The three-day Garden Festival kicked off under a big white tent near Tanger Outlets II on a beautiful, sunny morning Thursday.
The festival — which is planned for May 7-9 in Riverhead, Manorville and Westampton Beach — is now entering its 20th year. In that time it’s generated $1.3 million for the hospital, now called Peconic Bay Medical Center.
Judy Barth is now the event chair. She took over the gargantuan task of running the Garden Festival from the founder Joe Van de Wetering 10 years ago.
They have plants and nursery specimens from around 30 local businesses and 40 to 50 volunteers from local garden clubs and the hospital volunteers.
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