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Garden Notes / News from area clubs and other events

Clarence Garden Club is sponsoring a presentation of "Finnegan's Farewell" by the Lancaster Regional Players at 7:30 tonight at the Clarence Clubhouse, 14031 Main St., Clarence. Doors open for festivities at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $35, include show and dinner. A second show will be presented March 24. Call 542-4910 or 432-4727 for tickets, information.

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The Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hamburg Presbyterian Church, 177 Main St., Hamburg. Master Gardener Ron Nowak will present a program on landscape design. Horticulture: Plant diaries and brag books. Exhibits: "An Irish Lullaby."

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"Plantasia, The World Tour," presented by the Western New York Nursery & Landscape Association, continues through Sunday in the International Agri-Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Featured will be professionally landscaped gardens, seminars, demonstrations, a children's garden and vendor displays. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $8 for adults ($1 off coupon at www.plantasiany.com); $6 for senior citizens (no other discounts). Children 12 and younger are free. For information, visit the Web site or call 741-8047.

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Genesee County Master Gardeners are offering a series of programs at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 420 E. Main St., Batavia: "Water Gardens," by Jennifer Holbrook (6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday); "Wild Flowers of Western New York," by Ginny Tiede (6:30 to 8 p.m. April 5); "Kitchen Herb Gardens," by Ginny Tiede and Gail Culver (6:30 to 8 p.m. May 10), and "Butterfly Gardens," by Ginny Tiede (6:30 to 8 p.m. May 17). Cost is $10 per program; coffee and desserts will be served. Space is limited. For information or to register, call (585) 343-3040, ext. 106.

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The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is holding its Great Plant Sale. Annual and perennial preorders are being accepted through April 4 and will be ready for pickup May 19-20. All proceeds from this sale benefit the Botanical Gardens. For information, call 827-1584 or visit www.buffalogardens.com.

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