Big finale of gardening events in WNY: Garden Walk Buffalo

cottage garden on Garden Walk Buffalo in Buffalo NY
Colorful cottage with grassless front yard on Summer Street. Photo Courtesy Jim Charlier

by Connie Oswald Stofko

Garden Walk Buffalo, America’s largest garden tour, will be held this weekend, rain or shine.

With more than 300 gardens, there is a wide range of designs, including charming cottage gardens, formal gardens, vegetable gardens, gardens with water features and quirky gardens.

The walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. If you see a sign out before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., you’re still welcome to tour the garden.

New this year

There will be neighborhood tours on Friday, July 29. Discover the architecture and history of Garden Walk neighborhoods from Parkside to the West Village on Explore Buffalo walking tours. Tours will be $10 tours (normally $17) can be reserved at ExploreBuffalo.org.

Returning this year

Join area conservation groups for a Conservation Day kick-off to Garden Walk Buffalo from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue. A special butterfly release will take place at 10 a.m. with Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm.

formal garden on Norwood on Garden Walk Buffalo
A formal garden on Norwood. Photo by Jim Charlier

How to get maps

Main headquarters

Find maps, purchase merchandise and ask questions from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. Restrooms are available. Merchandise features artist Laura McMahon.

  • D’Youville University THE HUB, 301 Connecticut Street, Buffalo
  • St. Mark School, 399 Woodward Avenue, Parkside

Satellite locations 

Maps-only sites, with restrooms:

  • First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle
  • Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway 
  • The Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway

Maps in advance

Map PDFs can be downloaded and printed from the Garden Walk Buffalo website. Maps can also be found at select sponsor locations. See details here.

Mary's Garden on Lancaster during Garden Walk Buffalo
Mary’s Garden on Lancaster. Photo courtesy Jim Charlier

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