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Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events for May 13-20, 2017

The annual Knox Art and Garden Show with more than 90 artists will be held at the main house at Knox Farm State Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 and 14. Paintings, handcrafted jewelry, garden-related items and more will be available. The show, a fundraiser to support improvements to the park, is organized by the Friends of Knox Farm. Admission is $5; free for children under age 10. Visit

Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its annual spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 at the Orchard Park Railroad Depot, 4570 S. Buffalo Road (behind the Orchard Park Library). Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, accent plants and hanging baskets. You Crack Me Up breakfast food truck will be on site until 10:30 a.m.; hot dog roast begins at 11 a.m. Profits are used to support the club, community activities, donations and to fund scholarships.

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. May 15 in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville. Lyn Chimera, master gardener, will present “Spectacular Container Garden Creations.”

African Violet & Gesneriad Society of Western New York will meet at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Greenfield Health & Rehab facility. Contact

Federated Holland Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. May 17 in the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive, Holland. Following a business meeting and luncheon, Jackie Swift, president of the WNY Nature Sanctuary Society, will discuss how the organization is saving ecologically valuable areas. All welcome.

Alden Garden Club will hold its annual perennial plant auction and basket raffle at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Alden Community/Senior Center, 13116 Main St., Alden. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Featured will be perennials from members’ gardens, donations from nurseries and garden centers, and other garden-related items. A non-perishable food donation for the local food pantry is suggested as admission.

Western New York Rose Society will meet at 7 p.m. May 17 in St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Julie Hughes, horticulture instructor at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, will present “Fresh-Cut Flower Demo.”

Members of the Garden Club of the Tonawandas will plant geraniums at the Tonawanda Historical Society, 113 Main St., at 6 p.m. May 18. A meeting will follow in the Tonawanda City Hall community room, 200 Niagara St., Tonawanda. New members welcome.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will hold its annual Great Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 in the Administration Building. Free admission. The sale will open to Botanical Gardens members and volunteers from 4 to 7 p.m. May 18.

Cinderella Isle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. May 18 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Dorothy Julius will present a program and hands-on workshop on adding creativity to your garden. Call Julie Furminger, 833-3899.

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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