Buffalo Events

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updated on 4/30/20


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 second Saturday of the month, 1pm, ECC North Campus, STEM Building, Room 102. Subject to change: June 6–7: Bonsai Show, Buffalo Botanical Gardens. June 13: Bill Valavanis. July 11: Alan Adair. buffalobonsaisociety.com. 

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

Forest Stream Garden Club meets the third Thursday of the month (September-May) at 7pm, Presbyterian Village, 214 Village Park Drive, Williamsville and other locations. Summer garden teas & tours. Ongoing projects include beautification of the Williamsville Meeting House, garden therapy at a local nursing home, youth gardening & Victorian Christmas decorating. eileen.s@markzon.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. May 30: 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 Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except July, August & December) at 10:00am, Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. Activities include guest speakers, floral designs and community service. May 22–23: Plant Sale, see Calendar (below). New members and guests welcome. songnbird@aol.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. 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 Towns Gardeners meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 9:30am, West Seneca Senior Center. New members welcome. June 6: Plant Sale, see Calendar (below)

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. Tentative, please check website to confirm: May 20: Exhibiting Rose Arrangements by Jane Knoeck. June 10: Exhibiting Roses by Steve Styn. June 13: Rose Show, see Calendar (below). July 15: Companion planting presented by Sandee Burton. wnyrosesociety.net.

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



AAA/HCT: Great Garden Travel with Sally Cunningham & AAA/HorizonClubTours. 1-800-242-4244; horizonclubtours.com/garden-travel.

F- Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.
S- Indicates plant sales.
T- Indicates garden tours.

May 15–18: Spring Open House. Chicken Coop Originals, 13245 Clinton Street, Alden. 716/937-7837; Facebook; chickencooporiginals.com.

S- May 22–23: Master Gardener 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. 716/652-5400 x174; jah663@cornell.edu; erie.cce.cornell.edu. 

S- May 22–23: Kenmore Garden Club Plant Sale, Friday, 9am–7pm; Saturday, 9am–2pm. Unusual annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables & hanging baskets. Cash or check only. Location: 939 Delaware Road, Tonawanda. songnbird@aol.com.

S- May 23: Smallwood Garden Club Plant & Garden Art Sale, 9am–3pm. Perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, baskets, planters, garden-related art & bric-a-brack. Master gardeners, rosarians & landscape advice will be available. Faith United Church of Christ, corner Maple & Hopkins Roads, Williamsville. 

S- May 23: East Aurora Garden Club Perennial Sale. Grey Street Plaza, East Aurora. 

May 24: Gardening for Pollinators, 1:30–2:30pm. Tentative, please call ahead. Presented by Sally Cunningham. $29. Registration required. Masterson’s Garden Center, 725 Olean Road, East Aurora. 716/655 0133; mastersons.net.

S- May 28–30: The Great Plant Sale, Friday, 10am–8pm; Saturday, 9am–4pm. Dates subject to change. Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo. 716/827-1584; buffalogardens.com.

S- May 30: Friends of Kenan Herb Plant Sale, 10am–3pm. Rain or shine. Kenan House, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. 

F- May 30 & June 6: Arboretum Tour, 10am–4pm. Spotlight on Japan. Self-guided. Walk the arboretum at your own pace. Map and Exploration Guide highlighting trees and shrubs with Japanese native origin provided. $12 individual; $25 family. Register and pay online. Draves Arboretum, 1815 Sharrick Road, Darien Center. dravesarboretum.org.

S- June 6: South Towns Gardeners Plant Sale, 10am–3pm. Annuals, perennials, garden shed treasures & gifts, baked goods sale and raffle. Location: Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Arts Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. 

June 7: Easy Perennial Gardening, 1:30–2:30pm. Tentative, please call ahead. Presented by Sally Cunningham. $29. Registration required. Masterson’s Garden Center, 725 Olean Road, East Aurora. 716/655 0133; mastersons.net.

June 13: Rose Show, 1–5pm. Presented by Western New York Rose Society. Galleria Mall, Buffalo. wnyrosesociety.net.

June 22–26: Tour Quebec’s Eastern Townships & Montreal Botanical Garden. Travel with Sally Cunningham. AAA/HCT

July 7: Surprises in the Southtowns – Gardens of East Aurora & Holland. Tour with Sally Cunningham. AAA/HCT

T- 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. 

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

T- July 11–12: Lockport in Bloom, 10am–4pm. Self-guided. Maps: Kenan Center, 623 Locust Street, Lockport. Free. lockportinbloom.com.

T- July 11–12: Hamburg Garden Walk, 10am–4pm. Self-guided. Maps & vendors: Memorial Park bandstand, corner Lake & Union Streets. Free. Rain or shine. hamburggardenwalk.com. 

July 14: Garden Walk Buffalo Sampler Tour. With Sally Cunningham. AAA/HCT


T- July 17–18: Northwest Buffalo Tour of Gardens. Pending options: Traditional in-person garden visits or virtual on-line tours (launch July 17) TBD. BRRAlliance, 716/202-9070; brralliance.org. 

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

T- July 18: East Side Garden Walk, 10am–3pm. See gardens ranging from urban farms to simple lots cared for by neighbors. Free. Maps available in July at 9 downtown Buffalo Public Libraries. gardensbuffaloniagara.com. 

T- 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.

T- July 25–26: Garden Walk Buffalo. Over 400 urban gardens. Free. gardensbuffaloniagara.com. 

July 31: Cherries, Garlic, Butterflies & Permaculture. Tour of Singer Farms and Ancestral Acres with Sally Cunningham. AAA/HCT

September: Odyssey to Ithaca Day Trip. Please note: we are currently working to reschedule this annual favorite, we will announce the new date as soon as details are confirmed. 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. 

September 13–17: Tour – Hudson Valley Estates & Gardens. With Sally Cunningham. AAA/HCT

September 30: The Case for Trees, 6pm. With Sally Cunningham. Nannen Arboretum, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville. 716-699-5046; enchantedmountains.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 ?



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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