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

Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 16th

6:30 PM

East Islip Public Library

The November Membership Meeting will feature Dahlia 101 – “Storing Dahlias Over the Winter”

Also, please sign up for "Holiday Party - Pot Luck and Grab Bag” to be held at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Upper Carriage House on Thursday, December 14th. LIDS Members and their guests are invited, additional details will be provided as we get closer to the date.

Dues! If you have not paid your dues, please do so at the meeting or you can mail them in, see the Membership page for details.

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.