Syracuse Events

updated on 3/8/20

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS

African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse meets the second Thursday of the month, September–May, Pitcher Hill Community Church, 605 Bailey Road, North Syracuse. May 2–3: Annual Show & Sale, see Calendar (below). 315/492-2562; kgarb@twcny.rr.com; avsofsyracuse.org.

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; lnewell1@gmail.com; cnybonsai.com.

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. March 19: Business Meeting & Potluck. April 16: Gladiola Society Presentation. All are welcome. tooley.susan@yahoo.com. 

Federated Garden Clubs NYS—District 6. 315/481-4005; dist6fss@gmail.com. 

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; VicLaDeeDa@frontiernet.net.

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; hbaker@twcny.rr.com.

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. March 29: Native Berries for Migratory Bird Nutrition. April 26: Natural History and Potential Control of Jumping Worms in Gardens and Woods. See Calendar (below) for both. Free and open to the public. 315/487-5742; info@hgcny.org; hgcny.org.

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. homegardenclubofsyracuse@gmail.com; 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. 

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. March 17: Shade Gardens, 7pm. April 21: Invasives, 7pm. May 19: Container Planting, 6pm at Plumpton Farms. June 6: Plant Sale, see Calendar (below). Cathy Nagel, 315/677-9342; cen42085@aol.com.

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.

CLASSES / EVENTS

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

March 29: Native Berries for Migratory Bird Nutrition, 2pm. Dr. Susan Smith Pagano will speak on the nutritional importance of native berries for migratory birds and the implications of non-native berries. She will focus on her research, conducted in the Rochester area and southern New England, with specific data on the nutritional content of different berries. She will recommend what to plant to help migratory birds. Presented by Habitat Gardening in CNY. Free. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool. info@hgcny.org; hgcny.org.

April 26: Natural History and Potential Control of Jumping Worms in Gardens and Woods, 2pm. Dr. Tim McCay will share what his research has discovered about these invasive garden and woodland pests. Presented by Habitat Gardening in CNY. Free. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool. info@hgcny.org; hgcny.org.

May 2: Beautiful Backyards with Birds, Bees & Butterflies, 8am–12:30pm. Doug Tallamy will discuss the importance of native plants in the landscape to provide habitat as well as preserve waterways. Free. Skaneateles High School, 49 E. Elizabeth Street, Skaneateles. info@hgcny.org; hgcny.org/tallamy. 

May 2–3: African Violet Show & Sale, Saturday, 1–5pm; Sunday, 10–4pm. Presented by African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Syracuse. $5 parking fee. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. 315/633-2437; avsofsyracuse.org.

SAVE THE DATE

S- June 6: Southern Hills Garden Club Plant Sale, 9am. LaFayette Community Center, 2508 US Route 11, LaFayette. 

June 13: Herb & Flower Festival, 9am–2:30pm. Plant and garden related vendors, food & classes. Gardens to view. $4. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension, Oneida County. Oneida County Farm & Home Center, 121 Second Street, Oriskany. 315/736-3394; oneida.cce.cornell.edu.

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