Booklet for Open Gardens now available at garden centers

Smug Creek Gardens in Hamburg NY
At Smug Creek Gardens, home of Mike and Kathy Guest Shadrack, you’ll see expansive views and little hostas. When you buy the guide booklet for Open Gardens, you’ll find a description of the more than 75 gardens you can visit. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko


You can now buy the booklet for Open Gardens, which lists all the information you need to visit more than 75 exceptional gardens during select hours on Thursdays and Fridays in July.

The booklet is available for a $5 donation at many local garden centers– see the list here. You can also buy a copy at the Erie County Master Gardener Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26, at First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Open Gardens are like garden walks, but they take place onThursdays and Fridays instead of on weekends. And there are no crowds!

The organizers made it easy to plan your day. Ther booklet contains a map showing the gardens and a listing of the hours that each garden is open. The organizers even included suggested routes to see all the gardens.

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