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Garden Notes: News of area clubs and events for May 19-26, 2017

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.

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will hold its sixth annual plant and garden sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle at Parker Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda. Proceeds support the club’s programs and community involvement activities. Master gardeners will answer questions and conduct soil sample testing for a $2 donation per sample.

Smallwood Garden Club will hold a sale of plants grown by its members from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at Randall Church, 6301 Main St., Williamsville.

Countryside Garden Club of Elma will hold its 11th annual perennial plant sale and raffle from 9 a.m. to noon May 20 at Old Town Hall, 1910 Bowen Road, Elma.

Lancaster Garden Club will hold a plant sale featuring perennials from its members’ gardens at 10 a.m. May 20 at the Save a Lot parking lot on Aurora Street. Gently used garden items also will be sold.

The Buffalo Branch No. 97 of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America is sponsoring a perennial and herb plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20. It will take place at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.

Garden Friends of Clarence will hold a perennial plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at the large pavilion, 10405 Main St., Clarence. Free soil testing will be offered.

Hull Family Home & Farmstead will hold its annual sale of perennials, herbs, hanging baskets and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 and 21 on Genesee Street at Pavement Road, Lancaster. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic house.

East Park Garden Club will present its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20 at the Grand Island Town Commons, 3500 Baseline Road, Grand Island. A variety of garden plants will be available. Call 773-9518.

Western New York Iris Society will meet at 2 p.m. May 21 in the garden at 3755 Genesee St., Lancaster. David Baehre, master iris judge, will lead a discussion on iris, preparing an exhibit for a flower show, reading a show schedule and understanding the classifications in the schedule. Call 689-8799.

Lewiston Garden Club will hold its annual perennial sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the Red Brick Gym, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. The club will have a planting day May 22; members are to meet at 9 a.m. at Hennepin Park on the corner of North Fourth and Center streets, where they will be given an assignment at one of the various areas in the village which the club has adopted. A meeting and lunch will follow at the Lewiston Library. For information on being a vendor at GardenFest, June 17-18, visit

Hamburg House and Garden Club will hold a spring cleanup and planting at 2:30 p.m. May 23 at Memorial Park and 4 p.m. May 24 at Centennial Garden. Members will meet for a general meeting at 7 p.m. May 23 in the Community Center. Lyn Chimera, master gardener, will present “All About Soil.” Call Nancy Kalieta at 826-7462.

Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 24 in St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., Williamsville. Evelyn Mietlowski, master gardener and District Eight NGC student judge, will present “Everything You Need to Know About Cacti and Succulents.” Ordered flowers will be distributed at noon. Guests welcome.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie County Master Gardener volunteers will hold its annual plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 26 and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 27 at First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle.

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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