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Garden Fair, A Celebration of Gardening in the Hudson Valley 


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Celebrate gardening in the Hudson Valley at the first annual Garden Fair, a one day festival on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Orange County Arboretum in Montgomery, NY. Advanced tickets and lecture registration available online.

Featuring local and specialty plant vendors, non-profit garden groups, lecture program, free demonstrations, and guided arboretum tours, Garden Fair will inspire and excite gardeners of all experience levels, from beginner to expert.

"We've needed a local event like this for a long time. Garden Fair will herald in the spring gardening season in the Hudson Valley," said Barbara Taylor-Laino, owner of Midsummer Farm in Warwick, NY.

Over twenty vendors will be selling plants and garden wares of all kinds including organic vegetable seedlings and herbs, unusual perennials, locally-based deer repellant, garden inspired handmade items and more.

Learn more about area garden groups including the Vanderbilt Garden Association, Newburgh Rose Club, Tri-State Hosta Society, local garden clubs and community gardens. A full day’s schedule of free demonstrations on a variety of garden topics will be presented by local garden experts sharing their know-how.

The Garden Fair Lecture Program includes presentations from three exceptional women of horticulture. Nationally known garden author, Tovah Martin, will speak on Lawn Alternatives. Hudson Valley landscape architect, Kate Kerin, will discuss the history and future of Innisfree Garden in Millbrook. Marie Iannotti,’s garden expert from Ulster County, will present “Great Tasting Heirloom Vegetables,” and be signing copies of her 2012 book on the subject. Seating is limited pre-registration required.

Garden Fair is the inaugural fundraiser for Hudson Valley Garden Association, a regional garden organization founded in 2012. HVGA’s mission is to stimulate passion for gardening and to encourage and inspire gardeners through educational gardening programs and special events.

For more information, advanced tickets or to register for lectures visit

Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 - Rain or Shine
Location: Orange County Arboretum, Thomas Bull Memorial Park
Route 416, Grove St Entrance, Montgomery, NY 12549
Time: 10am-4pm (Last guests admitted at 3pm)
Admission Fee: $8 in advance/$12 day of (Children 15 and under are free.)
Lecture Fee: $20 each, must pre-register



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