Garden Events / July 2018
Garden Walk Buffalo is July 28-29
Photo by D. Zinteck
Tours of Open Gardens
Thursdays in July, you can visit gardens in Hamburg, Orchard Park, Boston, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Williamsville, Kenmore, Snyder, Tonawanda, Lancaster, Townline/Alden and Buffalo’s Delaware District, Elmwood Village, Allentown, and Parkside neighborhoods.
Pick up a guide and check the time and locations for select gardens and visit gardensbuffaloniagara.com for more information.
Town of Amherst Garden Walk
Free, self-guided tour of resident gardens throughout Amherst and Snyder.
10 a.m.–4 p.m.; 111 Campus Drive West, Snyder; Facebook @bloomingamherst
Snyder-CleveHill Garden View
Some gardens have been published locally and nationally in Garden Gate magazine, the Buffalo News, and others, as well as online. Don’t miss: Garden structures and water features.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Trillium’s Courtyard Florist (2195 Kensington Ave., Amherst; Facebook @schgardenview)
Grand Island Garden Walk
Visit one of our two state parks. Stroll the boardwalk at Beaver Island SP or walk the trails at Buckhorn Island SP for views of the mighty Niagara River.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Town Commons Gazebo (2255 Baseline Road, Grand Island; grandislandgardenwalk.com)
City of Tonawanda Garden Walk
Over 30 Beautiful gardens open for your viewing pleasure. The City of Tonawanda Garden Walk features water gardens, rock gardens, koi ponds, and breathtaking arrangements in meditation gardens. Friday Night Lights offers an extraordinary lighting festival.
July 13 Night Lights, 9–11 p.m, and July 14, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Tonawanda (cityoftonawandaartsboard.com/garden-walk or 695-8645)
Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk & Night Tour
Named for the first full-time salaried chancellor of the University at Buffalo, this 17th annual walk comprises more than seventy private and public spaces in the University Heights, Eggertsville, and Amherst neighborhoods surrounding the UB South Campus. See lush medians, beautiful backyards, bountiful plants, and unique historical streets.
10 a.m.–4 p.m., night tour 8–10 p.m., University Heights (ourheights.org/GardenWalk)
Scene Garden Club Walk in Springville
Waterman’s Greenhouse donates beautiful hanging baskets that are raffled off hourly starting at 11 a.m. When picking up the brochure at the gazebo, you will be entered in the raffle.
10 a.m.–4 p.m., Fiddler’s Green Park Gazebo (Franklin St. & N. Buffalo St., Springville; springvillechamber.com or 864-2015)
Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk and Fair
The booklet includes a map and description of each garden and offers coupons for village restaurants and businesses. Don’t miss the Eighteen Mile Creek Overlook with its quaint gazebo and herb garden and the Trolley Stop, a village volunteer effort initiated by Imagine: Hamburg. Many unique shops and restaurants are along Main and Buffalo Streets.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Memorial Park Bandstand (Lake & Union Sts., Hamburg; hamburggardenwalk.com)
Garden Walk of Niagara Falls, USA
Join the guided and self-guided tours of gardens in Niagara Falls’ historic neighborhoods. Speak with residents focused on neighborhood revitalization. Hear noted speakers and have your soil tested. Pick up an informational brochure with event map.
10 a.m.–4 p.m., Garden Walk of Niagara Falls, USA (1425 Main St., Niagara Falls; keepniagarabeautiful.org)
Pendleton “Petal Pushers” Garden Tour
See lots of birdhouses, upcycled items, English-style gardens, and a four-season garden with over eighty evergreens on this free and self-guided tour.
11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Sisti Gallery North (6535 Campbell Blvd., Lockport; firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook @pendletonpetal-pushers)
Lockport in Bloom
Lockport rose from the banks of the Erie Canal, which is a marvel of engineering. Rich, fertile soil makes it an ideal place to garden. This tour includes more than thirty-five gardens of many types, from small city plots to large park-like spaces. The city offers an inviting variety of unique specialty shops, antiques, and restaurants.
July 14–15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Kenan Center (433 Locust St., Lockport)
Botanics & Brews
Enjoy a craft beer tasting from Try-It Distributing while you enjoy the scenery on a tour of Buffalo’s Botanical Gardens. Listen to the live music from JJ SWING and bid on incredible raffle prizes!
6–9 p.m.; Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; buffalogardens.com or 827-1584)
The Village of Williamsville Garden Walk
Find an eclectic mix of gardens, many with water features and garden art, plus lots of dining and shopping options. In addition to residents’ open gardens, the public is invited to enter their “tiny” gardens.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Williamsville Village Hall (5565 Main St., Williamsville; village.williamsville.ny.us)
Lancaster Garden Walk
There is a night showing of approximately ten Lancaster gardens on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting, some gardens host local artists displaying, selling, and working.
July 20, 8:45–10:45 p.m.; and July 21 & 22 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two Chicks and a Rooster (732 Aurora St., Lancaster)
West Seneca Garden and Home Tour
More than thirty gardens comprise this seventh annual urban garden tour. You’ll find clusters of gardens as well as a variety of welcoming restaurants.
10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Charles Burchfield Nature Center (2001 Union Rd. and Mike Weber Greenhouses, 42 French Rd., West Seneca; 824-3995)
Ken-Ton Garden Tour
Come see why Buffalo’s first suburb is a cozy community designated “One of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods” by the American Planning Association. See interesting water features and great landscapes.
Fri. & Sat., 8:30–11 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Aquatic Fitness Center (1 Pool Plaza, Tonawanda; kentongardentour.com)
The Buffalo Garden Party
Enjoy live jazz by the Sal Andolina Quintet and refreshments in the courtyard gardens and chapel of the historic E.B. Green-designed First Presbyterian Church on the Saturday of Garden Walk Buffalo. Thin Man Brewery’s Summer Pilsner, created especially for this event, and wine will be available for purchase. $20 ticket price includes food, soft drinks, and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the continued restoration of landmark First Presbyterian Church and Garden Walk Buffalo.
3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo)
Garden Walk Buffalo
Garden Walk rejuvenates streets, reenergizes neighborhoods, increases property values, and takes the chill out of Buffalo’s snow-belt image. The first day also includes a garden party with live Jazz music from 3 to 7 p.m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days; the walk moves from Canalside to the Scajaquada, and from the Niagara River to Main Street.