by Connie Oswald Stofko
Plantasia, the premier garden and landscape show for Western New York is coming up soon at the Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, with vendors and talks and great gardens right inside the building, as well as activities for kids.
But you should also make a point to walk from the Events Center, which is the main building, to the Artisan Hall to make sure you see the flower show held every year by the Eighth District Garden Clubs. It’s exciting to see the beautiful and ingenious designs that are displayed.
Plantasia will start with a Preview Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22. See details here.
It will continue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 23 to 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 26. See ticket information here.
The theme of Plantasia 2017 will be “Gardens through the Ages.” It’s fun to see how the theme is interpreted by the landscapers in their garden designs and by the garden clubs in their floral designs and place settings.
Last year the theme was “Plantasia Rocks!,” which the garden clubs interpreted in a rock-and-roll way, using songs by Bruce Springsteen and Van Morrison to spark creativity.
Take a peek at just a few of the amazing entries from 2016.