Events January to mid-September 2013

Sunday, September 22

Sunday Kids Program at Botanical Gardens

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy these hands-on activities held in the new indoor Wegmans Family Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are included with admission.

 

Sunday, September 22

Hydrangea wreath workshop at Lockwood’s

Designers Becky Watts and Mary Trifunovic will show you step by step how to make a wreath using panicle hydrangeas at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Panicle hydrangeas change colors from white to green and pink in the fall, and the blossoms will dry and fade to even more remarkable shades.  The cost is $45 and includes all supplies. Space is limited to 24 people so sign up soon.  You can register online or call 649-4684.

 

Saturday, September 21

17th Annual Fall Hosta Forum

The 17th Annual Fall Hosta Forum will be held at Edinboro University in Edinboro, PA. See the Western New York Hosta Society website for details.

 

Saturday, September 21

Nature and wildlife photography with budget cameras

10 a.m.

A program on nature and wildlife photography with budget cameras will take place at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. Eddie Wren, the organizer of the “Wildlife Watchers & Nature Photographers – Western New York” group, will give a slide presentation showing  photographs taken using only a Pentax Optio compact camera and a Canon Rebel T3i DSLR with just a single kit-lens. After the talk, there will be a break for lunch (bring your own), followed by a walk in the preserve to take photographs. The cost is $5.

 

Saturday, September 21

Wegmans Family Garden: apple stamp magnet

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be an apple stamp magnet. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, September 21

Preserving the Harvest: Tomatoes

10 a.m.

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative at the Elim Community Corp Garden, 70 Chalmers Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Tomato Workshop will be presented by Liz Kent. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. To register, please call 783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Saturday, September 21

Magical Monarch Migration

10:30 a.m.

Learn all about the monarch butterflies’ long journey to Mexico at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Watch as the monarchs are identified male or female, tagged, recorded and released for their trip. This event is for adults and children age 8 and older. Registration is required. Call 683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, September 21

“Silk Scarves, Natural Dyes, and Pounded Leaves”

1 to 3:30 p.m.

Kathleen Tenpas, poet, photographer, and fiber artist, will demonstrate how to pound leaves onto naturally dyed silk scarves to create a one-of-a-kind piece in a workshop at Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. (The site is actually located in the town of Kiantone, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.)Tenpas will give a mini-lecture on how she used natural dyes to prepare the silk scarves for this workshop. Then participants will take a stroll through the Ted Grisez Arboretum to collect leaves for their projects. After returning to the classroom they will transfer color from the leaves to their scarves and learn how to fix that color. Participants are welcome to bring leaves from home and a hammer. Class size is limited. The fee is $35 for the public or $30 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations with payment are required by Monday, Sept. 16. Call (716) 569-2345 or use the on-line form.

 

Wednesday, September 18

Western New York Rose Society meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will meet at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road, Williamsville. An educational rose show will be held.

 

Wednesday, September 18 and 25

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DA

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, September 18

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Tuesday, September 17 and 24

Cornell Cooperative Extension gardening classes

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Gardening classes will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora.  On Sept. 17 Carol Ann Harlos will speak on “You Think You’re finished Gardening Because It’s Autumn? Guess Again!” On Sept. 24 Marty Yagle will speak on “Planning Now for Your 2014 Garden.” The cost is $15 per class. Send a check made out to MG of Erie County to CUCE Erie County, ATTN: Carol Ann Harlos, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora NY 14052.

 

Tuesday, Sepember 17

Ten Plants that Rocked History

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Gardening lovers and history buffs come together for this evening of educational fun at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Topics will include the real reason the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock instead of their original destination of Virginia and some plants that are a lot racier than pepper and potatoes! Attendees will learn unexpected stories of the amazing and significant role of plants in the journey of the human race, as told by humorous and knowledgeable horticulturalist David Clark. Includes the presentation, beer, wine, light refreshments and a tour of the Botanical Gardens. The cost is $20 for Botanical Gardens members and $24 for non-members. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, September 16, 23 and 30

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCA

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult Watercolor Classes will be held every Monday in September at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! Taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class.Go to www.buffalogardens.com for more info or call 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Monday, September 16

Smallwood Garden Club

7 p.m.

The Smallwood Garden Club will meet at the Meadows on the Weinberg Campus, 2700 North Forest Rd., Amherst, near Audubon Road. Martha Johnson, owner of Ancestral Acres, will show how to prepare an herbal or dried flower wreath. The club will meet at this location for this meeting only.

 

Sunday, September 15

Garlic Workshop

10 a.m.

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Garlic Workshop will be presented by Tom Szulist of Singer Farms Naturals. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. To register, please call 783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Saturday, September 14

Fall plant sale at Botanical Gardens

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Perennials, flowering shrubs and more will be available at the fall plant sale in the new administration building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

 

Saturday, September 14

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, September 14

Wegmans Family Garden: Vegetable book

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a vegetable book. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, September 14

Tree Festival

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate trees at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Learn how to choose trees for your property, how to care for them and how to identify tree species. Presentations will be held throughout the day on various topics including tree planting, differences between trees, tree health and tree selection. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase. For complete schedule of the day’s events visit the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291 for more information.

 

Saturday, September 14

“Express Your Personality”

2 p.m.

Connie Oswald Stofko, publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, will present “Express Your Personality” at the meeting of the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club at the First Baptist Church, 32 Main St., Silver Creek. The illustrated talk shows gardens that reflect the lifestyles and personalities of the gardeners. It also offers gardening tips. The presentation aims to motivate you to be creative in your gardens and share your personality. The event is free for members and a $5 donation is requested from non-members. RSVP to 934-7608.

 

Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14

Fall plant sale at Botanical Gardens

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Perennials, flowering shrubs and more will be available at the fall plant sale in the new administration building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

 

 

Now while supplies last

Perennials and hard goods on sale at Mischler’s

Perennials in gallon pots are buy one, get one free at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville, while supplies last. Select hard goods are marked down for clearance. While you’re there, get ready for fall with new annuals now in stock. Cold-tolerant fall plants in 3 1/2-inch pots include mums, kale and ornamental peppers.

 

Thursday, September 12

Hands-on Seminar: Dried fall arrangement

6:30 p.m.

Bring the beauty of the season inside when you create a unique dried flower arrangement in this hands-on workshop at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads) in Wheatfield. The class fee of $25 includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary. Groups are welcome. RSVP by August 29 by purchasing online or calling 504-2617, ext. 244. Proceeds from all floral sales, classes and events benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, which offers training and horticulture therapy to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Sorry, no refunds.

 

Wednesday, September 11

Lancaster Garden Club: “The Benefits of Pollinating Insects”

7 p.m.

The Lancaster Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster. Geri Hens from Hens Honey Bee Farm will present the program, “The Benefits of Pollinating Insects.” Guests are welcome to attend.

 

Wednesday, September 11

Youngstown Garden Club: Wonders of the Garden

7 p.m.

The Youngstown Garden Club will meet in the Community Room of First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, corner of Main Street, Youngstown. Jackie Albarella,gardening expert for WGRZ Channel 2 and an accomplished nature photographer, will present “Wonders of the Garden” and take questions from the audience. This is an open meeting and the public is welcome to attend.

 

Wednesday, September 11

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to the Botanical Gardens website.

 

Wednesday, September 11, 18 and 25

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DA

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, September 10

Kenmore Garden Club: Putting Your Garden to Bed

10 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd. corner of Delaware Rd., Kenmore. John Farfaglia, extension educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Niagara County, will give a presentation titled “Putting your Garden to Bed.”

 

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 17 and 24

Cornell Cooperative Extension gardening classes

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Three gardening classes will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora. On Sept. 10, Lyn Chimera will speak on “Why Native Plants?” On Sept. 17 Carol Ann Harlos will speak on “You Think You’re finished Gardening Because It’s Autumn? Guess Again!” On Sept. 24 Marty Yagle will speak on “Planning Now for Your 2014 Garden.” The cost is $15 per class or all three classes for $40. Send a check made out to MG of Erie County to CUCE Erie County, ATTN: Carol Ann Harlos, 21 South Grove St., East Aurora NY 14052.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club: PowerPoint presentation

7:30 p.m.

The Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will meet at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, Kenmore. A PowerPoint presentation will be given by Linda Blyth, whose garden was recently featured on the Ken-Ton Garden Walk and in the Buffalo News. Refreshments and a business meeting will follow. Guests are welcome. The Ken-Sheriton Garden Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month.

 

Tuesday, September 10

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society: Common Lichens of Western New York

7:30 p.m.

Jim Battaglia, past president and founding member of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society, will speak on “Common Lichens of Western New York” at the group’s meeting at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4225 Harlem Road, one block south of Main Street in Snyder. His program will feature images of lichens he has found in our area. Call 835-6042 if you need more info. All general meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

 

Monday, September 9, 16, 23 and 30

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes: Series WCA

8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Adult watercolor classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need a smock or a beret, both novice and veteran artists are welcome! The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, September 9

East Aurora Garden Club: Land conservation project

Noon

The East Aurora Garden Club will meet at St. Mathias Episcopal Church, 374 Main Street, East Aurora. Nancy Smith, executive director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, will talk about the work of the conservancy and give an update on the Mill Road project. The conservancy is working with the Friends of Mill Road and the Town of Aurora to purchase 60 acres of land and protect it for years to come. The Mill Road Scenic Outlook is an important part of the Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway.

 

Sunday, September 8

Orchard Park Garden Club Flower Show

Noon to 5 p.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold a Standard Flower Show at Fox Run, One Fox Run Lane, 20A and California Roads, Orchard Park, NY. The public is cordially invited. Admission is free.

 

Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8

Fall Garden Fair at Lockwood’s Greenhouses

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1o a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

Vendors, speakers and demonstrations will highlight the annual Fall Garden Fair at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg. Admission to the event is free. Classes are $10 each; economy packages available.

 

Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8

Orchard Park Garden Club Flower Show

Noon to 5 p.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold a Standard Flower Show at Fox Run, One Fox Run Lane, 20A and California Roads, Orchard Park, NY. The public is cordially invited. Admission is free.

 

Saturday, September 7 through Sunday, October 6

Succulent Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Succulent Show, a visitor favorite, will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This show will feature many different types of cacti and succulents, including Echeverias, Aeoniums and Euphorbias, displayed in unique ways. New designs this year will include some whimsical surprises. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors & students, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for Botanical Gardens members & children under 3.

 

Saturday, September 7

Medicinal Garden Feature

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn all about healthy and medicinal plants at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. In conjunction with Cholesterol Awareness & Men’s Health Month, this event’s activities include educational displays about healthy foods from plants that may be beneficial in maintaining a low-cholesterol diet, medications and botanicals which may be helpful in managing cholesterol levels, and educational presentations and displays about general men’s health and prostate health. Attendees will also enjoy botanical displays of plants from which current medications are derived and from which future medications are being researched. Blood pressure screening and flu shots will be available from Independent Nursing Care for the first half of the day. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors & students, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for Botanical Gardens members & children under 3. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

 

Saturday, September 7

Wegmans Family Garden: Eat a rainbow

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be “Eat a rainbow.” Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, September 7

Fungi with a Fun Gal

10 a.m.

Come celebrate National Mushroom Month at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve & Environmental Education Center, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. This event will feature an indoor presentation and a guided outdoor fungus foray. Registration required. Call 683-5959 for more information.

 

Saturday, September 7 through Sunday, October 6

Succulent Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Succulent Show, a visitor favorite, will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This show will feature many different types of cacti and succulents, including Echeverias, Aeoniums and Euphorbias, displayed in unique ways. New designs this year will include some whimsical surprises. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors & students, $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for Botanical Gardens members & children under 3.

 

Thursday, September 5

Orchard Park Garden Club Meeting

11:30 a.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will meet at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY. Sign ups will be at 11:30 a.m. and refreshments will be served at noon. The program will begin at 12:30 pm. The program is “Iron Chef – Flower Design Style.” Club members Linda Trotta, Sue Schaller and Marianne Eimer will present their competition called Flower Design.

 

Wednesday, September 4

Willow Ridge Garden Club meeting

7 p.m.

The Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig at Parker, Tonawanda. Fresh arrangements using fall flowers and one or more named herbs will be presented by Arlene Leising. Members will share photographs of their experience growing “Plant Of The Year.” Club members who had an entry at the Erie County Fair will bring them (or a photo) to share with club members. Visitors are welcome.

 

Wednesday, September 4, 11, 18 and 25

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes: Series DA

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All skill levels are welcome! For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $58 per series or $16 per class; for non-members, the cost is $64 per series or $17 per class. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens website or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, September 3 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Week of Tuesday, August 27

This week at Goodman’s

New this week are home-grown Paula Red apples, canning tomatoes, Roma tomatoes and hard acorn squash. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Recurring Event: Now through the end of August

Late Bloom Season at Lasting Dreams Daylilies

If you’re looking sadly at your garden wishing for some additional late season color, look no farther than Lasting Dreams Daylilies where you can still find hundreds of varieties of daylily in late bloom, and other earlier varieties in re-bloom. Whether you are looking to supplement this year’s garden, or planning for next spring, with more than 1,200 varieties on display you are sure to find the perfect daylily to suit your taste and budget. Hours are generally 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, but call 648-4920 or check their website for the times.

 

Saturday, August 31

Wegmans Family Garden: Berry stain craft

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a berry stain craft. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, August 31

Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids (Part 3 of 3)

10:30 a.m.

Make a delicious treat from plants in this program children ages 6 to 8 at Reinstein Woods, Honorine Dr., Depew. Participants are encouraged but not required to attend all three sessions. Registration is required. To register, call 683-5959.

 

Saturday, August 31

Monarch Butterfly Festival

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experience the beauty of the monarch butterfly up close and personal at Jamestown Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Monarch Butterfly Festival, located at at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. This festival has something for everyone of all ages, including free-flying butterflies, the chance to hold both a butterfly or caterpillar, and an opportunity to learn how scientists tag butterflies. Also enjoy Buffalo garden tours, a butterfly plant sale, a delicious assortment of Mexican food, and much more! Admission is $7, $5 for Friends of the Nature Center, and children 2 and under are free. Visit http://monarchbutterflyfestival.wordpress.com/ for more information.

 

Wednesday, August 28

Family Summer Send-Off

5-7 p.m.

Say farewell to summer with an evening of field games, face painting, food and fun for the family at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. For Botanical Gardens members, the cost is $5 for a family of four and $1 for each additional member over age 3. For non-members, the cost is $7 for a family of four and $1 for each additional member over age 3. Hot dogs, chips, pop and ice cream will be sold for $1 each. Pre-registration is suggested. Call 827.1584 ext. 291 for more details.

 

Wednesday, August 28

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, August 27 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, August 24 through Sunday, October 13

Exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Doug Hansgate

Doug Hansgate will display his photography in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The exhibit is included in the price of admission. Hansgate says: “Showcasing the deliciously intricate and artistically thought provoking wonder called succulents and orchids in a true art media form. This exhibit will explore the black and white form of photography so often overlooked. Without color our mind is drawn to the more sublime. I would hope that through my imagery you would find as much peace and respect, as I have for the makeup of this earth and all that nature has provided.”

 

Saturday, August 24

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, August 24

Summer flowers and berries

10:30 a.m.

Search for the bounty of summer fruits and flowers on a guided walk in the woods at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, August 24

Wegmans Family Garden: Healthy foods collage

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a healthy foods collage. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, August 24

Annual Public Hosta & Daylily Sale

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual public hosta and daylily sale of the Western New York Hosta Society will be held at the Harvey D. Morin VFW Post, 965 Center Rd. (near Union), West Seneca. Available will be hundreds of locally grown hostas and daylilies, including some hard-to-find varieties, at very reasonable prices. Come early for the best selection.

 

Saturday, August 24

Geology Hike at Kenneglenn Nature Preserve

10 a.m. to noon

The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a geology hike through the Hunter’s Creek gorge at Kenneglenn Nature Preserve in the Town of Wales. The hike will be led by Stan Radon, a geologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This hike features views of the gorge walls and a beautiful waterfall. Please be prepared to walk in the creek with shoes that have great traction. The hike is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance by calling the Land Conservancy at 687-1225, or by emailing info@wnylc.org. Space is limited, so please confirm soon. The hike is appropriate for people of all ages.

Saturday, August 24

Preserving the Harvest: Jelly Making

10 a.m.

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Jelly Making Workshop will be presented by Liz Kent. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. Location of this workshop is to be determined. To register, please call 783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Wednesday, August 21

Exploring wetlands: Beaver Island State Park

10 a.m.

Join naturalists from Reinstein Woods and New York State Parks to explore the wetland restoration project at Beaver Island. New habitat has been created for native plants and animals in this unique ecosystem. This program will be held at Beaver Island State Park in Grand Island. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Wednesday, August 21

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at 864-1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com.

 

Wednesday, August 21

Plants in Motion Pictures

6:30-8 p.m.

Join horticulturist David Clark for a fascinating glimpse into the movement of plants and how plants have been used in the horticulture of Hollywood in this presentation at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Beer, wine and light refreshments will be served. The cost is $20 for garden members and $24 for non-members. For more information, call 827-1584 ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, August 21

Wine in the Garden

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Amherst Garden Club will hold a “Wine in the Garden” get together at the home of one its members. Guests and prospective members are invited. Call Evelyn at 836-5397 for further details.

 

Wednesday, August 21

Western New York Rose Society

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will take a tour of the Delaware Park Rose Garden in Buffalo. There will also a brief business meeting in the rose garden.

 

Tuesday, August 20 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Monday through Friday, August 19 to 23

Art Camp for Kids AC5: Drawing

9 a.m. to noon

An Art Camp for Kids ages 5 to 12 will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the camp is devoted to drawing. The cost is $90 per week or $18 per day for Botanical Gardens members or $100 per week or $20 per day for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Recurring event: Now through Sunday, August 18

Exhibit in the in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Southtowns Camera Club

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Southtowns Camera Club will present an exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The exhibit is included in the price of admission. Membership in the Southtowns Camera Club is open to all photography enthusiasts and offers great opportunities to be entertained and inspired while improving photographic skills and creativity. For more information, visit the Southtowns Camera Club website or call Darleen at 649-8851.

 

Saturday, August 17

Wegmans Family Garden: Grow your name seed craft

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a grow your name seed craft. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, August 17

Plants of the Woods

2 p.m.

Learn the native and non-native plants that grow in Reinstein Woods and even in your own backyard in this event at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Thursday, August 15

Hands-on Seminar: Bonsai

6:30 p.m.

Learn to cut, train and care for your custom bonsai plant in this hands-on workshop at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads) in Wheatfield. The class fee of $25 includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary. Groups are welcome. RSVP by August 1 by purchasing online or calling 504-2617, ext. 244. Proceeds from all floral sales, classes and events benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, which offers training and horticulture therapy to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Sorry, no refunds.

 

Wednesday, August 14

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com.

 

Tuesday, August 13

Kenmore Garden Club Tour of Members Gardens

10 a.m.

Join the Kenmore Garden Club for a members garden tour. For more information call Marti at (716) 693-2897.

 

Tuesday and Thursday, August 13 and August 15

DSLR Boot Camp – Intermediate Training

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hone your previously learned basic digital SLR camera skills in this follow-up seminar presented by Mark Kirsch at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. This intermediate training class is a six-hour seminar that will focus on advanced digital photography skills. Bring your digital SLR camera and manual. If weather permits, the class may go outside to shoot a bit, so dress for the weather. Limited to 24 people, the workshop fee is $47 or $35 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations with payment are required by Thurday, August 8, 2013, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or by visiting Jamestown Audubon. Class will be cancelled if there is insufficient enrollment by the deadline, so please register!

 

Tuesday, August 13 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Monday through Friday, August 12 to 16

Art Camp for Kids AC1: Multi-medium

9 a.m. to noon

An Art Camp for Kids ages 5 to 12 will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the camp is devoted to multi-medium work. The cost is $90 per week or $18 per day for Botanical Gardens members or $100 per week or $20 per day for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Week of Tuesday, August 6

Last week of peak bloom: Tour Lasting Dreams Daylilies

Shoppers, artists, photographers and tourists can enjoy the open gardens at Lasting Dreams Daylilies, 6425 South Abbott Road, Orchard Park. They grow 1,200 cultivars, and there is still time to see the largest selection of daylilies in the area, with the majority in full bloom or just ending their bloom cycle now. They will dig up the plant of your choice from the field for you to buy, or you may purchase plants already potted and ready to go. Call 648-4920 for hours. If you are planning to use US 219, check their website for construction delays and alternate routes, and complete information.

 

Saturday, August 10

Progressive Member Garden Tour

10 a.m.

The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club will tour five members’ gardens. Refreshments will be served at each members’ garden. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members.

 

Saturday, August 10

 

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, August 10

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Fruit salad feast

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a fruit salad feast. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, August 10

Grassroots Gardens Seed Saving Workshop

Noon

Join Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo and the Urban Roots Community Garden Center Cooperative, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo, for their 2013 Fall Workshop Series. This week’s Seed Saving Workshop will be presented by Richard Price. Workshops are free to participants, however registration is required. To register, please call 716-783-9653 or e-mail programs@grassrootsgardens.org. Visit http://www.grassrootsgardens.org for more information.

 

Friday, August 9

8th Annual Olmsted Open

11 a.m.

The grandeur of Delaware Park in Buffalo provides a perfect backdrop for the eighth annual Olmsted Open. This golf tournament will support the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy as they work to carry forward Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision for Buffalo’s parks and green spaces. Entry prices vary based on golfing packages, all of which include lunch and dinner. Reservations required, visit http://www.bfloparks.org or call (716) 838-1249 ext. 19 for more information.

 

Wednesday, August 7

6:30 – 8 p.m.WNY Carnivorous Plant Club will hold its two-year anniversary party and monthly meeting at Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Please feel free to bring in a dish to share and plants to show off.Wednesday, August 7

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194 or crescmnyoga@yahoo.com.

 

Tuesday, August 6 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Week of Tuesday, July 30

 

This week at Goodman’s

New this week are home-grown tomatoes and incredibly sweet blueberries. Also in stock are cucumbers for pickling, home-grown sweet corn, peaches, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, sweet cherries, green beans, lettuce and Swiss chard. Many beautiful perennials in bloom are also available. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, August 4

 

Iris sale

7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Western New York Iris Society will hold an iris sale at the Clarence Flea Market, 11111 Main St., Clarence. There will be newer iris at bargain prices. The society says that deer don’t eat iris.

 

Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3

Iris sale

7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Western New York Iris Society will hold an iris sale Saturday at the North Tonawanda Farmers Market, 310 Robinson Rd. at Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. There will be newer iris at bargain prices. The society says that deer don’t eat iris. The group will also hold an iris sale on Sunday at the Clarence Flea Market, 11111 Main St., Clarence.

 

Saturday, August 3

Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Starry Night Garden Tour from 8 to 10 p.m.

The Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens will hold their ninth annual garden event, which includes the and the Starry Night Garden Tour, rain or shine. This free, self-guided tour features more than 60 day gardens and 20 well-lit evening gardens. Maps and more will be available at the two day headquarters: St. Mark’s & All Saints’ Church, 311 Ontario St., and Buffalo Religious Arts Center, 157 East St., both in Buffalo, NY 14207. Maps also will be available at area businesses, by calling Councilmember Joe Golombek’s office in advance at (716) 851-5116, or by going to the Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens website. A Black Rock History Tour will be conducted by Councilmember Golombek at 11 am. Meet at the Buffalo Religious Arts Center. The cost is $8 per person; proceeds to benefit the Tour of Gardens. The Religious Arts Center will also have their own docent tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $10 per person.

 

Saturday, August 3

Beyond Flowers bus tour

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A new feature of the National Garden Festival, this guided tour focuses on the environment and healthy communities. You’ll see a fish farm, learn how sunflowers can clean the soil and visit a waterfront play area that has been reclaimed from a garbage dump. Lunch is included. The cost is $30. You can register online.

 

Saturday, August 3

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Cool cabbage color changers

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be cool cabbage color changers. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, August 3

Norma “Jean” Barron Memorial Bench Ceremony

 

11 a.m.

Join the Willow Ridge Garden Club for a memorial bench commemoration ceremony in honor of Norma “Jean” Barron, the eighth president of the club. The bench is located at Willow Ridge and Sweetwood, Amherst.

 

Friday, August 2

Free workshop on alternative land care and pest management

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold a free workshop on alternative land care and pest management at Daemen College’s Wick Center, 4380 Main St., Amherst.The workshop will cover introductory information on plant selection and planting techniques, soil structure and testing, pest management using mechanical or cultural techniques, minimum risk pesticides, organic methods and management and causes of plant diseases. Land care businesses, certified pesticide applicators, schools, municipalities and the general public are encouraged to attend. Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide introductory training on alternatives to conventional pesticides, including organic methods, which will better protect the environment and public health. Four recertification credits will be available for certified applicators who complete the training.Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register by July 19. To register, contact the DEC at BGGL@gw.dec.state.ny.us or 518-402-8651 and let them know you want to attend the Buffalo workshop.

 

Friday, August 2

 

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Thursday, August 1

 

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Thursday, August 1

Orchard Park Garden Club Meeting

11:30 a.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will meet at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo Road, Orchard Park, NY. Sign ups will be at 11:30 a.m. and refreshments will be served at noon. The program will begin at 12:30 p.m. “A Salute to the Movies,” the club’s flower show to be held at Fox Run on September 7 and 8, will be discussed. Joshua Ballisteri and Kyle Lambert, 2012 Orchard Park Garden Club scholarship winners, will speak on their recent school experiences.

 

Wednesday, July 31

 

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com.

 

 

Wednesday, July 31

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Tuesday, July 30

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Tuesday, July 30

 

Audubon Hosts National Bird Branding Program

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Witness a bird banding demonstration taught by a master ornithologist at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. Observers are encouraged to pay close attention to ornithologist Emily Thomas as she captures, bands, and releases birds, recording information for science. This is part of the continent-wide Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. Visitors are reminded to dress for the weather and wear boots or shoes that can get muddy. Bring binoculars and your camera if you’d like. If the weather is bad and could endanger birds caught in the nets, banding will be rescheduled. This opportunity is free, but donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit Jamestown Audubon.

 

Monday through Friday, July 29 to August 2

 

Advanced Art Camp AAC1

9 a.m. to noon

An Advanced Art Camp will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This camp is for students ages 10-16 who have had some previous art training under Joan Saba, instructor at the Botanical Gardens, or another professional artist. Students will work on drawing and painting. The cost is $90 per week or $18 per day for Botanical Gardens members or $100 per week or $20 per day for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Sunday, July 28

Garden Walk Buffalo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garden Walk Buffalo is the largest garden tour in America. Each year, more than 340 private gardens are opened and you can visit them for free.

 

Sunday, July 28

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Week of Tuesday, July 23

 

This week at Goodman’s

New in stock this week are cucumbers for pickling. Also in stock are home-grown sweet corn, peaches, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, sweet cherries, green beans, lettuce and Swiss chard. Many beautiful perennials in bloom are also available. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Recurring event: Now through Sunday, July 28

Celebration of Coleus & Color

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A new show, Celebration of Coleus & Color, will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Indoors and outdoors, the Botanical Gardens will be bursting with colorful plants and flowers. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 55 and over & students ages 13 and over with ID, $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under 3.

 

Saturday, July 27

 

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, July 27

 

Scratch and sniff walk

10:30 a.m.

Discover what Reinstein Woods has to offer your senses of touch and smell during this hands-on hike at Reinstein Woods, Honorine Dr., Depew. Registration is required. To register, call 683-5959.

 

Saturday, July 27

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Garden Secret Agents Invisible Ink Creations

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be Garden Secret Agents Invisible Ink Creations. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, July 27

Grassroots Gardens Summer Garden Party

4:30 p.m to 6:30 pm

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo will host a Summer Garden Party at the Trinity Tupper Community Garden, located between 92 Trinity Place and 209 West Tupper St.,, Buffalo. Proceeds will help support Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo with the creation and maintenance of community gardens throughout Buffalo. Beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Parking is available at the parking lot at 389 Virginia St., Buffalo. The event is rain or shine. Tickets in advance are $30 per person or $55 per couple and at the event they are $35 per person or $60 per couple. Tickets are available by calling the office at (716) 783-9653. Visit Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo for more information.

 

Saturday, July 27

Audubon Water Chestnut Group “Big Pull”

8:30 a.m. to Noon

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. After this special “big pull” session, a debrief and lunch will take place at 11:30 a.m. Some people will go back out Saturday afternoon to continue pulling. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Saturday, July 27

Painting in Pelion

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the Buffalo Society of Artists at the Pelion Community Garden at City Honors School, 206 Best Street, Buffalo, New York, as they host an open painting session at the garden. Artists will be inspired by the many ripe vegtables and flowers in bloom. The public is welcome to attend this free event! For more information visit the Painting in Pelion Facebook event page.

 

Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28

Garden Walk Buffalo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garden Walk Buffalo is the largest garden tour in America. Each year, more than 340 private gardens are opened and you can visit them for free.

 

Friday, July 26

Bus tour: Buffalo-Style Gardens—Art and Flowers

What makes a Buffalo-Style Garden? The term refers to our intimate outdoor living spaces, our eclectic and upright design choices, and most of all the unexpected art of all kinds that you’ll see in Buffalo gardens. See the gardens that define this style (before the Garden Walk Buffalo crowds). The cost is $75 per person. This is an event of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo.

 

Friday, July 26

SOLD OUT: Evening of Wine and Roses

5 to 9 p.m.

Get a VIP tour of gardens that never have been– and never will be– on Garden Walk Buffalo in an Evening of Wine and Roses. This fundraiser for Garden Walk Buffalo begins at the Clement Mansion, Clement Mansion (Red Cross Building), 786 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, where there is ample free parking. Guests will enjoy wine and light refreshments. Then they will board luxury motor coaches that will take them on a tour of three exceptional gardens in lovely Buffalo neighborhoods. Musicians from the Community Music School of Buffalo will provide entertainment in the gardens. Guests will return to the Clement Mansion for a reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert and wine served in a signature, keepsake wine glass. Tickets are $100 per ticket. Reservations are limited to 100 guests. There will be three buses and one bus is already full. For more information, call (716) 855-1091 or make reservations online.

 

Friday, July 26 and every Friday through August 2

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Thursday, July 25

Bus tour: Southtowns Bouquet

If you’ve been there before, you’ll want to return to Smug Creek Gardens, the famous hosta and perennials garden of authors Kathy and Mike Shadrack. The tour includes some new Hamburg gardens that haven’t been seen before on motorcoach tours, lunch at Lockwood’s Greenhouses and a brief “best new plants” talk by garden guru Sally Cunningham. The cost is $69 per person. This is an event of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo.

 

Thursday, July 25 and every Thursday through August 1

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Thursday, July 25

Workshop on raising monarch butterflies

7-9 p.m.

A workshop on raising monarch butterflies will be held at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. You can learn how to raise a monarch from egg to adult, including how to identify milkweed, the caterpillar’s food. You will have the opportunity to take home caterpillars to raise for Audubon’s Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday, Aug. 31. Those who take home caterpillars to raise to adults for the Monarch Butterfly Festival will receive two passes to the festival in exchange for their butterflies. The workshop will be led by Audubon’s beloved “Monarch Mama” Barbara Case. Case has been raising, tagging and releasing monarchs for more than 40 years. The event will be primarily a sit-down program indoors. Hands-on experience with Monarch eggs, caterpillars and butterflies will be a part of the program. A short walk of 200 feet or so to find milkweed will be the only outdoor component.The class is limited to 30 people. Cost for the class is $14 for the general public, $10 for Friends of the Nature Center and $5 for children. Reservations with payment are required by Monday, July 22, and reservations can be made online or by calling (716) 569-2345.

 

Wednesday, July 24

 

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, July 24

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Tuesday, July 23

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Tuesday, July 23

Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association

5:30 p.m.

Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association will hold its annual summer picnic and membership meeting at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. At 5:30 p.m., an Insider?s Tour of the Botanical Gardens will be led by Ed Dore, Senior Lifetime CNLP. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. President Mike Frank will present a genuine wood-smoked barbecue, with the membership meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information call Joyce Janson at 716-741-8047 or email membership@wnysnla.net.

 

Every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Monday, July 22

Deadline to register for butterfly workshop

See details at listing for Thursday, July 25

 

Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26

 

Art Camp for Kids AC3: Strictly watercolor

9 a.m. to noon

An Art Camp for Kids ages 5 to 12 will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the camp is devoted strictly to watercolor. The cost is $90 per week or $18 per day for Botanical Gardens members or $100 per week or $20 per day for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Week of Tuesday, July 16

 

This week at Goodman’s

New in stock this week is home-grown sweet corn and peaches. There are also cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, sweet cherries, green beans, lettuce and Swiss chard. Many beautiful perennials in bloom are also available. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, July 21

Lancaster Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Lancaster Garden Walk. You can see the list of gardens here. Event programs are available from the Lancaster/Depew Bee. You can also pick up programs starting July 18 at Two Chicks and a Rooster, 732 Aurora Street, Town of Lancaster, and at Petals to Please, corner of Central Avenue and Pleasant, in the village, Village of Lancaster. It is a free, self-guided tour.

 

Sunday, July 21

South Buffalo Alive

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The South Buffalo Alive garden walk includes more than 60 intriguing gardens that vary from beautiful poolside settings to decks with blooms, from ponds and waterfalls to veggie plots and train gardens. The donation is $2 and the tour is self-guided. Pick up maps at Tim Russert’s Children’s Garden, 2002 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14220, next to Dudley Library. Don’t miss beautiful landscaping in McKinley and McClellan Circles, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens and Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

 

Sunday, July 21

Ken-Ton Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This self-guided tour will take place in the Village of Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda. A map and garden descriptions will be available online at www.kentongardentour.com toward the end of June.

 

Sunday, July 21

 

GObike City Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The GObike City Garden Tour is a new event of the National Garden Festival and GOBike Buffalo. You’ll bike to five or six gardens. The cost is $30 and includes a box lunch. You must preregister to reserve spot.

 

Sunday, July 21

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21

Lancaster Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Lancaster Garden Walk. You can see the listing of gardens here. Event programs are available from the Lancaster/Depew Bee. You can also pick up programs starting July 18 at Two Chicks and a Rooster, 732 Aurora Street, Town of Lancaster, and at Petals to Please, corner of Central Avenue and Pleasant, in the village, Village of Lancaster. It is a free, self-guided tour.

 

Saturday, July 20

Town of Amherst Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On the Amherst Garden Walk, you’ll see a variety of garden types including perennial, shade, English, vegetable, container and organic, many with ponds and other water features. The tour is free and self-guided. Pick up maps at the Amherst Municipal Building, 5583 Main Street, Amherst NY 14221, and Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, NY 14228. Maps are available from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 20

Williamsville Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Williamsville Garden Tour is an eclectic mix of 25 to 30 formal English, cottage, urban and organic fruit and vegetable gardens, many filled with water features and garden art. The tour is free and self-guided. Pick up maps at Williamsville Village Hall, 5565 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221. Be among the first to preview the planned Garden of 1812 at the corner of Main and Evans Streets, where the site’s role in the War of 1812 will be commemorated with native grasses and other perennials that populated the landscape 200 years ago. There will also be sidewalk sales and a farmers market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 20

West Seneca Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is the second annual West Seneca Garden Walk. You can pick up maps at the Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, corner of Union Road & Clinton Street, West Seneca.

 

Saturday, July 20

Clean up of Linear Park in University Heights

10 a.m.

The University Heights Collaborative, Tool Library and Heath Street Block Club are sponsoring a cleanup of Linear Park (weather permitting). Volunteers will meet at the end of Flower Street, Buffalo. Tools, gloves and water will be provided. This is part of an ongoing effort to improve Linear Park as a community asset.

 

Saturday & Sunday, July 20 & July 21

Ken-Ton Garden Tour

This self-guided tour will take place in the Village of Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda on Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21, from 10am-4pm. The night tour, “Saturday Night Lights,” will be held on Saturday, July 20, from 8:30-10:30 p.m. A map and garden descriptions will be available online at www.kentongardentour.com toward the end of June.

 

Saturday, July 20

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Noodle necklaces

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be noodle necklaces. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, July 20

 

Audubon Hosts National Bird Branding Program

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Witness a bird banding demonstration taught by a master ornithologist at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. Observers are encouraged to pay close attention to ornithologist Emily Thomas as she captures, bands, and releases birds, recording information for science. This is part of the continent-wide Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. Visitors are reminded to dress for the weather and wear boots or shoes that can get muddy. Bring binoculars and your camera if you’d like. If the weather is bad and could endanger birds caught in the nets, banding will be rescheduled. This opportunity is free, but donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit Jamestown Audubon.

 

Friday, July 19

Deadline to register for free workshop on alternative pest management practices and yard care tips

See details at listing for August 2

 

Friday, July 19

Bus tour: Farm to Table Tour

Check out the agri-business side of gardening, with a visit to a cut-flower farm, a home where alpacas and peacocks roam, a farm market, and the home of a blueberry and organic vegetable grower. Over lunch, Chef Jody from the Organic 3 Café on Elmwood Avenue will share her secrets about using fresh regional produce in your seasonal menu. The cost is $69 per person. This is an event of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo.

 

Friday, July 19

Rhyming Adventures With Greg

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening with storyteller Greg Jacobs as he brings his show “Rhyming Tales of Adventure in the Natural World” to the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. This educational and interactive presentation combines adventurous stories performed in rhyme with audience participation activities highlighting the fascinating outdoor world of Western New York. It will take place inside the auditorium. This is an all age presentation, perfect for families to enjoy together. The cost is $7 per person, or $5 for Friends of the Nature Center members. Reservations are requested by Wednesday, July 17, 2013 and there is a limited 100 person class size. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Friday, July 19 and every Friday through August 2

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Thursday, July 18

 

Hands-on Seminar: Sizzling fresh flower arrangement

6:30 p.m.

Create a a hot-colored assorted fresh flower arrangement in this hands-on workshop at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads) in Wheatfield. The class fee of $25 includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary. Groups are welcome. RSVP by July 5 by purchasing online or calling 504-2617, ext. 244. Proceeds from all floral sales, classes and events benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, which offers training and horticulture therapy to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Sorry, no refunds.

 

Thursday, July 18

Moths, Music, and Moonlight

8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Enjoy an evening by the fire with an acoustic guitar performance by musician and entomologist Jamie Haight on the backyard of the of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. After enjoying the campfire and music, explore and learn about moths, insects and other creatures that come out for the evening. Your admission includes 2 tickets, each good for one Southern Tier beer or glass of wine. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be provided. The cost is $18, or $14 for Friends of the Nature Center members. Reservations are required by Tuesday, July 16, 2013 and there is a limited class size of 50 people. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Thursday, July 18 and every Thursday through August 1

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Wednesday, July 17

Western New York Rose Society meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will meet at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road, Williamsville. Awards from the June Rose Show will be presented and Lyn Chimera will speak on “Four-Legged Critter Control.”

 

Wednesday, July 17

 

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, July 17

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Tuesday, July 16 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Tuesday, July 16

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Monday through Friday, July 15 to 19

 

Art Camp for Kids AC2: Drawing

9 a.m. to noon

An Art Camp for Kids ages 5 to 12 will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the camp is devoted to drawing. The cost is $90 per week or $18 per day for Botanical Gardens members or $100 per week or $20 per day for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Week of Tuesday, July 9

 

This week at Goodman’s

New in stock this week is home-grown sweet corn and peaches. They also have cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, sweet cherries, green beans, lettuce and Swiss chard, along with many perennial plants in bloom. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, July 14

Snyder-CleveHill Garden View

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Snyder-CleveHill Garden View consists of roughly 25 private gardens and carefully tended public spaces in the Snyder and Cleveland Hill neighborhoods. A $3 donation is appreciated. Now in its eleventh year, the Snyder-CleveHill Garden View is a self-supported community garden tour. All types of garden styles and plants are represented in a backdrop of architecture from the 1910s to 1950s. The gardens range from newer to well-established, smaller to larger, and vegetable to perennial. Several gardens include water features and garden structures.

 

Sunday, July 14

Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk will be held rain or shine. Maps for the free self-guided tour will be available at the Memorial Park bandstand, corner of Lake St. and Union St., Hamburg. Coupons for village restaurants and businesses will be included in the brochure. A vendor fair will be held at the Memorial Park. All participating gardens will be clearly marked with “garden participant” signs.

 

Sunday, July 14

9th Annual Lockport in Bloom

Garden tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., vendor fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 9th Annual Lockport in Bloom is a citywide garden tour that takes place in Lockport (just 18 miles east of Niagara Falls and 29 miles north of the City of Buffalo). Maps will be available the day of the event at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. (The Kenan Center was built in the 1850?s as a residential estate and now offers a beautiful public garden and an admission-free art gallery.) Maps will be available after June 30 at various local businesses. This garden tour features more than 40 historic homes and gardens throughout the City of Lockport. This is a free, self-guided, walking/driving tour. It will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit their website or follow them on Facebook. A new evening tour, Twilight in the Garden, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday only. Locations will be specially noted on the Lockport In Bloom map/brochure. Also new this year is a vendor fair to be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Kenan Center grounds (near Taylor Theater and information table). Vendors will have many items of interest and for sale to gardeners.

 

Sunday, July 14 and every Sunday through July 21

 

GObike City Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The GObike City Garden Tour is a new event of the National Garden Festival and GOBike Buffalo. It was originally announced as a single tour, but now tours will be held every Sunday through July 21. You’ll bike to five or six gardens on each tour, and the tours will be different each week. The cost is $30 and includes a box lunch. You must preregister to reserve spot.

 

Sunday, July 14

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cheektowaga Garden Club Plant Sale & Basket Raffle

The Cheektowaga Garden Club will hold a plant sale and basket raffle as part of Cheektowaga Family Days in Cheektowaga Town Park, located at Harlem Road, between George Urban and Walden. Visit the Town of Cheektowaga website for more information on this event.

 

Sunday, July 14

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Saturday, July 13

 

Audubon Water Chestnut “Big Pull”

8:30 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. The Big Pull will end with lunch where everyone will report back with their results. Reservations are needed to have enough tools and food. Call Jamestown Audubon at (716) 569-2345 or e-mail waterchestnuts@jamestownaudubon.org to sign up. For more information visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14

Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Buzz Around Hamburg Garden Walk will be held rain or shine. Maps for the free self-guided tour will be available at the Memorial Park bandstand, corner of Lake St. and Union St., Hamburg. Coupons for village restaurants and businesses will be included in the brochure. A vendor fair will be held at the Memorial Park. All participating gardens will be clearly marked with “garden participant” signs.

 

Saturday, July 13

Historic Niagara Falls Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Historic Niagara Falls Garden Walk covers the Main Street core and neighborhoods from Fourth Street and Park Place to Orchard Parkway and Pierce Avenue. A special feature is florists, nurseries, artists and other vendors offering plants, garden art and more. Be sure to bring questions for Master Gardeners, who will be on hand with expertise to help solve garden woes, and there are plenty of businesses and restaurants along Main Street to explore and enjoy. The tour is free and self-guided.

 

Saturday, July 13

Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 2013 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk is a a free self-guided tour of more than 60 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces around the University at Buffalo South Campus. (Samuel P. Capen was the first full-time, salaried chancellor at UB.) Maps will be available at the University Community Farmer’s Market, UB South Campus at Main Street and Kenmore Ave.; University Heights Tool Library, 5 W. Northrup Place, next to Just Pizza, and UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, off Englewood south of Kenmore Ave., all in Buffalo. A Nickel City Indie Market will be held in conjunction with the walk at the University Community Garden, 73 Tyler St., Buffalo. For more information, email extravateam@gmail.com.Visit the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk on Facebook or email them at capengardenwalk@ourheights.org.

 

Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14

9th Annual Lockport in Bloom

Garden tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Twilight in the Garden 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday only; vendor fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The 9th Annual Lockport in Bloom is a citywide garden tour that takes place in Lockport (just 18 miles east of Niagara Falls and 29 miles north of the City of Buffalo). Maps will be available the day of the event at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. (The Kenan Center was built in the 1850?s as a residential estate and now offers a beautiful public garden and an admission-free art gallery.) Maps will be available after June 30 at various local businesses. This garden tour features more than 40 historic homes and gardens throughout the City of Lockport. This is a free, self-guided, walking/driving tour. It will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit their website or follow them on Facebook. A new evening tour, Twilight in the Garden, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Satuday only. Locations will be specially noted on the Lockport In Bloom map/brochure. Also new this year is a vendor fair to be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the Kenan Center grounds (near Taylor Theater and information table). Vendors will have many items of interest and for sale to gardeners.

 

Saturday, July 13

Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club Field Trip

10 a.m.

The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club will take a field trip to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens ($9 admission), a member’s garden in Lackawanna and Mulberry’s Italian Restaurant for lunch. (A fee applies for lunch.) Please RSVP to 934-7608.

