Buffalo Events

updated on 1/15/19

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. 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. Open Gardens in July. 716/ 698-3454; 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. Marcia Becker, District Director. 716/681-3530; marshmelo601@yahoo.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. June 1: Plant Sale, see calendar (below). 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 Clubmeets the second Tuesday of the month (except March, July, August & December) at 10:00am, Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. New members and guests welcome. gengjf3@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 at 7pm, St. John’s Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster. No meetings January, July & August. February 13: Kissing Ball Demo & Workshop. March 14: Installation of Officers & Awards, pot luck dinner. 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. March 2–3: Orchid Show & Sale, see calendar (below). niagarafrontierorchids.org.

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

Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Clubmeets the second Saturday of the month at 2pm, First Baptist Church, 32 Main Street, Silver Creek. Sue Duecker, 716/934-7608; duke.sue@roadrunner.com.

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. All are welcome.

Western New York Carnivorous Plant Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm, Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. wnycpclub@aol.com; Facebook.com/wnycpclub.

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. 716/941-6167; h8staman@aol.com; wnyhosta.com.

Western New York Hosta Society Breakfast Meetings, a friendly get-together, first Saturday of the month 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 welcome. 716/837-2285; 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. January 16: Slide shows of District Convention & a recent trip to Rome and Florence. February 20: Presentation by Julie Hughes, Horticulture Instructor at McKinley High School. wnyrosesociety.net.

Wilson Garden Club generally meets the second Thursday of each month at 7pm, Community Room, Wilson Free Library, 265 Young Street, Wilson. Meetings open to all, community floral planting, spring plant sale, local garden tours. 716/751-6334; wilsongardenclub@aol.com.

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.

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

CCE/GC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Genesee County, 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 585/343-3040; genesee.cce.cornell.edu.

URB: Urban Roots, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. Seminars presented in collaboration with Grassroots Gardens & Massachusetts Avenue Project. All classes at 2pm, please arrive 10 minutes early. 716/362-8982; info@urbanroots.org; urbanroots.org.

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

January 12: Permaculture – What is It?, 2pm. Presented by WNY Permaculture. Location: MAP Farmhouse, 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo. Free. Registration required. URB

January 12–February 16: Horticulture V Certificate Series, 5 Saturdays, 11am–1pm. For beginners or gardeners and landscapers wishing to brush up on their skills. Instructor: David Clark. Houseplant Care & Cultivation; Rain Gardens; All About Roses; Hostas & Hydrangeas; Vegetable & Organic Gardening. Series: $100 members; $125 non-members. Single session: $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

January 19: House Plants & Succulents, 2 pm. Free. Registration required. URB

January 25: Lumagination Launch Party, 6:30–9pm. Cocktails, appetizers, music, raffle and more. $40 members; $45 non-members; $50 after January 20. BECBG

January 26: Composting with Vermiculture, 2pm. Presented by Sashti Balasundaram, WeRadiate. Location: MAP Farmhouse, 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo. Free. Registration required. URB

January 26–27; January 30–February 2; February 6–10 & 13–23: Lumagination, 6–9pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 6–10pm. The Botanical Gardens will be illuminated with colorful and creative lighting plus hanging silks, paper cranes, hot air balloons and kites of all sizes, metallic mobiles, cyclones of fabric and more. Happy hours & specialty nights, see web site for details. BECBG

February 2: Communities in Bloom Seminar, 9am–2:30pm. Three talks: Garden Rx: Prescriptions for Healthy Plants; Landscape Design: Do’s & Don’ts; Vegetable Gardening – Grow Your Own. Location: Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. $25. Registration required. CCE/EC

February 2: Vegetable Gardening, 2pm. Presented by Caesandra Seawell. Location: MAP Farmhouse, 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo. Free. Registration required. URB

February 7: Garden Talk – Seed Starting Basics, 12:15–12:45pm. Free. Bring your lunch. CCE/GC

February 16: Fruit Tree Pruning, 2 pm. Presented by Brian Borncamp. Location: Five Ponts Ornamentals, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo. Free. Registration required. URB

February 18: Dollar Day, 10am–4:30pm. $1 admission. Does not apply to Lumagination. BECBG

February 23: Communities in Bloom Seminar, 9am–2:30pm. See description under February 2. Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, 695 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo. $25. Registration required. CCE/EC

February 23: Seed Starting – Culinary Herbs, 2pm. Presented by Sarah Sorci, Sweet Flag Herbs. Location: MAP Farmhouse, 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo. Free. Registration required. URB

February 23–April 27: Horticulture VICertificate Series, 5 Saturdays, 11am–1pm. For beginners or gardeners and landscapers wishing to brush up on their skills. Instructor: David Clark. Great Grasses & Lawn Care; Color Theory & Texture in Gardens; World Tour of Garden Design; Tough Plants for Tough Sites; Edible Plants and Composting. Series: $100 members; $125 non-members. Single session: $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

