Think you don’t have a green thumb? Afraid to try creating a big garden? Always wanted to have your own little garden spot? Then here is the solution to your dilemma: the Garden Fest Container Contest sponsored by Wegmans Food Markets.
Historic Center Street, in Lewiston, NY
Container Garden Contest
The Container Contest is judged by the public during the two-day event, and the People's Choice awards will be presented, Sunday at 4 pm. The terrific prizes are donated by local business and garden centers. Join us and show us your creativity.
Adults and children are invited to participate in the contest this year by bringing the special garden you created in a planter, a crock, a tub, or any funky container that appeals to you. The children's division of the contest was new last year and we look forward to seeing what our young gardeners will create this year!
Prizes for the 2019 Container Garden Contest are generously provided by the following businesses:
Whirlpool Jet Boats
Aquarium of Niagara
Maid of the Mist
Zehr's on the Lake
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen
Wayside Nursery and Landscaping
O'Connor Family Greenhouse
Russell's Tree and Shrub Farm
Make and Take Fun
Flower Power- Tissue Flowers
Sponsored by Sam Talarico-Coldwell Banker Integrity
Lovely Ladybug Rocks
Sponsored by Lewiston Village Pediatrics
GardenFest Speaker/Demonstration Series
Located in the Community Tent in front of the Frontier House
Brought to you by the Big Yellow Bag!
Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 AM - Jackie Albarella
Television Host and Garden Author
Jackie is a lifelong gardener, television host and garden author. Her gardening segments can be seen every Saturday on WGRZ-TV Ch2’s Daybreak program. She produced and hosted “Gardening for Real People” which aired in over 20 markets throughout the United States. Her garden programs have been broadcast on PBS stations and used as fundraisers for WNED-TV Buffalo/Toronto. She is a Garden Writers of America media award winner. She has served on the board of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and is a member of the National Garden Writers Association. Her most recent how-to book is “Dirty Tricks in the Garden”.
Sunday, June 16th at 1:00 PM - Peggy Nash
Master Gardener and Herbalist
“Legends, Lore and Use of Herbs”
Peggy, a certified Master Gardener since 2012, has been cultivating herbs for a local restaurant for almost a decade. An active member of the Youngstown Garden Club, she is a strong advocate of organic gardening methods. Peggy is also very involved in the beautification of both Old Fort Niagara and the Village of Youngstown, and is a volunteer with the Cooperative Extension of Niagara County and the Niagara County Fair.
Gardening Resources in Hennepin Park
Get your Questions Answered!
During GardenFest 2019, Peter Diachun, a Master Gardener, represented the Cornell Cooperative Extension. He was in the Gazebo in Hennepin Park to answer gardening questions and perform soil tests.
The following Floral Societies were located in Hennepin Park to assist you: