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Garden Walk Buffalo in Traditional Home magazine

Did you see our mention in this month's issue of Traditional Home magazine? Of Garden Walk Buffalo, they say, "Peek at some of the most imaginative gardens in America..." Garden Walk gardener Jennifer Guercio, is quoted, and a photo of her Victorian home & garden are shown. We have to thank Visit Buffalo Niagara and their PR team for getting us a mention in this nationally-distributed magazine with a circulation of more than 868,000!

 
Garden Walk Buffalo in the New York Times

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The New York Times publishes a list of great home & garden tours that will take place over the summer each spring. This year Garden Walk Buffalo is on the list - in the "North of New York City" portion of the list. We'll take what we can get.

You can visit the New York Times list here. It's a good list. Make sure you visit the slide show. The Buffalo garden below is on the list of great homes and gardens. Photo is by Don Zinteck, of Photographics 2.

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The Hamilton Spectator says...

alt"Garden Walk Buffalo it is something that all gardeners should see and experience before we head off to the great back yard in the sky."

...and other nice things like...

"But Buffalo was, well, terrific. And I learned a whole lot, in one long hot summer day, about a concentration of some of the most interesting, funkiest, colourful, imaginative, made-on-a-shoestring gardens you can see anywhere. Oh yes, they’re beautiful, as well."

Read the full article, with photos here.


 
In USA Today today...

altUSA Today Online travel section features and article on Buffalo's Garden Walk and National Garden Festival. Of garden Walk, they say, "The centerpiece event, Garden Walk Buffalo, a free tour of 370 private gardens July 28-29, is the nation's largest. Quite a feat, considering the runner-up (in size anyway), is Virginia Garden Week in April, whose venues span an entire state." and "It goes beyond pretty flowers," says Visit Buffalo Niagara spokesman Peter Burakowski. "It's pride of place. In other cities this would be called trespassing. Here, they welcome you and maybe offer you a glass of wine and a snack."

Read the full article here.

 
GW on BlueCross BlueShield of WNY's Healthy Zone on Channel 2

altVisit here to see GW president Jim Charlier interviewed by Janet Snyder on WGRZ TV2's The Healthy Zone television show. Topics covered include its founding, Buffalo-style gardens, and more in this quick 4-minute clip.

 
Volunteer for Garden Walk Buffalo!

greeterGarden Walk is looking for volunteers to help out the weekend of the Walk. We're looking to "staff" our two headquarters with enthusiastic supporters of the Walk that can help answer questions for estimated 60,000 visitors (20% come from out-of-town and don't know the area well!), encourage donations, help visitors with their purchases of GW merchandise, and direct visitors to areas of the Walk that they may find of interest.

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The American Spirit of Landscape, Part II

altCharles Birnbaum: Beyond the Silos: Historic Preservation, Design and Cultural Landscape 


A lecture organized by the Graycliff Conservancy, Inc, by the brilliant and noted authority on landscape of the 20th century will take place at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center at 7 pm on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Garden Walk Buffalo receives Beacon Award

altVisit Buffalo Niagara (VBN) presented an award to Garden Walk Buffalo as the "2011 Tourism Initiative of the Year" at the second annual Beacon Awards, honoring excellence in the Buffalo Niagara travel and tourism industry, with more than 400 tourism professionals in attendance. The award was offered with the following comments from VBN:

"The Beacon Award for Outstanding Tourism Initiative of the Year goes to Garden Walk Buffalo.

In the summer of 1995, a group of volunteers from the Norwood/West Utica Neighborhood Association created the first Buffalo Garden Walk.
 
The main goal was to encourage neighborhood beautification and community pride. What started as a stroll through 29 neighborhood gardens has grown to more than 370 gardens in 2011, making the event the largest of its kind in the country.

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