Newsdesk of the IPGF
INTERNATIONAL PEACE GARDEN (Bicentennial War of 1812 Peace Garden Trail ) HONORED AS 2012 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT
New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews Rochester, New York , December 4, 2012 – International Peace Garden Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit,” says Paula Savage CEO and Founder of the International Peace Garden. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including many new Gardens across the New York and Canada, Trail Map, World Harmony Run-Torch Bearer Award, the Award for Overall Excellence, from NYS Vacation and Tourism Assoc. and much more. Visit our Web site at www.ipgf.org The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that the International Peace Garden Foundation received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “We have been working with the International Peace Garden Foundation Inc for the past two years. They have been very helpful in getting us started and pushing us to the final dedication of our Peace Garden at the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, Rochester, NY. They have helped us design and save money by researching items for us. We will continue to work with them. They periodically contact us with updates and to see if we need any of their resources. They produced a wonderful War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail map for visitors to follow around the United States and Canada. The people there are the best in the business. .” Being on the Top-Rated List comes at an important time of the year, as donors look for causes to support during the holiday season.
"We are grateful to The International Peace Garden Foundation for its work,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, "They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support."
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community. About International Peace Garden (Bicentennial War of 1812 Peace Garden Trail ) Our Mission :With the ultimate goal to foster world peace, the International Peace Garden Foundation advances global friendship through the creation of Peace Gardens. Our Values: We believe that tolerance, mutual respect, community service, and volunteerism enable the requirements of a more peaceful society. Our Priorities: Promoting an atmosphere of open communication and good will between nations. Offering unique opportunities for learning and the promotion of international understanding. Building partnerships with like-minded organizations. Abolish human conflict and wars. Protect our planet and support green awareness. Engage youth participation. Respect for diversity of cultures & human rights and Bridge the world through cultural exchange. GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Its mission is to inspire and inform donors and volunteers, enable nonprofits to show their impact, and promote greater feedback and transparency. www.greatnonprofits.org Project Manager: Joyce Lorraine firstname.lastname@example.org 585-329-3840
SUBJECT:“LEARN ABOUT LOCAL TUG BOATS”
NEW MEETING LOCATION:
The Old Customs House, (Formerly the Tapecon Building) 10 Latta Rd.(corner of Latta Rd. & River St.)
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:00 A.M. - noon
It will start out with Frank Kloc, who built a model of the tug boat “SACHEM”. He will tell us about the ten years and 3,000 hours spent in construction of this model. Tom Brewer, Chairperson of the group will show some slides of tug boats. If you have information to share about “Tug Boats” bring it to the meeting for a round table discussion following the presentations.
The meeting is held at The Old Custom’s House (Formerly the Tapecon Building), 10 Latta Rd., Rochester, NY 14612 and runs from 10:00 A.M. till noon. The building was recently donated to the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For further information and updates call the lighthouse at (585) 621-6179 or visit their web site at www.geneseelighthouse.org .
Lewiston Council on the Arts for “Tuscarora Beadwork Exhibit 1812 to Present”
(Lewiston NY) Lewiston Council on the Arts was awarded a $3000 Implementation Grant for “Tuscarora Bead Work from 1812 to Present” from the New York Council for the Humanities.
The grant will fund a binational exhibit of Native American beadwork from the Tuscarora Reservation in Lewiston NY and the Six Nations Reservation in Ontario Canada to be held during Native American Heritage Month November. Local artists Rosemary Hill, Simon Brascoupe and Karen Hodge-Russell will curate the exhibit which will be located at the “Tuscarora & Friends Gallery” in Lewiston NY, a co-operative of regional artists. The exhibit will tell the social history of the Tuscarora and Six Nations people in the Niagara region through samples of tradition beadwork created between 1812 – present. Beadwork items are given as gifts to commemorate important life passages including births, weddings, graduations and anniversaries, and beaded clothing is worn at community social events, political meetings and during traditional celebrations, as a powerful expression of cultural identity. The exhibit will be free to the public and will be accompanied by talks and demonstrations by contemporary beaders.
