Deadline approaches for Garden Walk Buffalo, East Side Garden Walk

front porch on Garden Walk Buffalo
This Livingston Street garden was photographed in 2017 on Garden Walk Buffalo. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

Consider sharing your garden on Garden Walk Buffalo or the East Side Garden Walk. The deadline to register is May 15 for both garden walks.

Your garden does not need to be perfect; no one’s ever is.

There are no fancy garden criteria– no site visits, no judging, no entry fees. All you have to do is be proud of your little spot of earth. It does not need to be giant. It does not need to be professionally landscaped.

Gardens range from large to a few square feet. Register your front, back, or side garden; your upper porch (seen from the street), or your business storefront dolled up with plantings. It is the diversity that makes the event a success. 

Garden Walk Buffalo and the East Side Garden Walk are produced by Gardens Buffalo Niagara. The mission is to create more vibrant and beautiful communities through events like such as Urban Farm Day, Tours of Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays in July, and The Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale.

Garden Walk Buffalo

If you have a garden in the footprint of Garden Walk Buffalo, you’re welcome to participate. Register online at

It will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 30 & 31.

Garden Walk Buffalo is the largest garden tour in the North America.

East Side Garden Walk

If you have a garden in the footprint of East Side Garden Walk, you’re welcome to participate. Register online at 

New this year, it is a two-day event: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 23 & 24.

The East Side Garden Walk is more than a free, self-guided garden tour. It’s a way for residents to take control of the narrative for their community. They share gardens, stories, and the spirit of perseverance with those from within and outside the neighborhood. The tour counters the negative stigma often portrayed on the news by creating positive stories of their homes and neighborhood. They use their love of gardening and community to create connections among gardeners, neighbors and visitors. 

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