From May 15th until July 15th home gardeners are encouraged to bring their plastic pots, cell packs and trays to be recycled by Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. The program has kept more than 690 yards of plastics out of landfills since 2009.
Home gardeners are asked to collect and sort their plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays and shake out all soil and rocks from the containers and remove metal hangers, rings or other foreign materials before dropping them into the recycling bin. The drop-off bin is located in the Customer Pick-up/Loading Area. All plastic containers collected will be recycled.
Only garden plastics will be accepted. No household plastics, no food plastics, no clay pots, no soil, no metal plant hangers and no plastic bags.
This service is open only to retail customers and is not for commercial or landscaper use.
Celebrate Your Vegetable Victories at Hicks Nurseries’ Summer Harvest Competition
It’s not only important to eat your vegetables, it’s also important to show them off! Join us for the 3rd Annual Summer Harvest Competition on Saturday, August 12th at the nursery in Westbury. Enter your homegrown tomatoes, eggplant, squash, peppers and other vegetables for a chance to win bragging rights and a gift card from Hicks Nurseries.
The categories are:
Most Uncommon Tomato or Other Vegetable: Show us an heirloom or other variety we wouldn’t necessarily find at the supermarket.
Heaviest Zucchini & Heaviest Tomato: Bring us the big guys to be weighed.
Best Decorated Vegetable: We encourage you to use your imagination to its fullest! You can decorate one vegetable or a grouping of vegetables.
Beginner Gardener Category: Children are encouraged to bring in their favorite vegetable that they grew at home. All children will be awarded a certificate of participation.
Beautiful Bouquets: Create a bouquet of your favorite flowers and greenery from your very own garden. (Please display in your own vase)
Contestants may enter one item per category only. Each contestant may enter up to two categories. Attendees to the event will vote to determine the winner of the Best Decorated Vegetable. A panel of judges will determine the winners of all other categories.
Entries will be accepted beginning at 10 am on the day of the contest only and judging will begin promptly at 11am. Each contestant can win in only one category. Vegetables must be ripe with no signs of rot and not be frozen or previously frozen. Entries brought to the competition after 11 am may be exhibited but may not be eligible for prizes.
Fall is one of our customers’ favorite seasons to visit Hicks. Take a picture with Otto the Ghost*, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you’re here enjoy our fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn*, popcorn*, apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! Our animated children’s story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family and Halloween cheer. In addition, we encourage children and adults to grow their own pumpkins to enter in our giant pumpkin contest. During the week, we will bring your school group through all of the exciting events and they leave with a pumpkin and a fresh picked apple. Call for details.
*Roasted Corn & Popcorn available weekends only.
* Otto the Ghost is available for picture-taking 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm weekends only.
Everyone is invited to participate in this newly expanded competition which not only includes giant pumpkins but additional categories for large, unique and decorated vegetables. Registration begins at 10am; judging begins promptly at 11am.*
Everyone who has grown a pumpkin, no matter what its size – is encouraged to bring it to the competition and show off their growing skills. Prizes will be awarded for the 3 heaviest pumpkins.
Giant Vegetable or Flower
Have you grown a giant squash, sunflower head, cucumber or other vegetable? Enter your largest garden grown plants for bragging rights and a chance to win!
Best Decorated Vegetable
We encourage you to use your imagination to its fullest! Decorate one vegetable or a group of vegetables. Impress the judges with your creativity.
Create a bouquet of your favorite flowers and greenery from your very own garden. (Please display in vase)
Beginner Gardener Category
Children are encouraged to bring their favorite vegetables or flowers that they grew at home. All children will be awarded a certificate of participation.
*Registration for all categories begins at 10 am. Judging begins at 11 am sharp. Entries brought to the competition after 11am will be exhibited but may not judged or eligible for prizes.
Stroll through our free animated story featuring life-sized animatronic scenes. Admission is always free. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Long Island Cares.
Meet Santa in-person. Don’t forget to bring your own camera. Additionally, children can mail a letter to Santa in our special North Pole mailbox and get a response!
Our real, live reindeer bring smiles to the faces of many children and adults, as well as a serving as a reminder that Santa will be coming to your home soon!
Our music on the weekends has become a family favorite. Enjoy the festive sounds of the brass band weekends during the holiday season. A warm cup of hot chocolate or cider while picking out your tree in a covered area will become a family tradition.
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