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Buffalo’s gardens and gardening culture have been hailed by the national media, applauded by visiting gardeners and studied by other municipalities interested in emulating our success. Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest free garden tour in the United States, a host of regional garden walks and events such as Open Gardens and the Garden Art Sale have made Buffalo a garden lover’s delight and transformed our region into one of the great gardening destinations in the United States.

Unfortunately, we’ll have to forego stopping to smell the flowers on Garden Walk Buffalo this summer. Social distancing guidelines put in place in response to the Covid-19 virus will make Garden Walk one of those beloved traditions we’ll look forward to returning to once the virus no longer poses a threat. In the meantime, Gardens Buffalo Niagara has created Buffalo Garden Views: Sharing in July, a “virtual garden month” for the thousands of horticulture tourists who typically come to Buffalo each summer.

And, for those of you who just have to see a garden in person, Open Gardens, the younger sibling of Garden Walk Buffalo, will be held in 2020. New York State guidelines allowing gatherings of up to ten people will be strictly enforced. Please be patient if a garden is at its capacity of ten. It will be worth the wait!

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Buffalo, NY 14203
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The Buffalo and Erie County Central Library garden is a fitting entryway to the region’s preeminent repository of great literature, rare books and historic manuscripts. The library’s plaza is surrounded on both sides by lush perennial gardens that bloom from spring through autumn, providing a colorful accent to the historic architecture found in nearby Lafayette Square. The library’s front steps also provide a great vantage point for viewing the city’s largest mural, “Wildflowers for Buffalo,” artist Louise Jones’ whimsical contribution to Buffalo’s public art scene.

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Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

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Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 827-1584 [description] =>

Nearly 100,000 people annually visit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens to enjoy amazing architecture and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries. The Gardens represent a gathering place where visitors find peace and harmony as they enjoy the simple power of our natural world. A national historic site, this Victorian conservatory opened in 1900 and was, at the time, the third largest public greenhouse in the country, and the ninth largest in the world. Today it holds exotic treasures from around the world and features an aquatic garden, Asian rainforest, medicinal garden and family garden, as well as one of just two remaining Lord & Burnham tri-dome conservatories.

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Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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Buffalo, NY 14222
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The Rose Garden is one of the main focal points of Delaware Park, featuring varieties from the All-America Rose Selections. There are 33 beds, allowing for several combinations and arrangements of spectacular rose bushes in bright purples, pinks, reds, yellows and whites. At the eastern end of the garden is a prominent pergola, dating to 1912. The Rose Garden sits beside the historic Marcy Casino, site of the Terrace Restaurant, and is maintained by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

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Delaware Park Rose Garden

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Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 851-6501 [description] =>

The gardens start at the entrance and continue throughout the Erie Basin Marina. These gardens are unusual because they are specialty annual trial gardens. Visitors can view specialty cultivars that are grown and evaluated for the coming years. There are new annual varieties – more than 3,000 plants! – from all over the world. All plants are clearly labeled. There are areas of paved walkways, as well as some grassy areas around the gardens.

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Erie Basin Marina Trial Gardens

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Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 288-5999 [description] =>

Forest Lawn, in addition to being a magnificent cemetery, is Buffalo Niagara’s largest arboretum. Its 269 acres are filled with undulated landscape, abundant wildlife and beautiful art and architecture. The original landscape was designed in 1849 by noted cemetery landscape architects Adolph Strauch and Joseph Earnshaw. There are many gardens to view, including the Gratitude Garden in front of the Rosewood Mausoleum, a meditation garden in front of the historic chapel and, of course, the many individual gardens that families maintain.

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Forest Lawn Cemetery

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Derby, NY 14047
(716) 947-9217 [description] =>

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a summer home for Darwin and Isabelle Martin, Graycliff is set on a steep cliff with sweeping views of Lake Erie. The landscape has been restored to its 1930s appearance – the only landscape drawings known to be in Wright’s own hand – with design additions by one of the preeminent American landscape architects, Ellen Biddle Shipman.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

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Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 856-3858 [description] =>

The Darwin Martin House, located in the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Parkside neighborhood, is considered one of the finest examples of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style design, and features a 1.5 acre campus landscape, designed by Wright and landscape architect Walter Burley Griffin.The historic landscape represents an important contributing feature to the overall significance of the estate. Wright developed an integrated design approach unifying buildings, interior decorative elements and exterior landscape in an organic style, deriving inspiration from the natural world. The Martin House landscape plan combines formal aspects of the English Garden tradition and informal landscape elements.

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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Buffalo, NY 14216
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In December 1962. the city of Buffalo joined the United States Sister City International initiative by connecting with Kanazawa, Japan and a wonderful history of sharing resources has grown. In 1996, Kanazawa was largely responsible for the major renovations to the Japanese Garden of Buffalo providing trees, shrubs, paths and the unique stone lanterns. Located behind The Buffalo History Museum in the Olmsted Conservancy’s Delaware Park, the lush gardens and serene lake provide a contemplative refuge for all of Buffalo to enjoy.

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Japanese Garden of Buffalo

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Buffalo, NY 14202
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Surrounding the historic McKinley Monument in downtown Buffalo, the Niagara Square Garden features mixed perennial borders containing many native plants that provide a succession of blooms throughout the season. Buffalo In Bloom volunteers design, plant and maintain this beautiful example of large public plantings. Immediately adjacent to the Square you’ll find the Genesee Street median, 300-feet of perennials, natives and annuals.

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Niagara Square Gardens

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Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 858-8900

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Buffalo Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14218
(716) 827-1584

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Delaware Park Rose Garden

199 Lincoln Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14222

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Erie Basin Marina Trial Gardens

329 Erie Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 851-6501

5

Forest Lawn Cemetery

1411 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 288-5999

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff

6472 Old Lake Shore Road
Derby, NY 14047
(716) 947-9217

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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
(716) 856-3858

8

Japanese Garden of Buffalo

25 Nottingham Court
Buffalo, NY 14216

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Niagara Square Gardens

One Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202

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