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A garden bed at Dennis and Adele Upton's home.
A garden bed at Dennis and Adele Upton's home.

Grand Island Garden Walk set for summer

Sat, Apr 16th 2022 07:00 am

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Photos by Alice Gerard

Spring is here, which means it is time to start thinking about gardening and planting flowers and trees.

If you enjoy gardening, whether you have been doing so for years or may have just begun learning and creating new gardens, you are invited to join the 2022 Grand Island Garden Walk and share your gardens with the community. Grand Island’s annual garden walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10, and it is a free event for participating gardens and the public.

Since the start of the Island’s walk, over a thousand visitors have toured and enjoyed Island gardens, as garden walks across the region have also experienced increased interest and support. The public enthusiasm for garden events just keeps growing!

The Grand Island Garden Walk committee is looking for gardeners interested in adding their gardens to this year’s event. All types of gardens, from large to small and from shady to sunny, are invited to participate. Previous Grand Island walks have featured colorful flower gardens, native plant gardens, themed gardens, and even vegetable and pollinator gardens. If you have unique garden themes or landscaping designs – and even if you are developing new gardens – consider sharing them, as all gardens are wonderful experiments that evolve, and each and every garden has a story to tell.

If you are interested in placing your gardens in the 2022 Garden Walk, applications are being accepted now until June 1 and can be found online at www.grandislandgardenwalk.com or by calling Jan at 716-465-7396 or Nancy at 716-435-9738. Email inquiries can be sent to [email protected].

This free event would not be possible without community participation and support! The garden walk committee is very grateful to all who open their gardens to the public and for the continued generous support of local businesses and individuals. If you may be interested in supporting this year’s event, donations are gratefully accepted. Checks can be made payable to Bridgeview Garden Club and mailed to 3280 Stony Point Road, Grand Island, NY 14072. The committee is appreciative of all the generous support that makes this event a continued annual success!

Mark your calendars and get ready to explore the Island, its beautiful gardens, and the natural scenery during the Grand Island Garden Walk.

More information on the walk can be found at www.grandislandgardenwalk.com. Garden Walk maps will be available on the day of the walk at the Town Commons Gazebo, 2255 Baseline Road.

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