Start with a bevy of charmingly diverse gardens within a one-square mile village. Add a sprinkle of fairy dust by inviting the public to create and enter their very own portable Fairy Garden into the second annual Fairy Garden Contest and you have the ingredients for a splendidly fabulous way to spend a summer Saturday in the Village of Williamsville. With trendy shops, sidewalk dining spots, a bustling farmers market and peacefully serene Glen Park, the Village of Williamsville will welcome you with open arms on Saturday, July 15, 2017.
If you are interested in opening up your home’s gardens during this event, please fill out the Garden Host Sign-Up Form and return to Village Hall by July 1st!
In addition to our many residential gardens open to the public, YOU are invited to plant, decorate and enter a tiny garden of your own in our contest. Plant and decorate a portable tiny garden of any kind or theme, be it a dish garden/tea cup garden/super hero garden or fairy garden, etc., bring it to the Garden Walk Tiny Garden Contest Tent the day of the Garden Walk (July 15). Pre-registration is encouraged. Your creation must be small enough for YOU to carry from the car to the park. Look online for thousands of ideas. Buckets, old dish pans, sand pails, suitcases, broken pots, tea pots, birdcages, toy trucks, old shoes, boots, etc. can be used as your container. Be creative!
It’s a great opportunity for parents & grandparents to introduce the little ones to the wonders and fun of gardening. Not only for fairies…Make a Lego garden, nursery rhyme garden, dinosaur garden, Bills garden, etc. Whether or not you have access to digging outdoors, you can still have fun creating a portable tiny garden for your balcony, patio or windowsill. Visit local nurseries, garden centers and even big box stores for mini plants and decorations or make your own decorations. Go online. The sky is the limit. It’s all free and open to the public.
Tiny Parade! OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC! Help us kick-off the Village Garden Walk and Tiny Garden Contest! Boys & girls, moms & dads, grandmas & grandpas – Dress up the wee ones; decorate the stroller or wagon…Fairies, Gnomes, Dragons and Superheroes welcome! Join the Queen of the Fairies and her sprites in our tiny parade to kick off our Garden Walk and Tiny Garden Contest. Tiny Parade starts at 10 a.m. July 15th at the rear of the Pocket Park. Tiny treats for the wee ones who participate (while supplies last).