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

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

​Whirlpool Jet Boats Tours
Upstate Gardeners Journal
H.A. Triechler & Sons, Inc.
Wayside Nursery and Landscaping
A-1 Landcare, Inc.
Stedmans Nurseries
Zehr’s on the Lake
Faery’s Nursery

O’Connor Family Greenhouse

Celebrating 90 Years and Growing! Window Displays

​Lewiston businesses participated in a Window Display Contest this year to help the Lewiston Garden Club celebrate 90 years and growing!  Please take some time to view the displays that have been created to celebrate this milestone.


Participating businesses:

​Antique to Chic- 536 Center Street- 1st Place Winner
Canterbury Place 547 Center Street
Chantilly Rose- 480 Center Street
Cheri Amour- 522 Center Street
The Country Doctor- 549 Center Street- 2nd Place Winner

The End of the Road Boutique- 355 Center Street



2017 GardenFest Speakers/Demonstrations 

                        Located in the Community Tent in front of the Frontier House

Saturday, June 17th at 11:00 AM Sally Cunningham, CNLP 

                  “The Transformational Power of Gardening”

Sally will give an informative talk focusing on four critical roles that gardens are playing in both urban and suburban neighborhoods:

  • providing habitat and reconstructed eco-systems for birds, pollinators and nature’s food web,
  • changing our image through garden tourism,
  • bringing safety, better community relations, food, beauty and increased real estate value, and
  •  gardening is usually good for our personal mental, emotional and physical health.

Sally will also answer questions regarding home landscapes and vegetable, flower, or shrub gardens.

Sally is a garden writer, educator, and Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional (CNLP). After twenty-three years on Channel 4 (WIVB-TV) and as columnist for both the Buffalo News and Buffalo Spree Magazine, Sally is well-known in Western New York.   She is a Master Gardener, a former Cooperative Extension Agent, and the author of Great Garden Companions (Rodale Books), which will be available for purchase at GardenFest.  She is a AAA tour leader in both the US and Europe for Great Garden Travel.  Sally was recently honored by PlantWNY as Landscape Professional of the Year.  She is also the chair of the National Garden Writers Association Conference, which will be held in Buffalo this August. (FB: Great Garden Travel.)

Saturday June 17th at 2:00 PM -  David R. Clark, CNLP

                                 “Floral Design Presentation”

Using plant material available to Western New York gardeners, David will create a floral arrangement.  He will also answer questions related to floral design, gardening and landscaping. 

With a degree in Floriculture from SUNY Cobleskill, David is a multi-talented floral designer, event director, and wholesale florist with over thirty years' experience in the ornamental horticulture industry. A knowledgeable, entertaining, and nationally recognized horticulture instructor, florist, gardening expert, event judge and CNLP, he has spoken at events across the US and Canada.  David has taught the Horticulture Certification Series I, II, III and IV at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens where his classes have been listed as a "Go to Event" on the Buffalo Niagara Visitor’s Bureau website.  Along with being a visiting horticulture instructor at Phipps Conservatory (Pittsburg, PA), he is an official trainer at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. and for "Landscape for Life" sustainable landscape program at The Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center.  David has most recently been asked to be a co-author on a publishing project involving the Garden Resorts of Disney. 

​​Sunday June 18th at 2:00 PM -David O'Donnell

 “Restoring the Depleting Monarch Butterfly Population to the WNY Region”

David will talk about his Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, gardening with native plants to attract butterflies, and will provide information about planting sustainable native butterfly gardens.

David founded the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, devoted to restoring the depleting Monarch Butterfly population to both the WNY region and to the Eastern United States in Clarence, NY in 2007. The farm, a Monarch Butterfly Recovery and Habitat Conservation Member of the International Butterfly Breeders Association and which raises between eight hundred and thousand Monarchs a season, is certified (by the Department of Agriculture) to grow an sell the native perennial Swap Milkweed, a Monarch Butterfly host plan.  Also, David often speaks about gardening with native plants to attract butterflies.  

Gardening Resources in Hennepin Park

Peter Diachun, a Master Gardener, will be representing the Cornell Cooperative Extension. He will be located in the Gazebo in Hennepin Park to answer gardening questions and test soil.

The following Floral Societies will  also be located in Hennepin Park to assist you: Hosta and Daylily.  The Rose Society will be on Center Street.

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.

You are invited to participate in this contest by bringing your special garden in a planter, a crock, a tub, or any funky container that appeals to you.

Container Garden Contest

Daily Activities

Coming to Historic Center Street, in Lewiston, NY 
June 2018

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 Fifth Annual Garden Fest Container Contest  sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club.

Lewiston GardenFest

June 2018