Buffalo Events

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we recommend you confirm with the host whether the event is still taking place as listed.

updated on 10/27/20

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 second Saturday of the month, 1pm, ECC North Campus, STEM Building, Room 102. 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. 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. 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. Meetings are currently on hold. 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 13–15: Orchid Show & Sale, 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 Towns Gardeners meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 9:30am, West Seneca Senior Center. 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 welcome. Marilee Farry, 716/668-1789; faremare@aol.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. Currently holding meetings virtually, see website for details. wnyrosesociety.net.

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


CLASSES / EVENTS

FREQUENT HOST:

BECBG: Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218. 716/827-1584; education@buffalogardens.com; buffalogardens.com. 

November 13–15: Orchid Show & Sale. Presented by the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Displays, presentations & vendors. Pre-purchased timed E-tickets highly recommended. BECBG 

November 14: Native Seed Exchange, 10am. Bring native plant seeds to share and small containers or baggies to take seeds home. Free. Registration required. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew. 716/683-5959; reinsteinwoods.org.

November 14: Orchid Show after Dark, 5–8pm. Cash bar, food for purchase, orchid displays & vendors. Pre-purchased timed E-tickets highly recommended. BECBG 

November 17–December 15: Watercolor III – Intermediate Expression, Tuesdays, 6:30–8:30pm. Taught via Zoom. Participants will learn luminescent, glazing and texture techniques. Suitable for ages 16 and up with previous watercolor painting experience. Instructor: Deanna Weinholtz. $72.50 members; $78 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

November 19: Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement, 6:30–8pm. Zoom session. Fresh flowers & materials included; curbside pick-up November 19, 12–2pm. $45 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

November 19–December 16: Watercolor IV – Masters, Wednesdays, 9–11am. Taught via Zoom. Participants will focus on creating a landscape or seascape from photographs utilizing advanced watercolor techniques. Suitable for ages 16 and up with previous watercolor painting experience. Instructor: Deanna Weinholtz. $72.50 members; $78 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

November 24–December 8: Introduction to Expressive Acrylic Florals, Tuesdays, 9–11am. Taught via Zoom. Participants will learn to create a loose, expressive floral portrait using acrylic paints. Some experience painting florals and working with acrylics recommended. Ages 16 and up. Instructor: Judith Kosinski. $72.50 members; $78 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

November 27–January 11: Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, 10am–4pm. See many different colors and varieties of poinsettias. Garden Railway presented by the Western New York Garden Railway Society. Pre-purchased timed E-tickets highly recommended. BECBG

December 3: Painting Majestic Seasonal Trees, 6:30–8:30pm. Zoom session. Instructor: Deanna Weinholtz. $22.50 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

December 5: Fresh Boxwood Arrangement, 9–11am. Zoom session. Materials included; curbside pickup December 4, 4:30–6:30pm. $45 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

December 5: Fresh Conifer Wreath, 12–2pm. Zoom session. Create a fresh, fragrant 14” conifer wreath. Materials included; curbside pickup December 4, 4:30–6:30pm. $45 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

December 6: Fresh Conifer Wreath, 9–11 am. See description under December 5. $45 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

December 6: Fresh Boxwood Arrangement, 12–2pm. See description under December 5. $45 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. BECBG 

December 10: Painting Poinsettias, 6:30–8:30pm. Zoom session. Instructor: Deanna Weinholtz. $22.50 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

December 17: Fresh Holiday Arrangement, 6pm. Zoom session. Fresh flowers & materials included; curbside pick-up December 17, 12–2pm. $45 members; $50 non-members. Registration required. BECBG  


SAVE THE DATE

June 5, 2021: 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. 

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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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