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Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events for April 8-14, 2017

Western New York Iris Society will meet at 2 p.m. April 8 in the home of Maria Gerbracht, 125 Lafayette Blvd., Williamsville, for a Design Techniques demonstration. This will feature a foreign item not usually found in a design. The demonstration is in preparation for the WNYIS iris show June 17, with the theme "Tiptoe Through the Iris." Call 632-8069 or email:

East Aurora Garden Club will meet at noon April 10 in St. Matthias Episcopal Church, Main and Maple streets, East Aurora. Colleen Gaskill, landscape design specialist at Adams Nurseries, will present “Landscape Design." Guests welcome. Call 980-3202 or 652-4985.

Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. April 10 in the Cleveland Hill High School faculty lunchroom, Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Use the playground entrance. David O'Donnell, from the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm, will present a program. New members and guests are welcome.

Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. April 11 in Kenmore United Methodist Church, Landers Road. At 11 a.m., Carol Ann Harlos, master gardener and writer, will present “Everything about Hydrangeas.” Guests welcome.

Evans Garden Club will hold its annual installation dinner April 11 at Mason’s Grille 52, Hamburg. For reservations call 549-4572.

Countryside Garden Club of Elma will meet at 10 a.m. April 12 in LuAnn Burghardt's home. A business meeting will be followed by lunch and a lecture. Sandy Starks will present, "Forest Lawn: A History of the Rural Cemetery Movement."

Amana Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. April 12 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. After a business meeting and brown bag lunch, members will assemble corsages for Easter. Members should bring their own small flowers. Visitors welcome.

Hamburg Garden Club will meet at noon April 12 at La Galleria, 3923 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, for its spring luncheon and installation of officers.

Western New York Herb Study Group will meet at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Petra Page-Mann, from Fruition Seeds in Naples, will present "Resilient Seeds in a Changing Climate."

Judges Council of Eighth District of Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will meet at 10 a.m. April 13 in Brighton Community Church, 1225 Brighton Road, Town of Tonawanda. Chris Hartmann will discuss horticulture changes in the new National Garden Club's "Handbook of Flower Shows." Phyllis Besch will provide information on the new designs in the handbook. Blooms from spring bulbs and flowering branches will be shown in horticulture; collages will be the featured design.

South Town Gardeners will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 14 in the West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St. Terry Skura will present "Kitchen Spa Herbs: Ingredients for Facials." New members and guests welcome. Call 668-0209.

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: All items must be received in writing two weeks prior to publication.

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