Making Buffalo a great garden destination
In Buffalo, you’ll find small urban gardens that pack a big punch — including cheerfully brash juxtapositions of colorful perennials and unique annuals, minimal or no lawns, and creative uses of found objects and architectural artifacts as sculpture. A Buffalo-style garden will have the patina of a well-used, customized space, often with complete disregard for garden design conventions. Buffalo gardeners take advantage of the sides of houses and fences by hanging artwork, sculptures, grates, mirrors, plants and more— incorporating the impressive and diverse architecture found throughout every neighborhood.
Garden Walk has become one of Western New York’s most anticipated summer happenings. 60,000-plus visitors join us each year, as we show off our city’s beautiful homes and gardens.
Visitors flock to Buffalo’s West Side to pick up their maps and start walking through the gardens, which are located in clusters within a three-mile radius, with three headquarters at strategic points along the way.
Garden Walk rejuvenates streets, re-energizes neighborhoods, increases property values, and takes the chill out of Buffalo’s image.
Garden Walk Buffalo is a free, self-guided tour of 416 Buffalo gardens, the largest garden tour in America. Held annually on the last weekend of July, in 2015 it will be Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.