Plantasia, WNY’s premier garden & landscape show

Date(s) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
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 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 LawnSandy Starks, Interpretive Program Director of Forest Lawn Cemetery

Noon: Late Blight: What You Should KnowCarol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener, Garden Writer, Speaker

1 pm: Think Green, It’s SpringDorothy Julius, Floral Designer, Along Gardens Path

2 pm: Open Gardens from Western NYMargaret Raupp, Open Gardens Coordinator

3 pm: Container Gardening – 10 Easy Steps for SuccessJoe Manual, Speaker; Master Gardener

4 pm: Horticulture Mistakes, We All Make ThemDan Robillard, Horticulture Teacher, McKinley High School


Friday, March 20

11 am: (small conference room) Bulbs, Tubers and Corms, Oh MyCarol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener; Garden Writer; Speaker

11 am: Open Gardens in Western NYMargaret Raupp, Open Gardens Coordinator

Noon: Useful Plants in the LandscapeNellie Gardener, Flower Fields; Darwin Martin House

1 pm: Tree and Shrubs – Plant HealthGlenn Gentzke, Tree Services of Western New York

2 pm: Soil is the Key – Understanding SoilLynn Chimera, Lessons from Nature

3 pm: Tour of the Buffalo Garden Walk GardensJim Charlier, JCharlier Communication Design

4 pm: Saving Your Landscaping: What to Do about Damaged Trees and ShrubsSally Cunningham, CNLP; Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse

5 pm: Manipulate Your Landscape to Attract WildlifeRuss Lis, Aquatic Ecology Teacher, McKinley High School


Saturday, March 21

11am: Get Crafty in Your GardenConnie Oswald Stofko, Publisher of

Noon: (small conference room) Better Roses with This 12 Step Program – Joe Manual, Speaker; Master Gardener

Noon: Green Roofs and Green WallsKathy O’Donnell, Botanicus Interior Landscaping Inc.

1 pm: Weeds – Identification and ControlTom 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 ShrubsSally Cunningham CNLP; Author; Lockwood’s Greenhouse

4 pm: Pollinators and Their ImportanceMike Masterson, Masterson’s Garden Center

5 pm: Horticulture Projects for ChildrenRon Callea, Horticulture Teacher, McKinley High School


Sunday, March 22

11 am: Herbs, Herbalism and Medicinal GardeningDave Clark, Speak; Instructor at the Buffalo Erie

County Botanical Gardens

Noon: Indoor Plant CareKathy O’Donnell, Speaker; Botanicus Interior Landscaping Inc.

1 pm: Sustainable Gardening for the Home OwnerLynn Chimera, Lessons from Nature

2 pm: Landscape Design – Tips and TricksCarolyn Stanko, CNLP, Horticulture Instructor, Niagara County Community College

3 pm: VeggiesKen Brown, Field of Dreams