Syracuse Events


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;;

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;

Gardening Friends Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm, March – December, 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 7:30 pm, 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 7 pm, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville. 315/635-6481;

Habitat Gardening Club of CNY (HGCNY) meets the last Sunday of most months at 2 pm, Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool. HGCNY is a chapter of Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes; January 29: Native Plants and Rain Gardens with Amy Samuels. February 26: Alice Honig will discuss her book, “Experiencing Nature with Young Children: Awakening Delight, Curiosity and a Sense of Stewardship.” Meetings are free and open to the public. 315/487-5742;

Koi and Water Garden Society of Central New York usually meets the third Monday of each month at 7 pm. See web site for meeting locations. 315/458-3199;

Syracuse Rose Society meets the second Thursday of every month (except December) at 7 pm. Public welcome. 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.

Williamson Garden Club. On-going community projects; free monthly lectures to educate the community about gardening. Open to all. 315/524-4204;;



July 8 – 9: Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. Pick your own and enjoy the Lavender Market. Lockwood Lavender Farm, 1682 West Lake Road, Skaneateles. 315/685-5369;

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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!


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


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 :)


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