Buffalo Events

updated on 10/31/19

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. 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. November 13: Essential Oils & You with Sharon Ashcraft. 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. November 9–10: Orchid Show, see calendar (below). 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. November 20: Hybridizing Roses with Rene Schmitz from Palatine RosesDecember 4: Christmas PartyJanuary: no meeting. 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. 

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.

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.

November 2–January 18: Horticulture II Certificate Program, 6 Saturdays, 11am–1pm. Taught by David Clark, Horticulturist & CNLP. Soil ScienceAdvanced Plant PropagationHydroponicsWater GardeningPractical Principles of PruningIntroduction to Landscape Design. Series: $108 members; $138 non-members. Single class: $18 members; $23 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

November 9: Christmas Open House, 9am–3pm. Shop holiday gifts & décor. Refreshments, prize drawings & giveaways. LOCK

F- November 9–10: Orchid Show, Saturday, 10am–4:30pm; Sunday, 10am–3pm. Presented by Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Displays, educational presentations, demonstrations & vendors. Included with admission. niagarafrontierorchids.org. BECBG

November 12–December 10: Beginner Watercolor, 4 Tuesdays, 8:45–11:15am. Taught by Joan Saba. Series: $68 members; $76 non-members. Single class: $17 members; $19 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

November 12–December 10: Intermediate Watercolor, 4 Tuesdays, 5:45–7:45pm. Taught by Joan Saba. Series: $60 members; $68 non-members. Single class: $15 members; $17 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

November 14: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Wyoming County – Annual Meeting, 7pm. Guest speaker: Pilar McKay, Brew Master, Silver Lake Brewing Project. Location: Ag & Business Center, 36 Center Street, Warsaw. All are welcome. 585/786-2251.

November 14–17: Christmas Open HouseCOOP

November 16: Christmas Open HouseLOCK

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. Guided nature walk through the woods. Free. REIN  

November 21–24: Christmas Open HouseCOOP  

F- November 23: Forever Evergreen, 10am–12pm. Join Naturalist Mark Carra for a hike to find conifer, beech and oak trees plus ferns and other winter-hardy plants. Open to all. $5. Registarion required. BMAC

November 23: Basic Christmas Wreath with Bow, 10:30am. Participants will hand-wire their own fresh evergreen wreath. $32. Registration required. LOCK

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  

November 24: Thanksgiving Centerpiece, 1:30pm. Florist Mary Trifunovic will demonstrate & assist participants in arranging fresh flowers into a table display. Materials included. $42. Registration required. LOCK

November 25 or 26: Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement, 6pm. Create your own arrangement to take home. $40 members; $45 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

F- November 29–December 31: Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, 10am–4:30pm. Included with admission. BECBG

November 30: Colonial Style Christmas Wreath, 10:30am. Create your own fresh evergreen wreath adorned with cinnamon, citrus, apples, berries, pine cones & plaid ribbon. Materials included. $69. Registration required. LOCK

December 1: Outdoor Holiday Container, 1:30pm. Design your own planter using fresh evergreens, cones, branches and bows. Materials included. $50. Registration required. LOCK

December 1–15: Deck the Halls Workshop. Make either a boxwood Christmas tree or a tabletop pine arrangement with a candle. Groups of 3–4 or more people. $40 per person. Reservation & registration required. COOP

December 5: Tropical Glass Terrarium, 6pm. Build your own closed tropical terrarium. $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

F- December 7: Winter Wonderland Holiday Open House, 9am–12pm. Winter woods walk; create snacks for backyard birds; photos with Santa.  Coffee, hot chocolate & pastries. $7 adults; $5 ages 4-12; 3 & under free. BMAC

December 7: Fresh Boxwood Arrangement, 9am or 1pm. Create your own boxwood tree and personalize it with holiday décor items. Materials included. $40 members; $45 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

December 7: Multi-Textured Christmas Wreath, 10:30am. Marge Vogel will guide participants in creating a wreath using a variety of evergreens, pine cones and a festive bow. Materials included. $42. Registration required. LOCK

December 7: Boxwood Christmas Tree, 1:30pm. Learn the technique of crafting your own freshly made tree. Presented by Julie Emmerling. Materials included. $40. Registration required. LOCK

December 8: Fresh Conifer Wreath, 9am or 1pm. Create your own 14” conifer wreath embellished with seasonal greenery & holiday decor items.  Materials included. $40 members; $45 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

December 8: Small Evergreen Centerpiece, 1:30pm. Create a fresh evergreen arrangement in a seasonal container. Presented by Mary Trifunovic. Materials included. $25. Registration required. LOCK

F- December 14: Visit Santa’s Workshop, 10am–4pm. Activity stations, ages 4-12. Photos with Santa, $5 each. Included with admission. BECBG

F- December 14: Terrarium Workshop for Kids, 10am or 2pm. $15 members; $20 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

December 14: Small Evergreen Centerpiece, 10:30am. See description under December 8. Presented by Beth Henesey. Materials included. $25. Registration required. LOCK

December 15: Large Christmas Centerpiece, 1:30pm. Create your own arrangement using fresh mixed greens, cones, berries & white taper candles. Materials included. $45. Registration required. LOCK

December 19 or 20: Fresh Holiday Arrangement, 6pm. Design your own unique table-top arrangement. $40 members; $45 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

F- December 20: Macrame Feather Wall Hanging, 7–9pm. Create your own to take home or give as a gift. Materials included. Ages 14+. $10. Registration required. BMAC

F- December 27: Buffalove Day. $1 admission. BECBG

January 9–February 13: Women in the Woods, 6 Thursdays. Join Lesley Sardo for meditation, journaling, self-reflection and conversation. Registration required. BMAC

SAVE THE DATE

January 24: Lumagination Launch Party, 6–9pm. Opening night celebration includes beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres & raffle. $45 members; $50 non-members; $60 after January 17. BECBG

January 25–February 29: Lumagination. See the Gardens illuminated at night. Special dates and times apply, see website for details. Included with admission. BECBG

January 25–March 14: Horticulture III Certificate Program, 5 Saturdays, 11am–1pm. Taught by David Clark, Horticulturist & CNLP. Sustainable Landscaping PracticesGardening with Native PlantsShade GardeningSmall Space & Urban GardeningBeneficial Insects & Pollinators. Series: $100 members; $125 non-members. Single class: $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. 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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