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Garden Walk Buffalo remains the same great two-day tour. Garden Walk Bufalo Niagara is so much more...


What's your garden pleasure? Touring gardens by motorcoach? Touring gardens on weekdays? Biking to gardens? Buying garden art? Seeing garden art exhibits? Unique specialty tours? Learning more about gardening? Visiting gardens nationally and internationally? The new Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara (GWBN) now does all this and still runs Garden Walk Buffalo (the two-day tour you already know). GWBN also gives grants to block clubs and community groups for beautification projects, and helps PLANT WNY with a public space makeover each year.

Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara is all about creating, providing access to, and promotion of, garden tourism experiences in the Buffalo Niagara region as a catalyst for beautification, education, tourism, community-building, promotion, healthy living, sustainability, and civic pride. Visit the GWBN site at, and don't forget to visit their Facebook page and "like" it to get updates on what's going on in gardening, year-round, in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Garden Walk Buffalo Announces 2015 Board of Directors Expands Regional Garden Tourism Initiatives

altGarden Walk Buffalo, Inc., the nonprofit organization that hosts America’s largest annual garden tour – Garden Walk Buffalo – announces its newly elected board of directors for 2015.

The newly appointed board is hard at work planning several events, including its signature Garden Walk event, which annually attracts more than 60,000 tourists from around the world to Western New York on the last full weekend in July, with an estimated economic impact of $4.5 million.

Returning Board Members:

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.

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.

Garden Walk Applications

online applicationWould you like your garden to be on this year's Garden Walk Buffalo? Share your garden and show your pride in your neighborhoods and city.

Entry deadline is May 15, 2015.


Be a Garden Walk Buffalo Corporate Sponsor

altDo you want Buffalo to be known for its gardens? Do you want visitors to know you support a great community event, unlike any other? Do you want to support the nation's largest garden tour? Do you want your company's name in front of the tens of thousands of garden fans we reach throughout the U.S. and beyond? Do you want to help beautify Buffalo? If you said yes to any of these questions, you should be a Garden Walk Buffalo Sponsor. Corporate sponsorships from $500 to $5,000 are available with a variety of benefits, but none so great as being part of promoting Buffalo and our growing garden tourism. Deadline is April 31!

Download our GW Sponsor Kit here. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We didn't write the book on garden tourism, but we're in it!

altThe first-ever book on garden tourism, aptly titled Garden Tourism, is out. The book, written by Dr. Richard Benfield, Associate Professor of Geography at the Central Connecticut State University, is an academic tome covering the history of, and the evolving of, garden tourism from early Egyptian times (around 1,500 BCE), to the time the book was published earlier this year. It's exhaustive.

And Garden Walk Buffalo and Buffalo's National Garden Festival were well represented with a page and a half! In the chapter titled "Outdoor Garden Festivals" there is a brief intro on the origins of Garden Walk Buffalo–its byproduct/outgrowth the National Garden Festival–and stats and research data we've collected over the years from zip code collection and consumer surveys with the help and financial support of Visit Buffalo Niagara.

Richard, who has visited Garden Walk Buffalo, and visited Buffalo on other occasions, is a great advocate for the garden tourism efforts we're putting forth.

Garden Walk Buffalo president emeritus, Jim Charlier, wrote an endorsement/quote/review for the back of the book, which reads:

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