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 New Member Orientation

Saturday, May 6, 2017

During the weekly Wolkoff Garden Work Detail 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

If you are a new member come on down and learn about the garden, what we do, and get answers to your dahlia questions. No obligation, just a chance to see what goes on as we kick off the dahlia season. Need more information? Select Contact Us from the LIDS home page, then direct your question to Membership.

May 6 is also New York State “I LOVE MY PARK DAY” at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Farmingdale State College Plant Sale!

Tuesday,Wednesday, and Thursday, May 9-11, 2017

9:00 to 5:00 PM each day, rain or shine

For more information click here.

LIDS will be at this event selling tubers

Membership Meeting - Tuber & Dahlia Plant Sale!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

6:30 PM at the Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Directions to the Arboretum

This is our larges sale of the season and will feature:

  • Dahlia Tubers
  • Dahlia Plants
  • Dahlia Border Dahlia Plants
  • Brugmansia “Angel’s Trumpet” Plants

All LIDS meetings are open to the public, bring your dahlia questions, experts will be on hand to advise you.

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.