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May
29
Thu
Plastic Recycling Program Now Through July 15th
May 29 – Jul 15 all-day
Plastic Recycling Program Now Through July 15th

Reduce Garden Waste with Help from Hicks Nurseries.

From now until July 15 home gardeners are encouraged to bring in their plastic garden pots, cell packs and trays to be recycled by Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. The program has kept more than 530 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.

Aug
24
Sun
Tomato Contest
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am

Tomato ContestPrizes will be awarded for heaviest tomato, largest circumference, most unusual and tiniest red tomato. Entries will be accepted at 10 am on the day of the contest only. Judging begins at 11 am. Each contestant can win one category. Tomatoes must be ripe and not frozen or previously frozen.

All children 12 or under are encouraged to bring in their “own-grown” tomatoes. Those who participate receive a Hicks Nurseries Certificate of Achievement.

Oct
5
Sun
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am

Giant Pumpkin Weigh OffOur Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off will be held on Sunday, October 5th. Judging begins at 11 AM. Everyone who has grown a pumpkin – no matter what the size – is encouraged to bring it and show off their growing skills. In addition to awards for the three heaviest pumpkins, we will also award prizes to the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Pumpkin Grown by A Child’ (under the age of 15). Contestants who need to have their pumpkins unloaded must be at the nursery no later than 10 AM.

Oct
11
Sat
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Carving ContestBring your carved and decorated pumpkins to Hicks Nurseries for our fourth annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Registration begins at 2 PM; judging begins promptly at 3 PM. The winner of each category will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries.

Oct
25
Sat
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show

Come see the amazing array of chrysanthemums grown by members of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society as they compete for prizes. Members will be present to answer questions. Saturday, October 25, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, October 26, 11am-3:45pm. For more information visit www.longislandmums.org.

Oct
26
Sun
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:45 pm
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show

Come see the amazing array of chrysanthemums grown by members of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society as they compete for prizes. Members will be present to answer questions. Saturday, October 25, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, October 26, 11am-3:45pm. For more information visit www.longislandmums.org.

Dec
1
Mon
Christmas at Hicks
Dec 1 – Dec 26 all-day

ChristmasChristmas begins at Hicks Nurseries with the opening of the Christmas animated story and the arrival of Santa Claus. Santa is available weekdays and weekends for picture taking with 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.

A warm cup of hot chocolate or cider while picking out your tree in a covered area will become a family tradition.