Irene Rykaszewski, Executive Director of Lewiston Council on the Arts said she was very excited to help with this exhibit and the accompanying programs to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month. “Native Americans have a rich culture and a dynamic legacy and the Tuscarora & Friends Gallery, this special exhibit and the talks and demonstrations are a wonderful way to engage the community and build bridges between our cultures.
The Grand Opening will be held on Saturday, November 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Beading and Demo/Lecture - Saturday, November 10th from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Beading and Demo/Lecture - Sunday, November 11th from 4:00 - 6:00PM
Beading and Demo/Lecture - Saturday, November 17th - 4:00 - 6:00PM
For more information about this Project, contact: Lewiston Council on the Arts 754-0166,www.artcouncil.org
For more information about New York Council for the Humanities grants, contact:
New York Council for the Humanities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 18, 2012
On Tuesday, September 18th Fred Amato attended the City of Rochester Department of Recreation and Youth Services 2012 Volunteer Recognition Ceremony at The Strong National Museum of Play. There were many individual awards and six categories for gardens. The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse WAR of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden was one of two winners in the "Best Education Garden Project". The other was the Maplewood Community Library vegetable garden. The award was presented to Fred by Michael Warren Thomas, City of Rochester Horticulturalist. He was proud to be there to accept the award on behalf of the Lighthouse. Mayor Thomas Richards and Luis Burgos, Department of Recreation and Youth Services were there to congratulate all of us.
Hilton Peace Garden Dedication
Bicentennial Peace Garden to be dedicated in Hilton
August 11, 2012
War of 1812 Encampment will be the centerpiece for this colorful event to commemorate 200 years of peace between the USA, Great Britain and Canada.
Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery is the site of the Bicentennial Peace Garden located in Hilton, NY. This historic garden is part of a garden trail that identifies historic sites associated with the War of 1812. The trail covers nearly 600 miles in NYS and parts of Ontario, Canada.
The encampment will run through Saturday and Sunday, August, 11th and 12th. Special
activities will include the dedication of the Bicentennial Peace Garden at 2:00 PM Saturday, August, 11th. Local and state officials will be on hand to celebrate this event. Other activities include a military ceremony, 21 gun salute, cannon blast, and Chicken BBQ.
Sunday, August 12, opens with a non-denominational prayer service at 10am, followed by a brunch beginning at 10:30AM. The public is invited to attend all activities. Admission to activities is free. Tickets for the Chicken BBQ and Sunday Brunch can be purchased on site.
The Bicentennial Peace Garden in Hilton located at Mayer's Lake Ontario Winery, is a community garen planted and cared for by volunteers.
Comprehensive printed trail maps are available at no charge. They can be obtained by calling 1-800-622-2686, ext.23. Presently there are 19 Bicentennial Peace Gardens in NYS and 3 in Canada. All Bicentennial Peace Gardens are open and free to the public.
Visit 1812.ipgf.org for detailed information on the garden trail.
This project is under the direction of the International Peace Garden Foundation
The Marble Orchard Players.
FREE performances will be presented at the Hennepin Park Gazebo, 4th & Center St., Lewiston, NYon Friday, July 20 at 7:00PM, Saturday, July 21 at 7:00 PM & Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 PM. (Lewiston, NY) The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is approaching with the speed of a British cannonball! Lewiston played an important role in the War of 1812 and it’s destiny was changed forever after it was burned to the ground in 1813. Come and hear the dramatic and inspirational stories of the impact that the War had on the lives of everyday people. The Marble Orchard Players, many returning and some new ones, will bring history to life in the telling of these true stories that celebrate the pioneer spirit. The award winning Marble Orchard, lauded by historians for it’s authenticity, has enthralled audiences of all ages from WNY and beyond. If Lewiston is the “Jewel of the Niagara”, the Marble Orchard is it’s most precious gem. Here is a sneak peek of some of the stories you'll hear. You’ll meet Sacarissa, the venerable Tuscarora Chief, who went to Canada to plead for peace, and who is still honored today by the Lewiston Independent Order of Odd Fellows who named their lodge "Sacarissa Lodge" after him. Lemuel Cooke was one of the first white settlers to build a cabin in Lewiston in the early 1800's. He will recall his harrowing escape from the British and Mohawk invaders when he was forced to shoot a Mohawk chief at point blank range to save his brothers' life. Sparrow Sage built his home and tavern at the base of Indian Hill. When the Brits and Mohawks chased the residents out of their burning Village, the invaders stopped at his tavern but his confrontations with the Mohawks were not over yet! The Gillette family will tell of the terror and tragedy their family suffered at the hands of the Mohawks. Catherine Hustler, who became famous for inventing the ‘cocktail’, will tell her version of the War of 1812 and we’ll introduce you to the Millar Family and the ‘Mudball Heros.” Like the legendary Phoenix, Lewiston rose from the ashes as it's early settlers returned even more determined to rebuild their lives with a renewed pioneer spirit. Where did all those spirits go? No where... they are still right here and you can meet them in all person at the gazebo. As the audience anticipates the Marble Orchard to begin, Tour DeElegance of Niagara will proudly escort the actors to Hennepin Park by horse and buggy... just as people traveled long ago. Mark your calendars NOW and plan to attend one of these FREE performances as Lewiston Council on the Arts takes you back in time and brings the dead to life.... in the "Marble Orchard: Spirits of 1812".
The Marble Orchard: Spirits of 1812 is sponsored by the Niagara River Greenway and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Also, special thanks to Falls Tent and Awning and Tour d'Elegance of Niagara, Inc.
LEWISTON WINS FIRST PHASE OF NATIONAL
"BEST FOR FOOD" CONTEST
Lewiston beats 176 U.S. towns in online voting competition.
Expecting "finalist" announcement for top 6 towns on Friday, May 25.
Judges could visit Lewiston after June 15.
Thanks to YOU, Lewiston was the top vote getter in the USA Today/Rand
McNally Best of the Road online voting contest for "Best for Food" small
town in America, beating 176 other towns and cities.
Lewiston entered the contest as the "little engine that could!" While
campaigns in other communities were being organized by marketing
professionals, Lewiston entered the contest with a 100% volunteer effort --
an unofficial grassroots organization by local citizens who have no
connection to local restaurants but who just have pride in their hometown.
What a remarkable achievement, especially since Lewiston beat out much
larger cities. Moreover, we came in 5th out of 679 towns for total votes
in ALL categories. This shows the power of volunteerism!
The top six towns, in order of votes received for Best for Food:
1) Lewiston, New York (pop. 19,000, includes Town and Village.)
2) Burnsville, Minnesota (pop. 60,000)
3) Walla Walla, Washington (pop. 31,000)
4) Denton, Texas (pop. 113,000)
5) Santa Fe, New Mexico (pop. 144,000)
6) Bloomington, Indiana (pop. 80,000)
But we're only half way to our goal of winning the contest. The next
phase of the contest kicks in when the Best of the Road judges visit the
top six towns to personally experience what each town has to offer. They
will probably stay a couple of days and we'll have an opportunity to
showcase our culinary paradise.
The official announcement for the finalists will be made in USA Today
this Friday, May 25. We'll keep you in the loop with the latest news about
this exciting program and what it will mean to Lewiston, Niagara County,
and Western New York if we win!
Last year's winner for Best for Food was Lafayette, Louisiana.
And hey! Guess who visited Lewiston on June 5, 1825? It was the
revered French General Marquis de Lafayette. He stayed overnight at the
Kelsey House on Center Street, which you now know as Mangia Cakes & More.
It was said, "no man, save George Washington himself, was so beloved by the
Maybe the Lafayette luck will work for Lewiston too!
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2012 1:51 am
CARLTON — Two businesses in Orleans County expect to unveil peace gardens this year in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812.
Brown’s Berry Patch on Route 18 in Carlton and U.S. Made Mercantile on Ridge Road in Gaines both expect to have gardens in place this year, honoring 200 years of peace with Canada.
“It’s a nice concept,” said Bob Brown, co-owner of Brown’s Berry Patch. “It will promote the area and hopefully serve as a teaching opportunity.” Brown has a family connection to the war. His ancestor, Bathshua Brown, settled in Point Breeze in 1804 with five sons and seven daughters. She is credited with capturing a British officer along the Oak Orchard River during the war.
Brown is talking with a designer with the International Peace Garden Foundation. He would like to have the garden in place this summer, and wants to include plants that were native to the community 200 years ago.
John and Brenda Hovanesian opened U.S. Made Mercantile opened last November at 14462 Ridge Rd. The store features products that are produced by American companies and also must include ingredients and raw materials from the United States.
The Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum was considering a peace garden, but the museum has backed off that plan, at least for this year, said Dick Anderson, the museum president.
The organization is working on a memorial brick walkway as well as a smaller children’s garden at the complex at the Oak Orchard Harbor. Anderson said the group of volunteers wants to focus on those projects, as well as providing personnel to keep the museum open on Friday evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. “We thought it would be really nice to do,” Anderson said about the peace garden. “But we just gave up on it.”
The project would have stressed the museum’s finances, and Anderson also worried about the long-term maintenance of a garden that would be on county-owned property.
Batavia on May 6 celebrated the opening of a new peace garden on West Main Street next to the Holland Land Office Museum. There also is a peace garden at Genesee Community College in Batavia. Barb Toal, the Batavia project’s chairwoman, spoke with the Albion Rotary Club on Thursday, and urged the community to build more of the gardens, which she said can beautify an area and draw tourists. She called the Batavia garden, which features 20 flag poles and interpretive panels about the war, “phenomenally gorgeous.”
June 2nd National Trails Day
Join Trail Works of Wayne County for a Bike Hike along the Seaway Trail visiting 1812 Bicentennial Peace Gardens in Wayne County at Pultneyville and Sodus Point.
Begin at 10 AM at either theWilliamson-Pultneyville Historical Society or at the Tourist Kiosk in Sodus Point.
Ride one way or both ways (supply your own chase vehicle).
Must register on-line at www.trailworks.org
and be eligible for discount lunch coupons and an invite to a free ice cream trough at the Pultneyville Peace Garden Ceremony at 1 PM
All are welcome to join in the fun. If it is a really warm day the local sailing club (Pultneyville Mariners) will host a swim in the lake.Pass the word!!
Hull House Foundation
Yard Sale treasures and green enhancements to your garden will be featured at the
Hull Family Home & Farmstead’s upcoming Yard Sale & Plant Sale next weekend on
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, at the Farmstead site, 5962 Genesee Street at
Pavement Road, Lancaster. Sale open hours both days will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Table space for the Yard Sale is still available – contact Cheri Vogel at 716-683-7574 or
To reserve your spot. The cost is $25 per 10x10 space, with pop-up tents allowed.
A wide variety of perennials, daylilies, ground covers, vegetable seedlings, and hanging
baskets will be available, well priced and all donated by local growers and gardeners.
Each child will receive a free plant! The gigantic Yard Sale will feature a wide array of
donated items – treasures and bargains galore! Come browse – you never know what
you may find that’s just perfect for your home or office.
