Since its inception in 1995, Garden Walk Buffalo has grown exponentially to become the largest free garden tour in the United States, spawning a host of regional garden walks and events such as Open Gardens and the Garden Art Sale. Garden Walk Buffalo has become a highlight of Buffalo’s summer season and a significant contributor to its tourism economy, attracting more than 50,000 visitors to the leafy streets of the Elmwood Village and surrounding neighborhoods. 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 its success. Buffalo has become one of the great gardening destinations in the United States and the region’s passionate gardeners continue to plant flowers wherever they will take root. Welcome to the blooming of Buffalo.