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Garden Notes / News from area clubs and other events

The Gowanda Area Home & Garden Tour will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $10. The tour is part of the weekend-long Heritage Harvest Festival.

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The Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lockwood's Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, for a tour of the first phase of a three-year planned renovation. A meeting will follow at the Hamburg Presbyterian Church, 177 Main St., Hamburg. Horticulture: Fall perennial exchange. A short talk in planting spring bulbs. Exhibits: "School Ways." Hostesses are Agnes Hayes, Michelle Hietanen, Ann Moulton and Jeanette Mugle.

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The Amherst Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at a new location -- St. John Lutheran Church of Amherst, 6540 Main St., Williamsville. Speaker is "Tree Doctor" Jeffrey Phelps, a certified arborist and licensed pesticide application specialist. Guests are welcome.

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Upcoming: The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., will offer two events on Oct. 1. "Bagels and Botany" will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and feature information on fall/winter planters and composting as well as a tour of the shrub garden. Take home seeds, plant cuttings and potted plants for your garden.

"Beer and Botany" runs from noon to 4 p.m. Oct 1. Taste beers from around the world; learn how to plant, harvest and use garlic; tour the Botanical Gardens and learn how to winterize your garden and pond.

Each session is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Call 827-1584. Ext. 200.

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