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Garden Education Events

Listed are classes, sales, exhibitions, workshops and presentations to further your knowledge and skills in the gardening realm. Dates and times are subject to change. Please visit the linked websites to find out more for each event.

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Every building (and garden) has a story...

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Garden Walk Buffalo has been welcoming garden enthusiasts–from around the country–into gardens since 1995. 2016 marks the second year of collaboration between the Buffalo Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Garden Walk.

As part of its Building Stories Program, Garden Walk Buffalo visitors will be able to hear select properties’ Building (or Garden) Story.  By scanning the QR Codes on the signage along the tour, visitors will gain an insiders perspective to these amazing and unique spaces.

The stories collected from Garden Walk Buffalo 2015 are available on the Buffalo Architecture Foundation website.

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East Side Momentum

Saturday, August 13, 9am-1pm

This tour introduces the diverse, often overlooked, individual and community projects that have multiplied in this area of Buffalo. From yarnbombing and the None Like You/We Care community group to Farmer Pirates creating urban farms and ArtFarms placing public art, there’s excitement in the air.

Gardens, parks, and a Buddhist community center garden, round out the series of seven stops on this tour. A project organizer will be at each site to answer questions. Join us to celebrate the individual and community projects that enliven Buffalo’s East Side.

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Sustainability in Action

altSaturday, August 6, 10am-3pm

The tour will see progressive gardening and farming activities at the community-integrated Massachusetts Avenue Project, PUSH’s 14th-Street Garden, and the Broadway Market Rooftop Garden.

We’ll visit the sites of successful recoveries of land and water resources along our waterfront: Wilkeson Pointe, Mutual Riverfront Park, and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's RiverBend project.

The tour will also stop at the Urban Habitat Project at the Central Terminal and the BNMC bioretention cell near downtown Buffalo, both of which tackle specific problems with innovative solutions.

These eight prominent sites were chosen for their strong environment-friendly approaches. We’ll hear from the project leader at each site about the impact of the work on a renewed Buffalo.

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Great Garden Travel with Sally Cunningham

Join Sally Cunningham, Buffalo News Garden Columnist and WIVB Channel 4 TV Garden reporter, to experience Great Garden Travel, a division of AAA/Horizon Club Tours, and share in the wonder of gardens in the U.S., Canada, and abroad—and it all starts with Buffalo! For more about the tours, or private tours for your group, visit GreatGardenTravel.com or call 1-800-242-4244. Reservations and tickets can be purchased online. Click on the link to find out more about each tour.

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Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

NEW DATES 

Saturday & Sunday,  June 25 & 26 10am-5pm, both days

NEW LOCATION

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo 

No garden, especially your garden, is complete without some art! Need something special, or handmade, to complete your garden art collection? Be it zany and unique, or cool and subtle, there is something for everyone at this sale.

Plant societies will be exhibiting and answering questions concerning care, maintenance, and propagation. A series of free talks on horticultural topics has been arranged throughout both days.

Here's a list of the vendors – more to be added! If you'd like to be a vendor, visit here.

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Weekend Walks & Tours

altNearly 1,000 gardens on 17 garden tours. Pretty much any weekend you visit Buffalo in the summer there's a garden tour to visit!

From the start of the season with the Lewiston GardenFest on June 26, to the Black Rock Riverside Tour of Gardens on August 6 there are tours most every weekend, including Garden Walk Buffalo - the largest garden tour in America.

But don't miss the other great tours - there are night tours, market places, historic homes, plant sales, and more. Nearly all walks and tours are free.

Grab a friend or drag a spouse – you're sure to have a good time and be inspired! Visit their links here to find hours, where to pick up maps, and more.

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Call for vendors for the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale

altWe're seeking vendors of garden-oriented or nature-themed, or works that can be displayed in a garden setting – Sculpture, plants, planters, metalwork, paintings, lighting, vintage signs, woodwork, architectural remnants, fountains, found art, jewelry, ceramics – anything that relates back to the garden!

New! Two Days this year! New Location!

The sale takes place on two days this year – Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2016 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218.

This unique Sale is a kickoff to a summer of garden programming including all area garden tours, Tours of Open Gardens throughout Buffalo Niagara on Thursdays and Fridays, garden-themed bus and bike tours, educational workshops, and more.

To download an application, visit here, or email Barbara Maze at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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