All proceeds benefit the Hull Family Home & Farmstead, the all-volunteer, non-profit
historic site under restoration and development into the region only Living History
experience interpreting settlerlife in WNY during the 1810 - 1825 pre-Erie Canal
period. Anchored by Erie County' oldest intact residence from that period c. 1810
intact residence from that period c.1810, the site hosts a variety of seasonal events
including Revolutionary War Weekend(September 8--‐9), a summer History Camp
for 5th to 8th graders (late July), tours of the historic home on selected Sundays, and
the new music fiber arts Heritaage Arts Fair (June 23-24),
Hull Family Home & Farmstead
5976 Genesee Street at Pavement Road
Lancaster, New York 14086
The North Tonawanda History Museum at 54 Webster Street will be participating in the I LOVE New York Museum Week, May 31 to June 6. The History Museum's participation is funded in part by a grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor program of the U. S. Department of the Interior National Park Service. The North Tonawanda History Museum is an Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Partner Site.
New York State Museum Week is designed to give guests a taste of what museums have available throughout the year—is the perfect opportunity for neighboring-residents and visitors alike to discover (or rediscover) these remarkable cultural institutions and their contributions to the preservation of our state’s rich heritage.
All across New York State, museums, zoos and botanical gardens, historic homes, living history museums, arts centers and cultural organizations cordially invite you to discover a fascinating world of art, photography, history, science, pop-culture and more during the first New York State Museum Week—May 31 to June 6, 2012.
The History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 31; Friday, June 1; Saturday, June 2; Monday, June 4; Tuesday, June 5; and Wednesday, June 6, Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors or veterans;$2.50 for children; free for active duty military. Members are admitted free of charge.
Also participating in New York Museum Week are the Historical Society of the Tonawandas Museum, the Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, and the Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York's Das Haus Museum, 2549 Niagara Road in the Town of Wheatfield's Bergholz community. . The Historical Society Museum at 113 Main Street in the City of Tonawanda will be open Thursday, May 31 from 1. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday, June 6 from 12 - 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are accepted. The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum at 180 Thompson Street will be open Thursday, May 31; Friday, June 1; Saturday, June 2; and Wednesday, June 6. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; and $2.50 for children. Their Renaissance Festival is on Saturday, June 2. The Railroad Museum of the Niagara Frontier will be open Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. both days. The Das Haus Museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.
The Historic Riviera Theatre at 67 Webster Street will feature Legends of Doo Wop, featuring The Teenagers and Shades of blue at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2. Contact www.rivieratheatre.org
for ticket information. Volunteers and staff in the Gateway Cities Visitors Center in the North Tonawanda History Museum can direct you to a variety of restaurants in the Tonawandas. The North Tonawanda History Museum is located in the historic downtown shopping district of North Tonawanda, with Webster Street connecting to Main Street in the City of Tonawanda. The two downtowns have an eclectic variety of shops to cater to visitors.
Discover New York’s abundant variety of wonderful museums—their contributions to our culture and local economies, and the one-of-a-kind personal experiences they offer visitors every day.
Participating museums in Western New York, in addition to the sites in the Tonawandas are the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, the Buffalo Zoo, the Steel Plant Museum, all in Buffalo; Explore & More Children's Museum in East Aurora; the Hull Family Home & Farmstead in Lancaster; the LeRoy Historical Society/Jell-O Gallery in LeRoy; the Niagara County Historical Society in Lockport;
Join the fun and be part of this great experience! For more information: www.iloveny.com/museumweek/
All of us here at the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail are proud to announce that Paula Savage was awarded today (April 12, 2012) at the UN in New York City the Torch Bearer Award by the World Harmony Run.
Please join us in congratulating her on this great achievement
BATAVIA — The Paolo Busti Foundation has been named the “Friends of Peace” award recipient for 2012.
