Reservations are due tomorrow, March 11 for one of several new events at Plantasia— a garden tea party.
The tea party will be held at noon Thursday, March 19 at Plantasia in the Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. The menu will include salad, sandwiches, desserts and a variety of teas. The cost is $22.95 and includes the cost of admission to Plantasia. For more information, email Helen, the tea party hostess, at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Plantasia office at 741-8047.
Here are a couple other new events:
Craft Beer Night
Thursday, March 19 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy samplings from local breweries including McKenzie’s Ciders, Big Ditch, Flying Bison and Saranac. A craft beer sampling pass is an additional charge to the cost of admission. You must be 21 or older and have proper ID.
The Frozen fairytale princesses visit Plantasia
Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Meet Anna and Elsa as well as Olaf and Kristoff from the movie Frozen. Photos are available at an additional charge.
Plantasia is Western New York’s premier home and garden show. It kicks off with a Preview Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18.
Tickets for Preview Night are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door. It will include food tastings from local restaurants and a cash bar.
Plantasia continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 19-21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
There is nightly entertainment, too.
There’s a great lineup of speakers from Thursday through Sunday. I’ll be giving a talk called “Get Crafty in Your Garden,” where I’ll show you ideas for items you can make for your garden as well as from your garden. That talk will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21.
Here’s the rest of the lineup:
Thursday, March 19
11 am: Re-Treeing of Forest Lawn – Sandy Starks, Interpretive Program Director of Forest Lawn Cemetery
Noon: Late Blight: What You Should Know – Carol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener, Garden Writer, Speaker
1 pm: Think Green, It’s Spring – Dorothy Julius, Floral Designer, Along Gardens Path
2 pm: Open Gardens from Western NY – Margaret Raupp, Open Gardens Coordinator
3 pm: Container Gardening – 10 Easy Steps for Success – Joe Manual, Speaker; Master Gardener
4 pm: Horticulture Mistakes, We All Make Them – Dan Robillard, Horticulture Teacher, McKinley High School
Friday, March 20
11 am: (small conference room) Bulbs, Tubers and Corms, Oh My – Carol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener; Garden Writer; Speaker
11 am: Open Gardens in Western NY – Margaret Raupp, Open Gardens Coordinator
Noon: Useful Plants in the Landscape – Nellie Gardener, Flower Fields; Darwin Martin House
1 pm: Tree and Shrubs – Plant Health – Glenn Gentzke, Tree Services of Western New York
2 pm: Soil is the Key – Understanding Soil – Lynn Chimera, Lessons from Nature
3 pm: Tour of the Buffalo Garden Walk Gardens – Jim Charlier, JCharlier Communication Design
4 pm: Saving Your Landscaping: What to Do about Damaged Trees and Shrubs – Sally Cunningham, CNLP; Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse
5 pm: Manipulate Your Landscape to Attract Wildlife – Russ Lis, Aquatic Ecology Teacher, McKinley High School
Saturday, March 21
11am: Get Crafty in Your Garden – Connie Oswald Stofko, Publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com
Noon: (small conference room) Better Roses with This 12 Step Program – Joe Manual, Speaker; Master Gardener
Noon: Green Roofs and Green Walls – Kathy O’Donnell, Botanicus Interior Landscaping Inc.
1 pm: Weeds – Identification and Control – Tom Mitchell, Horticulture Instructor NCCC; Mitchell Landscaping Inc.
2 pm: Organic Garden Techniques for Success – Dave Clark, Horticulture Speaker; Instructor at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
3 pm: Great Plants for WNY Gardens – Flowers and Flowering Shrubs – Sally Cunningham CNLP; Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse
4 pm: Pollinators and Their Importance – Mike Masterson, Masterson’s Garden Center
5 pm: Horticulture Projects for Children – Ron Callea, Horticulture Teacher, McKinley High School
Sunday, March 22
11 am: Herbs, Herbalism and Medicinal Gardening – Dave Clark, Speak; Instructor at the Buffalo Erie
County Botanical Gardens
Noon: Indoor Plant Care – Kathy O’Donnell, Speaker; Botanicus Interior Landscaping Inc.
1 pm: Sustainable Gardening for the Home Owner – Lynn Chimera, Lessons from Nature
2 pm: Landscape Design – Tips and Tricks – Carolyn Stanko, CNLP, Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County Community College
3 pm: Veggies – Ken Brown, Field of Dreams