Gardening expo coming to Hillside (with photos)

By Anna Norris

May 2, 2014 Updated May 2, 2014 at 7:09 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Hillside Garden Center is giving away prizes and offering discounts on Saturday.

The flower and plant store located at 1449 Front Street will be holding its third annual "Flower Fashions Event" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Festivities include plants showcased on the "red carpet," hands-on demonstrations, and visits by local artists.

Representatives from local businesses will also be there to talk about their products. Heidi Mortensen, of Prides Corner Farms, spoke about Hillside's plant-testing program.

"They have a very extensive plant-testing program, so any plant that's released on the market is tested for five to seven years, in ground, all over the country, at different testing sites to test its hardiness, consistency and reliability," Mortensen said.

As part of the Flower Fashions Event, Hillside is offering 15% off all Proven Winner plants. There will also be deals on hanging baskets and prize drawings throughout the day.

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