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Love plants? Love people? Become a docent at Botanical Gardens

If you like to talk to people and have an interest in plants, consider  becoming a docent at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Docents lead tours, teach hands-on programs and help with many educational events at the Botanical Gardens. An education background is not required, but a high level of interest and enthusiasm is. The docent training will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept. 5 and 12 at…

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Win a dream vacation in Botanical Gardens’ travel raffle

You could win a dream vacation in the Travel Raffle held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Travel Raffle is offering three prizes: The grand prize is a dream vacation of the winner’s choosing. The second-place prize is a relaxing getaway to the Sterling Inn & Spa in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The third-place prize is a two-day vacation to Ellicottville. Travel Raffle tickets are $20 each and are available through Sept. 3. Each ticket has three chances…

Volunteers needed at Botanical Gardens; orientation is June 12

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is recruiting new volunteers to help in a variety of areas including horticulture, facilities, administration, visitor services, weddings, special events and education, as well as serving as docents. A volunteer orientation will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo The orientation is free. The deadline to register for volunteer orientation is Friday, June 7. Register online or contact Karen Hammer, Program…

Mother's Day at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

For Mother’s Day: discounted membership to Botanical Gardens

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is celebrating Mother’s Day with a special membership markdown, discounting memberships 20 percent now through May 10. And if you’re looking for gift ideas and a great place to spend Mother’s Day, May 12, the Botanical Gardens can help. Membership markdown To honor the mothers in our lives, the Botanical Gardens is offering a special Mother’s Day membership markdown. Individual memberships will be discounted by 20 percent. Memberships include year-round, free admission to…

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Last day to enter our drawing for a prize package worth more than $200

by Connie Oswald Stofko Tell your friends that today, Tuesday, March 26 is the last day to enter to win a gardener’s prize package worth more than $200. All they have to do to enter is to subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. And it’s free to subscribe! If you are already subscribed, you’re already entered. I love my loyal readers! But if you haven’t subscribed, do it today. You will automatically be entered into our prize drawing. We will choose the winners tomorrow morning (Wednesday,…

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Horticulture scholarships offered

Scholarships are available from the Master Gardeners of Erie County and from the Amherst Garden Club. Master Gardeners of Erie County The Master Gardeners of Erie County are offering a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors who are going on to college to study horticulture, botany or a related field. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 15. Completed applications must be submitted by mail to the Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County office, 21 S. Grove St., East Aurora, NY  14052, Attention:  Master Gardener…

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There’s still time to enter our great prize drawing; tell your friends!

by Connie Oswald Stofko There is still time to enter our great prize drawing. To enter, just subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, the online gardening magazine for Western New York. It’s free to subscribe! The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 26. If you are already subscribed, you are already entered. Hey, I love my loyal readers! Three winners will be selected at random from our list of subscribers. Each will win a prize package worth more than $200! The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March…

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Buy compost bins, rain barrels during Erie County sale

You can buy compost bins and rain barrels at wholesale prices during a sale being held by Erie County in partnership with the Western New York Storm water Coalition, the City of Buffalo and the Town of Wheatfield. The deadline to order is Friday, May 3. You will pick up your order at one of two locations: the City of Buffalo Engineering Garage, 1120 Seneca St., Buffalo, or the Town of Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Rd., North Tonawanda. The…

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Welcome to our new subscribers– please tell your friends about us!

by Connie Oswald Stofko I want to welcome all of our new subscribers who signed up for Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. Maybe you heard about us from the email sent out by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Or maybe you noticed something on social media or heard about us from friends. No matter how you heard about us, we’re glad you joined us! Now that you have subscribed, you’ll receive all of our great gardening tips, plus you are automatically entered…

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Please tell your gardening friends about our great prize drawing!

by Connie Oswald Stofko I want to find new subscribers for Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, the online gardening magazine for Western New York, so I’m holding a drawing and offering great prizes for gardeners. Please help me spread the word by emailing this information to a friend. Or share it on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter or your favorite social media. Or pick up the phone and call a relative. Or mention it to a coworker. If you’ve been reading Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com for awhile, you’re my best ambassador. You can tell others about…