Shrubs, container gardening & climate to be topics at Master Gardener Ed Day

pink and blue hydrangeas in Western New York
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County Master Gardener Program will host its Education Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst.

Speakers and topics are:

  • Gardening with Flowering Shrubs in the North. Tim Boebel, nursery manager at Wayside Garden Center in Rochester. Author of Hydrangeas in the North and Today’s Hydrangeas.
  • Container Gardening: Drama for Every Season. Paul Zammit, past director of the Toronto Botanical Gardens, renowned international speaker. Back by popular demand.
  • How Climate Change is Affecting Our Gardening. Allison Morrill Chatrchyan, Ph.D, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

The event includes a hot buffet lunch, beverages and snacks. The day begins with registration from 8:30 – 9 a.m. The first of two morning sessions start at 9 a.m. The full hot buffet lunch will be followed by an afternoon presentation with the day ending at 3 p.m. The Master Gardener volunteers will also hold a basket auction to benefit their programs.

Advanced registration is required and space is limited.

The cost is $60 for the public. Register here.

For more information, contact Jolie Hibit at (716) 652-5400, x174 or

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