This year the Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale has a new location– the lawn at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.
Also new is that the event will be held on two days rather than one– Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The sale is free and will be held rain or shine. It is hosted by Gardens Buffalo Niagara (formerly the National Garden Festival).
Gardeners can find handcrafted artistic elements to enhance gardens and outdoor spaces. There will be nearly 40 vendors of nature-themed items or works in many mediums, including sculpture, metalwork, paintings, woodwork, architectural remnants, found art, jewelry, ceramics and planters.
Free presentations on garden topics will be given throughout the two days.
Representatives from area plant societies will be on hand to answer questions about their specialty plants.
Solo acoustic performer, Harvey Brice, will play for select hours both days.
Vendors participating in the 2016 Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale are:
- Junktures Garden art/sculptures made from junk. Forestville
- Quest Creek Cast stone garden accessories with hostas/ornamental grasses, garden obelisks/tuteurs. East Otto
- Sticks and Stones Leaf castings, bee hives, butterfly houses, rock vases and oil candles. North Tonawanda
- Designer Mailbox Metal sculptures. Amherst
- Leaves by Jenny Three-tier, hand-sculpted waterfall fountains, leaves and bird baths. Clearwater
- Heart of Franklinville Concrete garden statuary and rustic décor. Franklinville
- Art Glass and More Birdbaths and garden art made from repurposed vintage glass. Orchard Park
- Creative Copper Wire Hand-crafted garden items made from copper and glass. Buffalo
- ReCreations by Deb Hanging root vases, glass terrariums suction window vases. Cherry Creek
- Gleam & Glimmer Stained Glass Stained glass garden items, trellis, hanging bird baths, fairy garden accessories, tea lights and wind chimes. North Tonawanda
- Cynthia Harter Flowers made from vintage glass. Depew
- Ratcha Lynn Hand-painted glass, pot holders, tea cozy, tote bag and wrap skirts. East Aurora
- By Ann Hand-painted flags and vases. Rochester
- Mary Terziani Glass Fused glass art: flowers, wind chimes, suncatchers and functional pieces. Rochester
- Creative Glass Works Glass mosaics on bowling balls, birdhouses and wrought iron mosaic hangers. Buffalo
- Hog Shed Studio Pottery Functional stoneware pottery, bird feeders, bowls and petal pots. Little Valley
- Phoebe McKay Ceramic sculptures: birds, flora and fauna. Buffalo
- JPG Pottery Hand-thrown pottery sculptures – 100 lbs each. Allegany
- Diane Sypniewski Hand-painted clay pottery of birds/nature, oil paintings of floral landscapes, and painted floral glassware. Depew
- Over the Buffalo Moon One-of-a-kind decorative pottery, fused glass jewelry, and suncatchers. Cheektowaga
- Images by Michael Nature/fine art photos of flowers, birds and scenic landscapes. Cattaraugus
- Watercolors by Sheryl Perez Watercolor originals and prints. Wheatfield
- Lotus Wood Crafts Hand-crafted wood items from barn wood and pallets, furniture and garden accessories. Depew
- Maple View Farm Handmade wooden garden ornaments toadstools, and salad bowls. Holland
- Different by Design Hand-painted garden art and solar sconces. Amherst
- Live Art Natural rock planters. Sandusky, OH
- Copper Creations Recycled copper, brass sprinklers, sculptures and flower showers. Haines City, FL
- Ten Thousand Villages Hand-crafted planters, garden sculptures, wind chimes, bird baths, gardeners soaps and lotions. Williamsville
Other activities of Gardens Buffalo Niagara include tours of Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays throughout Buffalo Niagara during the month of July; Horizon Club Travel’s Great Garden Travel with Sally Cunningham; the “Buffalo Beyond Flowers: Sustainability in Action” tour; the “East Side Momentum” bus tour; promotion of all 18 Buffalo Niagara weekend garden tours; educational events, and Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden tour in America.
Also coming up this weekend: Parkside Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26.