Plantasia Rocks! WNY’s premier garden & landscape show

Date(s) - Saturday, Apr 02, 2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall


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 DesignsDorothy Julius, Along Gardens Path

Noon Simply Roses: A Dozen “P’s” = Perfection in Bloom –  Joe Manual, Master Gardener

1 p.m. Sustainable Garden PracticesSharon Webber, CNLP; Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County

Community College; Earthlines

2 p.m. (small seminar room) Make a TerrariumBotanical Gardens Education Department

2 p.m. Native Plants for the LandscapeKen Parker, CNLP, Project Manager, Native Plant Consultant, Seneca Nation of Indians.

3 p.m. How to Find Gardening Help in Western New YorkConnie Oswald Stofko, Publisher of

4 p.m. The Right Plant for the Right PlaceDan RobillardHorticulture Instructor, McKinley High School

Friday, April 1

11 a.m. Heirloom Vegetable GardeningRemy Orlowski, Sample Seed Shop

Noon Plug a Log Demo – Grow Your Own MushroomsJason Bednarz, MoTown Mushrooms

1 p.m. Landscape Lighting & the Top 10 Techniques – Phil Colarusso, Luminated Landscapes

2 p.m. Mild Winter, Mixed up PlantsSally Cunningham, CNLP, Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse

3 p.m.:Pruning Trees & ShrubsTom Draves, Draves Tree Service

4 p.m. Trends in GardeningConnie Oswald Stofko,  Publisher of

5 p.m. Attracting Birds and Wildlife to your LandscapeRuss Lis, Aquatic Ecology Instructor, McKinley High School

Saturday, April 2

11 a.m. Selecting the Best Landscape Contractor for YouRoger Restorff, CNLP, Restorff’s Landscape Service

Noon War on Weeds – Learn to Identify the Most Common WeedsLyn Chimera, Lessons from Nature

1 p.m.   Inspiration & Lessons from Garden TripsSally Cunningham, CNLP, Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouses

2 p.m. Container Gardening – Vegetables and FlowersTom Mitchell, Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County Community College; Mitchell Landscaping

3 p.m. (small seminar room) Growing & Using Native MedicinalsPetra Page-Mann, Fruition Seeds

3 p.m. History and Development of the Darwin Martin House LandscapeNellie Gardner, Horticulturist

4 p.m. (small seminar room) SucculentsJulie Hughes, Horticulture Instructor, McKinley High School

4 p.m. Organic Gardening Tips and TricksDawn Hummel, BeeDazzled Media

5 p.m. (small seminar room) Horticulture Projects for the Younger Green ThumbsRon Callea, Horticulture Instructor, McKinley High School

5 p.m.: Vegetable GardeningKen Brown, Field of Dreams

Sunday April 3

11 a.m. Soil is the Key – Understanding SoilLyn Chimera, Lessons from Nature

Noon Easy Houseplants for Folks without a Green ThumbKathy O’Donnell, Botanicus Interior Landscaping

1 p.m. Eco-Friendly Landscapes and Gardens: Making Better ChoicesSally Cunningham, CNLP, Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouses

2 p.m.Hostas and HydrangeasDavid 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.