Garden Events / June 2018


June 2

Herb & Plant Sale

This sale is presented by Friends of Kenan Herb Club and held during the 100 American Craftsmen event at the Kenan Arena.

10 a.m.–3 p.m. Kenan Center (433 Locust St., Lockport)


Odyssey to Ithaca Day Trip Upstate

Join Upstate Gardeners’ Journal staff as they travel by motor coach to tour the Ithaca region. Highlights include a visit to Cornell Botanic Gardens; shopping at a variety of nurseries including Baker’s Acres and Cayuga Landscape; wine tasting and more. Lunch included. Registration required.

Gardeners’ Journal (1140 Ridge Crest Drive, Victor; or 585-591-2860)


Iris Show

Presented by Western NY Iris Society for their annual Iris show, get Information about acquiring and growing irises (bearded & nonbearded) and complimentary perennials.

1–4pm. Eastern Hills Mall (4545 Transit Rd., Williamsville; or 837-2285)


June 2–3

Bonsai Show

The Buffalo Bonsai Society and the Gardens invite you to view these prized trees at their peak and all in one place. Talk with experts and beginners as they display bonsai from their personal collections. Partake in raffles and purchase plants for your home.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. (, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave., 827-1584).


June 2–Aug. 19

Darleen Stry

The beautiful display explores the details and colors of the botany found at the Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in these captured images showing the defining traits of plants such as color, shape, and mood.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.; or 827-1584)


June 9–July 8

Garden Railway Exhibit

Brought to you by the Western New York Garden Railway Society, the railway brings fun and whimsy to the Buffalo summer season. Adults and kids alike enjoy this exhibit tradition.

10 a.m.–5 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 S. Park Ave.; or 827-1584)


June 10

Hosta Show

Hostas are America’s favorite perennial, and because they are grown and exhibited more for their diverse foliage than their flowers, it is difficult to exhibit the whole plant. Hosta lovers show single, well groomed, leaves in vases.

10 a.m.– at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave., or 827-1584)


June 16–17

Lewiston Garden Festival

Experience the gardens of Lewiston in this free self-guided tour.  This festival also offers the opportunity to shop at booths from local nurseries and outdoor suppliers, see demonstrations by garden professionals, and have master gardeners answer your questions.

10 a.m.–5 p.m.; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at Village of Lewiston (Center Street, Lewiston;


June 16–August 19

Nature’s Kaleidoscope

This is a completely new theme for a colorful summer exhibit. The talented exhibit team has come up with some kaleidoscope-inspired display pieces that will incorporate hexagonal and leaf patterns on glass and other surfaces. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 South Park Ave.; or 827-1584)


June 24

Parkside Garden & Architecture Tour

Tour the local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes of the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1870. More than fifty gardens are open to visitors—from formal to quirky, edible to elaborate. A garden map with a directory is available for $5. The tour is self-guided. Hillside Children’s Center

(70 Jewett Parkway; or 838-1240)


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