Whatever you like to grow, you'll find a club on Long Island filled with like-minded gardeners. All of these groups welcome new members and meet regularly around Nassau and Suffolk. Information subject to change; check with individual clubs for details.
FORT NECK GARDEN CLUB(Credit: Morguefile.com)
FORT NECK GARDEN CLUB 516-799-0114. Meets 12:30 p.m. the first Wed. of the month at the Bar Harbour Library, 40 Harbour Lane, Massapequa Park. Meetings feature lectures and demonstrations. The club has an annual plant sale and beautifies both Massapequa libraries with spring plantings. Dues $20.
LONG ISLAND BONSAI SOCIETY(Credit: Facebook)
LONG ISLAND BONSAI SOCIETY 516-593-1855, longislandbonsai.org. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Mon., all year except Oct. when meeting is the third Mon. at Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay; monthly guest speakers. July 9, noon: Club picnic and auction at Planting Fields Arboretum. Dec. 10, noon: Holiday party and auction at Planting Fields Arboretum. Dues $40, $45 couples, $10 students and $50 patrons.
LONG ISLAND DAHLIA SOCIETY(Credit: Daniel Brennan)
LONG ISLAND DAHLIA SOCIETY 631-754-1002, longislanddahlia.org. Meets 6:30 p.m. third Thur. at East Islip Public Library, 381 E. Main St., East Islip, and 9 a.m.-noon every Sat. for instructions at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, dahlia garden, Oakdale; call or visit website for schedule. Dahlia Show Exhibition and Photo Contest Sept. 3-4. Dahlia Show Oct. 8-9. Largest display of dahlias in New York, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, June-Sept. Dues $20.
LONG ISLAND CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY(Credit: Polly Weigand)
LONG ISLAND CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SOCIETY 516-735-4479. Meets 7:30 p.m. the third Mon. at Kellenberg Memorial High School, Glenn Curtis Boulevard, Uniondale (call to confirm); no meetings July-Aug.; Aug. picnic, monthly plant raffles. Dues $20 includes monthly meeting notice.
LONG ISLAND ROSE SOCIETY
LONG ISLAND ROSE SOCIETY 516-872-2332, longislandroses.org. Meets 7 p.m. second Fri. March-Dec. at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview; no meetings Jan. and Feb., call to verify. June 5, 1-5 p.m. Annual show; Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay. Dues $25.
LONG ISLAND ORCHID SOCIETY(Credit: Brooklyn Botanic Garden / Rebecca Bullene)
LONG ISLAND ORCHID SOCIETY 516-826-1267. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Thur. of every month, Knights of Columbus, 45 Heitz Place, Hicksville. Dues $20.
MERRICK GARDEN CLUB(Credit: Photos.com)
MERRICK GARDEN CLUB 516-546-6303. Meets 12:15 p.m. the third Mon. of the month (no meetings Aug. and Dec.) at St. John Lutheran Church, 2150 Centre Ave., Bellmore. Dues $40.
THE LONG ISLAND MASTER GARDENERS(Credit: Howard Schnapp)
THE LONG ISLAND MASTER GARDENERS 631-724-6829, limastergardener.com. Meets Coffee and cake at 9 a.m., meetings and speakers at 9:30 a.m. third Wed. of month at Town of Brookhaven Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Rd., Holtsville. Dedicated to uniting gardeners through their interest in the activity; to disseminate horticultural information to members and the public; to extend educational activities toward improving communities and to seek and initiate projects. Dues $25.
HORTICULTURAL ALLIANCE OF THE HAMPTONS(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
HORTICULTURAL ALLIANCE OF THE HAMPTONS 631-537-2223, hahgarden.org. Organization fosters the art and science of horticulture; monthly lectures (except July-Aug.) at the Bridgehampton Community House, Montauk Highway; discussions, lectures, garden tours and trips, horticultural library. Membership open to all. Dues $45, $75 family membership (lectures $10 for nonmembers).
LONG ISLAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY(Credit: AP / Tracy Walsh, Poser Design)
LONG ISLAND HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 631-694-7745, lihort.org. Meets Check website for meeting schedule and speakers at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay. Educational program followed by regular meeting with speaker. Educational society devoted to helping gardeners learn about plants, garden design, technique and tools. All gardeners welcome. Activities include touring private gardens locally and long-distance. Dues $25 per family.
BONSAI SOCIETY OF GREATER NEW YORK
BONSAI SOCIETY OF GREATER NEW YORK 516-263-2717, bsgny.org. Meets Monthly at either Farmingdale State University or Suburban Water Gardens in Dix Hills, check website for location. Dues $17 students, $40 single, $45 joint membership.
EASTERN SUFFOLK BONSAI SOCIETY(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
EASTERN SUFFOLK BONSAI SOCIETY 631-399-7162, esbonsai.org. Meets 7 p.m. second Tue. all year at Bellport Community Center, 4 Bell St. Visitors welcome. Dues $40.
LONG ISLAND CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY
LONG ISLAND CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY 516-826-1267, longislandmums.org. Meets Call for monthly meeting dates and location. Annual show in Oct. Dues $25.
MID ISLAND DAHLIA SOCIETY
MID ISLAND DAHLIA SOCIETY 516-650-0595, midislanddahlia.com. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Mon. Feb.-Dec., class and meeting at Winthrop Hall, Church of the Advent, 555 Advent St., Westbury; Annual show Sept. 24-25 at Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay; sale of dahlia plants and tubers at May and June meetings. Dues $15 per family.
LONG ISLAND DAYLILY SOCIETY(Credit: Jessica Damiano)
LONG ISLAND DAYLILY SOCIETY 516-676-0359, lidaylily.org. Meets Call or check website for meeting dates at the Planting Fields Arboretum, Oyster Bay. July 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Daylily Flower Show at Planting Fields Arboretum Horticultural Center. Aug. 20, 11 a.m. Daylily plant sale at Farmingdale State College. Dues $35 ($10 local and $25 national dues).
THE LONG ISLAND GESNERIAD SOCIETY(Credit: Barbara Alper)
THE LONG ISLAND GESNERIAD SOCIETY 631-549-6788, sites.google.com/site/longislandgesneriad. Meets Noon second Sat., Sept.-June at the south lounge of the hay barn at Planting Fields Arboretum, Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. Annual flower show in April. Dues Check website.
SUFFOLK ORCHID SOCIETY(Credit: Ian J. Stark)
SUFFOLK ORCHID SOCIETY 631-473-8726, suffolkorchids.com suffolkorchids.com. Meets 7:30 p.m. second Mon., Sept.-June at Emma Clark Library, 120 Main St., Setauket; plant auctions June and Nov. Dues $15, $22 family.
AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY(Credit: Martin Viette Nurseries)
AMERICAN RHODODENDRON SOCIETY 631-689-9498, nyrhododendron.org. Meets Regular meetings Sept.-May at Planting Fields Arboretum State Park, Oyster Bay; May 22, 2-4 p.m. Flower show, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, parking fee applies. Dues $40; nonmembers welcome.
SWEET WATER AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY(Credit: iStock)
SWEET WATER AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY 631-589-2724, avsa.org. Meets 7:30 p.m. first Wed., Sept.-Nov. and Jan.-May at West Sayville Fire Department, Montauk Highway and Atlantic Avenue. Dues $10.