Brookhaven Home & Garden Show returns, bigger than ever

Brookhaven Home & Garden Show returns, bigger than ever

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More than 1,000 visitors came out to enjoy the exhibits at last year’s Home & Garden Show. Photo by Heidi Sutton

Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro recently announced the return of the annual Brookhaven Town Home & Garden Show to be held at the Holtsville Ecology Site, 249 Buckley Road, Holtsville, on Saturdays, March 12 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays, March 13 and 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will feature vendor exhibits including flowers, gazebos, landscaping, decking, fencing, stonework, sheds, hot tubs, siding, windows, gutters, garden centers and more. In addition, with paid admission, visitors can participate in free educational workshops and hands-on classes for children. Seminar topics include garden design, native plantings, interior design, gardening with kids, recycling and composting. While classes and workshops are subject to change, a comprehensive schedule of seminars will be available at www.brookhaven.org as the event nears.

“After a long winter, residents are always eager to learn some unique and innovative ways to beautify their properties this spring,” Losquadro said. “Building on the success of last year’s show, we expanded this year’s event to two weekends to accommodate more people. I hope visitors will bring the whole family to come out and view the wide array of home improvement ideas our local vendors will have on display — from building outdoor fireplaces and getting more creative with landscaping design to replacing walkways or even putting in a hot tub.”

“All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the Holtsville Ecology Site, one of our Town’s hidden gems,” Losquadro continued. “Over the years, so many families have enjoyed and appreciated all the Ecology Site has to offer. Investing the proceeds from this event directly back into the Ecology Site will help to ensure there is adequate funding to support its continued operations.”

Cost of admission is $6 for adults; children 16 and under are free. Parking is free, as is the opportunity to walk through the animal preserve, which is home to more than 100 injured or non-releasable wild and farm animals and will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, call  631-758-9664, ext. 18.