About Us

Board of Directors

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 monthly 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 gardens.

LIHS' membership is open to everyone who loves gardening and wants to learn more about it. Dues are $25 per calendar year.