Garden Fair is around the corner

To the Editor:

The 55th annual Hyde Park Garden Fair takes place on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue. Look for our ad in the May 14 Herald.
You’ll find thousands of plants: annuals, perennials, container plants, hanging baskets, shrubs, vines and roses, ground covers, wildflowers, houseplants, vegetables and herbs. Experienced members of the Garden Fair Committee select plants from trusted and innovative regional growers and nurseries. At the fair, the members can offer expert advice about selection, planting and cultivation. The Resource Center will offer mulch and compost for sale to complement your plant purchases. The Center’s truck will be located in the small parking lot just north of Treasure Island.

The Garden Fair Committee supports gardening in our neighborhood through grants to community gardening projects, donations of plants and maintenance of public gardens.

The proceeds of the fair also support the activities of the Hyde Park/Kenwood Community Conference, hydepark.org, the Garden Fair’s parent organization, dedicated to maintaining and enhancing an attractive, secure, diverse and caring community, through a variety of public programs and initiatives.

Jane Ciacci