Garden Walk is on
Combo in-person and virtual tours are planned
Front yard gardens, like this lush example on Little Summer, are open for business.
Get ready to walk. It won’t be the same, but, throughout July, Garden Walk includes physical gardens in the form of front yards and weekly Open Garden visits as well as myriad virtual tours, interviews with experts, contests, shopping opportunities, and garden stories—all available online.
Gardens Buffalo Niagara recognizes that garden lovers need to see real spaces and is including that experience as long as it can be done safely. It also knows that much of the discussion around gardening is already taking place online. The group WNY Gardeners on Facebook has doubled in size over the past couple months, with hundreds joining each week. It makes sense that those who have access to gardening space are realizing that it provides a rare safe activity as well as a possible source of sustenance.
The 2020 Garden Walk experience has been renamed Garden Views, and includes:
• Front yard garden strolls (in person)
• Gardener interviews (online)
• Backyard video tours (online)
• Talks from gardening experts (online)
• Games, giveaways, and shopping (online)
As of this writing, the Open Gardens program, which includes a list of gardens open on selected hours on either Thursdays or Fridays, is still on. Be sure to sign up at gardenbuffaloniagara.com for an enewsletter that will bring you the latest in garden touring opportunities. It all starts in early July, which has been designated Buffalo’s virtual gardening month.