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A fundraiser for the Buffalo Shakespeare Garden at the Karpeles will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. April 27 in the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, 453 Porter Ave. Suggested donation: $20.16. Make checks payable to: Friends of Buffalo Shakespeare Garden, 56 Arlington Park, Buffalo, N.Y. 14201. The fundraiser celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Garden …

Lewiston Garden Club with meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. Mike Shadrack, president of the Western New York Hosta Society, will present a photographic tour of famous gardens in the United Kingdom. The public is welcome. The club also is accepting vendor applications for GardenFest, June 21-22. For information, call 297-5925 or 754…

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Want a conversation piece for your living room? Look for a piece of Amphora pottery from Bohemia. Several potteries in Turn-Teplitz, Bohemia, around the turn of the 20th century made large vases in the Art Nouveau style. Statuelike women in flowing dresses climbed the side of a tall vase. Or a mysterious, exotic vine with large blossoms crept up to the top. Designs also in…

Western New York Hosta Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King St., East Aurora. Lynn Bisschop, president of the South Western Ontario Hosta Society, will present “Hosta Gardening in a Difficult Climate.” Program begins at 2 p.m. Open to the public; free admission. Park in the Senior Center lot.If you have a submission for Garden No…

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will hold its annual spring reports luncheon at noon Saturday in Windows on the Green, Westwood Country Club, 772 N. Forest Road, Amherst.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240. Fax: 849-3445. email: smartin@buffnews.com. All ite…

The Akron/Newstead Seniors Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the Akron/Newstead Senior Center (Newstead Fire Hall), 5691 Cummings Road, Akron. Geri Hens, professional beekeeper from Hens Honey Bee Farm, will present “Bees, Gardens and YOU.” The public is welcome; free admission. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 542-6645.If you have a submission for Garde…

East Aurora Garden Club will meet at noon Monday in St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Steve Styn, president of the Western New York Rose Society and a consulting rosarian, will speak on growing roses successfully.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 1…

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As the year’s planting season approaches after an abominable winter, Fran Evans has noticed an unusual eagerness among local gardeners in recent weeks. They come to his gardening classes with more questions than usual. And, even though the ground has been too frozen for planting, the parking lots and garden centers are full of shoppers.“They’re going nuts,” he said. “We’re…

Bowmansville Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main St. Sandra Barnes, CNLP and horticulturist/nursery manager at Seasonal Landscaping in Elma, will present “Basic Elements of Landscape Design: How to Be Your Own Designer.” Business meeting to follow. Guests welcome. Contact Judy Cavagnaro, 683-4306....Kenmore Garden Club will meet at…

Youngstown Garden Club will hold its installation dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Jaguar at the Bistro, 110 Main St., Youngstown.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, NY 14240. Fax: 849-3445. email: smartin@buffnews.com. All items must be received in writing t…

Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. Following the business meeting, Lyn Chimera, master gardener and owner of Lessons from Nature, will present “Five Steps to Better Gardening.” This will include basics on site assessment, tools, plant care and composting. Guests are welcome....If you have a submiss…

South Town Gardeners will meet at 9: 30 a.m. next Friday in the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. Maryann Jumper will give a presentation on the World Flower Show. New members and guests welcome. No gardening experience necessary. For information, call 668-0209.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Not…

Eden Garden Study Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Eden Junior Senior High School faculty room. Danielle Gabel will lead a workshop on building birdhouses from a kit. Members wishing to participate should bring $7 for the kit and a hammer. Flower arranger is Nancy Mantione. To reserve a kit or for more information, call Gabel at 480-0177.If you have a submission for…

Alden Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Alden Community Center, 13116 Main St. Carrie Barnard, owner of Country Crossroads Florists of Marilla, will present “Silk Flower: Arrangements and Displaying Tips,” creating five Easter arrangements to be auctioned. Guests welcome.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes,…

Western New York Herb Study Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Julie Emerling, from Lockwood’s Greenhouses, will talk on herb germination and maintenance.If you have a submission for Garden Notes, please send it to Susan Martin, Garden Notes, Features Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo…