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Buffalo is Blooming

Garden Walk Buffalo, America’s largest garden tour, is slated for Saturday and Sunday, July 24 & 25 in 2021. The self-guided tour is absolutely free – no tickets required. Just pick up a map at select sponsor locations or on our website or at the Garden Walk headquarters during the days and hours of the event and start touring! Hundreds of creative and gracious gardeners are looking forward to seeing you again – or for the first time!

And the most beautiful thing about Garden Walk Buffalo? In it’s 27 years, it has granted more than $100,000 to block clubs and community groups with its Lunenfeld Beautification Grants (named for Garden Walk’s founder) throughout all of Buffalo! For more information, visit

Eight Paths Garden

This Asian-style garden sparks joy with any visitor. This Baynes Avenue garden can teach much about garden design for contemplation and relaxation.

Lancaster Ave. (above 1st image)

Do you have shade in your garden? This Lancaster Avenue gardener mastered his shady spot and let his plants thrive.

Johnson Park (above 2nd image)

In one of Buffalo’s oldest neighborhoods is a delightful blend of gardens and architecture. Small grassless front yards and surprisingly large back yards amaze visitors in this tight-knit community.

Linwood Ave. (above 3rd image)

Handmade by the gardener for her husband’s birthday, this 14’ tall geodesic dome gazebo can be found in North Buffalo. In this gallery of garden art, you’ll also find a boxwood parterre garden, espaliered apple tree, and organic vegetable garden.

Richmond Ave. (above 4th image)

One of the most creative gardens on the Walk is this charmer on Richmond Avenue. There are dozens of clever and colorful features in this garden – like this bottle curtain wall. Home to an art director/designer and a carpenter, nearly everything is homemade!

Lancaster Ave.

The Lancaster Avenue potting shed of the co-author of Buffalo Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs. In this gallery of garden art you’ll find a succulent wall hanging, fruit tree espaliers, five fountains, an inlaid marble and granite “carpet,” a copper coral bell fountain, a Harry Potter Garden, and much more.

Norwood Ave. (above 1st image)

Looking like a set right out of the Sound of Music, this garden delights with a vintage gazebo, running stream, waterfall and more.

Cottage District (above 2nd image)

When neighbors all garden together (separately!) streets are made more beautiful, neighborhoods become more walkable, and home values improve. Buffalo’s Cottage District is living proof of this.

Highland Ave. (above 3rd image)

You’ll be bowled over by this bowling ball totem – an iconic feature of the tour as this garden has been on the Walk for most of its 27 years! Photo by Don Zinteck.

Sixteenth Street

Sixteenth Street, in the Cottage District, attracts as many people as this colorful garden attracts pollinators. It’s one of the most colorful gardens on the tour- and the gardener is colorblind!

N. Pearl Street (above 1st image)

Many of the gardens are created by artists, or in this case, an art curator’s eye - with original fine art integrated into a garden setting. Find this exquisite plant collector's garden on North Pearl Street in the Allentown Neighborhood. Read her garden commentary at!

Robie Street (above 2nd image)

Epitomizing the “Buffalo-style garden,” this garden in the Parkside neighborhood is full of fun and funky repurposed art and architectural remnants.

Irving Place (above 3rd image)

Walkthrough historic neighborhoods admiring the pairing of gardens and Victorian Revival Architecture, like on Irving Place in Allentown


Photos and information with the help of

Jim Charlier, Gardens Buffalo Niagara

Book: Buffalo Style Gardens

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