Lewiston Garden Club will hold its installation luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Bistro at the Old Fort Inn, Youngstown. The club is looking for vendors for its eighth annual GardenFest, June 22-23. Call 297-5925.


Friends of Kenan Herb Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Kenan Center Taylor Theatre meeting room, behind the Kenan House at 433 Locust St., Lockport. Nona McQuay will present “British Gardens.” Open to the public. For more information, call 433-3002.

Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Hamburg United Methodist Church, 118 Union St., Hamburg. Jamie Shaner of Home Solutions of WNY will present “Clutter be Gone.” Member exhibits: Plants started from seeds or cuttings. Business meeting will follow. For club information, call Maria Smith at 648-1782.


Amherst Garden Club members will hold an installation luncheon Wednesday in Brookfield Country Club.

Judges Council of 8th District of Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Brighton Community Church, 1225 Brighton Road at Parkhurst Boulevard, Town of Tonawanda. The business meeting will include handbook updates from the “National Gardener” and a discussion of the 2013 budget. Nancy Schopf, an NGC master judge from 7th District, will be a guest speaker. Carolyn Schaffner will present a program on growing and judging hostas. The horticulture exhibit will include container-grown plants, forced flowering branches and cut specimens of flowering bulbs and perennials. The designs exhibited will be creative ones using only foliage as the plant material.

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