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Four more GW gardens in a national magazine

altThis time, it's the Summer 2012 issue of Real Garden magazine, a specialty publication of NYC-based Country Almanac, by Harris Publications.

The gardens featured include:

  • The Lancaster Avenue garden of Jim Locke and Annabelle Irey (page 16, High Summer Victorian)
  • The Putnam Avenue garden of Wayne Gostomsky and Thomas Flanigan (page 38, Cottage Craving)
  • The Granger Place garden of Carol Siracuse & Tom Palamuso (page 51, Upfront Flourish)
  • The Lancaster Avenue garden of Leslie & Jim Charlier (page 62, Vine & Dandy)
Three more GW gardens in a national magazine

altBackyard Solutions magazine, a nationally distributed landscape & gardening magazine, features two Buffalo gardens with two-page spreads and gardener interviews and another garden to illustrate ways of making your backyard more private.

The featured gardens include:

  • The St. James Street garden of Michael Boland
  • The Lincoln Parkway carriage house of Laurie Counihan Brown
  • The Lancaster Avenue Garden of Leslie & Jim Charlier
Like us, really Like us! GW's New Facebook Page

altPlease visit us on our new Facebook page which can be found here. Please click over and "Like" our page.

Features you'll find online will include:

  • Photo collections of different features of the Walk - titles like Mirrors in the Garden, and Hellstrips. More collections will be added over time keep inspired for the other 363 days a year.
  • 43 Great Garden Ideas found on Garden Walk you can do in your own garden
  • Discount coupons and offers from our sponsors
  • Up-to-the-minute links to what is being said and written, nationally (and internationally!), about Garden Walk Buffalo
  • Garden Walk events - like our booths at Plantasia, Elmwood Festival of the Arts, our Spring Beautification Grants & Speaker event and more.
  • Interact with other Garden Walk fans
  • Find out more about gardens that you may want to visit for this year's Walk, or see those gardens that you can never quite get to!

GW, being a small non-profit, is looking to extend its marketing reach into the social media realm because many GW gardeners and attendees are on Facebook and, well, it costs nothing! And Garden Walk is all about free!

Visit Facebook and "Like" our page and you'll get Garden Walk updates coming directly to you.

The Garden Walk tree house


Garden Walk regulars Miro Sako and Sue Hough Sako's tree house is featured in Buffalo Spree's HOME magazine with a two-page spread. Sue is a Garden Walk Buffalo board member and responsible for the annual poster design and coordinates the GW merchandise we sell (hats, shirts, totes, calendars, etc.). This is the only tree house that can be seen on GW Buffalo!

Kind words from Canada...

altOn the garden blog. allanbecker.gardenguru, Montreal garden designer, consultant, lecturer and writer Allan Becker says of Buffalo's gardens, "Have you noticed the Buffalo style gardens that have been evolving in western Upstate New York? This type of gardening is considered by some to be an original American contribution to urban landscaping. Although the style pays homage to Romantic English gardens, its unique and distinct local flavor sets it apart from other gardening idioms. Cultivated in a very cold part of the USA, where winters are severe and the growing season is short, its development is just short of a miracle. That so many residents of Buffalo have successfully embraced this style to make it their own is a phenomenon."

And this is only a small portion of what he writes f Buffalo's gardens. To read his full blog post, visit here. Leave him a comment if you've been on the Garden Walk before, or if you have a garden on the Walk!

Four GW gardens in Great Backyard Gardens magazine!

altThe 2012 issue of Great Backyards magazine is out and it features 95 gardens from around the country, including these four from Garden Walk Buffalo:

Putnam Street garden of Phoebe & Bruce McKay

Bidwell Parkway garden of Hilary & Matt Turco

Lancaster Avenue garden of Corinne & Steve Curvin

Delavan Avenue the garden of Jennifer & Jim Guercio

See the two-page spread images after the jump...

GW 2011 Survey Results

Visit Buffalo Niagara commissioned Ruth Diamond Market Research, Inc. for an intercept study, on site, in gardens of Garden Walk Buffalo this past year - focusing on attendees from outside of Erie and Niagara counties. Based on 574 attendees surveyed, 18% lived 50 miles or more, away from Buffalo. Below results refers to this 18% of out-of-town visitors:

Garden Walk Buffalo helps fill hotels to maximum

altHotels in Buffalo near or at capacity

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Hotel business is booming in Buffalo this summer. Many inns are putting up their "no vacancy" signs.

The Adam's Mark is booked, and so is the Holiday Inn. The Hampton Inn and Suites is also filled to capacity Tuesday night.


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