Plantasia and Gardenscape 2007
Students enrolled in the ornamental horticulture-landscape development program at Alfred State College recently participated in two major garden shows in the region. The first, GardenScape, is the annual garden show of the Greater Rochester Region, held in Henrietta earlier this semester. This show is produced by the GardenScape Professionals Association, a not-for-profit organization whose proceeds from GardenScape help benefit the association's many educational and public service efforts. Visitors to GardenScape are able to see the latest trends in landscaping and gardening. They are presented with an indoor garden paradise, its numerous ideas, and professionals on hand to help consumers get the greatest enjoyment and value from their outdoor environments. Pictured here, the "gardenscape" designed by the ASC students seen by the more-than 25,000 visitors to this year's show. Additionally, the landscape development students also participated in Plantasia, held in the Agri-Center of the Hamburg Fair Grounds. Plantasia exploded on to the scene several years ago as the showcase of the local green industry. Produced by the Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc., Plantasia is considered to be one of the highest attended industry and consumer shows in Western New York. This year's theme was Plantasia Comes Home. ASC's talented landscape students, including Matt Buranich, Orchard Park; Matt Benson, Falconer; Phil Zanghi, Westfield; Mike Proctor, Jamestown; Merle Robbins, Arcade; Lisa Wellington, Arkport; Brendan McCay, East Hampton; Brigid Ludwig, Arkport; Scott Ray, Hornell; Joshua Pfeiffer, Holland; and Cassandra Schrauger, Alexander, again created a spectacular show with plants, flowers, rocks, pavers, and water. Plantasia is produced by the Western New York State Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.