The Long Island Horticultural Society (LIHS) is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to bringing our members useful information
about gardening and to providing inspiration via interesting and
knowledgeable speakers on a wide range of horticultural topics.
Founded in 1934, the group meets every month (except July and August)
in the Conference Center at Planting
Fields Arboretum State Historic Park (PFA) in Oyster Bay. Meetings
usually feature an educational lecture; demonstration or garden
tour at PFA; a main speaker who is a locally and often nationally
known expert in his/her field; a horticultural competition (judged
flower show); a raffle; and a chance at the end of the meeting to
talk with the speaker(s), exchange ideas, and greet friends over
coffee, cake, and other refreshments.
In addition, LIHS holds a Spring Plant Sale; arranges visits to
members' gardens; and plans trips to respected local, national,
and international gardens.
Members receive The Gardener's Gazette, our informative
newsletters and may avail themselves of discounts at many local
nurseries, and of free admission to Planting Fields on meeting days.
A "Garden Angels"
committee, which has been featured in Newsday and Cable News 12
LI, provides gardening expertise and hands-on assistance to individuals,
organizations, or institutions who request help in maintaining their
is open to everyone who loves gardening and wants to learn more
about it. Dues are $35 per calendar year.