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The Manhattan Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society, founded in 1987, is a group of gardening enthusiasts who are interested in an eclectic range of plants, with emphasis on alpine and rock gardening selections. Our programs cover a broad spectrum of special interests such as rock and alpine, succulents, woodland, bog, and planted walls, as well as trough and container gardening. While we’re based in New York City, we welcome members in any location! 


March meeting - in person

Tuesday, March 21 at 6 p.m.

NYBG Education Center

20 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor, Room A

Native Plants for Small Spaces: Rock Gardens, Crevices and Troughs

Speaker:  Michael Hagen, Curator, Native Plant Garden and Rock Garden,

New York Botanical Garden


April Meeting -  in person

Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m.

NYBG Education Center

20 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor, Room A

Untermyer Gardens: From the Field

Speaker: Andrew Schuyler, Assistant Head Gardener, Untermyer Gardens Conservancy

A review of the restoration work at Untermyer Gardens--now in its twelfth season--from one of the gardeners, with special emphasis on horticulture and garden design.

Coming in May - save the date!


Saturday, May 13  10a.m. to 1p.m.

Same Brooklyn location as last year:

The Park Slope Center for Successful Aging

All Saints Church in Park Slope

673A 7th Street, just down the hill from 7th Avenue

Our sale will feature a variety of plants, including desirable wildflowers suitable for shady gardens and pollinator-friendly habitats, as well as rock garden specialties, indoor plants, some woodies and more!

For information on how to contribute plants from  your garden or how you can help in other ways, please see details in our March/April newsletter.

A successful sale requires many hands – please pitch in!


The church is two blocks from the 7th Avenue F/G train stop, a short bus ride or walk from the 4th Avenue/9th Street stop of the R train, and via the B67 or B69 buses which run along 7th Avenue. For drivers, please note that street parking is hard to find but not impossible. There is an [expensive] hospital parking facility nearby, on 6th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

The NYBG Midtown Education Center is located at 20 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues (General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Building). This location is two blocks from Grand Central Terminal and near several subways. 

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