2024 Meetings and Events

The Plant Societies (Daylily (HADS), Hosta (UNYHS), Iris (CHIS)) are meeting together at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany Co.
24 Martin Rd, Voorheesville, NY 12186

Meetings are at 10 am unless noted otherwise and usually include a Guest Speaker and a “Dish-to-Pass” luncheon
All Meetings are open free to the general public with hopes that you will choose to become a member.

Upcoming in 2024:

(dates subject to change)

  • SUNDAY, March 17 at NOON – Meeting (Pre Garden Expo)
  • March 22-24 Garden Expo at HVCC
  • April 20th
  • May 11th
  • June 15th
  • July 13th Summer Picnic
  • August 17th  Our Sale at Faddegon’s
  • September 21st
  • October 19th
  • November 16th
  • December 14th  Holiday Party

2023 Meetings and Activities

Marie Galante

HADS is teaming up with the local Hosta society and local Iris society to try and restart for 2023. We will be sharing speakers, as well as prizes and food.

Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will be at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 24 Martin Rd. Voorheesville, NY at 10am.

The meetings and events for 2023 are scheduled for:

  • Feb
    General Meeting: The Feb Doldrums meeting was about BIG Trees and old forests in NY with a speaker from the Landis Arboretum, Fred Breglia.
  • March
    All three groups shared a booth at the Albany Home and Garden show March 24-26, 2023.
  • April
    4/15 – General Meeting: Kathryn Mohr on “Why not try to grow a new type of Iris?”
  • May
    • 5/12 (1-6) and 5/13 (10-2) – Schenectady County Master Gardeners Plan Sale at Central Park Greenhouses, Schenectady, NY
    • 5/13 – General Meeting: “Soil preparation & recovery”
    • 5/20 – 22nd Landis Arboretum Spring Plant Sale, Esperence, NY
  • June
    • 6/3 (9-12) – Albany County Master Gardeners New Garden Education Fair, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Voorheesville, NY
    • 6/7-6/10 – American Hosta Society National Convention, Ames, Iowa
    • 6/10 – General Meeting: TBD
  • July
    • 7/8 – Summer Picnic
    • 7/15 – American Daylily Society Regional Conference, Nashua, NH
  • August
    8/12 – potential combined sale at Faddegon’s – date subject to change.
  • September
    9/16 – General Meeting: “News of the Iris and Daylily National Conventions”, Debi Chowdhury
  • October
    10/21 – General Meeting: “For the Love of Hosta”, Dave Jennings
  • November
    • 11/11 – TBD
    • 11/18 -General Meeting: “Invasive Species Management”, Addison Kubik, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • December
    12/16 – Combined Holiday Party – Food, games, prizes. Details via email closer to the date.

If you like, you can bring a dish to share and/or a door prize with might be a plant or a garden-related item.

Hope to see you there!