‘Gather in the Garden’ to celebrate Garden Walk Buffalo’s 30th anniversary

Biddle garden at Forman Mansion in Buffalo NY
Photo courtesy Jay Jinge Hu

A special event, Gather in the Garden, will mark the 30th anniversary of Garden Walk Buffalo on the summer solstice from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

Guests will gather in the garden designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman, known as the greatest garden designer in America in the first half of the last century, at the Forman Mansion, 77 Oakland Place, Buffalo. (Parking is available along both sides of Oakland Place.)

Tickets are $125 per guest. Buy tickets here. For more information, contact info@gardenwalkbuffalo.org.

The evening will include:
● Hors d’oeuvres, sweets and refreshing beverages, featuring a signature cocktail crafted exclusively for the occasion
● Music by a string quartet comprised of musicians from the renowned Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
● A basket raffle offering guests the opportunity to take home coveted prizes
● A commemorative keepsake, the “Garden Walk Buffalo at 30” magazine, making its debut at this celebratory event

Shipman was known for her formal gardens and lush planting style. She dictated the style of the time and strongly influenced landscape design as a member of the first generation to break into the largely male occupation. Shipman also designed gardens locally for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff, Mina Miller Edison (wife of Thomas Edison) in Chautauqua, and the Knox Farm in East Aurora.

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