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Don’t miss the flower show at Plantasia– mark your calendar

March 7, 2017
place setting in flower show

by Connie Oswald Stofko Plantasia, the premier garden and landscape show for Western New York is coming up soon at the Fairgrounds, 5820 South Park Ave., Hamburg, with vendors and talks and great gardens right inside the building, as well as activities for kids. But you should also make a point to walk from...
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Magnolia tree to symbolize friendship between Buffalo & its Chinese sister city

July 12, 2016
ceremony with Chinese at Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko A magnolia tree will be a symbol of the friendship between Buffalo and its sister city in China, Changzhou. A ceremony was held yesterday at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens to mark the gift. The event was attended by a 40-person delegation from China consisting of Changzhou’s government...
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Botanical Gardens & partners dedicate new outdoor Healing Garden

September 15, 2015
new Healing Garden at Buffalo Botanical Gardens by Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko Four years of planning and preparation have gone into the new outdoor Healing Garden, which was dedicated Sunday at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens by representatives of the Botanical Gardens, D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Part of Catholic Health. Signs in the garden...
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Gardens bounced back from Snowvember Storm in time for South Buffalo Alive

July 28, 2015
front garden on South Buffao Alive

by Connie Oswald Stofko I heard something on South Buffalo Alive that I’ve never heard from a gardener on a garden walk before. “Right now everything is just about perfect,” Peter Clancy said as he surveyed his yard at 39 Edgewood, Buffalo, on July 19. Often gardeners will tell me about the spectacular flowers...
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Last DAY to enter for gardening prize package worth more than $200

March 31, 2015
gift basket from Mischler's in Williamsville NY

by Connie Oswald Stofko Tell your friends that they have until midnight tonight, Tuesday, March 31, to enter to win a gardener’s prize package worth more than $200. All they have to do to enter is to subscribe to Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com. And it’s free to subscribe! Here’s how we will decide the winner. After midnight,...
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Ceremony marks Honorary International Peace Garden at Botanical Gardens

September 9, 2014
Gazebo from Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

The existing Peace Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens was designated in a ceremony today as an Honorary International Peace Garden. The designation was made by the International Peace Garden Foundation and the War of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden Trail. As an Honorary International Peace Garden, this garden will become part...
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Time-lapse video shows you fast growth of Morty the corpse flower at Botanical Gardens

August 26, 2014
corpse flower blooming at Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Even if you visited Morty the corpse flower at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens before it opened and while it was in bloom, it is hard to appreciate how quickly the flower grew. You can get a better idea of the tremendous growth of this rare plant by watching a time-lapse video...
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Enjoy outdoor gardens every day of the week at Botanical Gardens; if it rains, see exhibits inside

July 8, 2014
Enjoy outdoor gardens every day of the week at Botanical Gardens; if it rains, see exhibits inside

by Connie Oswald Stofko Do you realize you can visit gardens every day of the week in Western New York? There are garden walks as part of the National Garden Festival every weekend through Aug. 2. Open Gardens continue on Thursdays and Friday through the end of July. And each day you can visit...
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Poinsettia, train exhibits continue at Botanical Gardens; Dec. 29 is Dollar Day

December 17, 2013
Poinsettia, train exhibits continue at Botanical Gardens; Dec. 29 is Dollar Day

Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids, entertaining out-of-town relatives or just want someplace warm and relaxing to go over the holidays, stop by to see the poinsettia and garden railway exhibits at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5...
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Amherst backyard with lavish gardens was setting for wedding

July 30, 2013
Amherst backyard with lavish gardens was setting for wedding

by Connie Oswald Stofko Pam Weinrieb  loved her home at 445 Lebrun Rd., Amherst, but she didn’t like how it looked in the front. So for years she concentrated her gardening efforts on the front. When her son decided to get married and wanted the 2011 ceremony in her backyard, she turned her attention...
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