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Rain gardens, roses & more to be topics in classes from Botanical Gardens

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will host Horticulture V classes from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays starting February 20. The classes will be held on Zoom. David Clark, horticulturist & CNLP, will teach. He is wonderfully entertaining and informative. The topics are: Houseplant Care and Cultivation, February 20 Rain Gardens, February 27 All About Roses, March 6 Hostas and Hydrangeas, March 13 Vegetables and Organic Gardening, March 27 The fees are $25 per class or $150 per series for the general…

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Gardening classes set by Master Gardeners; anyone may attend

  While you may miss being able to gather with other gardeners for a class, an upside to online classes is that you can hear a presentation from another county without having to make a long drive. Here are some of the great gardening activities coming up soon. Don’t forget to check our Events page, too. Genesee County Genesee County Master Gardeners will hold another year of the Garden Talk series from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursdays. See the dates…

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Hurry! Fruit trees are going fast in Botanical Gardens sale

The Great Plant Sale held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is set up a little differently this year. Instead of publishing the list of available plants all at once, new categories of plants are being rolled out each month through March. Members of the Botanical Gardens get early access to shopping on the 14th of each month. If you want to make sure you can get popular items before they are sold out, become a member. And members get 10 percent…

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Select plants now for pickup in May at Botanical Gardens

You can start making your selections today in the 2021 online Great Plant Sale held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. You’ll see plants in these categories online now: Perennials Shrubs Hanging Baskets and Mixed Containers Tropical Houseplants Trees Orchids But there’s more to look forward to! A new batch of plants will be added to the Botanical Gardens’ website each month from now through March. See here what the categories for future months will be. Don’t wait until the last…

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Raffle & special meals will mark Botanical Gardens’ 120th anniversary

To celebrate its 120th anniversary, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will offer a virtual basket raffle and a three-course to-go meal from Wednesday to Friday, Dec. 2-4.  Order tickets online at  BGAnniversary.givesmart.com or email events@buffalogardens.com. Call 827-1584, ext. 220 with questions. Virtual basket raffle Purchase your raffle tickets and enter to win on the items of your choice. The raffle baskets were carefully selected and put together by their committee and are just as fabulous as always. Raffle tickets are…

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New ‘Gardens After Dark’ to open for holidays at Botanical Gardens

Gardens After Dark: Magical Poinsettias is the first in a new series of lighting exhibits at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The Botanical Gardens will be filled with colorful and soft lighting to enhance and showcase the plant collection and the beautiful historic landmark that surrounds it. Various exhibits in the Gardens After Dark series will be held throughout the year. Magical Poinsettias will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on these dates:…

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Free online classes on dahlias & more; anyone can attend

No matter where you live, you can attend this series of garden talks with the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Genesee County. The gardening-themed programs will be held via Zoom. The classes are free. Pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the program. Scheduled classes are: Noon Thursday, Oct. 1 “Easy Preserving” Learn some quick and easy ways to preserve fall bounty from the garden. The instructor will demonstrate how to safely…

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Coming up: plant sale, plant & seed exchanges

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…

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Gala at the Gardens goes virtual this year

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will hold their Gala at the Gardens virtually this year. You can bid on the silent auction and participate in the basket raffle from 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24. Preview the items now and sign up to participate. Browse and bid at your convenience on your mobile device on both the virtual silent auction and basket raffle, and receive live text updates on your bids. Bid often! Do you have an item…

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Add interest to your garden; learn more in horticulture classes

by Connie Oswald Stofko “Color is the most fleeting experience in a garden,” said David Clark,  horticulturist and CNLP. But color isn’t the only way to add interest to your garden. Clark, a dynamic instructor with a wealth of knowledge, will share insights with you during his class on Garden Design in October. It’s one of the classes he will teach online in Horticulture I and Horticulture II, hosted by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. See details below. Look…