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Happy birthday to us!

Winding down our 20th anniversary year, the annual Thank You party for the gardeners, volunteers and sponsors was held at Buffalo's 20th Century Club, on Friday, September 12. Around 130 guests were  treated to wine, hors d'oeuvres, and door prizes. We were able to recognize our great sponsors with plaque mounted posters from this year's Walk and verbally thank the gardeners. As a surprise, the 20th Century Club made this great cake for our anniversary. We believe it was, in fact, NOT gnome-flavored.

 
Marble & Granite Scrap Contest Results

215 Lancaster AvenueGarden Walk Buffalo Sponsor Italian Marble and Granite offered each Garden Walk Buffalo gardener free marble and granite scraps to create a project in their garden. Around a dozen gardeners took up the challenge and representatives from Italian Marble and Granite judged the entries and awarded a $500 gift certificate for a marble and granite project in the home of the winner. Of the many creative entries, the tough choice was narrowed down to a select few, with the winner being the Charlier garden on Lancaster Avenue with their marble and granite scrap "carpet" inlaid in their patio. See just some of the other, wonderfully creative projects by gardeners after the jump...

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GW Scavenger Hunt Winner Announced

And the winner of the GW Scavenger Hunt? Winner of 20 $20 bills for Garden Walk's 20th anniversary? Who visited 20 gardens and collected 20 correct clues? Kathryn DiVito of Porter Avenue! There were 56 entrants, 20 were eligible for the prize. A random name was selected from that group of 20. Everyone who entered will receive a token of our appreciation for their participation.

 
Tips from Garden Walk gardeners
Tips from Garden Walk Gardeners :: Garden Walk Buffalo

Vloggers Billy & Pat cover garden tips from Garden Walk Buffalo featuring some Garden Walk Buffalo gardeners...

 
Looking for more to do in Buffalo Niagara?

altYour one-stop for finding out all there is to do in Buffalo is Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN). Foodie? History buff? Sports fan? Arts appreciator? Architecture your thing? Professional shopper? Visit Buffalo Niagara partners with all area attractions, festivals, and hotels to help make your visit the most enjoyable it can be – whether it be you on your own, your family, girls weekends, bus tours, or conventions large and small. Even if you're Canadian. Especially if you're Canadian!

Visit Buffalo Niagara has been a great partner to Garden Walk Buffalo for many years, helping to not only spread the word of the Walk outside of the region, but hosting dozens of national garden and travel writers here during and before Garden Walk.

The New York State Regional Economic Development Council awarded VBN a $50,000 grant, which VBN administers, on behalf of Garden Walk, the National Garden Festival and the horticulture tourism sector to promote garden tourism. Media purchases this year have included ads in the Canada Blooms catalog, Canadian Gardening magazine, Upstate Gardener's Journal, TV commercials on WNED, radio sponsorships on WBFO, social media campaigns, media relations efforts, and much more.

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Burchfield Botanicals Exhibition for Garden Walk's 20th Anniversary

altTo mark the 20th anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo, the Burchfield Penney Art Center presents Burchfield Botanicals, an exhibition of Charles E. Burchfield’s botanical sketches and paintings paired with amazing life-like wildflower reproductions from the Buffalo Museum of Science created by Paul and George Marchand. The exhibition, which opens at The Center Friday, June 13, will be on view on thru Sunday, November 9, 2014.The exhibition is in collaboration with Garden Walk Buffalo, The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, the Buffalo Museum of Science, and the National Garden Festival.

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Thank you to our 20th Anniversary Sponsor!

altGarden Walk Buffalo's 20th Anniversary year is brought to you by Sprout, a home and garden store at 1400 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo. Opened in late April 2014, A new concept store by room, a luxury furniture boutique, Sprout is an ever-changing pop-up shop that rotates new merchandise with each season. Sprout was created specifically for your seasonal home and garden needs. In spring and summer you will find unique garden art, accessories and whimsical indoor/outdoor furniture. Sprout features brands such as Urban Composter and Gloster outdoor furniture, as well as the Frank Lloyd Wright statue collection. Make your spring and summer outdoor living even more beautiful and creative. For more information, visit their website here.

We thank Sprout for its major support this year and glad to have them added to the mix of great garden stores and garden centers throughout Buffalo Niagara.

 
Garden Walk Buffalo's 20th Anniversary Commemorative Annual

altIn honor of its 20th year, Garden Walk Buffalo has produced a 60-page, glossy, magazine-style, commemorative annual featuring the gardens of Buffalo. The annual is available for $10

To order a magazine online, visit our online store.

The publication features articles by the region's leading garden writers, including Sally Cunningham, Elizabeth Licata, Connie Oswald Stofko, Rochester's Jane Milliman and more.

It features articles on Buffalo-style gardens, how to dress up your garden for visiting crowds, how to get the most out of a garden tour, tips for small gardens, gardening in Buffalo's urban setting, water features, hellstrips (area between sidewalk and street), other area gardening destinations, hardscape restoration, and much more.

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