Volunteers Maintaining the Largest Public Dahlia Display Garden on the East Coast | Based at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in Great River, NY

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See the 2017 Calendar for year round dahlia events

Upcoming Events

LIDS at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society’s Annual Plant Sale

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Lower Carriage House

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June Membership Meeting Blowout Dahlia Tuber & Plant Sale!

Note this is a Saturday Membership Meeting

Saturday, June 17, 2017

11:30 AM in the Wolkoff Dahlia Garden at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

This is our last sale of the season; tubers and plants will be for sale. This is a hands-on Dahlia 101 meeting as well. Bring your dahlia questions!

LIDS 2nd Dahlia Show Date Change

Our 2nd show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, 2017

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Carriage House

Year Round

Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome.

Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 am.