Buffalo Events

updated on 1/20/20

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. 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 7–8: 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. February 19: Flower Drying Workshop with Julie Hughes. 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.

CCE/EC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052. 716/652-5400 x174; jah663@cornell.edu; erie.cce.cornell.edu. 

January 9–February 13: Women in the Woods, 6 Thursdays. Join Lesley Sardo for meditation, journaling, self-reflection and conversation. Registration required. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java, NY 14113. 585/457-3228; 800/377-1520; buffaloaudubon.org.

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: buffalogardens.com. 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

February 8: Communities in Bloom, 9am–2:30pm. Three seminars: Care of Trees & Shrubs: An Olmsted Park PerspectiveGardening through the SeasonsBackyard Beekeeping. Location: Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. $30. Registration required. CCE/EC

February 29: Communities in Bloom, 9am–2:30pm. See description under February 8. Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension Erie, 21 S. Grove Street, East Aurora. $30. Registration required. CCE/EC

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

March 7–8: Orchid Show, Saturday, 10am–4:30pm; Sunday, 10am–3pm. Presented by Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Displays, informal talks, vendors. Included with admission. BECBG

March 14: Education Day, 8:30am–3pm. Three talks: Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style and Great, Non-Wimpy Plants You Don’t Already Grow presented by Joseph Tyconievich;  Floriferous Gardening with Joseph Han. Location: Classics V Banquet Center, Amherst. Includes  hot buffet lunch, beverages & snacks. $40 Erie County Master Gardeners; $50 Master Gardeners from outside Erie County; $60 general public. Registration required. CCE/EC

SAVE THE DATE

March 18: Plantasia Preview Night, 5:30–8pm. Reflections. Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. plantasiany.com. 

March 19–22: Plantasia, Thursday–Saturday, 10am–9pm; Sunday, 10am–5pm. Reflections. Garden displays, seminars, vendors. Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. plantasiany.com. 

March 28–April 26: Spring Flower Exhibit. Over 22,000 bulbs on display, 4-H mini-farm. Visit the Easter Bunny, April 4, 10, 11. Included with admission. BECBG 

March 28: June 13: Horticulture IV Certificate Program, 5 Saturdays, 11am–1pm. Taught by David Clark, Horticulturist & CNLP. Gardening for WildlifeFour Seasons GardeningCreative Containers & Raised BedsHerbs & Medicinal PlantsBackyard Ecology. Series: $100 members; $125 non-members. Single class: $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

May 15–16: The Great Plant Sale, Friday, 10am–8pm; Saturday, 9am–4pm. Annuals, perennials, shrubs, hanging baskets, tropical plants and more. BECBG

May 22–23: Master Gardeners Plant Sale, Friday, 8:30am–3pm; Saturday, 8:30am–2pm. Presented by Erie County Master Gardeners. Location: First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, One Symphony Circle, Buffalo. CCE/EC

June 6: 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 Botanic Gardens; shopping at a variety of nurseries including Baker’s Acres and Cayuga Landscape; wine tasting and more. Lunch included. $85. 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. 

July 11: Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, 10am–4pm. See 60-70 private gardens and public spaces showcasing the neighborhoods surrounding the UB South Campus. ourheights.org/gardenwalk. 

July 11: Capen by Night, 8–10pm. See the gardens at night. Part of Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk (above). ourheights.org/gardenwalk.

July 17–18: Northwest Buffalo Tour of Gardens. BRRAlliance, 716/202-9070; brralliance.org. 

July 17–18: Ken-Ton Garden Tour – Night Lights, 8:30–11pm. See the gardens illuminated at night. Self-guided. Free. kentongardentour.com. 

July 18–19: Ken-Ton Garden Tour – Day Tour, 10am–4pm. Visit gardens in the Village of Kenmore & Town of Tonawanda. Self-guided. Free. kentongardentour.com.

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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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