Peace Garden Project Manager Barb Toal said it was a natural choice to recognize this group for its commitment to this project and to several other projects in our community.“Just like the Peace Garden committee, the Paolo Busti Board continues to find ways to support our community’s assets,” Toal said. “Through their years of volunteer efforts, the Paolo Busti Board of Directors has nurtured young people’s education through scholarship fundsand education.“That’s exactly what the Peace Garden project intends to do; to educate young and old as to the development of our land and the wondrous resources of Western New York,” Toal said. “This group continues to promote Peace in our community.”Former Congressman Barber Conable was the recipient of the first Friends of Peace award in 2011. Conable was chosen because of his insight and dedication to the betterment of our community and unselfish efforts to move forward in a positive direction.Paolo Busti was the principal agent of the Holland Land Company from 1800 until 1824. He established the Holland Land Company in Batavia. Joseph Ellicott worked for him as one of his surveyors of the Western New York region.“It is fitting to recognize Mr. Busti in this way,” said Paula Savage, president of the International Peace Garden Foundation. “Acres and acres of land were surveyed under his leadership, and the local Paolo Busti Foundation continues to positively promote his legacy.”The Paolo Busti Foundation was also the first local organization to welcome the Peace Garden Project, and make a commitment to purchase a flag.“Their Board of Directors was incredibly supportive of this project when we needed it the most,” said Marilyn Werner, fundraiser for the Friends of Batavia Peace Garden. “They gave us the boost we needed, on a snowy winter night, and it just took off after that. From the research I’ve done, I believe Mr. Paolo Busti would be very proud to promote this project and the Genesee Region.”“Celebration of Peace” dinner is set for April 28 at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul is the featured speaker and will honor the Paolo Busti Foundation for its community dedication and speak on the value of volunteerism. Genesee County Legislator Frank C. Ferrando will host as master of ceremonies.Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Genesee County Chamber of Commerce or by telephoning Barb Toal at (585) 344-2458.
Posted in News on Thursday, March 8, 2012 12:57 am
Batavia, NY begins construction on the World Globe that will become a centerpiece for the International Peace Garden, scheduled to be dedicated on May, 6th, 2012. The globe will be dedicated to the armed forces of the United States.
Theater Presentation about the War of 1812 called " The Marble Orchard"
Being held at the War of 1812 Peace Garden on JUNE 16, 2012 7:00 PM
JUNE 17, 2012 2:00 PM
June 15, 2012 6:00 PM
Come to the Bicentennial War of 1812 Peace Garden for the opening of "the Ties That Bind"
Will be held in the Peace Garden
Tall Ships coming to Town August 3-5 2012. Will be parked at King's Navy Yard Park, the only British Naval Base on Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
July 17th - 22nd 2012
Fort St.Joseph & Ermatinger Clergue National
Historic Sites, Sault Ste, Marie, Ontario, Canada
Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse is proud to announce that they have set a date for the
Dedication of the Bicentennial War of 1812 Peace Garden
Mark your calendar for
June 23, 2012
More detail to follow
Batavia Peace Garden Dedication is scheduled for
May 5, 2012
More details to follow
Five New York State Regional Tourism Offices in collaboration with the International
Peace Garden Foundation unveiled a NEW Trail Map today pinpointing seventeen
historical sites across the state and three in Ontario, Canada. The gardens commemorate 200 years of peace between Canada and the US and will be permanent sites.
The full color map identifies specific locations of each Peace Garden along with their
historic significance. Each region highlights major attractions that complement
visits to the gardens. Collaborating county tourism offices include Niagara, Erie, Genesee,
Monroe, Wayne and Oswego.
The map is fully integrated with social media and contains a QR code that takes the
visitor to the dedicated web site for the trail 1812.ipgf.org. There the visitor will find dedicated pages for each Peace Garden highlighting special events, area attractions, images, navigation directions and much more. The trail map is also available on line at the official web site.
A special audio component allows visitors to dial in at any point to obtain more detailed
information on each site. Many of the sites will display interpretive story boards.
All gardens are scheduled to be in bloom by Spring of 2012 and will bloom annually May through October. They are open to the public with free admission.
Special arrangements can be made for group arrivals by calling in advance.
Contact: Kelly Raponekrapone@geneseeny.com