Ithaca Events

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updated on 07/03/2022


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;;

FLLT: Finger Lakes Land Trust, 202 East Court St. Ithaca, NY 14850. 607=275-9487,

NYFA: New York Flora Association, PO Box 122, Albany, NY 12201.,, 518-250-6244.


F  Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.
S Indicates plant sales/swaps.
T Indicates garden tours.
O Indicates online event.

T July 10: Annual Fall Creek Neighborhood Garden Tour, 11am–3pm. Self-guided walking tour of beautiful gardens, landscaping, and yards in Ithaca. Visitors will see enticing, well-tended front yards plus the hidden delights of private backyards. Begin the tour at Thompson Park (corner of N. Cayuga and Cascadilla Creek) to pick up maps and garden descriptions. Rain or shine. Free. 

July 15: Mindful Botany Walk, 12–1pm. Join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the beauty and drama of nature unfolding on monthly nature walks. While exploring various paths and gardens each month, participants will practice mindfulness by dedicating their attention to the present moment and fully observing and appreciating the amazing plant transformations that take place throughout the year. Walks will be held rain or shine on the third Friday of each month, May 20–October 21. Free—donations welcome. CBG

July 18: Latino Conservation Week: Hike at Thayer Preserve and Happy Hour, 4:30–6:30pm. A bilingual guided hike at the Thayer Preserve followed by socializing at South Hill Cider in Ithaca. Registration required. FLLT

August 5–August 7: Late Season Grasses of NY Workshop. This workshop will focus on the identification and ecology of grasses that occur in New York with a focus on late season species. There will be a lot of time in the field and lab time as well, where access to dissecting microscopes will make examination of the small floral structures easier. $165/person.Register at website. NYFA

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