 

Saturday, July 13

 

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, July 13

Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids (Part 2 of 3)

10:30 a.m.

Learn how to take harvest vegetables in this program children ages 6 to 8 at Reinstein Woods, Honorine Dr., Depew. Participants can take vegetables home to eat. Participants are encouraged but not required to attend all three sessions. Registration is required. To register, call 683-5959.

 

Saturday, July 13

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Orange pomander

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. For national French fry day, the activity will be making potato stamps. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, July 13

DSLR Boot Camp – Basic Training

 

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Would you like to grow your digital SLR camera photography skills? Learn the fundamentals from photographer Mark Kirsch at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. You will learn all the important fundamental camera functions you need to know. Bring your digital SLR camera and manual. If weather permits, the class may go outside to shoot a bit, so dress for the weather. Limited to 24 people, the workshop fee is $26 or $20 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations with payment are required by Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or by visiting Jamestown Audubon.

 

Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cheektowaga Garden Club Plant Sale & Basket Raffle

The Cheektowaga Garden Club will hold a plant sale and basket raffle as part of Cheektowaga Family Days in Cheektowaga Town Park, located at Harlem Road, between George Urban and Walden. Visit the Town of Cheektowaga website for more information on this event.

 

Friday, July 12

Bus tour: Fine Homes and Gardens

Sometimes the home is as tempting as the garden, and this is your chance to tour inside as well. See a century-old house (with the kitchen of your dreams), a Japanese garden with restful water features, an Arts and Crafts home and an art lover’s fantasy home. Luncheon will be in the newly restored Hotel Lafayette with its Art Deco lobby and Pan-American décor. The cost is $75 per person. This is an event of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo.

 

 

Friday, July 12

 

Jamestown Audubon Hosts National Bird Branding Program

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Witness a bird banding demonstration taught by a master ornithologist at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. Observers are encouraged to pay close attention to ornithologist Emily Thomas as she captures, bands, and releases birds, recording information for science. This is part of the continent-wide Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. Visitors are reminded to dress for the weather and wear boots or shoes that can get muddy. Bring binoculars and your camera if you’d like. If the weather is bad and could endanger birds caught in the nets, banding will be rescheduled. This opportunity is free, but donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit Jamestown Audubon.

 

Friday, July 12

South Town Gardeners meeting

9:30 a.m.

South Town Gardeners will meet at the Burchfield Nature Center, 2001 Union Rd., West Seneca. New members are welcome. For more information, call 668-0209.

 

Friday, July 12 and every Friday through August 2

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Thursday, July 11

Orchard Park Garden Club picnic

Noon

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its Annual Presidents Picnic at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. Follow the signs to reach the picnic area. Participants are encouraged to wear a decorated hat that has been designed by them with plant material, fruit and/or vegetables, etc.

 

Thursday, July 11

 

Introduction to geo-caching

6:30 p.m.

You will learn how to use a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to find hidden clues to solve nature mysteries in this program at Reinstein Woods, Honorine Dr., Depew. To register, call 683-5959. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and older.

 

Thursday, July 11 and every Thursday through August 1

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

Wednesday, July 10

 

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, July 10

CANCELLED: Ten Plants That Rocked History

6:30-8pm

Learn the real reason why the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock instead of their original destination of Virginia in this talk by David Clark, horticulturist, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Beer, wine and light refreshments will be served. The cost is $20 for garden members and $24 for non-members. For more information, call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, July 10

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Tuesday, July 9 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Tuesday, July 9

Kenmore Garden Club Annual Motor Coach Tour

10 a.m.

Join the Kenmore Garden Club for their annual motor coach tour. For more information call Lily at (716) 692-3081.

 

Tuesday, July 9

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Monday through Friday, July 8 to 12

Art Camp for Kids AC1: Multi-medium

9 a.m. to noon

An Art Camp for Kids ages 5 to 12 will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the camp is devoted to multi-medium work. The cost is $90 per week or $18 per day for Botanical Gardens members or $100 per week or $20 per day for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Week of Tuesday, July 2

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are fresh cherries. Other produce in stock is cabbage, Swiss chard, zucchini, leaf lettuce and Romaine lettuce. There are fresh new perennials, including daylilies, monarda, coreopsis, gailardia, sweet William, phlox, digitalis and echinacea. There are many flowering hanging baskets to choose from, as well as Boston ferns and other house plants. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, July 7

Grand Island Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Featuring suburban oases plus native gardens in two state parks, the 20 sites range in the Grand Island Garden Tour from unique and creative to formal and pristine. Headquarters is at Serene Gardens, 2800 Grand Island Boulevard, Grand Island, NY 14072. The tour is free and self-guided.

 

Sunday, July 7

Japanese Iris Show

Noon to 4 p.m.

The Western New York Iris Society will hold a Japanese Iris Show in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Rd., Clarence. The show will be adjacent to the Food Court. The show will include horticulture, designs, information on growing iris, plants for sale and demonstrations of “How to create a Japanese Flower arrangement” throughout the afternoon.

 

Sunday, July 7

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Sunday, July 7 and every Sunday through July 21

 

GObike City Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The GObike City Garden Tour is a new event of the National Garden Festival and GOBike Buffalo. It was originally announced as a single tour, but now tours will be held every Sunday through July 21. You’ll bike to five or six gardens on each tour, and the tours will be different each week. The cost is $30 and includes a box lunch. You must preregister to reserve spot.

 

Recurring event: Now through Sunday, July 7

Garden Railway Exhibit

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Western New York Garden Railway Society has created two exhibits at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY. The exhibits are Thomas the Train as well as a traditional set-up. The exhibits are included in the price of admission.

 

Saturday, July 6

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Lemonade squeeze

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a lemonade squeeze. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, July 6

Jamestown Audubon Hosts National Bird Branding Program

7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Witness a bird banding demonstration by a master ornithologist at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. Observers are encouraged to pay close attention to ornithologist Emily Thomas as she captures, bands, and releases birds, recording information for science. This is part of the continent-wide Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) Program. Visitors are reminded to dress for the weather and wear boots or shoes that can get muddy. Bring binoculars and your camera if you’d like. If the weather is bad and could endanger birds caught in the nets, banding will be rescheduled. This opportunity is free, but donations are appreciated. Reservations are not required. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit Jamestown Audubon.

 

Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7

Grand Island Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Featuring suburban oases plus native gardens in two state parks, the 20 sites range in the Grand Island Garden Tour from unique and creative to formal and pristine. Headquarters is at Serene Gardens, 2800 Grand Island Boulevard, Grand Island, NY 14072. The tour is free and self-guided.

 

Saturday, July 6

Plein Air Event at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouse

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Artists are invited to set up their easels and paint floral subjects anywhere on the grounds of Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. To reserve a spot, please call 632-1290.

 

Friday, July 5

Bus tour: Gardens and Architecture

The New York Times referred to Buffalo as “home to some of the Greatest American architects of the late 19th and early 20th century.” Tour a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece and view the master’s other Buffalo homes with expert guide Sandy Starks. Architectural and garden sites will include Forest Lawn Cemetery and its Blue Sky Mausoleum, the newly restored Hotel Lafayette and the Erie Basin Marina Trial Gardens. The cost is $89 per person. This is an event of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo.

 

Friday, July 5

 

Lancaster Lights the Landscape at Lancaster Old Home Days

8:45 to 10:45 p.m.

As part of Lancaster Old Home Days, which is being held for the first time in 100 years, the Lancaster Garden Walk is holding three mini-walks. In the third mini-walk, Lancaster gardeners will show their gardens under lights. This is the first nighttime garden walk in Lancaster. Maps will be available at the Lancaster Historical Building, 40 Clark Street,Village of Lancaster.

 

Friday, July 5 and every Friday through August 2

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Thursday, July 4 and every Thursday through August 1

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Wednesday, July 3

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Tuesday, July 2 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Tuesday, July 2

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Monday, July 1

Roses in the Garden at Lancaster Old Home Days

5 to 9 p.m.

As part of Lancaster Old Home Days, which is being held for the first time in 100 years, the Lancaster Garden Walk is holding three mini-walks. The red rose is the official flower of Lancaster, so everything from rose lilies to rose paintings to actual rose bushes will be shown. This is the second mini-walk. The third event will be Lancaster Lights the Landscape on July 5. Maps for all these events will be available at the Lancaster Historical Building, 40 Clark Street,Village of Lancaster.

 

Monday, July 1

Bowmansville Garden Club

6:30 p.m.

The Bowmansville Garden Club will visit A Snail’s Place, 6550 Seneca St, Elma. Carol Melnik, owner and designer, will present a a design program using driftwood. Participants will also taste food items from the shop.

 

Week of Tuesday, June 25

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are blooming perennial plants, hanging baskets, annuals, fresh strawberries and sweet cherries. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, June 30

 

Audubon Water Chestnut Group Pull

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteers are needed for a water chestnut pull at the Big Pond of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The goal is to prevent the invasive, non-native plant from reproducing in other waterways and eliminating all other plants and fish. Anyone who loves a pond or lake in Chautauqua County or the Conewango watershed of Pennsylvania is encouraged to volunteer in this removal effort. All volunteers will receive orientation on the best ways to pull water chestnut before each session. For more information call (716) 569-2345 or visit http://jamestownaudubon.org/.

 

Sunday, June 30 and every Sunday through July 21

 

GObike City Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The GObike City Garden Tour is a new event of the National Garden Festival and GOBike Buffalo. It was originally announced as a single tour, but now tours will be held every Sunday through July 21. You’ll bike to five or six gardens on each tour, and the tours will be different each week. The cost is $30 and includes a box lunch. You must preregister to reserve spot.

 

Sunday, June 30

Art in the Gardens event at Lancaster Old Home Days

noon to 4 p.m.

As part of Lancaster Old Home Days, which is being held for the first time in 100 years, the Lancaster Garden Walk is holding three mini-walks. In Art in the Gardens, six artists will display their work in six gardens. Other mini-walks will be Roses in the Garden on July 1 and Lancaster Lights the Landscape on Friday, July 5. Maps for all these events will be available at the Lancaster Historical Building, 40 Clark Street,Village of Lancaster.

 

Sunday, June 30

Deadline to enter Nature Photography Contest of Jamestown Audubon

The Jamestown Audubon Society’s Nature Photography Contest offers prizes in three categories and two divisions. Learn more in this short article or see the rules. The deadline to enter is June 30.

 

Sunday, June 30

Parkside Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual Parkside Garden (and Architecture & History) Tour is sponsored by the Parkside Community Association. The headquarters is at Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway, corner of Summit Avenue, Buffalo. Donation of $8 for a map for the self-guided tour benefits the Parkside Community Association. There are also guided walking tours highlighting Parkside’s architecture, history and folklore from noon to 2 p.m. for $10 starting at 96 Jewett Parkway. The Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 84 Parkside Avenue. During the garden tour, there is free admission to the Martin House conservatory and gardens, and there will be a sale of of garden tools as well as divisions of native ferns, rugosa roses and lemon thyme from the Martin House landscape.

 

 

Saturday, June 29

 

Field trip with Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

Members of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will take a field trip to Houghton & Furman Bogs in a joint trip with the Nature Sanctuary Society. Guests are welcome. More information to come.

 

Saturday, June 29

Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Secret Gardens Tour

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary will hold its 10th annual Secret Gardens Tour. There will be two gardens featured in Lakewood, two in the town of Busti, and one in the city of Jamestown. The gardens are all handicapped accessible. The tour ticket includes a brief description of each garden, directions, parking recommendations, and an excellent map. Even visitors unfamiliar with the area will have no trouble locating all the gardens. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, PA. They can also be purchased at Four Seasons Nursery, Lakeview Gardens, Peterson Farm, Secret Gardens Flower Shop, and Stillwater Garden Market, all in Jamestown; Mike’s Nursery in Lakewood; Robert’s Nursery in Falconer, and at the participating gardens on the day of the tour. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

 

Saturday, June 29

Summer Wildflowers

10:30 a.m.

Search for seasonal wildflowers and learn their uses and folklore in this program at Reinstein Woods, Honorine Dr., Depew. Registration is required. To register, call 683-5959. This program is for adults and children ages 8 and older.

 

Saturday, June 29

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Ants on a log

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be ants on a log. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

 

 

Friday, June 28 and every Friday through August 2

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Friday, June 28

Bus tour: Flowering Suburbia—Landscapes Outside the Limits

Just beyond Buffalo, you’ll find large, much-photographed gardens in Clarence, Amherst and Snyder. Horticultural expert Sally Cunningham and designer Joseph Han will show you grand perennial borders, layered islands and intimate gazebos. The group will have lunch at a poolside retreat at one of the gardens. The cost $72 per person. This is an event of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo.

 

Thursday, June 27

6 p.m.

Garden Party at the Shrine

The Beautification Committee of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine will hold a garden party at the shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Youngstown. You can enjoy an evening of hors dóeuvres, desserts and beverages while enjoying the newly planted gardens. Garden clubs and nurseries will display potted plants and you can vote on your favorite. The plants will be raffled off at the end of the evening. The cost of the event is $25. For reservations, contact Marsha Gresens at 810-9323.

 

Thursday, June 27 and every Thursday through August 1

 

Open Gardens of the National Garden Festival

Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time and visitors are allowed to simply drop by. Find out more about what’s new with Open Gardens this year. Learn how to buy the directory online or at a shop that gives you all the locations of the gardens.

 

Wednesday, June 26

Amherst Garden Club meeting, plant exchange, field trip

9:30 a.m.

Amherst Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main Street, Williamsville. There will be a plant exchange followed by a field trip to Smug Creek Gardens, 8399 Zimmerman Road, Hamburg. Afterwards members will have lunch at a local restaurant. Guests and newcomers are welcome.

 

Wednesday, June 26

 

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, June 26

Butterfly gardening workshop

7 to 9 p.m.

Learn how a few simple plants and paying attention to basic butterfly needs can transform your yard into a butterfly paradise in this butterfly gardening workshop at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, PA. The cost is $14 for the general public or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. You will learn how to attract butterflies to your yard by providing the food, habitat and shelter they require for all stages of their lives. The class will be indoors and will include a tour of Audubon’s butterfly garden at the end. The instructor will be Jeff Tome, Senior Naturalist at the center, who has been raising butterflies for years. Reservations are requested by Monday, June 24, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the center’s website.

 

Every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Monday, June 24

Deadline to register for butterfly gardening workshop

See the listing for Wednesday, June 26.

 

Week of Tuesday, June 18

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are blooming perennial plants including delphinium, coreopsis, veronica, daylilies and perennial geraniums. Fresh fruit includes homegrown strawberries and sweet cherries. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, June 23 and every Sunday through July 21

 

GObike City Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The GObike City Garden Tour is a new event of the National Garden Festival and GOBike Buffalo. It was originally announced as a single tour, but now tours will be held every Sunday through July 21. You’ll bike to five or six gardens on each tour, and the tours will be different each week. The cost is $30 and includes a box lunch. You must preregister to reserve spot.

 

Sunday, June 23

Lewiston Garden Fest

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The eighth annual GardenFest will be held by the Lewiston Garden Club on Center Street in Lewiston. Vendor booths from area nurseries, landscapers, garden suppliers and outdoor suppliers will line a portion of Center Street. Bring questions and soil samples to Master Gardeners and floral experts. A container garden contest will be held and the public can vote for their favorites. Speakers are scheduled each day.Sally Cunningham, Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional, newspaper columnist and media personality, will present “Ecological Landscaping: What we can do in our yards and gardens is very important to Mother Nature” on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Lewiston Fire Company No. 1 Hall (North 6th Street). A garden walk will be held.. Enjoy the charming restaurants and natural beauty of the Lewiston area during your visit. All the activities are free. Maps will be provided at the hospitality booths as you enter the GardenFest area.

 

Sunday, June 23

Sunday Kids Program at Botanical Gardens

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy these hands-on activities held in the new indoor Wegmans Family Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are included with admission.

 

Saturday, June 22

 

Soil health and mud art family workshop: free

10 a.m.

Soil health and mud art family workshop will be presented by Caesandra Seawell at Pelion Community Garden. Pelion Community Garden is located at 206 Best Street and is on NFTA bus Route 22. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Saturday, June 22

 

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23

Lewiston Garden Fest

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The eighth annual GardenFest will be held by the Lewiston Garden Club on Center Street in Lewiston. Vendor booths from area nurseries, landscapers, garden suppliers and outdoor suppliers will line a portion of Center Street. Bring questions and soil samples to Master Gardeners and floral experts. A container garden contest will be held and the public can vote for their favorites. Speakers are scheduled each day. On Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at The Brickyard (432 Center Street), Lyn Chimera, owner and founder of “Lessons from Nature” will speak on “Sustainable Gardening for the Home Gardener.” Sally Cunningham, Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional, newspaper columnist and media personality, will present “Ecological Landscaping: What we can do in our yards and gardens is very important to Mother Nature” on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at the Lewiston Fire Company No. 1 Hall (North 6th Street). A garden walk will be held both days. Enjoy the charming restaurants and natural beauty of the Lewiston area during your visit. All the activities are free. Maps will be provided at the hospitality booths as you enter the GardenFest area.

 

Saturday, June 22

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Summer solstice herb sachets

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a summer solstice herb sachets. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23

Garden Conservancy Open Days program private garden tour in Erie, PA area

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Explore five private gardens in Erie, PA and nearby towns that are open to the public for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. The cost is $5 per garden and free for children 12 & under. Visitors may begin at any of the following locations: Evans Road, 5204 Evans Road, Erie; King’s Garden, 102 Stephany Road, Fairview; Falls Run, 9395 Falls Road, Girard; Piper garden, 1847 Fairplain Road, Lake City, or Raku Place, 4570 Old State Road, McKean. Highlights include a bamboo field with a hidden tree house, a Hungarian tea house, a Zen rock garden, mature bonsai collection, a butterfly garden and multiple water features. For more information, go to the website or call 1-888-842-2442.

 

Saturday, June 22

 

HCP 403: Gardening for Wildlife

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join David Clark, horticulturist, for an entertaining garden education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. In this session, he will explain how to create a National Wildlife Foundation certified wildlife habitat. This is level IV of the Horticulture Certificate Program, and classes are for those who just want to know more than gardening basics. The cost for the series is $80 for Botanical Gardens members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, June 22

Western New York Rose Society Annual June Rose Show

1 to 5 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will hold its Annual June Rose Show at the Galleria Mall on Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga. Information on roses will be available as well.

 

Friday, June 21

Bus tour: Favorite Buffalo Gardens—the Preview Tour

Tour the gardens that have made Buffalo famous, as seen in Fine Gardening and Horticulture magazines, among many others. From Disney-esque Civil War era cottages to grand Victorians, from rare dahlia collections to a funky tropical paradise with tiki bar, get this preview peek at Garden Walk Buffalo. The tour will be guided by Jim Charlier of Garden Walk Buffalo, who is a garden tourism consultant. The cost is $75 per person. This is an event of the National Garden Festival in Buffalo.

 

Thursday, June 20

 

Hands-on Seminar: Landscape Pot

6:30 p.m.

Create an accent pot with evergreen, summer plants and bird-friendly materials. in this hands-on workshop at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads) in Wheatfield. The class fee of $45 includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary. Groups are welcome. RSVP by June 6 by purchasing online or calling 504-2617, ext. 244. Proceeds from all floral sales, classes and events benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, which offers training and horticulture therapy to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Special Bonus: Purchase all June-October classes in advance for $180 and receive the Dec. 17 Table Top Tree class complimentary with additional trim. Sorry, no refunds.

 

Thursday, June 20

S.H.A.R.E. Workshop: Simple ways to improve your yard for wildlife

7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary will kick off National Pollinator Week with a workshop to show simple ways to improve your yard for wildlife. The workshop will be held at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. S.H.A.R.E. stands for Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment and is based on the principle that anything you do, even in a small area, improves the environment in your neighborhood. If half the people on a block improve the habitats in their yards, it can make a significant impact on the health and diversity of animals on that block.The program will be mostly inside, with a brief walk outside to see how Audubon has improved the habitat around its building. Cost is $14 for the public or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations with payment are requested by Tuesday, June 18, and can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the website.

 

Wednesday, June 19

Starry Night in the Garden

6 to 9 p.m.

Join Star 102.5 for Starry Night in the Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Popular musical groups, local restaurants, wineries and breweries come together to party into the night to benefit the Botanical Gardens. General admission tickets are $40 and VIP Tickets are $100.

 

Wednesday, June 19

 

Western New York Rose Society meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will meet at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road, Williamsville. The topic will be “How to Exhibit Roses and Arrangements at a Rose Show.”

 

Wednesday, June 19

Western New York Garden Railway Society

7 p.m.

The Western New York Garden Railway Society will meet at the Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. The interested public is always welcome. To see photos and videos of garden railways, go to the Western New York Garden Railway Society site.

 

Tuesday, June 18 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Tuesday, June 18

Talk on landscape architect Walter Burley Griffin

6:30 p.m.

A presentation on the work of Walter Burley Griffin, who designed the landscape for the Martin House Complex as well as the entire capital city of Australia, will be given in the Greatbatch Pavilion at the Martin House complex, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo. The presentation will be given by Christopher Vernon, associate professor in the School of Architecture, Landscape, and Visual Arts at the University of Western Australia. Tickets are $20 for Martin House members and $25 for nonmembers. To reserve tickets, go online or call 856-3858.

 

 

Monday, June 17

Smallwood Garden Club

7 p.m.

Smallwood Garden Club will meet at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Rd., Williamsville. John Farfaglia, horticulture expert with the Niagara County Cornell Cooperative Extension, will speak on identifying and dealing with garden pests and diseases. His topic is titled: “Top Ten Insects and Diseases in Your Garden This Year.” Guests are very welcome.

 

Week of Tuesday, June 11

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are strawberries and leaf lettuce. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Saturday, June 15

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Father’s Day pasta collage

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a Father’s Day pasta collage. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, June 15

 

HCP 304: Landscape Design 3/Landscape Architecture

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join David Clark, horticulturist, for an entertaining garden education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This is level III of the Horticulture Certificate Program, and classes are for those who just want to know more than gardening basics. The cost for the series is $80 for Botanical Gardens members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, June 15

 

Meander in the Woods fundraiser

4:30 to 8 p.m.

Friends of Reinstein will hold their annual fundraiser to support Reinstein Woods at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. Enjoy a delicious barbecue by Kentucky Greg’s, bluegrass music by the Pointless Brothers and a basket raffle, then stroll a dessert trail featuring wild edibles. Tickets are $30 and are available at Reinstein Woods or by mail with the order form. Tickets must be purchased by June 11. Call 716-683-5959 for more information.

 

Saturday, June 15 to Sunday, July 28

Celebration of Coleus & Color

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A new show, Celebration of Coleus & Color, will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Indoors and outdoors, the Botanical Gardens will be bursting with colorful plants and flowers. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 55 and over & students ages 13 and over with ID, $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under 3.

 

Friday, June 14

South Town Gardeners

9:30 a.m.

The South Town Gardeners will meet at 9:30 a.m. at Burchfield Nature Center, 2001 Union Rd., West Seneca. The topic will be feng shui with plants. New members are welcome and no experience is needed. For more information, call 668-0209.

 

Wednesday, June 12

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Tuesday, June 11 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Wednesday, June 12

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, June 10

 

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, June 10

Walk with a naturalist at Audubon

10 a.m. to noon

Enjoy spring wildflowers, birds and other wildlife during a walk with an Audubon naturalist on the trails at Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, PA. In celebration of New York State’s 2nd Annual Museum Week, the event is free to veterans and Friends of the Nature Center and offered at the discounted rate of $5 to the general public. Meet in the lobby of the Nature Center building. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. No reservations are required.

 

Monday, June 10

East Aurora Garden Club: Irises

Noon

The East Aurora Garden Club will hear a presentation on the iris by Judy Tucholski Zon, president of the WNY Iris Society and former District VIII Garden Club president, at its meeting at St. Matthias Church, 374 Main Street, East Aurora. She will share tips on growing and maintaining this beautiful flower.

 

Week of Tuesday, June 4

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are home-grown spinach and Swiss chard. Later in the week look for home-grown strawberries and leaf lettuce. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Saturday, June 8

Growing Garden Summer Series for Kids (Part 1 of 3)

10:30 a.m.

Learn how to take care of vegetable plants in this program children ages 6 to 8 at Reinstein Woods, Honorine Dr., Depew. Participants are encouraged but not required to attend all three sessions. Registration is required. To register, call 683-5959.

 

Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, July 7

Garden Railway Exhibit

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Western New York Garden Railway Society has created two exhibits at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY. The exhibits are Thomas the Train as well as a traditional set-up. The exhibits are included in the price of admission.

 

Saturday, June 8 through Sunday, August 18

Exhibit in the in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Southtowns Camera Club

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Southtowns Camera Club will present an exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The exhibit is included in the price of admission. Membership in the Southtowns Camera Club is open to all photography enthusiasts and offers great opportunities to be entertained and inspired while improving photographic skills and creativity. For more information, visit the Southtowns Camera Club website or call Darleen at 649-8851.

 

Saturday, June 8

Plant sale/yard sale

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State District 8 will hold a plant sale/yard sale at 2703 Colvin Blvd. (near Ellicott Creek Road), Tonawanda, NY 14150. Plant experts will be on hand to help you with your selections. Proceeds will benefit educational programs sponsored by the district.

 

Saturday, June 8, and possibly Sunday, June 9

Volunteers needed at Amherst State Park

Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and if necessary, Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed to help move compost at the North Garden at Amherst State Park, 400 Mill St., Williamsville, between Main and Sheridan at the site of the former St. Mary’s Convent. It is the huge garden along the Entrance Driveway to Amherst State Park. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels, rakes, gloves (although organizers do have some) and most importantly, wheelbarrows. Go for however long you can. For more information, email amherstarboretum@roadrunner.com.

 

Saturday, June 8

Annual Garden Market by the Youngstown Garden Club

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Youngstown Garden Club will hold its annual Garden Market at the Bistro at the Old Fort Inn Restaurant, 110 Main St., Youngstown, near the entrance to Old Fort Niagara State Park. Included in the sale will be perennials from Youngstown Garden Club members gardens, container gardens, unique terrariums, herbs and gifts. Visit the Garden Market while enjoying the Tour of Kitchens, which is being held on the same weekend. The garden sale event is free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, June 8

Wine and Garden Tour

10 a.m.

The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club will hold a wine and garden tour to Eagle Bay Hosta Gardens, Noble Winery for lunch (fee for lunch), Nass Daylily Farm, Johnson Winery and 21 Brix Winery. Please RSVP to 934-7608.

 

Saturday, June 8

 

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, June 8

 

Wegmans Family Garden: I dig dirt

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a dirt cake. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, June 8

HCP 403: Herbs and Medicinal Gardening

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join David Clark, horticulturist, for an entertaining garden education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This is level IVof the Horticulture Certificate Program, and classes are for those who just want to know more than gardening basics. The cost for the series is $80 for Botanical Gardens members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Now through Saturday, June 8

Perennial of the week at Lockwood’s: Verbascum

Verbascum is the perennial of the week at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. The following cultivars at 20% off this week: Pink Pixie, Blue Lagoon, Southern Charm and Clementine. Verbascum is a great addition to the sunny garden. It comes in various colors of blue/purple, rose, pink, coral, apricot and cream. They are Zone 5 hardy, but require well drained soils to survive the winter effectively. Water to keep from drying out in hot spells.

 

Friday and Saturday, June 7 and 8

Plant sale/yard sale

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State District 8 will hold a plant sale/yard sale at 2703 Colvin Blvd. (near Ellicott Creek Road), Tonawanda, NY 14150. Plant experts will be on hand to help you with your selections. Proceeds will benefit educational programs sponsored by the district.

 

Friday, June 7; Saturday, June 8, and possibly Sunday, June 9

Volunteers needed at Amherst State Park

Friday from 4:30- 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., and if necessary, Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon

Volunteers are needed to help move compost at the North Garden at Amherst State Park, 400 Mill St., Williamsville, between Main and Sheridan at the site of the former St. Mary’s Convent. It is the huge garden along the Entrance Driveway to Amherst State Park. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels, rakes, gloves (although organizers do have some) and most importantly, wheelbarrows. Go for however long you can. For more information, email amherstarboretum@roadrunner.com. Read

 

Thursday, June 6

 

Hands-on Seminar: Window Box to Brighten Your Yard

6:30 p.m.

Create a custom window box filled with assorted summer plants and get hints to keep it blooming all summer in this hands-on workshop at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer Roads) in Wheatfield. The class fee of $35 includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary. Groups are welcome. RSVP by May 23 by purchasing online or calling 504-2617, ext. 244. Proceeds from all floral sales, classes and events benefit the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, which offers training and horticulture therapy to people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Special Bonus: Purchase all June-October classes in advance for $180 and receive the Dec. 17 Table Top Tree class complimentary with additional trim. Sorry, no refunds.

 

Thursday, June 6

 

Deadline to register for hands-on seminar: Landscape pot

See details at June 20 entry.

 

Wednesday, June 5, 12

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, June 5

WNY Carnivorous Plant Club

6:30 – 8 p.m.

The WNY Carnivorous Plant Club will meet at Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. They will talk about the upcoming Garden Art Sale and debrief the past weekends trip to the Allegheny Nature Pilgrimage.

 

Wednesday, June 5

Willow Ridge Garden Club: Plants that re-seed

7 p.m.

Willow Ridge Garden Club will meet at Zion Church, Parker Boulevard & Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. Chris Hartmann, East Aurora Garden Club Horticultural Specialist, will highlight annuals and perennials that will re-seed themselves. The club’s Spring Fling will be reviewed & the memorial bench dedication announced.Guests are welcome.

 

Tuesday, June 4

Workshop on guerrilla gardening

7 to 9 p.m.

A workshop on guerrilla gardening, the act of growing plants in neglected public spaces as a form of protest and community improvement, will be held at the Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo. You’ll learn what guerrilla gardening is, the basics of starting seeds and growing things and what to look for in plant varieties. The workshop will include a hands-on lesson on making moss graffiti and a hands-on lesson on making “seed bombs.”

 

Tuesday, June 4 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Monday, June 3, 10

 

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Now through Sunday, June 2

 

Exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Sandra Kicman

Sandra Kicman will display her photography in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The exhibit is included in the price of admission. Kicman says: “I have always felt compassionate about taking pictures. Looking through the viewfinder and composing within the constraints of that space to capture texture, positive and negative space and color to me, is very gratifying and exciting. There are many distractions, responsibilities and demands that are part of our daily lives. Photography, for me, is a way to put that aside and dive head first into the amazing visual world we live in.”

 

Week of Tuesday, May 28

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are Mighty Mato grafted tomato plants, insanely hot ghost pepper plants, porch pots, hanging baskets in unusual combinations that include plants such as mandevilla and lotus, annuals in flats, vegetables, perennials, herbs and fountains. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Saturday, June 1

Deadline to have your garden on the Lancaster Garden Walk

Return the entry form to the address on the form by June 1 to have your garden on the walk.

 

Saturday, June 1

Plant and seed exchange

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk will hold a plant and seed exchange at the University Community Farmers Market, Main Street at Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo. There is no cost to participate and you do not need to bring a plant in order to take one. Plant and seed donations are happily accepted.

 

Saturday, June 1

Plant sale: Town of Wheatfield Garden Club

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Town of Wheatfield Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale at the Adam’s Fire Co., 7113 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120. Many varieties of house plants, annuals, and perennials will be available. Raffle tickets for a garden cart filled with garden-related items will also be available for purchase. Two master gardeners from the club will be on hand to answer questions about gardening. Plants go fast so plan on getting there early for the best selection.

 

Saturday, June 1

Make-It, Take-It Workshop: Dazzling Flower Pouch

9:30 a.m.

Plant a 21-inch flower pouch during this Make-It, Take-It Workshop at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. These hanging pouches rest flat against the surface from which they hang and require less watering than traditional hanging baskets. The cost is $18 per bag for Botanical Gardens members and $22 per bag for nonmembers. Empty bags will be available for purchase for $3 each. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, June 1

Ken-Sheriton plant and baked goods sale

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will hold a plant and baked goods sale at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, Kenmore. They will sell perennials, houseplants, garden items and baked goods.

 

Saturday, June 1

Alien Invader Investigation

10:30 a.m.

Aliens are invading Reinstein Woods! These aren’t creatures from outer space, but plants and insects that could harm our forests and ponds. Explore where these aliens are found and check out what we are doing to protect our ecosystems in this program at Reinstein Woods, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Registration is required. To register, call 683-5959.

 

Saturday, June 1

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Create trail mix

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. For National Trails Day, kids will create their own trail mix. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, June 1

 

HCP 303: Gardening in small spaces

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join David Clark, horticulturist, for an entertaining garden education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This is level III of the Horticulture Certificate Program, and classes are for those who just want to know more than gardening basics. The cost for the series is $80 for Botanical Gardens members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, June 1

Tall-Bearded Iris Show

1 to 5 p.m.

The Western New York Iris Society will hold a Tall-Bearded Iris Show in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Rd., Clarence. The show will be adjacent to the food court. The show will include horticulture, designs, information on growing iris, plants for sale and, as a special exhibit, the members of Ikebana International Buffalo Chapter will present a display of Japanese flower arrangements.

 

Friday, May 31

Deadline to register to share your garden on Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

Deadline to register to share your garden on Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk in University Heights area of Buffalo and Amherst, which will be held Saturday, July 13. See details here.

 

Friday through Sunday, May 31-June 2

Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

This weekend at Allegany State Park includes dozens of programs and field trips on topics including trees, flowers, ferns, insects, birds, salamanders, reptiles, tracks and signs, mammals, geology, astronomy and ecology. There are also classes in areas such as yoga, paper-making, photography, sketching and nature games. Participants are welcome to just relax, visit or hike as well. The event is organized by volunteers from the Buffalo Audubon Society, Burroughs Audubon Nature Club, Jamestown Audubon Society and Presque Isle Audubon Society. To register and for more information, go to the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage website. The deadline for early bird pricing is Friday, April 26.

 

Wednesday, May 29 and June 5, 12

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, May 28

Workshop at Lockwood’s: Container for porch or patio

6:30 p.m.

Design your own porch or patio container at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. Learn about less known annuals and tender perennials, too. The instructors will be Mary Gurtler and Marge Vogel. The cost is $35. Register online or call 649-4684.

 

Tuesday, May 28 and every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Week of Tuesday, May 21

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are Mighty Mato grafted tomato plants, insanely hot ghost pepper plants, porch and memorial pots, hanging baskets in unusual combinations that include plants such as mandevilla and lotus, annuals in flats, vegetables. perennials, herbs and fountains. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, May 26

 

Sunday Kids Program at Botanical Gardens: Muddy sneakers/boots

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy these hands-on activities held in the new indoor Wegmans Family Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the activity is on muddy sneakers and boots. The activities are included with admission.

 

Saturday, May 25

Annual plant sale: Town & Country and Forest Stream

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Town & Country will hold its annual plant sale in conjunction with the Forest Stream Garden Club in the Evanstown Plaza parking lot, Evans at Sheridan, Amherst.

 

Saturday, May 25

Perennial sale by East Aurora Garden Club

9 a.m. to noon

The East Aurora Garden Club will hold its 14th annual perennial sale will be held in front of the former Ames store at the Grey Street Plaza, East Aurora.

 

Saturday, May 25

Master Gardener plant sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A choice selection of sun and shade perennials, native plants, herbs, annuals, shrubs, and vines direct from the gardens of Erie County Master Gardeners will be available during the plant sale to be held at 1071 Amherst Street (between Delevan and Colvin), Buffalo, NY 14216. Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand throughout the sale with advice on selecting and growing plants. Funds raised by this annual event support Master Gardener projects and outreach programs for adults and children in Erie County.

 

Saturday, May 25

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA3

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, May 25

Soil testing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Master Gardeners will test soil and answer questions at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soil testing will be done while you wait. For a fee of $5, you may bring up to three different samples. Soil remediation strategies will be suggested based on the findings. Proceeds from the soil testing benefit the Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County. Please call 827-1584, ext. 291 for information on how to take your soil samples.

 

Saturday, May 25

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Orange pomander

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be an orange pomander. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, May 25

Wildflower series

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering the opportunity to get an in-depth look at wildflower biology, edibility, photography and more through a series of classes and field trips. Classes on wildflowers will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.They will be followed by field trips on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. to find the flowers described in the classes. Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the classes and walks; it is not necessary to attend the class to participate in the walk. The cost is $14 for each class and each field trip or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations for individual events are required Mondays prior to classes and Thursdays prior to field trips. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the Jamestown Audubon website. This field trip will be Wild Edibles of Bergman Park, Jamestown, NY: Eat your way through this amazing park that is so much more than baseball fields. Katie Finch will lead you onto the hidden trails and byways in search of wild things to munch. Special pricing: $7; $5/Friend of the Nature Center, thanks to a grant through the Cornell Cooperative extension. This is the final field trip in the series.

 

Saturday, May 25

Vertical gardening: free workshop

2 p.m.

Vertical gardening will be presented by Caesandra Seawell at Pelion Community Garden. Pelion Community Garden is located at 206 Best Street and is on NFTA bus Route 22. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25

Master Gardener plant sale

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

A choice selection of sun and shade perennials, native plants, herbs, annuals, shrubs, and vines direct from the gardens of Erie County Master Gardeners will be available during the plant sale to be held at 1071 Amherst Street (between Delevan and Colvin), Buffalo, NY 14216. On Friday Sally Cunningham, director of the National Garden Festival, will be on hand to sell the National Garden Festival Directory & Open Gardens Book (just released) and other National Garden Festival gifts.Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand throughout the sale with advice on selecting and growing plants. Funds raised by this annual event support Master Gardener projects and outreach programs for adults and children in Erie County.

 

Thursday, May 23

Deadline to register for hands-on seminar: Window Box to Brighten Your Yard

See details at June 6 entry.

 

Wednesday, May 22

Amherst Garden Club

10 a.m.

Amherst Garden Club members will meet at Clay Hands Pottery Studio, 10086 Main Street, Clarence on Wednesday. Marie Sperrazza will teach a class on how to make clay garden markers. Reservations are necessary. Cost is to be determined. Guests and newcomers are welcome. Call 836-5397 for further details.

 

Wednesdays, May 22, 7-9 p.m.; Saturdays, May 25, 1-3 p.m.

Wildflower series

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering the opportunity to get an in-depth look at wildflower biology, edibility, photography and more through a series of classes and field trips. Classes on wildflowers will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.They will be followed by field trips on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. to find the flowers described in the classes. Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the classes and walks; it is not necessary to attend the class to participate in the walk. The cost is $14 for each class and each field trip or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations for individual events are required Mondays prior to classes and Thursdays prior to field trips. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the Jamestown Audubon website. This class will be on Wild Edibles: Many wildflowers and their parts can be used as food. Staff Naturalist Katie Finch will introduce you to some common wild edibles. Special pricing: $7; $5/Friends of the Nature Center, thanks to a grant through the Cornell Cooperative extension. This is the last class in the series.

 

Tuesday, May 21

Workshop at Lockwood’s: Container for porch or patio

6:30 p.m.

Design your own porch or patio container at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. Learn about less known annuals and tender perennials, too. The instructors will be Mary Gurtler and Marge Vogel. The cost is $35. Register online or call 649-4684.

 

Tuesday, May 21

 

2013 Arbordale University Spring Series: Grow Your own Food

7 p.m.

The 2013 Arbordale University Spring Series will be held at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. The theme of this session is “Grow Your own Food.” In this 45-minute class, Arbordale staff will discuss selection, planting, care and harvesting of vegetables, herbs and fruit including tomatoes, peppers, parsley, rosemary, potatoes, onions, rhubarb, asparagus and strawberries. Classes are free with preregistration. To preregister, email info@arbordale.com, call Arbordale at 688-9125 or call the Audubon Library at 689-4922.

 

Every Tuesday through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Tuesday and Thursday, May 21 and 23

 

Heirloom seeds/Starting a spring garden

6 to 9 p.m.

This two-part course in canning will be held in Room F-7 at Starpoint Central, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport. Brenda Snyder, the author of Grow It, Save It, Use It, is the instructor. In the first class, you will watch and learn proper techniques for canning your own food. The second class will be hands on and you will create your own batch of freshly canned strawberry jam or jelly with help. The fee is $35.

 

Monday, May 20

Smallwood Garden Club

7 pm

The Smallwood Garden Club will meet in the cafeteria of Forest Elementary School, 250 North Forest Road, Williamsville. The program will feature a presentation by Dr. Rochelle Smith, professor of horticulture at Finger Lakes Community College about growing wonderful clematis vines to be their most beautiful. Guests are very welcome.

 

Week of Tuesday, May 14

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are annuals in flats, porch and memorial pots, perennials, herbs, hanging baskets, clematis, wisteria, a large selection of herbs by Gardener’s Own, accent plants, rose bushes and storage sheds made by Star Construction. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, May 19

Lecture on growing fruit and berries at Lockwood’s

1:30 p.m

Learn how to grow blueberries, raspberries and goji berries, as well as pear, apple and peach trees in this lecture at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. Learn from Fred Safford, who is in charge of fruit and berry plants at Lockwood’s. The cost of the lecture is $10. There will be special one-day pricing on all plants covered in the lecture. Register online or call 649-4684.

 

Sunday, May 19

The Great Plant Sale open to the public

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Great Plant Sale will be held in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Highlights include hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, ornamental trees & shrubs, rare and unusual plants, deer resistant plants & flowers, native plants, tropical plants, Japanese maples, herbs and more.

 

Sunday, May 19

Bonsai Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bonsai masters and novices will display their prized trees at their peak during the Bonsai Show at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 55 and over & students ages 13 and over with ID, $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under 3. Do not miss this once-a-year opportunity to see these meticulously manicured trees all in one place. This event is brought to you by the Buffalo Bonsai Society and the Botanical Gardens.

 

Saturday, May 18

Plant sale held by Smallwood Garden Club

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shop for a variety of plants, including both annuals and perennials, at the Smallwood Garden Club’s plant sale at Evanstown Plaza, Evans and Sheridan, Amherst. Featured as well will be lovely prepared planters, heirloom tomatoes and herbs plants. A variety of choice cookbooks will also be offered for sale.

 

Saturday, May 18

Bird banding

7 to 11 a.m.

Watch scientists band birds at the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary. You can accompany the scientists on net checks and watch the weighing, measuring and photographing of the birds. You could be selected to hold and help release a bird. Come to the picnic pavilion on the west side of the Audubon property at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA. Look for the sign at the entrance closer to Route 62.

 

Saturday, May 18

 

Field trip with Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

9 a.m.

Members of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will take a field trip to Thayer Overview Park near Fredonia in Chautauqua County. Guests are always welcome to participate in the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society’s activities. A visit to this park last October found a number of interesting plants and aroused hopes for good spring flora. The group will be guided by a Westfield resident & Niagara Frontier Botanical Society member. There will be an easy one-mile trail through a little ravine. Bring lunch for a picnic at the overlook. Meet at Home Depot just east of Exit 56 (Mile Strip Road) on I-90. Please let the trip leader know you are coming. Mishaps have occasionally happened when plans were changed at the last minute. Call the leader at 835-6042.

 

Saturday, May 18

Garden Faire

9 a.m to 3 p.m.

A Garden Faire will be held by the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club in the Silver Creek Park and Gazebo, Main St. and Central Avenue, Silver Creek. It will feature plants, herbal delights, bird houses, bird feeders, free children’s activities, educational speakers, crafts, basket drawing, books and more.

 

Saturday, May 18

Garden Friends of Clarence perennial plant sale

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Garden Friends of Clarence will hold their perennial plant sale at the Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence. A large selection of plants will be available along with soil testing. For more information email gardenfriendsofclarence@hotmail.com or visit their website.

 

Saturday, May 18

Countryside Garden Club of Elma’s perennial plant sale

9 a.m. to noon

The Countryside Garden Club of Elma will hold a perennial plant sale at Old Elma Town Hall(across from Elma Library, 1860 Bowen Rd., Elma.)

 

Saturday, May 18

Village of Williamsville’s Third Annual Parks Day

9 a.m. to Noon

Volunteers are needed for spring clean-up, planting flowers and painting in Williamsville Village Parks:

Island Park, Garrison Park, & South Long Park. Meet at the gazebos in South Long or Garrison Park, or at the Island Park pavilion. Bring your shovel & gloves. All volunteers are invited to gather at the pavilion on Island Park at noon for a potluck picnic. Please bring a dish to share and your own drinks. This will be held rain or shine. For more inforation, please contact Nancy Locke at 238-0901 or nancyaroundtheworld@yahoo.com.

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19

The Great Plant Sale open to the public

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Great Plant Sale will be held in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Highlights include hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, ornamental trees & shrubs, rare and unusual plants, deer resistant plants & flowers, native plants, tropical plants, Japanese maples, herbs and more.

 

Saturday, May 18

Growing Garden Series for Kids: Crafts for our Plants (Part 3 of 3)

10:30 a.m.