February 26–March19: Beginner Watercolor Classes, 4 Tuesdays, 8:45–11:15am. Taught by professional artist Joan Saba. Per class: $17 members; $19 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

February 26–March 19: Intermediate Watercolor Classes, 4 Tuesdays, 5:45–7:45pm. For students with some previous experience who would like to move beyond the basics. Taught by Joan Saba. Per class: $15 members; $17 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

February 27–March 20:Beginner Watercolor Classes, 4 Wednesdays, 5:45–8:15pm. Taught by professional artist Joan Saba. Per class: $17 members; $19 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

March 2: Disease & Pest Management, 2pm. Presented by David Clark. Free. Registration required. URB

March 2–3: Orchid Show& Sale, Saturday, 10am–4:30pm; Sunday, 10am–3pm. Exhibits, talks, demonstrations, vendors. Presented by Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. niagarafrontierorchids.org. BECBG

March 7: Garden Talk – Gardens of New Zealand, 12:15–12:45pm. Free. Bring your lunch. CCE/GC

March 9: Container Gardening, 2pm. Free. Registration required. URB

March 14: Tropical Glass Terrariums, 6pm. Make your own to take home. $15 members; $20 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

 

SAVE THE DATE

March 16: Education Day, 8:30am–3pm. Managing Munching Mammals, Dr. Paul Curtis, Cornell University. Get the Dirt on Soil, Bob Shindelbeck, Cornell University. What’s Bugging Your Garden: The Good, the Bad and the Not So Ugly, Dr. Wayne Gall, US Department of Agriculture. Includes lunch, beverages & snacks. Location: Classics V Banquet Center, Amherst. $35 Erie County Master Gardeners; $45 Master Gardeners outside Erie County; $55 general public. Registration required. CCE/EC

March 16: Seed Starting – Medicinal Herbs & Plants, 2pm. Presented by Sarah Sorci, Sweet Flag Herbs. Location: GGWNY, 30 C. Essex Street, Buffalo. Free. Registration required. URB

March 20: Plantasia Preview Night, 5:30–8pm. Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. 716/741-8047; plantasiany.com.

• March 21–24: Plantasia. Plantasia in Paradise. Fully landscaped display gardens, seminars, workshops, Children’s Garden, vendors, live entertainment and more. Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. 716/741-8047; plantasiany.com.

March 23: Soil Testing & Common Weeds, 2 pm. Presented by Sharon Bachman, CCE. Location: MAP Farmhouse, 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Buffalo. Free. Registration required. URB

April 4: Tree Selection for any Condition, 1pm. Dr. Nina Bassuk will discuss site assessment, soil remediation strategies and appropriate plant selection to make the best choice for any site. $45. Registration required. Draves Arboretum, 1821 Sharrick Road, Darien. 585-547-9442; dravesarboretum@rochester.rr.com. 

April 5: Deadline – Great Plant Sale Pre-Order. Place orders online at buffalogardens.com. Pick up at Great Plant Sale, May 16–18. BECBG

 April 12: Taste of Paradise, 6–9pm, Enjoy a retro Hawaiian party with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, live music, raffle and more. $40 members; $45 non-members. After April 1: $50 all. BECBG

April 27–28: Home, Garden & Outdoor Show. $3. Location: 4-H Fairgrounds, Route 31, Albion. Presented by Orleans County Chamber of Commerce. 585/301-8464; orleanschamber.com.

May 16–18: The Great Plant Sale. BECBG

May 18: Spring Garden Gala, 10am–1pm. Plant sale featuring indoor & outdoor plants, geraniums, auction & free soil pH testing. Presented by Genesee County Master Gardeners. CCE/GC



June 1: Odyssey to Ithaca Day Trip.
Join UGJ staff as we travel by motor coach to tour the Ithaca region. Highlights include a visit to Cornell Lab of Ornithology; shopping at a variety of nurseries including Baker’s Acres and Cayuga Landscape; wine tasting and more. Lunch included. $82. Registration required. Please call to reserve your seat: 716/432-8688; 585/591-2860. Upstate Gardeners’ Journal, 390 Hillside Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610. upstategardenersjournal.com.


 

June 1: Friends of Kenan Plant Sale, 10am–3pm. Presented by Friends of Kenan Herb Club. Rain or shine. Kenan Center for the Arts, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. kenancenter.org/affiliates.asp; 716/433-2617.

July 13–14: Hamburg Garden Walk. hamburggardenwalk.com.

July 27–28: GardenWalk Buffalo, 10am–4pm. Self-guided. Free shuttle buses available. Free. gardensbuffaloniagara.com.

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

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

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

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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