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           Manhattan Chapter of the
               North American Rock Garden Society





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.



Sunday, October 15

Annual Tri-State Meeting

Featuring an internationally renowned speaker, plant sales, rock garden tour and more!  It's free of charge but registration is required*.

  Speaker: Jim Jermyn

  Morning talk:   A look at some of Japan’s finest Alpine and Woodland plants

  Afternoon TalkNational Trust for Scotland's Branklyn Garden

Location and time:

  New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)

  Ross Hall

  9:30 - 3:30


Following Jim's morning talk, there will be a break for lunch, for wandering around the many and varied gardens at NYBG (and especially the rock garden), and for buying plants from the great vendors who will be offering their special plants for sale.  Jim’s afternoon talk will be on Branklyn Garden, which is admired for its outstanding collection of plants.

* To register:

Email with your name, preferred email address, whether you'll be driving (free parking), name(s) of others coming with you and association (NARGS or NARGS chapter).   


Anyone registered will get an email (closer to the date) with all of the specifics.

NYBG is easily accessible by car or public transportation


Monday, November 13

6:00 p.m.  (in-person)


   Lisa Roper, Horticulturist, Gravel Garden and Ruin, Chanticleer Garden

   The Gravel Garden at Chanticleer

In-person at our new location:

  The Center

  208 West 13th Street in Manhattan


Please check the board in the lobby, which will list our meeting room.


Monday, December 18

6:00 p.m.  (via Zoom)


Rizaniño ‘Riz' Reyes, Assistant Director, Heronswood Garden

Title TBA

(members will be sent a Zoom link ahead of time)

The Center is located at 208 West 13th Street, between 7th and Avenues.

It is easily reached by subway and is a short walk from the 14th Street stations of the 1,2 and 3 trains

(at 7th Avenue), the A,C,E and L trains (at 8th Avenue), and the F,M and L trains (at 6th Avenue)

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