This is the third session of the Growing Garden Series for Kids to be held at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. In this session, we will create three different recycled crafts to use in our pots or garden bed. If you attended prior sessions, please bring your plant with you. This is for children ages 6 to 8. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19

Bonsai Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bonsai masters and novices will display their prized trees at their peak during the Bonsai Show at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 55 and over & students ages 13 and over with ID, $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under 3. Do not miss this once-a-year opportunity to see these meticulously manicured trees all in one place. This event is brought to you by the Buffalo Bonsai Society and the Botanical Gardens.

 

Saturday, May 18

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Cereal mosaic

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a cereal mosaic. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, May 18

Plant exchange and sale at Audubon Center and Sanctuary

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Audubon Center and Sanctuary will hold its annual plant exchange and sale at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA. Go with plants in pots (no plastic bags) or money, and exchange or buy plants and take them home. Donations from local nurseries provide some friendly and in-demand plants; those will be cash only. Plants donated by individuals are available for exchange. A special for this year is a pollinator seed mix developed by Audubon to attract and support the pollinators in your yard. There will also be information and displays on pollinator gardens and other eco-friendly gardens. To volunteer or for more information, call Audubon teacher/naturalist Sarah Hatfield at (716) 569-2345.

 

Saturdays, May 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday, May 22, 7-9 p.m.

Wildflower series

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering the opportunity to get an in-depth look at wildflower biology, edibility, photography and more through a series of classes and field trips. Classes on wildflowers will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.They will be followed by field trips on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. to find the flowers described in the classes. Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the classes and walks; it is not necessary to attend the class to participate in the walk. The cost is $14 for each class and each field trip or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations for individual events are required Mondays prior to classes and Thursdays prior to field trips. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the Jamestown Audubon website. This field trips will be to College Lodge, Brocton, NY: There will be a variety of spring ephemeral wildflowers such as Spring Beauty, trilliums, toothworts, Wild Leek, Bloodroot, Mayapple, trout lily and a number of other species depending upon the spring weather. There will also be some non-flowering clubmosses. Instructor: Jon Titus.

 

Saturday, May 18

Fundraising dinner for the Giving Garden

7 to 10 p.m.

The third fundraising dinner for the Giving Garden sponsored by Seeds of Living Education will be held in Memorial Park, Lake St., Hamburg. Enjoy a lovely evening of local food and libations, roast pork and turkey from local farms: Robbins Nest Country Market in Langford and Good Food Farm in North Java, along with the jazz sounds of the Pete Ciraolo Jazz Quintet. Tickets are $75 per ticket. To buy tickets, contact Tricia Miller at 574-8714, 649-3236 or Sam2Ted@gmail.com or contact Jean Gunner at 954-3467 or jeanmarie1016@msn.com. Read about the Giving Garden at Union-Pleasant Elementary School in Hamburg.

 

Friday, May 17

The Great Plant Sale for Members and Volunteers Only

4 to 7 p.m., members and volunteers only

(Open to the Public May 18-19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

The Great Plant Sale will be held in the Administration Building at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Highlights include hanging baskets, annuals, perennials, ornamental trees & shrubs, rare and unusual plants, deer resistant plants & flowers, native plants, tropical plants, Japanese maples, herbs and more.

 

Wednesday, May 15

Deadline to get your garden on Garden Walk Buffalo

If you live within the Garden Walk Buffalo area and would like your garden on the walk, you must fill out the online application, which will be up only until May 15. You must must have a garden between the Buffalo History Museum and the Erie Basin Marina, and from the Peace Bridge to Main Street. If your garden was on in the past, you still have to re-apply.

 

Wednesday, May 15

Western New York Rose Society meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York Rose Society will meet at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive near Union Road, Williamsville. Topics will be “Early Preparation for Exhibiting” and “Insects in the Garden.”

 

Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, 7-9 p.m.; Saturdays, May 18, and 25, 1-3 p.m.

Wildflower series

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering the opportunity to get an in-depth look at wildflower biology, edibility, photography and more through a series of classes and field trips. Classes on wildflowers will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.They will be followed by field trips on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. to find the flowers described in the classes. Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the classes and walks; it is not necessary to attend the class to participate in the walk. The cost is $14 for each class and each field trip or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations for individual events are required Mondays prior to classes and Thursdays prior to field trips. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the Jamestown Audubon website. This class will be on Wildflower Basics: Spring flowers race for the sun. Learn all about wildflower biology from the biology expert! Instructor: Becky Nystrom.

 

Tuesday, May 14

Workshop at Lockwood’s: Container for porch or patio

6:30 p.m.

Design your own porch or patio container at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. Learn about less known annuals and tender perennials, too. The instructors will be Mary Gurtler and Marge Vogel. The cost is $35. Register online or call 649-4684.

 

Tuesday, May 14

 

2013 Arbordale University Spring Series: Living with Deer in the Landscape

7 p.m.

The 2013 Arbordale University Spring Series will be held at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. The theme of this session is “Living with Deer in the Landscape.” In this 45-minute class, Arbordale experts will share all their testing results. They will discuss plant selection and deterrents that work. Classes are free with preregistration. To preregister, email info@arbordale.com, call Arbordale at 688-9125 or call the Audubon Library at 689-4922.

 

Tuesday, May 14

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society Members Night, Part II

7:30 p.m.

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will meet at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4225 Harlem Road, one block south of Main Street, Snyder. Various members will discuss the recent discovery in China of ancient fossilized pitcher plants and the resulting implications for theories concerning the oldest flowering plants, another member will introduce the audience to a rare alpine plant community in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Part II of another member’s fabulous pictures from a recent trip to Kenya will be shown. Meetings are open to the public and are free of charge. General meetings are held on the second week of each month, September through May (except April meeting).

 

Monday, May 13 and June 3, 10

 

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, May 13

East Aurora Garden Club

Noon

The East Aurora Garden Club will meet at St. Mathias Church, 374 Main Street, East Aurora. Carol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener and writer for Forever Young, will present a lecture and PowerPoint program on familiar and not-so-familiar herbs and their uses. Harlos is a member of the Herb Society, the American Horticultural Society and the Garden Writers of America.

 

Saturday, May 11

Bird banding

7 to 11 a.m.

Watch scientists band birds at the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary. You can accompany the scientists on net checks and watch the weighing, measuring and photographing of the birds. You could be selected to hold and help release a bird. Come to the picnic pavilion on the west side of the Audubon property at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA. Look for the sign at the entrance closer to Route 62.

 

Saturday, May 11

Orchard Park Garden Club Annual Spring Plant Sale

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club Annual Spring Plant Sale will be held on the day before Mother’s Day at the Orchard Park Railroad Depot (behind the Orchard Park Library, S-4570 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park). Annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, accent plants and hanging baskets will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

 

Saturday, May 11

 

Field trip with Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

8:30 a.m.

Members of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will take a field trip to Backus Woods, located between Turkey Point and Long Point in Ontario. Guests are always welcome to participate in the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society’s activities. This is regarded as one of the highest quality old-growth forests in Ontario and the best remaining example in its Carolinian zone. The group will be joined by members of the Bert Milller Nature Club. Meet under the statue in Front Park in Buffalo, entrance on Porter Avenue just west of Busti. Bring passport and lunch. Please let the trip leader know you are coming. Mishaps have occasionally happened when plans were changed at the last minute. Call the leader at 835-6042.

 

Saturday, May 11, 25

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA3

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, May 11

Holland Garden Club Flower Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Holland Garden Club will hold its annual standard flower show during the the Holland Tulip Festival at the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive, Holland. The theme of the show is “Bringing Back Memories.” (Avoid driving Saturday between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. due to the Tulip Festival Parade slowing down Route 16.)

 

Saturday, May 11
Medicinal Garden Special Feature: Arthritis, Osteoporosis
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May is Arthritis Awareness Month and Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month. It will be marked with special activities at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities include educational presentations and displays about prevention, identification and treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis. There will also be botanical displays of plants from which current medications are derived and on which research is being conducted for future medications. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health. This event is included in price of admission.

 

Saturday, May 11

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Fruit prints

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be fruit prints. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturdays, May 11, 18, and 25, 1-3 p.m. and Wednesdays, May 15 and 22, 7-9 p.m.

Wildflower series

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering the opportunity to get an in-depth look at wildflower biology, edibility, photography and more through a series of classes and field trips. Classes on wildflowers will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.They will be followed by field trips on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. to find the flowers described in the classes. Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the classes and walks; it is not necessary to attend the class to participate in the walk. The cost is $14 for each class and each field trip or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations for individual events are required Mondays prior to classes and Thursdays prior to field trips. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the Jamestown Audubon website. This field trip will be to JCC’s Hundred Acre Lot, Jamestown, NY: This small, suburban woodlot is filled to the brim with amazing wildflowers, if you know where to look. Walk with Jennifer Schlick to find, photograph and learn about these amazing flowers.

 

Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11

Holland Garden Club Flower Show

7 – 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

The Holland Garden Club will hold its annual standard flower show during the the Holland Tulip Festival at the Brink Memorial Community Center, Legion Drive, Holland. The theme of the show is “Bringing Back Memories.” (Avoid driving Saturday between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. due to the Tulip Festival Parade slowing down Route 16.)

 

Friday, May 10

South Town Gardeners

9:30 a.m.

The South Town Gardeners will meet at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Rd., West Seneca. The topic will be all about composting. New members are welcome; no experience needed. InFor more information, call 668-0209.

 

Friday, May 10

National Public Gardens Day

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Public Gardens Day held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo, is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide. Admission is $1 and free mini-tours are available all day. Admission for members and children under 3 is always free. Call 827-1584, ext. 291 for more information.

 

Thursday, May 9

Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club

6:30 p.m.

Three members will share their favorite images at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA. Barbara Garfield, Jean Voltmann, and Bruce Isaacson will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how they were taken. “Waterfalls and Moving Water” is the theme for the Project Time that follows the speakers, building on last month’s long exposure tips camera corner presentation. F-stops and slow shutter speeds is the technical Camera Corner part of the meeting furthering last month’s presentation. A social time follows the program and will include some members’ photography books to peruse. Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Contact club president Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com for more information.

 

Thursday, May 9

Town & Country Garden Club

7 p.m.

Karen Burghardt and Tina Merritt will present a demonstration on creating a beautiful tipping pot display for the yard at the meeting of the Town & Country Garden Club at Transit Middle School, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst. Following the demonstration, the clubwill conduct a Pound Auction. Members will bring a pound of something to auction off.

 

Wednesday, May 8, 29 and June 5, 12

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesdays, May 8, 15 and 22, 7-9 p.m.; Saturdays, May 11, 18, and 25, 1-3 p.m.

Wildflower series

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering the opportunity to get an in-depth look at wildflower biology, edibility, photography and more through a series of classes and field trips. Classes on wildflowers will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.They will be followed by field trips on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. to find the flowers described in the classes. Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the classes and walks; it is not necessary to attend the class to participate in the walk. The cost is $14 for each class and each field trip or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations for individual events are required Mondays prior to classes and Thursdays prior to field trips. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the Jamestown Audubon website. This class will discuss The Art of Wildflower Photography: Learn how to use your camera to take amazing photos of wildflowers. Instructor: Jennifer Schlick.

 

Wednesday, May 8

Youngstown Garden Club

7 p.m.

The Youngstown Garden Club will meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, Youngstown. Demonstration workshops will be presented on how to make terrariums and sugar scrubs. All interested members of the community are welcome to attend. Please check out the Youngstown Garden Club Facebook Page for further information.

 

Tuesday, May 7

 

National Teacher Day

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

To honor this noble profession, free admission is being offered on National Teachers’ Day to all teachers at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Just show your ID badge and see what the Botanical Gardens have to offer. Enjoy a free tour, science demos and more. Call 827-1584, ext. 291 for more information.

 

Monday, May 6, 13 and June 3, 10

 

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC3

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, May 6

Lancaster & Bowmansville Garden Clubs: Talk on Chelsea Flower Show

7 p.m.

The Lancaster Garden Club will hold a joint meeting with the Bowmansville Garden Club in the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville. Mike Shadrack, international garden expert, will speak on the world famous Chelsea Flower Show held in England.

 

Week of Tuesday, April 30

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are perennials, hanging baskets, storage sheds made by Star Construction, large selection of herbs by Gardener’s Own and accent plants. Coming Thursday: rose bushes and plants for Mother’s Day. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, May 5

Make a gift with Mom at Lockwood’s

1:30 p.m.

Make a gift with Mom or for Mom at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. Make a gift planter with cold-hardy annuals; a great gift or a joy to share in the making. Mary Gurtler of Lockwood’s will be the instructor. The cost is $35. Register online, call 649-4684 or stop into the store.

 

Sunday, May 5

Wildflower hike

1 to 3 p.m.

A wildflower hike will be hosted by the Western New York Land Conservancy at he Niagara Escarpment Preserve on Leete Road in Lockport. The hike will be led by Jason Sorens, the current president of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society. Attendees will be able to see several unique woodland plants as they walk through the preserve’s mature hardwood forests. The hike is appropriate for people of all ages and will not be strenuous. The hike is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance by calling the Land Conservancy at (716) 687-1225 or emailing info@wnylc.org. You’ll receive directions and information on parking when you register.

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5

African Violet and Gesneriad Society of WNY Judged Show and Sale

Noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday

The African Violet and Gesneriad Society of WNY will hold a judged show and sale at the Galleria Mall, Galleria Drive, Cheektowaga. The theme will be “Decorating with Violets and Gesneriads.” For more information, contact Judy Niemira at 636-0934 or judith.niemira@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, May 4

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organic and Sustainable Gardening Symposium at Lockwood’s

This symposium will be held at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. It’s still in the planning stages, but the event will cover mushrooms, backyard honey bees and more.

 

Saturday, May 4

 

Field trip with Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

9 a.m.

Members of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will take a field trip to the Carlton Hill Multiple Use Area near Warsaw. Guests are always welcome to participate in the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society’s activities. This hilly site includes a ravine with ancient hemlocks and arborvitae, which hopefully will contain some interesting spring flora. Bring lunch. Meet under the big Boulevard Mall sign at Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Please call the trip leader to say you are coming; mishaps have occasionally happened when plans were changed at the last minute. Call the leader at 361-1259.

 

Saturday, May 4, 11, 25

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA3

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, May 4

Earth Day in May at Reinstein Woods

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Help clear debris from the trails and prepare them for summer at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. They will also plant native wildflowers in the woods. Families, scout groups and students needing service hours are welcome. Bring gloves, shovels and rakes if you have them. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required; call (716) 683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, May 4

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Ice cream party

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be an ice cream party. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, May 4

Earth Day in May

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Help clear debris from trails and prepare them for summer at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. They will also be planting native wildflowers in the woods. Families, scout groups and students needing service hours are welcome. Bring gloves, shovels and rakes if you have them. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Thursday, May 2

Orchard Park Garden Club

11:30 a.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting at the OP Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. 11:30 am will be designated for sign up sheets; noon refreshments; planning the Annual Spring Plant Sale to be held May 11 will be the program, followed by a business meeting.

 

Thursday, May 2

Refresh

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Buffalo Spree magazine presents a rejuvenating evening of healthy living, beauty, fashion & shopping at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit the Botanical Gardens. Spree’s fashion writer, Erin Habes, reveals creative ideas throughout the garden space with avant-garde fashion creations that use the botanical backdrop in exciting ways. Ticket includes admission; fashion exhibition; over 30 retail, wellness and beauty vendors; appetizers; cash bar, and silent auction. Tickets will be available starting March 21 at www.buffalospree.com or by calling 783-9119, ext. 2202.

 

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 7-9 p.m.; Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 1-3 p.m.

Wildflower series

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering the opportunity to get an in-depth look at wildflower biology, edibility, photography and more through a series of classes and field trips. Classes on wildflowers will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA.They will be followed by field trips on Saturdays from 1-3 p.m. to find the flowers described in the classes. Participants are welcome to come to any or all of the classes and walks; it is not necessary to attend the class to participate in the walk. The cost is $14 for each class and each field trip or $10 for Friends of the Nature Center. The cost for the entire series is $90 or $60 for Friends of the Nature Center. For the series rate, reservations with payment are required by Thursday, May 2. Reservations for individual events are required Mondays prior to classes and Thursdays prior to field trips. Reservations can be made by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or clicking on the Program Listing link at the Jamestown Audubon website. The May 1 class will cover Wildflower ABC’s. This introductory class will feature the kinds of field guides and apps available and let you practice using them as we look at some basic spring flowers. The instructor is Jeff Tome.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Deadline to apply for Master Gardener training

The Chautauqua County Master Gardener Program will offer a fall 2013 Core Training Course – the first step in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer. The deadline to apply for the training course is Wednesday, May 1. Get the application and more details here.

 

Wednesday, May 1

Spring Fling

6:30 p.m.

Willow Ridge Garden Club will hold a Spring Fling event at St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda. It will include refreshments & desserts, basket auction, split club and flower raffle. Designs by “Flowers by Johnny” will be featured. Donation for tickets is $7 presale and $10 at the door. For ticket information, call 694-2013.

 

Tuesday, April 30

 

Heirloom seeds/Starting a spring garden

6 to 9 p.m.

Learn to start seeds indoors, propagate plants to get a larger harvest and save the seeds for the following year’s planting in this class to be held in Room F-7 at Starpoint Central, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport. Brenda Snyder, the author of Grow It, Save It, Use It, is the instructor. Growing food at home is a huge money saver and this easy-to-understand class on vegetable seeds and gardening. The fee is $25.

 

Tuesday, April 30

 

Mother’s Day Floral Sale

Pre-orders are due for the Mother’s Day Floral Sale held by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. Pick-up will be on May 10 & 11 at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Witmer and Sy Roads), Wheatfield, or on May 10 at 107 Heath Street, (just inside the city limits off of Route 31), Lockport. Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are now accepted. Order online or call 504-2617, ext. 244. Call 297-6400 for a brochure.The sale supports Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a full-service horticulture therapy and vocational training program for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

 

Week of Tuesday, April 23

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are pansies (4-packs, 6-packs, 3 1/2-inch pots and 4 1/2-inch pots) and glazed pottery. Burpee seeds are 50 percent off until May 10. Coming this week: cold-weather vegetable plants including celery, romaine, onions, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. Also hanging baskets. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, April 28

 

Sunday Kids Program at Botanical Gardens: Earth Day and recycling

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy these hands-on activities held in the new indoor Wegmans Family Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the activity is on Earth Day and recycling. The activities are included with admission.

 

Saturdays, April 27 through May 19

Bird banding

7 to 11 a.m.

Watch scientists band birds at the Jamestown Audubon Center and Sanctuary. You can accompany the scientists on net checks and watch the weighing, measuring and photographing of the birds. You could be selected to hold and help release a bird. Come to the picnic pavilion on the west side of the Audubon property at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile off of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA. Look for the sign at the entrance closer to Route 62.

 

Saturday, April 27 through Sunday, June 2

 

Exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Sandra Kicman

Sandra Kicman will display her photography in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The exhibit is included in the price of admission. Kicman says: “I have always felt compassionate about taking pictures. Looking through the viewfinder and composing within the constraints of that space to capture texture, positive and negative space and color to me, is very gratifying and exciting. There are many distractions, responsibilities and demands that are part of our daily lives. Photography, for me, is a way to put that aside and dive head first into the amazing visual world we live in.”

 

Saturday, April 27Birdwatching hike

8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

A bird watching hike will be hosted by the Western New York Land Conservancy at he Niagara Escarpment Preserve on Leete Road in Lockport. It will be led by Greg Coniglio and Mike Morgante, avid birders and experienced guides. Attendees will be able to see year-round resident birds and early spring migrants.The hike is appropriate for people of all ages and will not be strenuous. The hike is free and open to the public, but attendees must register in advance by calling the Land Conservancy at (716) 687-1225 or emailing info@wnylc.org. You’ll receive directions and information on parking when you register.

 

Saturday, April 27

Field trip with Niagara Frontier Botanical Society

9:15 a.m.

Members of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society will join members of the Bert Miller Nature Club in exploring a preserve renowned for its spring flora and generally not open to the public. The field trip will be held in Marcy’s Woods, Point Abino near Fort Erie, Ontario. Guests are always welcome to participate in the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society’s activities. Meet under the statue at Front Park in Buffalo, entrance on Porter Ave just west of Busti. Bring your passport. Sack lunch optional. The rain date is Sunday, April 28. Please remember to let the trip leader know you are coming. Mishaps have occasionally happened when plans were changed at the last minute. Call the leader at 835-6042.

 

Saturday, April 27

Rain gardens: free workshop

10 a.m.

A workshop on rain gardens will be presented by Caesandra Seawell at Pelion Community Garden. Pelion Community Garden is located at 206 Best Street, Buffalo, and is on NFTA bus Route 22.The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Saturday, April 27

Building a raised bed: free workshop

2 p.m.

Building a raised bed will be presented by Jim Horn at Victoria Avenue Block Club Garden, 195 Victoria Ave., Buffalo. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Saturday, April 27

Growing Garden Series for Kids: Transplanting Plants and Composting (Part 2 of 3)

10:30 a.m.

This is the second session of the Growing Garden Series for Kids to be held at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew.In this session, you will learn how we can use compost and dirt to put our plants into pots or a garden bed. If you attended the first session in March, please bring your plant with you. This is for children ages 6 to 8. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, April 27

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Honey bee activity

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week there will be a honey bee activity. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, April 27

 

Honey Bee Festival

 

Vendors, demonstrations and two lectures will be part of the Honey Bee Festival to be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vendors & Demonstrations

Gaze as bees work in an observation hive (behind glass), learn about the bee hive structure created by UB architecture students in front of the grain elevators near the Ohio Street Bridge, get information on honey bees and visit vendors selling honey and beeswax. Refreshments will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The vendors and demonstrations area is open to all visitors; free with price of admission.

11 a.m. to noon

Lecture by Dr. Thomas Seeley, author of Honey Bee Democracy

Dr. Thomas Seeley, professor at Cornell University, will speak about his latest book, Honey Bee Democracy. This is the fascinating story of decision-making within the hive. Dr. Seeley will hold a book signing. You can pre-order a copy of the book, purchase one the day of the lecture or bring your personal copy. Honey Bee Democracy may be pre-ordered and picked-up at the festival for $25 per copy or purchased the day of the festival for $28 a copy. Tickets to the lectures are $5 for students, $10 for Master Gardeners and members of the Botanical Gardens, and $15 for non-members.

1 to 2 p.m.

