Buffalo Events

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 Monday evenings, 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 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. November 13: Build Your Own Porch Pot, ideas & tips to make a winter display, bring your own container, materials provided. $5, registration requested. 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. November 14: Hosta Love Story, a movie by Mike & Kathy Shadrack. 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.

Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club meets 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. November 14: Historical Gardening with Pati Aine Guszynski. 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.

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

COOP: Chicken Coop Originals, 13245 Clinton Street, Alden, NY 14004. 716/937-7837; chickencooporiginals.com; Facebook.

LOCK: Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, NY 14075.716/649-4684; weknowplants.com.

 

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

November 9–11: Christmas Open House, 10am–5pm. COOP

November 10: Christmas Open House, 9am–3pm. Gifts, décor, gift basket raffle, refreshments, cider and more. LOCK

• November 15: Autumn Grapevine Wreath, 3–5pm. Participants will weave a simple grapevine wreath and decorate it with items found in nature plus other embellishments. Ages 8 & up. Materials included. $7. Registration required. BMAC

November 15–18: Christmas Open House, 10am–5pm. COOP

November 17:Woods Walk, 11am. Guided nature walk through the woods. Free. Registration required. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. 716/683-5959; dec.ny.gov.

November 19 or 20: Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement, 6–8pm. Participants will create their own autumnal arrangement. $35 members; $40 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

November 21:Senior Stroll, 10am. Leisurely guided walk through the woods. Free. Registration required. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. 716/683-5959; dec.ny.gov.

November 23–January 6: Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, 10am–5pm. Thousands of poinsettias on display. Model railway presented by WNY Garden Railway Society. Included with admission. BECBG

November 24: Basic Evergreen Wreath, 10:30am. Make your own classic wreath from fresh fir boughs. Bow included. $30. Registration required. LOCK

December 1: Decorated Boxwood Tree, 9–11am or 1–3pm. Participants will create their own boxwood tree. Materials, ribbons & small holiday décor items included. $35 members; $40 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

• December 1: Breakfast with Santa, 9am–12pm. Enjoy a homemade breakfast with Santa plus crafts and storytelling. $7 adults; $5 ages 4–12; ages 3 & under free. Registration required. BMAC

December 1: Multi-Textured Evergreen Wreath, 10:30am. Create your own wreath using a variety of fresh evergreens and cones. $40. Registration required. LOCK

• December 1: Nature’s Art Box – Gift Tags, 1–3pm. Create your own gift tags using items found in nature. Low temp hot glue guns will be used. Ages 6 & up. $7. Registration required. BMAC

December 1–2: Deck the Halls Workshop. Create your own arrangement or boxwood tree using fresh greens, pinecones, rosehips and other everlastings. $40; $50 includes lunch. Registration required. COOP

December 2: Fresh Conifer Wreath, 9–11am or 1–3pm. Participants will create a fresh and fragrant 14-inch conifer wreath to take home. Materials, ribbons & small holiday décor items included. $35 members; $40 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

December 2: Outdoor Winter Arrangement, 1:30pm. Design an outdoor arrangement using fresh mixed evergreens, berries, branches and bow. $50. Registration required. LOCK

• December 8: Santa’s Workshop, 10am–4pm. Activity stations, ages 5–12. Photos with Santa, $5 each. Included with admission. BECBG

December 8: Boxwood Tree Arrangement, 10:30am. Create your own 16-inch arrangement using boxwood cuttings arranged in oasis. Bows and baubles included. $38.  Registration required. LOCK

December 8: British Kissing Ball, 1:30pm. Use a variety of fresh fir cuttings to arrange in a ball of oasis for hanging outside. Bow included. $40. Registration required. LOCK

December 8–9: Deck the Halls Workshop. See description under December 1–2. $40; $50 includes lunch. Registration required. COOP

December 16: Evergreen Centerpiece for Small Spaces, 1pm. Arrange mixed fresh evergreens and pine cones in an old-world style tin to create a unique decoration. Bow included. $22. Registration required. LOCK

December 16: Christmas Evergreen Centerpiece, 2:30pm. Create a centerpiece using mixed fresh evergreens, cones, berries and white taper candle. $42. Registration required. LOCK

December 19 or 20: Fresh Holiday Arrangement, 6–8pm. Design your own using live materials. $35 members; $40 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

December 27: Dollar Day, 10am–5pm. $1 admission. BECBG

January 12–February 16: Horticulture 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

 

SAVE THE DATE

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

January 26–27; January 30–February 2; February 6–10 & 13–23: Lumagination, 6–9pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 6–10pm. BECBG

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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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