Tomorrow from 9:00 to 3:30 is the Herb & Flower Festival in Oriskany. Besides the vendors and gardening classes they have huge ice cream sandwiches. My favorite ice cream sandwich uses lavender with white chocolate chips cookies surrounding vanilla ice cream. They also have a herbal bake sale. To save you from carrying your purchases around the festival local area children offer plant taxis services by pulling wagons along with you as you walk. Below is a description of the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens taken from the Oneida County CCE website.
Parker F. Scripture Botanical GardensDedicated in 1985 and rededicated in 1996, to honor a local nurseryman and former County Legislator, Parker F. Scripture,. The Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens surround Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and are situated on 15 acres of land owned by Oneida County. The community/educational gardens are maintained by approximately 50 Master Gardener Volunteers and are open free of charge to the public from dawn to dusk.
We invite local garden clubs, school groups and anyone who is interested, to enjoy the unique learning opportunity of interacting with nature while learning about various tree and flower species, insects and wildlife. There is a nominal fee for guided tours (with a maximum of 30 people per group) and a pavilion is available for picnics. The gardens and pavilion are wheelchair accessible, the trails are not. Call for fees, details and appointments.