Lecture by Barbara Ochterski, local beekeeper

Barbara Ochterski, local beekeeper, will discuss the basics of backyard beekeeping. It will be followed by an informal question and answers session. Tickets to the lectures are $5 for students, $10 for Master Gardeners and members of the Botanical Gardens, and $15 for non-members.

 

Friday, April 26

Deadline for early bird pricing for Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

See more information at listing for Friday through Sunday, May 31-June 2

 

Wednesday, April 24

Amherst Garden Club

9:30 a.m.

The Amherst Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main Street, Williamsville. The business meeting at 10 a.m. will be followed by a brief horticulture presentation by Linda Zeder on garden pests and diseases, followed by a hands-on program on tea cup flower arrangements conducted by Sylvia Fredricks. Bring your own supplies. For more details call 836-5397. Guests and newcomers are welcome.

 

Wednesday, April 24, May 1

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, April 24

 

Frost-tolerant plants

6 to 7 p.m.

Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses will give a presentation on frost-tolerant plants at the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch Library, 4622 Main St., Amherst. Frost-tolerant plants extend the beauty of your garden from early spring to late fall.

 

Tuesday, April 23

 

2013 Arbordale University Spring Series: Spring Pond Care

7 p.m.

The 2013 Arbordale University Spring Series will be held at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. The theme of this session is “Spring Pond Care: The Key to Happy Fish and Clear Water.” In this 45-minute class, Arbordale staff will discuss all the tasks necessary to have a happy pond this summer. They will cover pumps, filters, fish and plants. A few old wives tales will be bashed along the way. They will take the mystery out of keeping your pond clear. Discussions will include new treatments, aeration’s role in healthy water and more. Classes are free with preregistration. To preregister, email info@arbordale.com, call Arbordale at 688-9125 or call the Audubon Library at 689-4922.

 

Monday, April 22

Earth Day talk: “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes”

7 p.m.

Connie Oswald Stofko, publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, will present “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes” at the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, North Tonawanda. The talk is free and no registration is required.

 

Monday, April 22, 29

 

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC2

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Week of Tuesday, April 16

 

This week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are terracotta and glazed pots from 8 to 26 inches in diameter from Michael Carr Designs; hyacinths, other bulbs and mums; Burpee seeds; wild bird seed; seed-starting soils and kits; Premier Horticulture potting soil; topsoil; cow manure; peat moss; cedar mulches, and spring gardening gifts from Grassland Roads. Coming soon: potted perennials. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, April 21

Volunteers needed to mulch tree pits

9 a.m.

Folks from the University Heights Tool Library in Buffalo will be mulching all the tree pits along Main Street with a donation from Tucker Curtain. Please meet at the Tool Library, 5 W. Northrup Place, Buffalo. Email them at uhtl@ourheights.org if you are going to attend. Additional wheelbarrows are welcomed.

 

Sunday, April 21

WNY Hosta Society April Meeting

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 2 p.m.

The Western New York Hosta Society will meet at the East Aurora Senior Citizen Center, corner of King and Oakwood St., East Aurora. The main topic will be “Hard Scapes for Your Gardens” presented by Ran Lydell. There will be a B-Movie and more. All garden enthusiasts are welcome.

 

Sunday, April 21

Growing and Reblooming Orchids at Lockwood’s

Learn everything you need to know about growing orchids in this talk at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. This class is taught by David Clark, a local horticulturist and popular teacher. He is entertaining and thorough and will take the mystique out of orchid growing. He’ll take questions. The cost is $10. Register online, call 649-4684 or stop into the store.

 

Saturday, April 20

Volunteer Day at Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is inviting anyone who would like to celebrate Earth Day early this year to join them for Volunteer Day to make the Audubon buildings and grounds more beautiful. This will take place at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, PA. To help plan for food, volunteers are asked to make reservations by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or using the on-line form by following the links at the website.

 

Saturday, April 20

Make-It, Take-It Workshop: Hypertufa

9 a.m.

Fashion your own unique planting container from hypertufa in this workshop at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Hypertufa is a mixture of peat moss, Portland cement and perlite. Containers must be smaller than 12 x 16 inches and, due to mixing constraints, there is a limit of one planting container per person. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291. The price is $25 for Botanical Gardens members and $30 for non-members.

 

Saturday, April 20

Clean up with Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Help the Friends of the Japanese Garden clean up the garden. You can get to the garden from the parking lot at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace, Buffalo. There’s always plenty of parking and parking is free. Bring gloves.

 

Saturday, April 20

Free talk at Lockwood’s: Shade Gardening (Without Impatiens)

10:30 a.m.

Impatiens is under attack by a serious plant disease, so learn about the many plants you can substitute for impatiens in your shade garden in this free talk at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. Sally Cunningham and Lockwood’s expert production professionals will show you many fine shade gardening plants and how to use them for impressive displays. They will also suggest perennials you can begin to incorporate into those spaces that impatiens used to fill. Some garden design handouts and plant groupings will be provided. The talk is free, but space is limited so you must sign up online, by calling (716) 649-4684 or by visiting the store.

 

Saturday, April 20

Flower Folklore

10:30 a.m.

Did you know that dandelions were used to tell time, or that buttercups were a sign of good luck? Take a closer look at our local wildflowers on this guided walk at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, April 20

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Food composter

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a food composter. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, April 20

 

Free workshop: Urban Mushrooming

2 p.m.

“Urban Mushrooming” will be presented by Richard Price at Urban Roots Community Garden Center, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. Urban Roots is on NFTA bus Route 12. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Friday, April 19

Black Friday – Spent Spring Bulb Sale

8 a.m.

The spent spring bulb sale will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sale is in the garage behind the Botanical Gardens. Growers will be pulling thousands of bulbs and they must all go. You are provided with a bag and you fill it with many different varieties of bulbs. The cost is $7 per bag, and there is a limit of three bags per person.

 

Friday, April 19 through Saturday, April 27

49¢ perennial sale at Mischler’s

Perennials are just 49 cents during this once-a-year sale at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville. They are sold only in packs of four plants for $1.96 per pack or $23.52 per flat (12 pack per flat). Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. You can view a list of all the plants offered, as well as their traits: deer resistant, for shade, long-blooming, ground cover, drought tolerant, attracts butterflies, attracts hummingbirds.

 

Friday, April 19

Thompson Brothers opens for season

Thompson Brothers, 8850 Clarence Center Rd., Clarence Center, officially opens for the season. They have 16 greenhouses on their 20-acre farm and sell a variety of perennials, vegetables, annuals, decorator pots and hanging basket from their retail store.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Deadline to register for Volunteer Day at Audubon Center and Sanctuary

See detail at April 20 listing

 

Wednesday, April 17, 24, May 1

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, April 17

Perennials

6 to 7 p.m.

Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses will give a presentation on perennials at the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch Library, 4622 Main St., Amherst. Gardeners love perennials for their longevity, beautiful color and variety. Learn more about these wonderful and versatile plants that come back year after year. Preview perennials that will be available at Mischler’s 49-cent perennial sale.

 

Monday, April 15

Smallwood Garden Club: “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes”

7 p.m.

The Smallwood Garden Club will meet at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Rd., Williamsville. Connie Oswald Stofko, publisher of Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, will give a presentation called “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes.” Guests are very welcome. Looking ahead, plan to shop for a variety of plants, including annuals as well as perennials, at the Smallwood Garden Club’s Plant Sale at Evanstown Plaza on Saturday, May 18.

 

Monday, April 15, 22, 29

 

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC2

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Week of Tuesday, April 9

 

New this week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are terracotta and glazed pots from 8 to 26 inches in diameter from Michael Carr Designs; hyacinths, other bulbs and mums; Burpee seeds; wild bird seed; seed-starting soils and kits; Premier Horticulture potting soil; topsoil; cow manure; peat moss; cedar mulches, and spring gardening gifts from Grassland Roads. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, April 14

 

Hypertufa workshop at Lockwood’s

1:30 p.m.

Make your own hypertufa container in this workshop at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. These lightweight, cement-like bowls and containers are the perfect homes for miniature hosta gardens, succulents or your favorite miniature annuals. The cost is $30 and includes materials. The instructor will be Becky Watts. You can register online here.

 

Saturday, April 13

 

Two lectures at Lockwood’s

10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

Sally Cunningham, local horticulturist, will give two lectures at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. The cost for each lecture is $12; the cost for both lectures is $20. “Hedgerows and Habitat” will be held at 10:30 a.m. Whether you have a suburban lot or country acres, you can create a beautiful and nature-friendly barrier and wildlife habitat at the edge of your yard. Learn about the plants and how to combine them to benefit you, the birds and the butterflies. “Pruning Review” will be held at 11:45 a.m. It’s a job that every homeowner could master and the job that’s done least well by most people. Review how and when to prune shrubs and small trees in your yard, rom hydrangeas to roses to rose of Sharon. You can register online here.

 

Saturday, April 13

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Pizza garden

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be pizza garden. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, April 13

 

HCP 304: Shade gardening

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join David Clark, horticulturist, for an entertaining garden education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This is level III of the Horticulture Certificate Program, and classes are for those who just want to know more than gardening basics. The cost for the series is $80 for Botanical Gardens members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, April 13

Garlic Mustard Challenge Kick-Off

11 a.m.

Gather up your scout troop, science club, or other organization and compete with other groups to see who can remove the most garlic mustard from Reinstein Woods from April through June. Garlic mustard is an invasive plant species that impairs the health of the forest. The group that picks the most will receive a prize! Only a group representative needs to attend this session, although other group members are welcome to attend this kick-off to be held Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, April 13

Origami demonstration

2 p.m.

The Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club will hold a demonstration of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative forms, at the First Baptist Church, 32 Main St., Silver Creek. The demonstrator will be Geri Sagliani. The event is free for members and a $5 donation is requested from non-members. Please RSVP to 934-7608.

 

Friday, April 12

South Town Garden Club meeting

9:30 a.m.

The South Town Garden Club will meet at the Burchfield Nature Center, 2001 Union Rd., West Seneca. New members are welcome and no experience is needed. For more information, call 668-0209.

 

Thursday, April 11

Eighth District Spring Meeting

8:30 a.m.

The Spring Meeting of the Eighth District of the Federated Garden Clubs will be held at Michael’s Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. There will be a morning meeting and installation of the 2013-2015 new district officers followed by a luncheon and a presentation. Maryann Jumper will be installed as the new District Director. Contact Arlene Leising at 837-4014. The cost of the luncheon is $24. A registration form is available online.

 

Thursday, April 11

Administrative Professional’s Day Floral Sale

Pre-orders are due for Administrative Professional’s Day Floral Sale held by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. Pick-up will be on April 23 & 24 at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Witmer and Sy Roads), Wheatfield, or April 24 at 107 Heath Street, (just inside the city limits off of Route 31), Lockport. Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards are now accepted. Order online or call 504-2617, ext. 244. Call 297-6400 for a brochure.The sale supports Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a full-service horticulture therapy and vocational training program for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

 

Wednesday, April 10Informational meeting on becoming Master Gardener10-11 a.m.

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Come to this informational meeting to find out how. The meeting will be held at the Frank Bratt Ag Center, 3542 Turner Rd., Jamestown. The Chautauqua County Master Gardener Program will offer a fall 2013 Core Training Course – the first step in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer. The deadline to apply for the training course is Wednesday, May 1. Get the application and more details here.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Training for volunteer trail guides at Audubon Center

10 a.m. to noon

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is seeking volunteers to be trail guides to assist with Discovery Walks for schoolchildren in the spring. A training session for new volunteers will be held at the Audubon Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY and Warren, PA. You will learn more about the trails, what it takes to lead a class of children along them, and the natural history found there. After a brief presentation indoors about the protocols and procedures for a Discovery Walk, the naturalists will walk you along the most popular routes of the walks. They will share activities, information, and hints to make the walk go smoothly. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather. You are invited to stay for a catered lunch and an optional hike afterward to learn more about what’s happening in nature in early spring. RSVP for lunch by Monday, April 8, by calling (716) 569-2345, emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org, or using the on-line form by following the links from Audubon’s home page. To learn more about what being a trail guide entails, visit the Trail Guide Training website or call Jennifer at (716) 569-2345.

 

Wednesday, April 10, 17, 24, May 1

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Fairy gardens

6 to 7 p.m.

Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses will give a presentation on fairy gardens at the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch Library, 4622 Main St., Amherst. Learn how to create your own fairy garden. Fairy gardens are Cminiature landscapes that give the illusion of tiny creatures living there. To register, call 839-0700 or stop by the library.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Free talk: Soil, plants and basic techniques

6:30 p.m.

The Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens committee is hosting Lyn Chimera, speaker, author, and Master Gardener, at the Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave. (off of Military Avenue), Buffalo. She will speak about soil, choosing appropriate plants and basic planting techniques, and she will answer questions. All are welcome to attend. Call 877-2740 for more information.

 

Wednesday, April 10

Lancaster Garden Club Meeting: Powdery and Downy Mildew

7 p.m.

The Lancaster Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Ave., Lancaster. Carol Ann Harlos, Master Gardener with Cornell Cooperative Extension, will present a PowerPoint presentation on powdery mildew and downy mildew and how it affects impatiens and other flowers.

 

Tuesday, April 9

2013 Arbordale University Spring Series: Landscape Designing & Restorations

7 p.m.

The 2013 Arbordale University Spring Series will be held at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. The theme of this session is “Landscape Designing & Restorations: Re-creating Your Outdoor Living Spaces.” In this 45-minute class, Arbordale designers will challenge you to create outdoor living spaces, increase property value and love your yard– all with a little planning. Learn how they decide where plants go and are spaced. Listen to witty reasons to dig out those overgrown junipers. Bring yard photos to discuss in class. Classes are free with preregistration. To preregister, email info@arbordale.com, call Arbordale at 688-9125 or call the Audubon Library at 689-4922.

 

Monday, April 8

East Aurora Garden Club meeting

Noon

Representatives of the East Aurora Cooperative Market,a newly formed co-op, will speak at the meeting of the East Aurora Garden Club in St. Mathais Episcopal Church, 374 Main St., East Aurora. Sheila Conboy, project manager, and Michael Benzin, will discuss the plans for this cooperatively owned and managed food market for the Southtowns.

 

Monday, April 8, 15, 22, 29

 

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC2

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Week of Tuesday, April 2

 

New this week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are hyacinths, other bulbs and mums; Burpee seeds; wild bird seed; seed-starting soils and kits; Premier Horticulture potting soil; topsoil; cow manure; peat moss; cedar mulches, and spring gardening gifts from Grassland Roads. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Now through Sunday, April 7

Spring Flower Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Spring Flower Show will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The Botanical Gardens will be filled with spring colors and beautiful fragrances. Visit baby bunnies, chicks, lambs, pigs, a donkey, goats and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Easter Bunny will visit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31. Admission is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors (55+) & students (13+ with ID); $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under 3. The show is presented by M&T Bank and sponsored by Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5 and Wendy’s.

 

Now through Sunday, April 7

LifeCycles : An Orangery and Demonstration Garden Exhibit

Models of possible architectural additions to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be on display at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. These projects and models were created by students at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. In this design studio, the building as well as its planted and human inhabitants were all considered alive and changing– as having lifecycles and therefore best studied as such. The studio was taught by professors Brian Carter, Nerea Feliz, Curt Gambetta, Jordan Geiger (coordinator) and Brad Wales. (An orangery is a greenhouse for growing oranges.)

 

Sunday, April 7

World Health Day: Medicinal Garden special feature

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

World Health Day will be marked with a Medicinal Garden special feature at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Topics include good things to eat, easy thing you can do each day to improve your general health, and some great stress relief ideas and foods that come from botanicals. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health. The activities are included with admission.

 

Saturday, April 6

Community Garden Class

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A class about community gardens will be presented by the Master Gardeners of Erie County Cooperative Extension & Buffalo in Bloom in the Community Room at the Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, Buffalo. Topics will cover all aspects of beginning urban gardening. This is a free class & light refreshments will be provided.

 

Saturday, April 6

Terrarium Workshop

10:30 a.m.

Design a miniature, low-maintenance plant world in this terrarium workshop at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. The cost is $35, which includes soil, charcoal and four miniature plants. Many more design elements and props are available. The instructors will be Donna Connolly and Sally Cunningham. You can register online here.

 

Saturday, April 6

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Butter dance party

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a butter dance party. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, April 6

 

Free workshop: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

2 p.m.

“Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Beneficial Insects to Your Garden” will be presented by Wayne Robins at Grassroots Garden office, Suite #408 in the Tri Main Building, 2495 Main Street, Buffalo. Note: This is a change in location. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Friday, April 5

 

Garden crafts for kids

1 p.m.

Have some fun with garden crafts during the spring break at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. For children ages 8 to 10. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Friday, April 5

Deadline to pre-order in Great Plant Sale

This sale is held by the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. See details here.

 

Thursday, April 4

 

Orchard Park Garden Club

11:30 a.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its regular membership meeting at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Sign-ups will be at 11:30 a.m. and refreshments at noon. Barbara Henry will present “New Soil for Planting Containers & Plant Material.” Henry has an associates degree in horticulture and has grown fresh flowers and flowers for drying for the past 25 years. She is opening a new greenhouse. A business meeting will follow.

 

Wednesday, April 3

WNY Carnivorous Plant Club

6:30-8 p.m.

The WNY Carnivorous Plant Club will meet at Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

 

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, April 2, 3 or 4

Take a walk with a naturalist

10 a.m.

Participate in a hike led by one of the staff naturalists at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Meet in the lobby of the center. You are welcome to bring a lunch and stay after the hike to enjoy a self-guided tour of Audubon’s exhibits of animals and energy, as well as the new pollination exhibit. The fee for the hike is $7 for the public and $5 for Friends of the Nature Center. This includes admission to the exhibits. Reservations are not required. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather.

 

Every Tuesday from April 2 through September 24

Trail Tuesdays

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Turn your love for the outdoors into rewarding action on Trail Tuesdays at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. Assist with projects to help maintain and improve ecosystems and trails throughout the preserve. There is something for almost every age and ability to help with. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Monday, April 1

Mud camp

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is offering an opportunity for kids to enjoy some of the same adventures they would at summer camp, but in the muddy springtime. Mud camp will be held at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. For grades kindergarten and up, activities will extend from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. During an exploration of the sanctuary, campers will look for birds, snakes, salamanders, tadpoles, and more. The children will break into age groups for some activities, and join into a large group for others. Participants should dress for the weather and bring an extra set of clothes, just in case. Also bring a lunch that does not need refrigeration and a couple of snacks. Cost for the day is $30; $25 for Friends of the Nature Center. There is a $5 sibling discount. With a limited number of openings, reservations are required by Thursday, March 28 online or by calling (716) 569-2345 or emailing info@jamestownaudubon.org.

 

Monday, April 1

Bowmansville Garden Club: Down the Pole and Up the Ladder

7 p.m.

The Bowmansville Garden Club will meet at the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville. They will have a demonstration and hands-on workshop working with line design called “Down the Pole and Up the Ladder” using forced branches (forsythia, pussywillow, etc.). Participants are to provide a container, oasis, and line material. Bring clippers/cutters.

 

Week of Tuesday, March 26

 

New this week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are Easter lilies, hyacinths, other bulbs and mums; Platters Easter chocolate; Burpee seeds; wild bird seed; seed-starting soils and kits, and spring gardening gifts from Grassland Roads. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Saturday, March 30

SOLD OUT Easter Egg Hunt

11 a.m.

An Easter egg hunt will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Kids ages six and under are eligible to participate. The hunt sells out every year so register early. The cost is $6 for the child or grandchild of a Botanical Garden member and $8 for the child or grandchild of nonmembers. After March 17, the cost is $10. Register here or call 827-1584, ext. 204. The hunt is outside so dress accordingly and bring a bag or basket to collect eggs. Hunters are admitted free to the Botanical Gardens this day. If you plan to visit the Botanical Gardens this day before or after the hunt, please see Spring Flower Show admission prices. Inside, kids of all ages can enjoy fun activities: a scavenger hunt, games, a petting zoo, prizes and more.

 

Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31

Dress Your Easter Best

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Celebrate a spring tradition and wear an Easter bonnet or Easter tie to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The Easter Bunny’s helper will choose winners throughout the day and winners will receive a prize. You can make, borrow or buy your bonnet or tie. This is included in the price of admission. It is presented by M&T Bank and sponsored by Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5 and Wendy’s.

 

Thursday, March 28

Deadline for reservations for mud camp

See details at April 1 listing.

 

Thursday, March 28

 

Eco-logic: Using native plants in the landscape with Ken Parker

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Work with nature and learn to enjoy the benefits of a chemical-free garden using our local native plants in this workshop by horticulturist Ken Parker in the Seneca Cattaraugus Community Center, 12767 Route 438, Irving, NY 14081. This presentation provides ecologically sound solutions for garden enthusiasts, plus an introduction to the culinary, medicinal and spiritual uses of North American flora from a leading industry expert. This event is sponsored by the Food is our Medicine- Healthy First Nations project of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

 

Wednesday, March 27

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D2

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, March 27

Workshop: Easter basket centerpiece

6:30 pm

Design a centerpiece in a basket with bulb plants and Easter decorations in this workshop at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. The centerpiece makes a great gift or table decoration. The instructors will be Mary Gurtler and Mary Trifunovic. The cost is $35. You can register online here.

 

Wednesday, March 27

Easter Arrangement: Make-It, Take-It Workshop

6:15 p.m.

Create a fresh, beautiful arrangement for your Easter table at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Bring clippers and a box to transport your creation. The cost is $30 for Botanical Gardens members and $35 for non-members. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, March 26

 

Eco-logic: Using native plants in the landscape with Ken Parker

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Work with nature and learn to enjoy the benefits of a chemical-free garden using our local native plants in this workshop by horticulturist Ken Parker in the Allegany Community Center, 3677 Administration Dr., Salamanca, NY 14779. This presentation provides ecologically sound solutions for garden enthusiasts, plus an introduction to the culinary, medicinal and spiritual uses of North American flora from a leading industry expert. This event is sponsored by the Food is our Medicine- Healthy First Nations project of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

 

Sunday, March 24

Plantasia

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plantasia, Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show, will be held at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. The theme this year is “Backyard Oasis.” Speakers are:

11 am: “Vegetable Gardening” with Tom Mitchell of Niagara County Community College

Noon: “The Dirt on your Lawn” with Terry Ettinger, greenhouse manager for SUNY Department of Environmental & Forest Biology and YNN TV garden expert

1 pm: “WNY’s Fabulous Gardens (and What They Teach Us) Featuring the Best of the 2012 National Garden Festival Season” with Sally Cunningham, CNLP, who is an author and works with Lockwood’s Greenhouses

2 pm: “Landscape Maintenance” with Mike Frank of Chevalier Outdoor Living

3pm: “Well-Designed Container Gardens: Annuals, Perennials and Tropicals” with Carolyn Stanko, CNLP, who is an educator at Niagara County Community College

 

Sunday, March 24

 

Sunday Kids Program at Botanical Gardens: Propagation by cuttings

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy these hands-on activities held in the new indoor Wegmans Family Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the activity is propagation by cuttings. The activities are included with admission.

