Valentine’s event to raise funds for National Garden Festival in Buffalo

HeartsintheGardens for National Garden Festival in BuffaloHearts in the Gardens, a fundraising party to benefit the National Garden Festival in Buffalo will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

By attending the party, you’re  supporting the National Garden Festival and helping to  make the Buffalo-Niagara region a garden destination.

The event will feature a silent auction. Items to be auctioned include garden goodies, hotel overnights and a personal garden consultation by Sally Cunningham, certified nursery and landscape professional and garden writer.

You can also enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres by Lucarelli’s, along with beer and wine.

Those who attend the party will be among the first to hear updates on the National Garden Festival, such as what neighborhood will participate in this year’s Front Yard Contest as well as details on this year’s weekend kickoff event.

While you’re enjoying the party, be sure to see what else the Botanical Gardens has to offer.

You can view the spectacular Night Lights display, where ever-changing lights splash the botanical displays and a music soundtrack adds to the experience. Also taking place the night of the party are the Amaryllis and Cymbidium display as well as a wonderful photo exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery.

The cost for the party is $50 per person or $75 per couple. Reservations are required by Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The National Garden Festival is a five-week-long garden party. It includes 14 garden walks, including America’s largest, Garden Walk Buffalo. It also includes bus tours, weekday Open Gardens, speakers, workshops and a Front Yard Garden Competition. This festival of 1,000 gardens has something for everyone.

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