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Long Island Horticultural Society -- Celebrating over 80 years of promoting gardening on Long Island through friendships and education



All meetings are held at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay


Sunday, May 28, 2017 in The Conference Center

12:30 PM Doors open

1:00 PM Tutorial: Josephine Borut - "Growing Old Garden Roses"

2:00 PM Bill Barash, Production Greenhouse Manager, Planting Fields Arboretum

Topic: Planting Fields from the Inside

Bill Barash has been with Planting Fields since it opened in 1972 as a State Park. He has acquired a wealth of knowledge regarding the arboretum, horticulture and the history of the Coe Family. An avid photographer, Bill has taken many photographs of the arboretum, which have been published and appear in the arboretum's foundation newsletters. Having worked and lived in the arboretum for over 45 years, Bill is certain to illuminate and entertain you with his unique perspective as a member of the staff as well as a resident.

A native Long Islander, Bill Barash has been responsible for identification and labeling of plants and was formerly the curator of the Italian Pool Garden at Planting Fields. He is presently the manager of the PFA Production Greenhouses, which cultivate a large variety of plants for many of the Long Island State Parks. His artistic floral designs have won numerous awards from plant societies and at the arboretum's flower shows. He is a past president of LIHS serving between 1993 and 1996. He also lectures for many civic groups, garden clubs and historic societies. Bill leads many educational tours at the arboretum and conducts various horticultural workshops. Among his many talents, Bill has been a stained glass artisan for over 30 years and has participated in an exhibit at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center.




some unique garden tips - click here


Please remember to bring non-perishable food for Long Island Cares.


"Come and visit me sometime. My flowers would like to meet you."


Invasive or Native Plants? Learn more here....


TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF LIHS MEMBERSHIP Opportunities to learn from others, to go on wonderful trips, to volunteer your gardening knowledge and muscle to organizations, to meet new friends. Membership dues are a bargain at only $35 per year. Tell your friends about us and encourage them to join our wonderful organization. The membership form can be found on the website at www.lihort.org/membership/membership.pdf


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May Spring Plant Sale


2017 Meeting Schedule


Threat Alerts on Long Island

Oak Wilt Information by NYSDEC

Oak Wilt Brochure by USDA


Bringing Nature Home

Doug Tallamy's list of what to plant


The Gardens of Amalfi 2016 video


Current Newsletter


Video of the Trip to Ireland


Not sure what needs to be done in your garden this month? Take a look at Irene Virag's garden calendar



Important announcements, last-minute changes, other news. Please send your contact information to Nanci Allen, our Membership Chair.



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