Lewiston GardenFest

June 2019

Coming to Historic Center Street, in Lewiston, NY 
June 2019

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 the Lewiston Garden Club.

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 is new this year and we look forward to seeing what our young gardeners will create! 

Container Garden Contest

Daily Activities

     Please click below to obtain a Container Garden Contest entry form.

Prizes for the 2018 Container Garden Contest were generously provided by the following businesses:​

Aquarium of Niagara

Upstate Gardeners' Journal  

​Maid of the Mist

Russell's Tree and Shrub Farm

O'Connor Family Greenhouse

Faery's Nursery

Stedman Old Farm Nursery

Zehr's on the Lake

H.A. Treichler & Sons, Inc.

​Wayside Nursery and Landscaping

GardenFest Speaker/Demonstration Series

Located in the Community Tent in front of the Frontier House

 Sponsored the company that delivers the 

Big Yellow Bag®




Saturday, June 16th at 11:00 AM

​Carol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener and Writer, will present, "Everything Hydrangeas.”

Carol Ann, a Master Gardener with the New York State Cornell Cooperative Extension Service in Erie County, is also a freelance garden writer, a columnist for Forever Young magazine, and an herbalist.  A retired educator, she is a popular speaker for garden clubs and other horticultural groups in Western New York. 

Saturday, June 16th at 2:00 PM -

Kelly Degolier, Landscaper and Garden Designer, will present,  "Have Color in Your Garden All Season Long.”

In the greenhouse business for the past fifteen years, Kelly, in addition to being the owner of The Potting Shed (East Concord, New York), is also the head gardener at the Wanakah Country Club.  She is an expert in the design of perennial gardens that maintain color throughout the growing season. 

Sunday, June 17th at 1:00 PM   

David R. Clark, CNLP, Horticulture Professor, Floral Design Expert and Gardening Speaker will present,  "Keep Your Flytraps Snappy and Your Sundews Dewey – Everything About Carnivorous Plants.”

Holding a degree in Floriculture, David is a multi-talented educator and trainer, event director, garden show judge, floral symposium stage designer and wholesale florist with over 30 years experience in the professional ornamental horticulture industry.  David is featured in television segments, YouTube videos, the National Garden Festival and Buffalo Garden Walk websites, the Buffalo News, the Upstate Gardeners' Journal and Buffalo Spree magazine.  

Gardening Resources in Hennepin Park

Get Hip with Hypertufa Demonstration!  

On Saturday, June 16th,  at 12:30 pm, Marianne Gittermann, President of the Lewiston Garden Club, and members  of the club learned how to make a hypertufa container. 

Get your Questions Answered!

During GardenFest 2018,  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 also located in Hennepin Park to assist you:

Hosta Society,

Daylily Society, 

and the Bonsai Society.


The Rose Society was located on Center Street.