Date(s) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
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 19-21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22 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 Every Garden Tells a Story.
Shop with over 164 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 beginning in February.
For more information and group rates, call (716) 741-8047.
There is a great line-up of speakers:
Thursday, March 19
11 am: Re-Treeing of Forest Lawn – Sandy Starks, Interpretive Program Director of Forest Lawn Cemetery
Noon: Late Blight: What You Should Know – Carol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener, Garden Writer, Speaker
1 pm: Think Green, It’s Spring – Dorothy Julius, Floral Designer, Along Gardens Path
2 pm: Open Gardens from Western NY – Margaret Raupp, Open Gardens Coordinator
3 pm: Container Gardening – 10 Easy Steps for Success – Joe Manual, Speaker; Master Gardener
4 pm: Horticulture Mistakes, We All Make Them – Dan Robillard, Horticulture Teacher, McKinley High School
Friday, March 20
11 am: (small conference room) Bulbs, Tubers and Corms, Oh My – Carol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener; Garden Writer; Speaker
11 am: Open Gardens in Western NY – Margaret Raupp, Open Gardens Coordinator
Noon: Useful Plants in the Landscape – Nellie Gardener, Flower Fields; Darwin Martin House
1 pm: Tree and Shrubs – Plant Health – Glenn Gentzke, Tree Services of Western New York
2 pm: Soil is the Key – Understanding Soil – Lynn Chimera, Lessons from Nature
3 pm: Tour of the Buffalo Garden Walk Gardens – Jim Charlier, JCharlier Communication Design
4 pm: Saving Your Landscaping: What to Do about Damaged Trees and Shrubs – Sally Cunningham, CNLP; Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse
5 pm: Manipulate Your Landscape to Attract Wildlife – Russ Lis, Aquatic Ecology Teacher, McKinley High School
Saturday, March 21
11am: Get Crafty in Your Garden – Connie Oswald Stofko, Publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com
Noon: (small conference room) Better Roses with This 12 Step Program – Joe Manual, Speaker; Master Gardener
Noon: Green Roofs and Green Walls – Kathy O’Donnell, Botanicus Interior Landscaping Inc.
1 pm: Weeds – Identification and Control – Tom Mitchell, Horticulture Instructor NCCC; Mitchell Landscaping Inc.
2 pm: Organic Garden Techniques for Success – Dave Clark, Horticulture Speaker; Instructor at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
3 pm: Great Plants for WNY Gardens – Flowers and Flowering Shrubs – Sally Cunningham CNLP; Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse
4 pm: Pollinators and Their Importance – Mike Masterson, Masterson’s Garden Center
5 pm: Horticulture Projects for Children – Ron Callea, Horticulture Teacher, McKinley High School
Sunday, March 22
11 am: Herbs, Herbalism and Medicinal Gardening – Dave Clark, Speak; Instructor at the Buffalo Erie
County Botanical Gardens
Noon: Indoor Plant Care – Kathy O’Donnell, Speaker; Botanicus Interior Landscaping Inc.
1 pm: Sustainable Gardening for the Home Owner – Lynn Chimera, Lessons from Nature
2 pm: Landscape Design – Tips and Tricks – Carolyn Stanko, CNLP, Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County Community College
3 pm: Veggies – Ken Brown, Field of Dreams