 

Saturday March 23

Thinking Spring Garden Fair

10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

The Thinking Spring Garden Fair will be held in the Jamestown Renaissance Center, corner of Washington and West Third, Jamestown. Admission is free and there is free Saturday Parking. The event will feature exhibits from local nurseries, landscapers and community organizations; workshops on garden planning, landscaping, community gardening and more; prizes; food, and shopping. For more information, contact Mary Maxwell at the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation at 716-664-2477 or Mary@JamestownRenaissance.org.

 

Saturday, March 23

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Wheat berry Easter critter

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be a wheat berry Easter critter. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, March 23

Eggstravaganza

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Eggstravaganza will be held at Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The event will include a few different egg hunts. One will be the classic egg hunt, where the naturalists hide eggs and the kids search for them; another will be the amphibian egg hunt, a hike through Audubon’s grounds to search for frog and salamander eggs. If the weather is right, an additional egg hunt will search for eggs of insects, invertebrates and perhaps overwintering reptiles. Mini-classes will be offered on natural history topics including bird eggs, egg biology and amphibian egg identification. The programs will be held both inside and outside. Come dressed for the weather if you want to take a hike; the farthest site is about 20 minutes on flat terrain. Naturalists will lead many of the outdoor walks and crafty volunteers will be working inside with the dyeing, decorating and Easter egg hunt.The cost is $7 for the public and $5 for Friends of the Nature Center.

 

Saturday, March 23

Plantasia

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Plantasia, Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show, will be held at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. The theme this year is “Backyard Oasis.” Speakers are:

11 am: “What Hosta Where” with Mike Shadrack, British horticulture speaker and author (Books available for purchase and signed.)

Noon: “Pruning 101” with Sally Cunningham, CNLP, who is an author and works with Lockwood’s Greenhouses

1 pm: “Sustainability: What Does it Mean to the Home Gardener?” with Lynn Chimera of Lessons from Nature

2 pm: “Things Gardeners Should Know but Don’t” with Ken Brown, host of WBEN Radio (930 AM dial)

3 pm: “All you Wanted to Know About Plant Parenthood” with Terry Ettinger, greenhouse manager for SUNY Department of Environmental & Forest Biology and YNN TV garden expert

4 pm: “Hydroponically Speaking” with David Clark, horticulture speaker and instructor at Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

5 pm: “Ornamental Grasses” with Sharon Webber, CNLP, of Niagara County Community College & Earth Lines

6 pm: “Raised Beds and Container Gardens… Beyond the Box” with David Clark, horticulture speaker and instructor at Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens

 

Saturday, March 23

 

HCP 401: Four-season gardening

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join David Clark, horticulturist, for an entertaining garden education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This is level IV of the Horticulture Certificate Program, and classes are for those who just want to know more than just gardening basics. The cost for the series is $80 for Botanical Gardens members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Friday, March 22

Plantasia

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Plantasia, Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show, will be held at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. The theme this year is “Backyard Oasis.” Speakers are:

11 am: “Insects in the Landscape and Their Control” with Tom Mitchell of Niagara County Community College

Noon: “Gardens of the Garden Walk” with Jim Charlier of JCharlier Communication Design

1 pm: “How to Prevent Deer and Other Critter Damage” with Lynn Chimera of Lessons from Nature

2 pm: “45 Gardening Tips in 45 Minutes” with Connie Oswald Stofko, publisher of Buffalo-Niagara Gardening.com

3 pm: “Basic Floral Design” by Judy Tucholski, 8th District Garden Clubs judge

4 pm: “How and Why to Light Up Your Landscape” with Phil Colarusso of Luminated Landscapes

5 pm: “What You Always Wanted to Know About Soils” with Mike Gallo, CNLP of Buffalo State College

6 pm: “The Right Plant for the Right Place” with Dan Robillard of McKinley High School Horticulture Department

 

Thursday, March 21

Plantasia

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Plantasia, Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show, will be held at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. The theme this year is “Backyard Oasis.” Speakers are:

11 am: “Edible Wild Plants for Landscape Use” with Ken Parker, Joint Venture with Nature Consulting

Noon: “Landscape Design Made Easy” with Mike Frank of Chevalier Outdoor Living

1 pm: “Plant Projects for Children” with Julie McDonald, grower at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2 pm: “Think Green! It’s Spring” with Dorothy Julius of Along Gardens Path

3 pm: “Summer Bulbs” with Elizabeth Licata, editor of Buffalo Spree and horticulture speaker

4 pm: “Small Fruit Growing”with Vicki Jancef of Orleans County Cooperative Extension

 

Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 25

Backyard Bliss flower show

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

“Backyard Bliss,” a standard flower show, will be held by the Eighth District of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State at Plantasia at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Plantasia Preview Night

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A Preview Night garden party will be held to kick-off Plantasia, Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show, at the Fairgrounds Event Center and Expo Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Hands-on workshop: Garden Magic: Spring Blossoms to Summer Blooms

6:30-8:30 p.m.

This is Session #3 in the three-part series of hands-on workshops produced as a part of Blessed Sacrament Church’s 125th Anniversary Celebration. The workshops will be led by horticulturist David Clark in the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Gymnasium, 1069 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. Free parking is available in the school’s lot behind the building. Admission is $60 for non-parishioners and $40 for parishioners for the complete series of three workshops. (Admission is available only for the series, not for individual workshops.) This final workshop will give you tips on garden ecology – managing the systems in a home landscape. Advanced registration is required. For more information or tickets, contact Michael Pitek at 716-816-0144 or michael@thepitekgroup.com.

 

Wednesday, March 20, 27

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D2

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Ask the Expert live Twitter session

10 a.m. to noon

Mark Whitmore, Cornell forest entomologist, will be available to answer questions via Twitter about the emerald ash borer and hemlock woolly adelgid. Submit your question in a tweet with the hashtag @NYInvasiveSpp anytime before the session or during the session. You can also email questions to Erin Strobl of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program at ees94@cornell.edu; please include “Ask the Expert” in the subject line. You can see the answers via Twitter. Follow either Mark Whitmore (@MarkCWhitmore) or NY Invasive Species (@NYInvasiveSpp) to see the Tweets during the session. NY Invasive Species (@NYInvasiveSpp) will also compile the questions/answers and post a summary document to Twitter after the conclusion of the event. Strobl will also email out the question/answer summary document to the NY CCE-PRISM List serves.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Women in the Sustainable Economy II

Three female speakers will talk about what they are doing to push our local green economy in this event at Hallwalls, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. It is part of the Business Gets Greens bi-monthly speaker series of Greenworks Buffalo Niagara. The event is free. Speakers include Sarah Bishop, executive director of Buffalo First!; Crystal Surdyk, who will speak on the Designing to Live Sustainably design competition, and Brenda Young of the Daemen College Global and Local Sustainability Program.

 

Monday, March 18

Free Food Revolution (Homesteading)

6 to 9 p.m.

Learn about raising chickens on a family farm and in an urban setting, saving heirloom seeds and growing them with easy permaculture techniques, hydroponics and urban foraging techniques. The class will be held in Room F-7 at Starpoint Central, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport. After this class you can feel confident that no matter what your living conditions you can grow your own food, even indoors. Brenda Snyder, the author of Grow It, Save It, Use It, is the instructor. The fee is $25.

 

Monday, March 18

 

Maple sugaring presentation and potluck dinner

Potluck at 5 p.m.; meeting 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Jordan Cooke will give a presentation on sugar mapling at the Elders’ Circle Seventh Generation meeting in the AOA Bldg., 28 Thomas Indian School Dr., Irving, NY 14081. The potluck begins promptly at 5 p.m. Please bring a side dish. This is an event of the “FOOD IS OUR MEDICINE –Healthy First Nations” project, which is sponsored by the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation.

 

Week of Tuesday, March 11

New this week at Goodman’s

In stock this week are Burpee seeds, wild bird seed, seed-starting soils and kits, spring gardening gifts from Grassland Roads, Platters Easter chocolate, cyclamen in 4.5- and 6-inch pots as well as spring flowering bulbs in 4- and 6-inch pots. Goodman’s Farm Market is located at 2227 Cayuga Dr. Ext., Niagara Falls, NY.

 

Sunday, March 17

Exhibit on pollination to debut

1:30 p.m.

A grand opening will be held for an exhibit on pollination at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. An open house format will extend to 4 p.m. The event is free and donations are appreciated. The work will illustrate how one-third of our food and much of our clothing are made possible by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. The exhibit was funded by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Buffalo law firm Walsh Roberts & Grace.

Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, April 7

LifeCycles : An Orangery and Demonstration Garden Exhibit

Models of possible architectural additions to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be on display at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. These projects and models were created by students at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. In this design studio, the building as well as its planted and human inhabitants were all considered alive and changing– as having lifecycles and therefore best studied as such. The studio was taught by professors Brian Carter, Nerea Feliz, Curt Gambetta, Jordan Geiger (coordinator) and Brad Wales. (An orangery is a greenhouse for growing oranges.)

Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, April 7

Spring Flower Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Spring Flower Show will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The Botanical Gardens will be filled with spring colors and beautiful fragrances. Visit baby bunnies, chicks, lambs, pigs, a donkey, goats and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The Easter Bunny will visit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31. Admission is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors (55+) & students (13+ with ID); $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under 3. The show is presented by M&T Bank and sponsored by Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5 and Wendy’s.

 

Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State annual meeting

Activities will be held from 11 a.m. to about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday

Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will hold its annual meeting and installation at the Millennium, 2040 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga. Gail McGee,an Eighth District Garden Club member, will be installed as state president. Click here for more information on the event, including activities, fees and a registration form. The registration deadline is March 3.

 

Saturday, March 16

Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

9 a.m.

Learn how to prune dormant apple trees with Tom Mitchell, horticulturalist & Niagara County Community College instructor, at the Mormon Church, 12995 Route 438, Gowanda. This is an event of the “FOOD IS OUR MEDICINE –Healthy First Nations” project, which is sponsored by the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation. The session will cover apple tree care and maintenance, proper pruning techniques and pest control and disease. It will be followed by a hands-on exercise in the orchard. The event will be held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. Bring your pruners, loppers or hand saw.

 

Saturday, March 16

Traditional Healing Group: medicine walk

2 to 4 p.m.

Join the group for their indigenous medicine walk on the path behind the Seneca Cattaraugus Community Center Building, 12767 Route 438, Irving, New York 14081. A discussion will follow and light refreshments will be provided. This is an event of the “FOOD IS OUR MEDICINE –Healthy First Nations” project, which is sponsored by the Seneca Nation of Indians and the Seneca Diabetes Foundation.

 

Saturday, March 16
Medicinal Garden Special Feature: Nutrition and Poison Prevention Month
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March is Nutrition & Poison Prevention Month, and that will be commemorated with special activities at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities include presentations about the benefits of foods from plants containing health-promoting compounds; botanical displays of edible plants that are good for health; common local plants that may be toxic to humans and pets, and education regarding the prevention of accidental ingestion of toxic substances by infants and children in the home. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health. This event is included in price of admission.

 

Saturday, March 16

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA2

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, March 16

Growing Garden Series for Kids: Plants from Seeds (Part 1 of 3)

10:30 a.m.

This is the first session of the Growing Garden Series for Kids ages 6 to 8 to be held at the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. In the first session, you will learn how plants grow from seeds and then make three recycled seed starters to plant vegetable and flower seeds. You can take one home to watch your seed grow and bring it back for the next session. Participants are encouraged but not required to register for all three sessions (Part 2 on April 27 and Part 3 on May 18). Registration is required; call 716-683-5959 to sign up.

 

Saturday, March 16

 

Wegmans Family Garden: St. Patrick’s Day Salad

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be St. Patrick’s Day salad. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, March 16

 

HCP 301: Native plants in your landscape

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join David Clark, horticulturist, for an entertaining garden education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This is level III of the Horticulture Certificate Program, and classes are for those who just want to know more than gardening basics. The cost for the series is $80 for Botanical Gardens members and $100 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $22 for members and $27 for nonmembers. To register, go online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, March 16

Hypertufa demonstration at Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club

2 p.m.

Lyn Chimera will demonstrate working with hypertufa, man-made imitation of lightweight tufa rock, at a meeting of the Silver Creek Hanover Garden Club to be held at 1182 Steward Ave., Silver Creek. Hypertufa can be used in rock gardens or molded into planters. You will go home with a container that you make. The fee is $20 for nonmembers and free for members. Please RSVP to 934-7608.

 

Friday, March 15

Deadline for artwork submissions

Garden Walk Buffalo is looking for submissions of original artwork for use on the Garden Walk 2013 posters, t-shirts and maps. Entries are due by Friday, March 15. Get more details here and at the Garden Walk Buffalo site.

 

Friday, March 15

SOLD OUT Taste of Paradise

6 to 9 p.m.

Taste of Paradise will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Soak in the vibrant colors of the Botanical Gardens, enjoy the fresh smells of spring, savor the tastes of herbs, fruits and delicious delights, and listen to the sounds of tropical fun. Delicious tidbits from Oliver’s, Lucarelli’s, Curly’s, Ilio DiPaolo’s, Obviously Avi Catering and Quaker Bonnet will be served. Tickets are $25 for Botanical Gardens members and $28 for non-members. After March 6 tickets will be $30. Purchase tickets online or by calling 827-1584, ext. 204. The event is sponsored by ONE ROQ Vodka, M&T Bank, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Backyard Party Supply and Dundee Ale & Lager.

 

Thursday, March 14

Lancaster Garden Club

6:30 p.m.

The Lancaster Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster. The program will include a presentation of awads and installation of officers, followed by a pot luck dinner. Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass and a place setting and miniature or small arrangement to be judged as one unit.

 

Thursday, March 14

Town and Country Garden Club: “Think Green, Think Spring”

7 p.m.

“Think Green, Think Spring” will be the program at the meeting of the Town and Country Garden Club to be held in the cafeteria at Transit Middle School, 8730 Transit Road, East Amherst. Dorothy Julius, co-owner of Along Gardens Path,will present an eco-friendly program. Her presentation will include tips on recycling in the garden that everyone can use to help keep our earth a special place.

 

Wednesday, March 13

Youngstown Garden Club: Floral design demonstration

7 p.m.

The Youngstown Garden Club will meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, Youngstown. Bob Bracikowski, greenhouse coordinator at Opportunites Unlimited of Niagara, will present the program. He will be creating whimsical and creative floral and herb designs. Always entertaining, Bob will amuse with his many anecdotes while showing us how to make creative arrangements. The public is invited to attend and those considering membership are most welcome.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D2

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, March 12

 

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society meeting : “Alvars of New York State

7:30 p.m.
“Alvars of New York State: Rare Plant Species at Lucky Star Ranch” will be the topic at the meeting of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society. It will be held in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4225 Harlem Road, one block south of Main Street in Snyder. Frances Jean More Delaney, graduate student at Syracuse University under Don Leopold, will discuss her work and research at a privately-owned alvar near Chaumont Barrens, including work on invasive species management and rare plant protection. All general meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

 

Tuesday, March 12

Kenmore Garden Club: The Year in Review

10:30 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet for its annual installation & awards luncheon in Windows on the Green, Westwood Country Club, Williamsville. The theme will be “The Year in Review.”

 

Tuesday, March 12

Pre-order deadline extended for Easter flowers and arrangements

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 12 to pre-order Easter flowers and arrangements from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. You can order online or 504-2617, ext. 244. For a brochure, call 297-6400. Go online or call to get details on payment and picking up your order. The sale supports the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, a full-service horticulture therapy and vocational training program.

 

Monday, March 11

East Aurora Garden Club

Noon

The East Aurora Garden Club will hold a potluck luncheon and installation of officers at its meeting at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 374 Main Street, East Aurora.

 

Monday, March 11

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Sunday, March 10

 

Free workshop: Soil Science– Fertilizers and Amendments

Noon

“Soil Science– Fertilizers and Amendments” will be presented by David Clark, horticulturist, at Urban Roots Community Garden Center, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. Urban Roots is on NFTA bus Route 12. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Saturday, March 9, 16

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA2

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, March 9

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Egg shell planter

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be an egg shell planter. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, March 9

 

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Landscape Design 2

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It is for serious gardeners as well as those who just want to know more than gardening basics. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, April 21

 

Exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Bloomin’ Art Show

Current paintings from the members of the Monday Morning Watercolor Class will be exhibited in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The adult class meets at the Botanical Gardens. The student works will feature the vast plant and flower collection at the Botanical Gardens, the interesting architecture of the Conservatory, the surrounding landscape and more. The exhibit is included in the price of admission.

 

Saturday, March 9

 

Free workshop: Seed Starting

2 p.m.

“Seed Starting” will be presented by Richard Price at Urban Roots Community Garden Center, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. Urban Roots is on NFTA bus Route 12. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Friday, March 8

South Town Garden Club

9:30 a.m.

The South Town Garden Club will meet at Burchfield Nature Center, 2001 Union Rd., West Seneca. New members are welcome. No experience is needed. For more information, call 668-0209.

 

Thursday, March 7

Orchard Park Garden Club

Noon

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its membership meeting at the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, S4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Refreshments will be served. Wendy Zebehazy, a member of the Orchard Park Garden Club, will present “Where the Wild Things Are: Butterflies, Birds & Beasties in Your Backyard.” The presentation will be followed by a business meeting. Please note the change in the time of the meeting.

 

Wednesday, March 6

Hands-on workshop: Hand-tying Flowers

6:30-8:30 p.m.

This is Session #2 in the three-part series of hands-on workshops produced as a part of Blessed Sacrament Church’s 125th Anniversary Celebration. The workshops will be led by horticulturist David Clark in the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Gymnasium, 1069 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. Free parking is available in the school’s lot behind the building. Admission is $60 for non-parishioners and $40 for parishioners for the complete series of three workshops. (Admission is available only for the series, not for individual workshops.) In this session you will get a jump on spring by learning the technique of a hand-tied floral bouquet to be displayed in a glass vase. Advanced registration is required. For more information or tickets, contact Michael Pitek at 716-816-0144 or michael@thepitekgroup.com.

 

Wednesday, March 6

Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association meeting

7 p.m.

The Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association will hold a general membership meeting at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst. Troy Schneider of the Department of Labor will be the guest speaker. It’s a great opportunity for all green industry professionals to network with each other and hear the latest updates and industry news. New members are always welcome. For more information, go to www.wnysnla.org or email membership@wnysnla.net.

 

Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D2

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Wednesday, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Monday, March 4, 11

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, March 4

Bowmansville Garden Club potluck dinner

6:30 p.m.

The Bowmansville Garden Club will meet at the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville, for a potluck dinner. Members are to bring a dish to pass (casserole, salad, side dish or dessert). They will dine together at individual place settings representing a functional dinner for one: decorative unit of fresh and/or dried plant material appropriate in size for the 24” x 24” space provided on banquet tables. Placement and table service required. A business meeting will follow dinner.

 

Monday, March 4

Friends of the Japanese Garden to meet; volunteers needed

6 p.m.

Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo will meet at the Parkside Lodge (the building that houses the Delaware Park Golf Pro Shop and the Olmsted Conservancy offices), 84 Parkside Ave., Buffao. The Japanese Garden of Buffalo has a history that reaches to the 1970s and goes back to Buffalo’s Sister City, Kanazawa Japan. The Friends of the Japanese Garden is recruiting volunteers. They need someone who can help build a blog and/or web site, people who love fundraising and publicity, people who like to support special events, and, of course, gardeners. For more information, contact Trudy at tstern2@aol.com or 716-445-4446.

 

Now through Sunday, March 3

Exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Two views of Night Lights

Eileen Graetz and Jillian Kenyon, two artists with different perspectives, show their views of last year’s Night Lights event in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. During Night Lights, the botanical exhibits are displayed with theatrical lighting, offering an opportunity for creative interpretations. The exhibit is included in the price of admission.

 

Friday, March 1

Native Landscapes and Gardens Day

8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Chautauqua County Master Gardeners, Jamestown Community College’s Continuing Education Department & the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy are hosting a Native Landscapes and Gardens Day in the Carnahan Building at Jamestown Community College. Gardeners, from novices to experts, can learn about native plants and their benefits. Keynote speaker Sally Cunningham, gardening expert, will be the keynote speaker. She will present “Eco-friendly Landscapes and Gardens-Why? How?” The cost is $40 and lunch is included. Space is limited. Register by calling JCC Continuing Education at (716) 338-1005 or by mailing in the registration form.

 

Friday, March 1

International Environmentalism: Stories and Pictures from a Trip to India

11 a.m.

“International Environmentalism: Stories and Pictures from a Trip to India” is the theme of the presentation Emily Schlick will make at the First Friday Lunch Bunch at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown (one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren). Following the program, coffee and tea will be provided for a BYO brown bag lunch. The fee for attending is $7 for adults or $5 for Friends of the Nature Center. Reservations are not required. A year ago, Schlick spent five months volunteering for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in India, leading programs about environmental sustainability. Schlick will discuss various Girl Scout initiatives taking place in India and around the world, how we can learn from them, and how we can get involved. Schlick has volunteered at Audubon for more than 10 years as a day camp junior counselor, a trail guide, a festival worker and a general laborer.For more information, call (716) 569-2345 or visit the Audubon Center & Sanctuary website.

 

Friday, March 1

Audubon Center & Sanctuary resumes full schedule

Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4:30 p.m.

After a winter schedule modified to save energy, the Audubon Center & Sanctuary will be open every day. It is ocated at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. In the third-floor Sky Room you will feel like you are outdoors with majestic hawks flying overhead. The Nature Center building is also home to the Nature Store, which features a wide variety of gift items and bird seeds. There is also a frog exhibit, energy exhibit and displays of local reptiles. Outdoors, Audubon offers miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Members and children are admitted to the exhibits free of charge; non-member adults pay $5. Sunday is a free admission day. Visitors are welcome to walk or ski the trails or visit Liberty, a non-releasable bald eagle, free of charge daily, from dawn until dusk. Liberty is on display in her own enclosure behind the Nature Center building, where she can fly short distances. To learn more about the Audubon Center and Sanctuary and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit its website.

 

Saturday, March 2

 

Free workshop: Square Foot Gardening

2 p.m.

