Syracuse Events

updated on 5/4/21

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we recommend you confirm with the host whether the event is still taking place as listed.


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

Baldwinsville Women’s Garden Club meets the first Thursday of each month except January at St Marks’ Lutheran  Church in Baldwinsville at 7pm. The club plants the village flower barrels, raises money for the village flower hanging baskets, maintains the Pointe Garden, donates Arbor Day trees to schools, and gets involved in village improvement projects. Perennial sale yearly on Memorial Saturday morning in the village. See more information on our Facebook, Women’s Garden Club of Baldwinsville.

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. 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. All are welcome. 

Federated Garden Clubs NYS – District 6. 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. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip Street, Liverpool. 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 through November, at the LaFayette Community Center, 2508 US Route 11, Lafayette NY 13084. Some meetings are off site. Guests are welcome, and membership is open to anyone interested in gardening. For information regarding meetings, or membership, please contact Cathy Nagel 315/677-9342 or Email May 18, “Shade Gardening Challenges and Rewards” with Doreen Todorov 7:00 pm at LaFayette Community Center, US Route 11, LaFayette, NY. June 15, Tour of Dickman Farms Greenhouse and Garden Center 13 Archie Street Auburn NY. Time to be determined: please contact Cathy Nagel for information. All programs are subject to COVID 19 and may be cancelled at any time. 

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. 


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

S- April 12-May 3: Native Plant Sale at Baltimore Woods. Shop the online native plant sale to find beautiful plants that can provide habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies in your garden! Select from a wide variety of perennials, shrubs, trees, ephemerals, tomatoes, vermicompost and even bluebird houses to invite feathered friends to share your garden havens.Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY 13108. 315/673-1350; Facebook;


September 11: Odyssey to Ithaca Day Trip. Join UGJ staff as we travel by motor coach to tour the Ithaca region. Highlights include a visit to Cornell Botanic Gardens; shopping at a variety of nurseries including Bakers’ Acres and Cayuga Landscape and more. Lunch included. $85. Registration required. Please call to reserve your seat: 716/432-8688; 585-591-2860. Upstate Gardeners’ Journal, 1501 East Avenue, Ste 201, Rochester, NY 14610. 

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