Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for garden walk, vendors

Lewiston GardenFest poster 2015
Image courtesy Lewiston Garden Club

The Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is accepting applications from Lewiston residents interested in showcasing their gardens as well as from vendors who want to exhibit. The deadline is May 1.

The event, which is celebrating its tenth year, will be held  from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.

Lewiston residents can showcase their gardens during the garden walk or open gardens portion of the weekend. You can show just part of your yard if you like. The public can visit only when the “Open Garden” sign is in place between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. during the festival weekend. Download an application here.

Businesses and vendors who sell items related to gardening, horticulture and the outdoors, including nurseries, landscapers, garden artists and builders, are encouraged to apply. Vendor applications can be downloaded here. The application fee varies from $125 – $225 based on the size of the vendor display.

Located along Center Street, the Lewiston GardenFest will include vendors featuring flowers, plants, garden art and more to beautify one’s outdoor space. In addition, several Lewiston residents open up their gardens to the public.

Speakers each day will demonstrate new and different techniques to enhance your gardening, and Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions throughout the weekend.

Lewiston GardenFest is free to attend with all proceeds going back to the local community for civic beautification and scholarships.

“Each June for the past nine years, Lewiston GardenFest has been providing gardeners and landscape enthusiasts of all skill levels from across Western New York and Southern Ontario with new ideas and techniques to try in their own gardens,” said Barbara Landree, chair. “Lewiston GardenFest is organized entirely by volunteers from throughout the local community.

“We want to make our tenth year the biggest and best yet with a variety of returning and new vendors, plenty of gardening experts, and showcasing the best local gardens Lewiston has to offer.”

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