“Square Foot Gardening” will be presented by Caesandra Seawell at Urban Roots Community Garden Center, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

Saturday, March 2, 9, 16

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA2

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, March 2

Wegmans Family Garden: Potato stampers

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be potato stampers. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, March 2

 

Horticulture 1 Certificate Series: Garden Design

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It is for serious gardeners as well as those who just want to know more than gardening basics. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

Saturday, March 2

Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo

10 a.m.

The Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo will present a talk and photos on our local Japanese Garden and other inspiring Japanese Gardens at the Urban Roots Garden Center, 428 Rhode Island St., Buffalo. For more information, contact Trudy Stern at 716-445-4446 or tstern2@aol.com. The Japanese Garden of Buffalo has a history that reaches to the 1970s and goes back to Buffalo’s Sister City, Kanazawa Japan.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Hands-on workshop: Preserving Flowers & Foliage and Making Potpourri

6:30-8:30 p.m.

This is Session #1 in the three-part series of hands-on workshops produced as a part of Blessed Sacrament Church’s 125th Anniversary Celebration. The workshops will be led by horticulturist David Clark in the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Gymnasium, 1069 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. Free parking is available in the school’s lot behind the building. Admission is $60 for non-parishioners and $40 for parishioners for the complete series of three workshops. (Admission is available only for the series, not for individual workshops.) In this workshop, you will learn how to preserve flowers and make potpourri. You will leave with potpourri made in the workshop. Advanced registration is required. For more information or tickets, contact Michael Pitek at 716-816-0144 or michael@thepitekgroup.com.

 

Wednesday, February 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Amherst Garden Club: “Three Rules to Increase Your Curb Appeal”

10 a.m.

The Amherst Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main Street, Williamsville. The business meeting will take place at 10 a.m. followed by the program at 11:15 a.m. Mary Jane Bolo, Master Gardener, will speak on “Three Rules to Increase Your Curb Appeal.” Guests and newcomers are welcome.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Thursday, March 21

Cancelled: 8th District Canada Blooms Bus Trip

8th District of the Federated Garden Clubs is sponsoring a bus trip to Canada Blooms. The costs is $55, which includes the bus and admission ticket. There are three pick-up points in Western New York. See details here, or for more information, contact Diane Elmer at 716-308-4749. Checks must be received by March 1.

 

Monday, February 25, March 4, 11

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Sunday, February 24

Orchid Show

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will hold an Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The show includes dozens of amazing orchid exhibits spread throughout the Botanical Gardens. Educational programs will be held both days on growing orchids and other aspects of indoor gardening. Orchids and supplies will be for sale from various vendors. Admission is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors (55 and older) and students (13 and older with ID); $5 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under age 3.

 

Sunday, February 24

 

Sunday Kids Program at Botanical Gardens: Wheat berry growing

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy these hands-on activities held in the new indoor Wegmans Family Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the activity is growing wheat berries. The activities are included with admission.

 

Saturday, February 23

Medicinal Garden Special Feature
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.February is National Heart Month, and that will be commemorated with special activities at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities include botanical displays highlighting the plant sources for medications used to treat medical conditions related to the heart and cardiovascular system, blood pressure education and screenings, and the Million Hearts national campaign aiming to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health. This event is included in price of admission.

 

Saturday, February 23

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Edible toast art

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be edible toast art. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and 24

Orchid Show

10 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will hold an Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The show includes dozens of amazing orchid exhibits spread throughout the Botanical Gardens. Educational programs will be held both days on growing orchids and other aspects of indoor gardening. Orchids and supplies will be for sale from various vendors. Admission is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors (55 and older) and students (13 and older with ID); $5 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for Botanical Gardens members and children under age 3.

Saturday, February 23

 

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society meeting: Field trip

9:15 a.m.
The Niagara Frontier Botanical Society has organized a visit to an enclosed conservatory maintained by the Niagara (Ontario) Parks Commission and located on Niagara Parkway a short walk from the falls. Meet under the Boulevard Mall sign at 9:15 a.m. Passport or appropriate ID required. Bad-weather alternate date: Saturday, March 2. Open to the public. Call 835-6042 if you are interested in attending.

Thursday, February 21

Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club

6:30 p.m.

Three members will present their favorite images during the meeting of the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. The members are Bonnie Bowen, Laurel Austin-Smith and Bob Gibbon. “Negative Space” is the theme for the Project Time that follows the speakers, building on last month’s camera tech presentation. Tips for foul weather shooting is the technical Camera Corner part of the meeting. A social time follows the program and will include some photography books from the county library. Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, special gifts and giveaways from sponsors, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits. For more information, contact Suzette Paduano, club president, at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com or visit the club blog.

 

Wednesday, February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1

Yoga at the Gardens

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Gentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels, will be led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The sessions are free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10-week session or $15 for each individual class. To register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at (716) 864-1194, email crescmnyoga@yahoo.com or go to Crescent Moon Yoga online.

 

Wednesday, February 20, 27

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Monday, February 18

Dollar Day at the Botanical Gardens

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is just $1 at Dollar Day at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Botanical Garden members and children under 3 get in for free!

 

Now through Sunday, February 17

Amaryllis & Cymbidiums at the Botanical Gardens

A special garden feature on amaryllis and cymbidiums will be included with admission at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

 

 

Saturday, February 16

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA19-10:30 a.m.These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, February 16

Town of Marilla Green Education Day

10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free seminars will be offered as part of the Town of Marilla’s Green Education Day at the Marilla Community Center, 1810 Two Rod Road, Marilla. Learn alternative methods of gardening, awareness of ecological and environmental practices and how these practices affect our everyday lifestyles. The schedule is 10:45 a.m., introduction & announcements presented by Marian Prezyna, member of the Conservation Advisory Board; 11 a.m., “The Keys of Gardening Organically” presented by Lyn Chimera, owner of Lessons from Nature; noon, “Becoming Eco-Friendly in your Yard and Garden” presented by Sally Cunningham, CNLP, author and director of the National Garden Festival; 1 p.m., “Managing Invasive Species of Flora in Rural Landscapes” presented by Paul Fuhrmann, Natural Restoration & Invasive Species Specialist at PRISM; 2 p.m., “Establishing Bluebird Habitat in your Backyard” presented by Mark Carra, Staff Naturalist at the Buffalo Audubon Society, and 3 p.m. “Home Canning for Today” presented by Debbie Beats, CCE 4H Volunteer and member Conservation Advisory Board. Refreshments are available for purchase. RSVP’s are appreciated but not required. The event is sponsored by the Marilla Conservation Advisory Board. Find more information on Facebook or see the Town of Marilla website.

 

Saturday, February 16

Wegmans Family Garden: Fun fruit squeeze

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be fun fruit squeeze. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, February 16

 

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Water Gardening

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It is for serious gardeners as well as those who just want to know more than gardening basics. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

February 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

February 14

Hearts in the Garden

6 to 9 p.m.

Hearts in the Garden, a fundraiser for the National Garden Festival, will be held in Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo. The event will include drinks and catered food stations. Register online.

 

February 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

February 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

February 13 through March 7

CNLP review classes

The Western New York Nursery & Landscape Association and Niagara Community College will offer CNLP (Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional) review classes February 13 through March 7 at Niagara County Community College, Room C233, Sanborn. Access to plant samples as well as new and revised exam material will be included. The exam is on Thursday, March 14. For more information, please contact Carolyn Stanko, CNLP, at 716-614-6423 or cstanko@niagaracc.suny.edu.

 

Wednesday, February 13

Lancaster Garden Club

7 p.m.

The “Welcome Back” meeting for the Lancaster Garden Club will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster. Members will discuss future community projects.

 

Wednesday, February 13, 20, 27

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

February 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

Tuesday, February 12

 

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society meeting: New botany/ecology professor to speak

7:30 p.m.
Robert Warren, newly appointed professor of botany/ecology at Buffalo State College, will speak at the meeting of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society. It will be held in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4225 Harlem Road, one block south of Main Street in Snyder. All general meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Kenmore Garden Club meeting: Irish Gardens

10 a.m.The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., Kenmore. Dr. Bonnie Flickinger will give a power point presentation on her trip to the gardens of Ireland.

 

Monday, February 11

Smallwood Garden Club

7 p.m.

The Smallwood Garden Club will meet at Forest Elementary School, 250 N. Forest Road, Williamsville. Albert J. Gilewicz will speak on “The Garden Revolution:

A Call to Trowels.” Please note: Enter through the main entrance and meet in Room 27 for this month’s meeting. Guests are very welcome.

 

Monday, February 11, 25, March 4, 11

Monday Morning Adult Watercolor Classes, Series WC1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these watercolor classes for adults at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. They are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. Cost is $58 per series or $16 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $64 per series or $17 per class for non-members. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Sunday, February 10

Learn about American Kestrel

1:30-3 p.m.

Learn about the behaviors and habits of our smallest bird of prey, the American Kestrel, at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown. Don Watts, an active outdoorsman who monitors the American Kestrel Nest Box Trail in Warren County, PA, will speak. The talk is free. If you have a large open field or meadow, you may be a perfect candidate to help the American Kestrel thrive in our region. Ideal habitat for this bird is an edge habitat that provides a large open field for them to hunt, and the protection of a dead tree with a cavity for nesting. Kestrels have readily accepted manmade nest boxes when natural tree cavities are not available. Get more details at the Audubon Center website.

 

Saturday, February 9, 16

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA1

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, February 9

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Paint a pot

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be to paint a pot. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, February 9

Free workshop: Gardening for Small Spaces

Noon

“Gardening for Small Spaces” will be presented by Patti Jablonski Dopkin of Urban Roots Community Garden Center at Urban Roots, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. The workshop is free and is presented by Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo in collaboration with Urban Roots. To register, call Grassroots Gardens at 716-783-9653 or email ggbprograms@gmail.com. Space is limited so registration is required so that they can set up accordingly. Funding for the workshop series came from the Department of Environmental Conservation. See more information on the workshop series.

 

February 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

Friday, February 8

WNYSNLA Trade Show & Education Conference

Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association? will hold its annual Trade Show & Education Conference at Salvatore?s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Friday?’s Trade Show/Education Day features a variety of topics for green industry workers and gardeners interested in expanding their knowledge. Classes and workshops are credit-bearing for eligible professionals. Visit www.wnysnla.org to view brochure for topics, times and fees.

 

Friday, February 8

South Town Garden Club

9:30 a.m.

South Town Garden Club will meet at Burchfield Nature and Art Center, 2001 Union Rd., West Seneca. Valentine arrangements will be made. New members are welcome. For more information, call 668-0209.

 

February 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

Thursday and Friday, February 7 and 8

WNYSNLA Trade Show & Education Conference

Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association? will hold its annual two-day Trade Show & Education Conference at Salvatore?s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. Thursday?s CNLP Day is open to Certified Nursery & Landscape Professionals and CNLP students. Friday?”s Trade Show/Education Day features a variety of topics for green industry workers and gardeners interested in expanding their knowledge. Classes and workshops both days are credit-bearing for eligible professionals. Visit www.wnysnla.org to view brochure for topics, times and fees.

 

Thursday, February 7

Orchard Park Garden Club meeting

10:30 a.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting in the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park. The club’s African Violet & Orchid Interest Groups will share the culture and care of these exotics and give instructions on how to grow a blue-ribbon exhibit. The presentation will be followed by a business meeting and lunch.

 

February 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

Thursday, February 7

Nursery & Landscape Association meeting

6 p.m.

Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association will meet at Salvatore?s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Lancaster, following its annual CNLP Day seminars. All green industry members are welcome. For more information, please visit www.wnysnla.org.

 

Wednesday, February 6

Bowmansville Garden Club

The Bowmansville Garden Club will visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, to view “Night Lights at the Garden,” This is a change from their regular meeting night. Admission to the event is $10 and $8 for people ages 55 and over. This is a public event so feel free to bring someone with you. They will meet at 6 p.m. at the Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville, to car pool.

 

Wednesday, February 6

WNY Carnivorous Plant Club monthly meeting

6:30pm

The WNY Carnivorous Plant Club will meet at Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda. (When you get to Menne Nursery, please park in the back lot. Come through the gate to the administration building. The entrance is facing the nursery.) On the agenda for this month are future presentations, project plants, the Garden Art Sale in June, Allegheny Nature Pilgrimage, carnivorous plants in the news and an open discussion. Bring plants or general questions, and bring any seeds you’d like to share.

 

February 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

Wednesday, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes, Series D1

8:45 to 10:15 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome in these drawing classes for adults at the the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. You don’t need much more than paper, pencils and an eraser to create beautiful drawings under the tutelage of Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. The cost for the series is $58 for Botanical Gardens members and $64 for nonmembers, or per class the cost is $16 for members and $17 for nonmembers. Register online or call 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Tuesday, February 5

Photographers Night at Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6 to 8 p.m.

This night is for amateur and professional photographers only and it is the only night when tripods are permitted during the popular Night Lights event at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

Monday, February 4

 

Monday Morning Adult Art Classes, Series WH

8:45-10:30 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these classes at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. For a suggested list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. Cost is $54 per series or $15 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $60 per series or $16 per class for non-members.

 

Saturday. February 2

Super one-day sale at Arbordale Nurseries

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Save 20 percent on everything in the store at Arbordale Nurseries and Landscaping, 480 Dodge Road, Amherst. The sale includes 2013 seeds from New York producer Page Seed Co., 2013 Pondmaster pumps, pond supplies, tools and more. If it’s in stock, it’s on sale.

 

Saturday, February 2, 9, 16

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KA1

9-10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium classes are for children ages 5-15 and will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. An art work will be completed at each class. The classes are taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher. All supplies are provided. The fee for Botanical Garden members and nonmembers is $30 per series or $11 per class. Register online or call (716) 827-1584, ext. 291.

 

Saturday, February 2

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Bean mosaic art

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be bean mosaic art. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, February 2

Snowflake Festival

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Snow or shine, a Snowflake Festival will be held at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, Jamestown(one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA). The entire schedule is available at the Audubon Center website. Admission is $5 person over age 12; $2 for children 12 and under and free for children ages 2 and under. Parking, crafts, demonstrations, snowshoes, skis, and tickets for door prizes are free. Extra fees apply for horse-drawn wagon rides, bluebird house building, Chinese auction, raffles and food.

 

Saturday, February 2

 

Horticulture 1 Certificate Series: Annuals and Perennials

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It is for serious gardeners as well as those who just want to know more than gardening basics. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

February 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

January 31, February 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

January 30, 31, February 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16

Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

6- p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays

The popular Night Lights event will be held again at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. The botanical exhibits are lit with theatrical lighting. Lighting designs are by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. and the event is sponsored by National Grid, Local Edge, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagram’s Coolers. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale January 21 or you can purchase them at the door.Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for Botanical Garden members, seniors & students; $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Guest passes and coupons aren’t valid during Night Lights. Cameras and monopods are permitted, but tripods are allowed only on the special photographers night on Feb. 5.

 

Wednesday, January 30

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes at the Botanical Gardens, Series DF

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Taught by Joan Saba, this beginner/intermediate drawing class will cover shading techniques, value scale, symmetry, grid method, perspective, positive and negative space and composition. For a list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. The cost for Botanical Gardens members is $54 per series or $15 per class, and for non-members, $60 per series or $16 per class.

 

Monday, January 28, February 4

 

Monday Morning Adult Art Classes, Series WH

8:45-10:30 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these classes at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. For a suggested list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. Cost is $54 per series or $15 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $60 per series or $16 per class for non-members.

 

Sunday, January 27

Sunday Kids Program at Botanical Gardens: Bagel bird feeder

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children ages 4 to 12 will enjoy these hands-on activities held in the new indoor Wegmans Family Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. This week the activity is a bagel bird feeder. The activities are included with admission.

 

Saturday, January 26

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Wheat berry grinding and seed planting

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be wheat berry grinding and seed planting. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, January 26

 

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Hydroponics

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It is for serious gardeners as well as those who just want to know more than gardening basics. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

Wednesday, January 23, 30

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes at the Botanical Gardens, Series DF

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Taught by Joan Saba, this beginner/intermediate drawing class will cover shading techniques, value scale, symmetry, grid method, perspective, positive and negative space and composition. For a list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. The cost for Botanical Gardens members is $54 per series or $15 per class, and for non-members, $60 per series or $16 per class.

 

Wednesday, January 23

Amherst Garden Club: Fall and winter birds

10 a.m.

The Amherst Garden Club will meet at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6540 Main Street, Williamsville. The annual meeting and election of officers will take place at 10 a.m. followed by the program at 11:15 a.m. Mary Jane Bolo of Wild Birds Unlimited will discuss fall and winter backyard birds. Guests and newcomers are welcome.

 

Monday, January 21

 

Wegmans Family Garden: Grand opening

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The indoor Wegmans Family Garden will hold a ribbon cutting in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Activities for children ages 4 to 10 at this event include wheat berry grinding, vegetable prints and Cheerio bird feeders. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, January 19

Wegmans Family Garden: Popcorn bird feeder

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. For National Popcorn Day, this week’s activity will be a popcorn bird feeder. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Saturday, January 19

 

Horticulture 1 Certificate Series: Shrubs and Trees

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It is for serious gardeners as well as those who just want to know more than gardening basics. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

Saturday, January 19

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KJ

9 to 10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium art classes are for kids ages 5-15 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Taught by Artist Joan Saba, a product will be complete in each class. Supplies are included. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens’ website or call 716.827.1584 ext. 291.

 

Saturday, January 19 to Sunday, February 17

Amaryllis & Cymbidiums at the Botanical Gardens

A special garden feature on amaryllis and cymbidiums will be included with admission at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

 

 

Saturday, January 19 to Sunday, March 3

Exhibit in the Arcangel Gallery at Botanical Gardens: Two views of Night Lights

Eileen Graetz and Jillian Kenyon, two artists with different perspectives, show their views of last year’s Night Lights event in the Arcangel Gallery at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. During Night Lights, the botanical exhibits are displayed with theatrical lighting, offering an opportunity for creative interpretations. The exhibit is included in the price of admission.

 

Wednesday, January 16, 23, 30

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes at the Botanical Gardens, Series DF

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Taught by Joan Saba, this beginner/intermediate drawing class will cover shading techniques, value scale, symmetry, grid method, perspective, positive and negative space and composition. For a list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. The cost for Botanical Gardens members is $54 per series or $15 per class, and for non-members, $60 per series or $16 per class.

 

Monday, January 14, 28, February 4

 

Monday Morning Adult Art Classes, Series WH

8:45-10:30 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these classes at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. For a suggested list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. Cost is $54 per series or $15 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $60 per series or $16 per class for non-members.

 

Saturday, January 12

 

Horticulture II Certificate Series: Practical Principles of Pruning

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program follows the Certificate I program. It is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

Saturday, January 12, 19

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KJ

9 to 10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium art classes are for kids ages 5-15 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Taught by Artist Joan Saba, a product will be complete in each class. Supplies are included. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens’ website or call 716.827.1584 ext. 291.

 

Saturday, January 12

Wegmans Family Garden: Apple refrigerator magnet

10:30-11 a.m. and 11-11:30 a.m.

Kids can participate in a hands-on activity with a nutrition or food theme at the indoor Wegmans Family Garden in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. The activities are appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. This week the activity will be an apple refrigerator magnet. Admission to the Wegmans Family Garden is included with paid admission and with membership.

 

Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30

 

Wednesday Morning Adult Drawing Classes at the Botanical Gardens, Series DF

8:45-10:15 a.m.

Adult drawing classes will be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. Taught by Joan Saba, this beginner/intermediate drawing class will cover shading techniques, value scale, symmetry, grid method, perspective, positive and negative space and composition. For a list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. The cost for Botanical Gardens members is $54 per series or $15 per class, and for non-members, $60 per series or $16 per class.

 

Wednesday, January 9

Garden Friends of Clarence meeting

6:30 p.m.

Garden Friends of Clarence will meet at the Town Club House in Clarence Town Park on Main St., Clarence. Visitors are welcome.

 

Wednesday, January 9

WNY Carnivorous Plant Club

6:30 p.m.

The WNY Carnivorous Plant Club will meet at Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda. They will screen a documentary called First Flower.

 

Wednesday, January 9

Youngstown Garden Club meeting

7 p.m.

The January meeting of the Youngstown Garden Club will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, Youngstown. Planning events for the upcoming year will be discussed. Guests are welcome.

 

Tuesday, January 8

Niagara Frontier Botanical Society meeting: “Vulnerability of Wetland Plants to Climate Change”

7:30 p.m.
Patrick Raney, Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University, will focus on groundwater-fed fens, especially Nelson Swamp near Syracuse, in his presentation at the meeting of the Niagara Frontier Botanical Society. It will be held in the Harlem Road Community Center, 4225 Harlem Road, one block south of Main Street in Snyder. He will also discuss work he is doing to identify the rarest plants in wetland communities within New York State. All general meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

 

Tuesday, January 8

Kenmore Garden Club: International Flower Show

10 a.m.

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet in the Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Rd., Kenmore. Maryann Jumper, Kenmore Garden Club member and 8th District director-elect, will give a Power Point presentation on the International Flower Show held in Boston last year.

 

Monday, January 7, 14, 28, February 4

 

Monday Morning Adult Art Classes, Series WH

8:45-10:30 a.m.

Novice or veteran artists are welcome at these classes at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. For a suggested list of supplies, call 827-1584, ext. 291. Cost is $54 per series or $15 per class for Botanical Gardens members and $60 per series or $16 per class for non-members.

 

Saturday, January 5

 

Horticulture 1 Certificate Series: Pest Management and Disease

 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This program is held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. It is for serious gardeners as well as those who just want to know more than gardening basics. To earn the certificate, you must attend all six classes, but individual classes may be taken. It will be taught by David Clark, horticulturist, who has a wealth of knowledge and is able to convey his subject with infectious enthusiasm. The cost for the series is $105 for Botanical Gardens members and $130 for nonmembers. The cost per class is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers.

 

Saturday, January 5, 12, 19

 

Saturday Art Classes for Kids, Series KJ

9 to 10:30 a.m.

These multi-medium art classes are for kids ages 5-15 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Taught by Artist Joan Saba, a product will be complete in each class. Supplies are included. For more information, go to the Botanical Gardens’ website or call 716.827.1584 ext. 291.

 

Thursday, January 3

Orchard Park Garden Club: “Starting Plants from Seeds”

10:30 a.m.

The Orchard Park Garden Club will meet at the Presbyterian Church, 4369 South
Buffalo St., Orchard Park. The Program is: “Starting Plants from Seeds.” Member Janet Schram will share her knowledge on starting plants from seed, followed by a business meeting and lunch.

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