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OUN’s “Greenhouse Bob” to Present at GardenFest

Visit the annual GardenFest in Lewiston, NY June 18 & 19.

Bob Bracikowski, horticulture therapist and coordinator of the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, will present at 2 pm on June 18. He will be demonstrating techniques necessary for his entertaining presentation, “Do for Dads with Buds and Blooms.”

Lewiston GardenFest presented by the Lewiston Garden Club is set for Saturday, June 18 and Sunday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Located along Center Street, the festival includes approximately 60 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more along with demonstrations from gardening professionals. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local Lewiston residents and festivalgoers can showcase their own gardening skills in a container garden contest.

To officially open this year’s event, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm will host a butterfly release in Hennepin Park on the corner of Fourth and Center Streets on Saturday at 10 a.m. David and Alexis O’Donnell from Eastern Monarch will be available to answer questions following the release. In the event of rain, the release will occur on Sunday.

Stroll through several private gardens of Lewiston residents which are open only for Lewiston GardenFest with a free garden walk. They vary in size and style and are located both within walking distance and also a short drive from Center Street. Pick up a map highlighting the featured gardens at one of the hospitality booths during the event.

For more information visit http://lewistongardenfest.com/.