Date(s) - Thursday, Mar 31, 2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Plantasia, Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show, will take place 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 31- April 2 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 3 at the Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg.
Wander through thousands of square feet of beautiful gardens, water features, patios, flowers and accessories, bringing to life this year’s theme of Plantasia Rocks!
Shop with over 170 vendors, offering plants, grills, outdoor furniture, lighting, garden décor and everything you need to create your own perfect outdoor living experience.
Enjoy free educational seminars presented by experts covering every aspect of gardening.
Children will be delighted with the activities and special events found in the Children’s Garden.
Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $9 for adults (save $1 with the coupon), $7 for senior citizens ages 60 and over (no other discounts apply) and free for children 12 and under.
You can also buy Plantasia tickets online.
For more information and group rates, call (716) 741-8047.
There is a great line-up of speakers.
All seminars to take place in the large seminar room unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, March 31
11 a.m. Swing with Spring Flower Designs – Dorothy Julius, Along Gardens Path
Noon Simply Roses: A Dozen “P’s” = Perfection in Bloom – Joe Manual, Master Gardener
1 p.m. Sustainable Garden Practices – Sharon Webber, CNLP; Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County
Community College; Earthlines
2 p.m. (small seminar room) Make a Terrarium – Botanical Gardens Education Department
2 p.m. Native Plants for the Landscape – Ken Parker, CNLP, Project Manager, Native Plant Consultant, Seneca Nation of Indians.
3 p.m. How to Find Gardening Help in Western New York – Connie Oswald Stofko, Publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com
4 p.m. The Right Plant for the Right Place – Dan Robillard – Horticulture Instructor, McKinley High School
Friday, April 1
11 a.m. Heirloom Vegetable Gardening – Remy Orlowski, Sample Seed Shop
Noon Plug a Log Demo – Grow Your Own Mushrooms – Jason Bednarz, MoTown Mushrooms
1 p.m. Landscape Lighting & the Top 10 Techniques – Phil Colarusso, Luminated Landscapes
2 p.m. Mild Winter, Mixed up Plants – Sally Cunningham, CNLP, Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse
3 p.m.:Pruning Trees & Shrubs – Tom Draves, Draves Tree Service
4 p.m. Trends in Gardening – Connie Oswald Stofko, Publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com
5 p.m. Attracting Birds and Wildlife to your Landscape – Russ Lis, Aquatic Ecology Instructor, McKinley High School
Saturday, April 2
11 a.m. Selecting the Best Landscape Contractor for You – Roger Restorff, CNLP, Restorff’s Landscape Service
Noon War on Weeds – Learn to Identify the Most Common Weeds – Lyn Chimera, Lessons from Nature
1 p.m. Inspiration & Lessons from Garden Trips – Sally Cunningham, CNLP, Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouses
2 p.m. Container Gardening – Vegetables and Flowers – Tom Mitchell, Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County Community College; Mitchell Landscaping
3 p.m. (small seminar room) Growing & Using Native Medicinals – Petra Page-Mann, Fruition Seeds
3 p.m. History and Development of the Darwin Martin House Landscape – Nellie Gardner, Horticulturist
4 p.m. (small seminar room) Succulents – Julie Hughes, Horticulture Instructor, McKinley High School
4 p.m. Organic Gardening Tips and Tricks – Dawn Hummel, BeeDazzled Media
5 p.m. (small seminar room) Horticulture Projects for the Younger Green Thumbs – Ron Callea, Horticulture Instructor, McKinley High School
5 p.m.: Vegetable Gardening – Ken Brown, Field of Dreams
Sunday April 3
11 a.m. Soil is the Key – Understanding Soil –Lyn Chimera, Lessons from Nature
Noon Easy Houseplants for Folks without a Green Thumb – Kathy O’Donnell, Botanicus Interior Landscaping
1 p.m. Eco-Friendly Landscapes and Gardens: Making Better Choices – Sally Cunningham, CNLP, Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouses
2 p.m.Hostas and Hydrangeas – David Clark, Instructor, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
3 p.m.: Landscape Design Tips and Trends – Carolyn Stanko, CNLP, Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County Community College
The letters CNLP after a speaker’s name indicate that he or she is a Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional.