Buffalo Events

updated on 8/28/19

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS

African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY meets the third Tuesday of the month, March—December, at 7pm, Greenfield Health & Rehab Facility, 5949 Broadway, Lancaster. September 18: Painting Party. October 1: Winterizing Your Garden. judyoneil1945@gmail.com.

Alden Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except July & August) at 7pm, Alden Community Center, West Main Street, Alden. New members and guests welcome. Plant sale each May. 716/937-7924.

Amana Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January) at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main Street, West Seneca. Visitors welcome. 716/844-8543; singtoo@aol.com. 

Amherst Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December, March, July & August) at 10am, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Main Street, Williamsville. New members and guests welcome. 716/836-5397.

Bowmansville Garden Club meets the first Monday of the month (except June, July, August & December) at 7pm, Bowmansville Fire Hall, 36 Main Street, Bowmansville. New members and guests welcome.  For more information 716/361-8325.

Buffalo Area Daylily Society. East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora. Friendly group who get together to enjoy daylilies. Plant Sales, May & August. Open Gardens, June–August. Facebook.

Buffalo Bonsai Society meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.buffalobonsaisociety.com.

Federated Garden Clubs NYS – District 8. Nancy Kalieta, Director, nancyk212@aol.com. gardenclubsofwny.com.

Friends of Kenan Herb Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6pm (January–March), 5:30pm (April–November), Kenan Center for the Arts, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. Meeting dates, times and campus locations: kenancenter.org/affiliates.asp; 716/433-2617. 

Garden Club of the Tonawandas meets the third Thursday of the month at 7pm, Tonawanda City Hall, Community Room.

Garden Friends of Clarence meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, September–June, Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main Street, Clarence. gardenfriendsofclarence@hotmail.com.

Hamburg Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at noon, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Avenue, Hamburg. Summer garden tours. 716/649-6789; lonabutler4@gmail.com.

Kenmore Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except July & August) at 10:00am, Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. New members and guests welcome. ewpinkposies1@gmail.com. 

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except January) at 7pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, Kenmore. Monthly programs, artistic design and horticulture displays. New members and guests welcome. 716/833-8799; dstierheim@gmail.com.

Lancaster Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except January, July & August) at 7pm, St. John Lutheran Church, 55 Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster. September 11: Drying Natural Flowers, 6:30pm. October 9: Decorative Wooden Signs, 6:30pm. All are welcome. 716/685-4881.

Niagara Frontier Koi and Pond Club meets the second Friday of the month at 7pm, Zion United Church, 15 Koening Circle, Tonawanda.

Niagara Frontier Orchid Society (NFOS) meets the first Tuesday following the first Sunday (dates sometimes vary due to holidays, etc.), September–June, Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. niagarafrontierorchids.org.

Orchard Park Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 12pm, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park. Contact: Sandra Patrick, 716/662-2608.

Ransomville Garden Club meets the third Wednesday or Saturday of the month at 5:45pm, Ransomville Community Library, 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. Meetings are open to all. Community gardening projects, educational presentations, June plant sale. bbonnie2313@gmail.com. 

Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club meets the second Saturday of the month at 11am, Silver Creek Senior Center, 1823 Lake Road (Rte. 5), Silver Creek. edlorrie@yahoo.com; Facebook. 

South Town Gardeners meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 9:30am, West Seneca. New members welcome.

Town and Country Garden Club of LeRoy meets the second Wednesday of the month (except February) at 6:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, 7 Clay Street, LeRoy. New members and guests are welcome. 585/768-2712; ritawallace005@gmail.com; Facebook.

Western New York Herb Study Group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

Western New York Honey Producers, Inc. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora. wnyhpa.org.

Western New York Hosta Society. East Aurora Senior Center, 101 King Street, East Aurora. Meetings with speakers, newsletter, sales. Hosta teas first Saturday of July, August, September. h8staman@aol.com; wnyhosta.com.

Western New York Hosta Society Breakfast Meetings, a friendly get-together, first Saturday (winter months only) at 10am, Forestview Restaurant, Depew. wnyhosta.com.

Western NY Iris Society usually meets the first Sunday of the month (when Iris are not in bloom), 1–4pm, at the Lancaster Public Library, 5466 Broadway, Lancaster. Information about acquiring and growing irises (bearded & non-bearded) and complimentary perennials, annual flower show & summer iris sale. Guests welcome716/837-2285; drsnooks@twc.com. 

Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm, St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. wnyrosesociety.net.

Youngstown Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7pm, First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church Street, Youngstown.

CLASSES / EVENTS

FREQUENT HOSTS:
BECBG: Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218. 716/827-1584; buffalogardens.com.

BMAC: Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, NY 14113. 585/457-3228; 800/377-1520; buffaloaudubon.org.

CCE/EC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052. 716/652-5400 x177; mgerie@cornell.edu; erie.cce.cornell.edu. 

REIN: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716/683-5959; dec.ny.gov.

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

September 7: Fall Garden Fair. Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. 716/649-4684; weknowplants.com.

September 7: Fall Garden Gala, 10am–1pm. Indoor and outdoor plants, including mums. Auction, free soil pH testing. Presented by Genesee County Master Gardeners. CCE/GC 

September 7: Landscape Solutions with Native Plants, 2–4pm. $7. Registration required. BMAC 

September 7–October 26: Horticulture I Certificate Program, 6 Saturdays, 11am–1pm. Taught by David Clark, Horticulturist & CNLP. Botany 101, Plant Propagation, Pest Management & Disease, Shrubs & Trees, Annuals & Perennials, Garden Design. Series: $108 members; $138 non-members. Single class: $18 members; $23 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

September 10: Ecological Lawn Care, 7–8pm. Instructors: Brian Eshenaur, Cornell University Healthy Lawn Care Program & Jane Vohwinkel. Public: $15 class / $40 for 3 classes; Master Gardeners: $10 class / $25 for 3 classes (see September 18 & 26). Registration required. CCE/EC 

September 10–12: Food Preservation Workshop. Learn how to preserve your harvest safely. Topics covered include high acid canning, low acid canning, jam & jelly making and preserving, quick pickles and fermented products, freezing and dehydration. Instructors: Judy Price and Diane Whitten, CCE Home Food Preservation experts. Registration required: Emily Reynolds, eck47@cornell.edu. Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County, Falconer. 

September 10–October 1: Beginner Watercolor, 4 Tuesdays, 8:45–11:15am. Series: $68 members; $76 non-members. Single session: $17 members; $19 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

September 10–October 1: Intermediate Watercolor, 4 Tuesdays, 5:45–7:45pm. Series: $60 members; $68 non-members. Single session: $15 members; $17 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

September 11–October 2: Beginner Watercolor, 4 Wednesdays, 5:45–8:15pm. Series: $68 members; $76 non-members. Single session: $17 members; $19 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

September 18: Senior Stroll, 10am. Enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. Adults only. Free. Registration required. REIN  

September 18: Composting for the Home Gardener, 7–8pm. Instructor: Emere Nieves. Public: $15 class / $40 for 3 classes; Master Gardeners: $10 class / $25 for 3 classes (see September 10 & 26). Registration required. CCE/EC 

September 20: Gala at the Gardens, 6pm. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a catered dinner on the grounds plus a live auction. $175; sponsorships available. Reservation required. BECBG 

F- September 21: Fall Festival, 10am–4pm. Hands-on activities, food, live music, crafts for kids & live animals. Free. REIN  

September 26: Deer Resistant Plants for WNY Gardens, 7–8pm. Instructors: Carol Ann Harlos & Lyn Chimera. Public: $15 class / $40 for 3 classes; Master Gardeners: $10 class / $25 for 3 classes (see September 10 & 18). Registration required. CCE/EC 

F- September 28: Tree ID & Forest Pest Walk, 10am. Learn basic tree identification, signs of insect infestation and more. Ages 12 – adult. Free. Registration required. REIN  

October 2: Tree Academy Municipal Workshop – Tree Pruning for Tree Workers, 9am–3:30pm. Lunch included. Advance registration required. Draves Arboretum, 1821 Sharrick Road, Darien Center. dravesarboretum@rochester.rr.com.

October 5: Woods Walk – Nature Guide’s Choice, 11am. Guided nature walk through the woods. Free. REIN  

F- October 5: Fungi with A Fun Gal, 2pm. Indoor presentation followed by guided outdoor fungus foray. Ages 10 – adult. Free. Registration required. REIN  

October 5–November 3: Mum Exhibit. During regular open hours. BECBG

October 8–29: Beginner Watercolor, 4 Tuesdays, 8:45–11:15am. Series: $68 members; $76 non-members. Single session: $17 members; $19 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

October 8–29: Intermediate Watercolor, 4 Tuesdays, 5:45–7:45pm. Series: $60 members; $68 non-members. Single session: $15 members; $17 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

October 9–30: Beginner Watercolor, 4 Wednesdays, 5:45–8:15pm. Series: $68 members; $76 non-members. Single session: $17 members; $19 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

October 12: Natural Products Workshop – Green Cleaning, 10:30am. Learn about natural cleaning products for the home while making a natural cleaner to take home. $3 members; $5 non-members. Registration required. REIN  

October 16: Senior Stroll, 10am. See description under September 18. Adults only. Free. Registration required. REIN  

October 19: Autumn Colors, 10am. Guided woods walk. Free. Registration required. REIN  

October 19: Zoar Valley Autumn Hike, 10am–2pm. Led by Naturalist Mark Carra. Meet: Springville Tops. Bring lunch. Donations. Advance registration required. BMAC 

October 19: Woods Walk – Nature Guide’s Choice, 11am. See description under October 5. Free. REIN  

F- October 26: Trick-or-Treat Adventure Hike, 1–3pm. All ages. Costumes welcome. $7. Advance registration required. BMAC 

November 2–January 18: Horticulture II Certificate Program, 6 Saturdays, 11am–1pm. Taught by David Clark, Horticulturist & CNLP. Soil Science; Advanced Plant Propagation; Hydroponics; Water Gardening; Practical Principles of Pruning; Introduction to Landscape Design. Series: $108 members; $138 non-members. Single class: $18 members; $23 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

November 16: Christmas Open House. Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg. 716/649-4684; weknowplants.com.

November 16: Natural Products Workshop – Personal Care, 10:30am. Learn to make natural personal care products and how to make choices that are better for the environment. Participants will make a lip balm or deodorant to take home. $3 members; $5 non-members. Registration required. REIN  

November 16: Woods Walk – Nature Guide’s Choice, 11am. See description under October 5. Free. REIN 

SAVE THE DATE

November 23: Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop, 1:30pm. Learn tips for plant identification while creating a fall-themed centerpiece. $7 members; $10 non-members. Registration required. REIN  

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

carol May 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

where is the fall garden plant sale sept 7th
thanks
carol

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cathym June 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm

Hi Carol,
The Fall Garden Gala on September 7 will be held at CCE/GC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Genesee County. The address and contact info is: 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 585/343-3040; genesee.cce.cornell.edu.

Thanks for reading!
Cathy

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Bobbie April 12, 2019 at 7:23 am

Hi, I’m a bit confused by the location abbreviations, is there a key I’ve missed? I was looking for my town’s garden club plant sale date & happened on this site. There’s some fun things I would like to check out, but not sure about their locations. Thank you in advance of a reply.

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cathym April 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm

Hi Bobbie-
The “Frequents Hosts” key is listed just under the Classes/Events header before all the listings.

Thanks for reading!
Cathy

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marie jusko March 24, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Will there be an African violet show and sale at the Galleria Mall this year ?

Regards,
Marie

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cathym March 24, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Hi Marie-
Yes! Here is the calendar listing as shown above:
May 6–7: African Violet & Gesneriad Show & Sale, Saturday, 12–6pm; Sunday, 10am–4pm. Judged show & sale presented by African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY. Walden Galleria Mall, 1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo. judyoneil1945@gmail.com.

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pam February 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

I am wondering if there is a website for garden club craft shows? I make garden flowers from old dishes and I wanted to get applications

thank you for any help you can offer

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janem March 24, 2017 at 2:42 pm

I don’t know of any—so sorry. I would contact the Federated Garden Club and see if they have some sort of chapter directory. —Jane

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