. Garden tours, nature-inspired crafts for sale, children’s activities, and live music by O-ryon and Colleen Kattau promise a fun day for the whole family. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from Chicken Bandit Food Truck & Eatery to enjoy a picnic lunch in the gardens, but please note, no pets. Event is rain or shine. Plenty of free parking. Crafts, music, food, beautiful gardens – all we need is you! Thank you for your support of Central New York Land Trust’s annual fundraiser!


Grace Maxon-Clarke April 6, 2015 at 7:47 pm

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

Thanks for sharing :)


Linda Arthur February 17, 2015 at 10:56 am

I have a “Save The Date” from Skaneateles Garden Club

“Village Cottage Gardens”
Saturday, June 27th Rain or Shine 10 am – 4pm
Walking Tour of Five (5) Village Gardens
Advance sale tickets $13.00 can be purchased at National Gifts in Skaneateles and Chocolate Pizza in Marcellus or $15.00 day of show. There will be a Garden Boutique at The Allyn Arena in Skaneateles. More details to come on Skaneateles Garden Club Facebook Page


Diane Omolino July 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

I have been trying you contact the AVSOF in Syracuse via email and I am not having any success. please advise if their web address is changed
I have just a few African violet plants that, up until just recently, have been a wonderful part of my home color. The past couple of months I have noticed some tiny, white sawdust looking stuff in the leaves and they just don’t seem to be flowering as lovely as before.

Could you please tell me what this is, is it some type of mite/disease and what should I do about it. I just love watching these plants flower, especially in the Winter months. It adds such sunshine to my days.

Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated.


janem August 1, 2014 at 11:03 am

Hi there!
Here is the African Violet Society’s website:
It does sound like mites. I have very little experience with AVs but I know they are prone to cyclamen mites. If I were you I’d get a hold of the people at the Violet Barn. They will probably be able to help.
Thank you!


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