Seed Lenders: organic vegetables

Orchard Park Library S-4570 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park, New York, United States

Organic Vegetable Gardens, part of the Seed Lenders' Lecture Series, will be the topic from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Orchard Park Public Library, S-4570 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Prepping for the season begins with seeds. Learn about seeds for the coming season and how to get started with your garden for the summer. The lecture series is hosted by the Orchard Park Public Library and the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Lockwood’s: herbs in container

Lockwood's Garden Center 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, NY

Learn the benefits of growing herbs and create your own herb container garden in the workshop led by Suzanne O’Brien, herb and vegetable specialist at Lockwood's Garden Center. This workshop fee includes discussion on the benefits of growing herbs, planting and care instructions, container, soil, and your selection of 5 herbs grown at Lockwood’s. Price: $45

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Buffalo History Museum 1 Museum Ct., Buffalo, New York

The 11th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 inside the The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court (formerly 25 Nottingham Court), Buffalo, and outside in the Japanese Garden, which is behind the museum. See the list of events here. See an article about the festival here.

Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Buffalo History Museum 1 Museum Ct., Buffalo, New York

The 11th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 inside the The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court (formerly 25 Nottingham Court), Buffalo, and outside in the Japanese Garden, which is behind the museum. See the list of events here. See an article about the festival here.

Garden class in Batavia & online: hardscapes

The Genesee County Master Gardeners will hold monthly Garden Talk programs in person at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, 420 East Main St., Batavia, or via Zoom. The programs will start at noon on Thursdays and can be 30 to 60 minutes long, depending on the topic. This free series is open to all, but registration is required. For a Zoom link, click on the link for the program you want to attend. A Zoom link will be sent to your email with

What’s Bugging You: No-Mow May

What’s Bugging You First Friday is a monthly virtual series that explores timely topics to help you use integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. IPM is a wholistic approach that uses different tools and practices to not only reduce pest problems, but to also address the reasons why pests are present. Each month, speakers will share practical information about how you can use IPM to address common pest

Garden Symposium in Jamestown

Carnahan Center, Jamestown Community College 241 James Street, Jamestown, NY

“Unicorn” plants for changing gardens and ecofriendly rain gardens are among the topics to be presented at the 2024 Garden Symposium to be held by Master Gardener Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. The symposium will take place from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Jamestown Community College, Carnahan Jackson Building, 241 James St., Jamestown. Here is the list of speakers and topics: Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with fellow garden enthusiasts. Admission is $30 for the public or $20 for Master Gardeners from any county. Lunch will be available for an additional $11. Get tickets here. For more information, email chautauquamg@cornell.edu or call 716-664-9502,

Hamburg Garden Club: beekeeper

VFW Post 1419 Hamburg 2985 Lakeview Road, Hamburg, New York, United States

The Hamburg Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. May 8 at the VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd. Hamburg. Marylou Kallin will share her journey on how she became a beekeeper and why she did it. Learn about the importance of these native pollinators through a Powerpoint presentation. Guests are welcome. If you are interested in joining the meeting, please make your reservation at lonabutler4@gmail.com.

Plant sale & more in Orchard Park

Orchard Park Historic Train Depot 395 South Lincoln Avenue, Orchard Park, New York

"A Celebration of Moms and Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Oh My!" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Orchard Park Historic Train Depot, 395 South Lincoln, Orchard Park. It is sponsored by the Orchard Park Garden Club, the club's evening branch called The Seedlings, the Village of Orchard Park and the Railway Historical Society.  The event will feature: Other activities will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Orchard Park Library,

Buffalo Area Daylily Society: Plantapalooza

Town of Aurora Senior Center 101 King St., East Aurora

The Buffalo Area Daylily Society (BADS) will hold its annual Plantapalooza at the East Aurora Senior Center. For the Plantapalooza, each attendee will receive a strip of raffle tickets when they check in to the meeting. You will separate your tickets and put one half into the bags of the daylilies you wish to purchase. If your ticket is drawn, you are offered the opportunity to buy that daylily at a special members' price. The daylilies are coming from hybridizer

What’s Bugging You: Ticks & Mosquitos

What’s Bugging You First Friday is a monthly virtual series that explores timely topics to help you use integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. IPM is a wholistic approach that uses different tools and practices to not only reduce pest problems, but to also address the reasons why pests are present. Each month, speakers will share practical information about how you can use IPM to address common pest

What’s Bugging You: Japanese Beetles

What’s Bugging You First Friday is a monthly virtual series that explores timely topics to help you use integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. IPM is a wholistic approach that uses different tools and practices to not only reduce pest problems, but to also address the reasons why pests are present. Each month, speakers will share practical information about how you can use IPM to address common pest

What’s Bugging You: Spotted Lanternfly

What’s Bugging You First Friday is a monthly virtual series that explores timely topics to help you use integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. IPM is a wholistic approach that uses different tools and practices to not only reduce pest problems, but to also address the reasons why pests are present. Each month, speakers will share practical information about how you can use IPM to address common pest

What’s Bugging You: Bed Bugs, Lice

What’s Bugging You First Friday is a monthly virtual series that explores timely topics to help you use integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid pest problems and promote a healthy environment where you live, work, learn and play. IPM is a wholistic approach that uses different tools and practices to not only reduce pest problems, but to also address the reasons why pests are present. Each month, speakers will share practical information about how you can use IPM to address common pest