July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners. Twenty gardens will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include a variety of garden styles, plantings and garden decor, ranging from the sophisticated to the whimsical. (What else could you call a large metal chicken made out of an old Coca-Cola sign?)
Free maps of the participating gardens will be available at the Grand Island Rotary Club Gazebo in the Town Commons at Whitehaven Road and Grand Island Boulevard July 10 all day beginning at 9:45 a.m. Those who pick up a map can buy a chance to win a big yellow bag (1 cubic yard) of premium black garden soil donated by Lakeside Sod Supply.
For more information or questions, call
716-465-7396 or email