The Best Event of its Kind
In July 1995, a small group of neighbors in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village, in a simple act of hope and optimism, invited the community to visit the gardens they had been carefully tending. Twenty-five years later, these gardeners have been joined by hundreds of others and Garden Walk Buffalo has grown to become the largest free event of its kind in the entire United States, regularly attracting more than 50,000 people over the last weekend of July. Garden Walk has been the catalyst for beautifying and rejuvenating entire city blocks, increasing home values and helping to create a new image for Buffalo – becoming the model horticulture tourism event that other cities would like to emulate. To commemorate its 25th anniversary, Garden Walk is expanding into the city’s Parkside neighborhood and planning some very special events. If you can’t make it to this year’s big garden party, check out Buffalo’s Open Gardens event on Thursdays and Fridays throughout July. There’s never been a better time to stop and smell the flowers in Buffalo!