If you have a passion for a particular plant or group of plants
or just enjoy sharing your growing joys and sorrows, there are
groups of like-minded gardeners all across Central New York. Below
is just a sampling of these groups along with the most recent
contact information that I can find - including websites, if
available - above, at right.
If you're aware of a group that's not included here, or have
updated contact information for a listed group, click on the
"Contact" link at the bottom of this page to send me a note.
Syracuse Rose Society
Founded in 1911, this is the oldest rose society in continuous existence in the United States!
It's also probably one of the busiest as its members maintain one of
the larger public rose gardens in the eastern U.S. For more
information, click on the link to the group's website, at right.
Men's Garden Club of Syracuse
Despite its name, this club welcomes
women, too. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, most of the group's
officers are currently women (whom I understand are much better at
getting things done)! The club is very active in a number of local
public gardening efforts. For more information, call 315-727-2182.
Central New York Orchid Society
Orchids are considered to be among the most exotic of all cultivated plants. And, while many
are very difficult to grow, others are surprisingly easy. If you'd like to learn more about growing this fascinating
group of plants, this organization features an enthusiastic,
knowledgeable, helpful and active membership! For more
information, click on the link to this group's informative website, at right.
Bonsai Club of Central New York
Bonsai are right at the top of my list of
fascinating plants. This is not only because the depiction of
oftentimes very large plants in miniature, but also because many of
the most common bonsai actually need exposure to cold temperatures
over the winter months to thrive. If you'd like to learn more about
this group, click on the link to their website at right.
Habitat Gardening in Central New York
A habitat garden provides the same kinds of things for birds, butterflies, and other creatures
that people need in their own "habitat": food, cover, water, and a place to raise young in a healthy environment. These
requirements can be met even in small spaces with careful planning. This group of very dedicated habitat gardeners can help
you learn how to create a sanctuary for all sorts of critters that's also visually stunning throughout the year! Their
"Show Me, Help Me" summer garden tours can be especially helpful -
and fun, too! For more
information, click on the link at right.