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The Wegmans Family Garden officially opens Monday at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Designed for children of all ages, the inside garden is a place to explore the plant world, learn about healthy eating, plant, dig and more. In addition to free play, regular nutrition- and food-themed programming will take place each Saturday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 4 to 10. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership. Free-play hours coincide with the Botanical Gardens’ regular hours. See programming schedule and learn more about this and other upcoming shows and events at www.buffalogardens.com.

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Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hamburg United Methodist Church, 118 Union St. Joe Manuel, master gardener, will present “Container Gardening and Raised Beds.” Members’ “Exhibits” theme: “Let it Snow.” Business meeting to follow. Call Maria Smith at 648-1782 for club information.

Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Lutheran Church, 6540 Main St., for its annual meeting and election of officers, followed at 11:15 by a program. Mary Jane Bolo of Wild Birds Unlimited will present “Fall and Winter Backyard Birds.” Guests and newcomers welcome.

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Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association is accepting registrations for its annual two-day conference Feb. 7-8 in Salvatore‘s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Lancaster. For registration forms and details on seminar times, topics and speakers, visit www.wnysnla.org.

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