Coming up: plant sale, plant & seed exchanges

plant and seed exchange by Samuel Capen Garden Walk
A plant and seed exchange is a great way to get new plants to try. (This photo was taken before the pandemic; please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.) Photo courtesy Samuel Capen Garden Walk

If you want to install some native plants in your garden, or if you just want to try something new, check out these upcoming events.

See our Events page for even more gardening activities.

Plant & seed exchange Sept. 26

Capen Garden Walk will hold a plant and seed exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at University Presbyterian Church, 3330 Main St., Buffalo. It will take place rain or shine.

Perennials and seeds will be exchanged at this free event. Take along your plant divisions and bring some new ones back to your garden.

75 varieties of seeds will be offered by ARTseeds, a project of University Heights Arts Association.

Slightly used flower pots, vases and other garden items are welcome as donations. They will be resold to benefit the Christine Brooks Garden Grant.

Native plant sale Oct. 3

A native plant sale will be held by the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 3 at their greenhouse, 1825 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda.

Payment is by cash or check only; go early because supplies are limited.

There will be socially distanced drive-through from the garden entrance to the greenhouse.

For more information, email

Plants to be offered are:

  • Cephalantus occidentalis Buttonbush at $20 each. Organically raised from local seed in their greenhouse. See more about buttonbush here.
  • Liatris spicata / Gayfeather or blazing star at $10 each. Organically raised from local seed in their greenhouse. See more about gayfeather here.
  • Monarda fistulosa / Bee balm or wild bergamot at $10 each. Divided from local stock and organically maintained. See more about bee balm here.

Native seed exchange Nov. 14

A native seed exchange will take place from 10 to 11:30 .m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew.

Please take native plant seeds to share and small containers or baggies for the seeds you will take home.

Registration is required. To register, call 716-683-5959.

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