Open Gardens continue for three more weeks; get booklet or app now

Shadrack garden visited by garden communicators
Many of the gardens on Open Gardens are expansive. This is a view from Smug Creek, the home of Kathy and Mike Shadrack, taken a few years ago. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Walk through lovely landscapes during Open Gardens in July.

These are selected gardens that you can visit on Thursdays and Fridays at certain times and dates. The gardens are clustered in 12 geographic areas that you can visit over the course of five weeks.

To get all the information, you need an Open Gardens guide. There are three ways to get the guide:

  1. Purchase one online here ($20 donation).
  2. Buy the Open Gardens smartphone app ($4.99). It has GPS, maps, photos and garden descriptions. Purchase it wherever you buy your apps.
  3. Visit one of these partner garden centers ($10 donation).

Note that some changes to the schedule had to be made after the book went to press. You can see the list of changes here.

Crowds haven’t been a problem in the past with Open Gardens. Most of the gardens are large. They are spread out over large areas (Erie and Niagara counties), so you probably won’t be bumping into other visitors as you tour the landscapes.

Of course, you should always use safety etiquette:

  • Keep six feet away from others.
  • Wearing a mask is a good idea, too, even though you’re outside.
  • Try not to touch things in the yards.
  • Take a bottle of hand sanitizer with you.

Other gardening events

Garden Views

See front yard gardens from the sidewalk on Sundays during Gardens in Plain View.

It’s just one of the events happening every day in July through Garden Views. Garden Walk Buffalo and the East Side Garden Walk are sharing in new ways to adapt to these unprecedented times.

See all the details of Garden Views here.

Garden walks

No garden walks are scheduled until August. Event details keep changing. Check back to the calendar here on Gardens Buffalo Niagara for the most up-to-date information.

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