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Falls “Grand Gardens” tour set for Saturday

NIAGARA FALLS – Parks and gardens along the historic Niagara Portage will be the featured destinations Saturday, as the Niagara Falls Public Library, Oakwood Cemetery, Schoellkopf Park and the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center present “Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage.”

The library, 1425 Main St., will feature a book signing by a local author in Turtle Rock Garden from 10 a.m. to noon, as well as a book sale from 10 to 4 p.m. in the International Peace Garden. The library will also have children’s activities and crafts from 1 to 4 in the “Learning Together Sculpture Area.”

Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Road, will offer a full day of events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including the “Smug Creek Gardens” presentation, a hosta and book sale, a tree tour, and the “Power of Garden Tourism” presentation.

Memorial Medical Center’s Schoellkopf Park, on Portage Road between Pine and Walnut avenues, will host events from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., including a tour of the park by landscape architect Joy Kuebler. Tai Chi and yoga in the park will follow.

Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., will show children how to grow fruits and vegetables from 10 a.m. to noon. The ninth annual Good News Gospel Festival will take place on the front steps of the NACC from 1 to 7 p.m.

The New York State Parks Trolley will provide transportation between locations.