Buffalo Events

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updated on 9/2/21

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 Tonawanda 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 10am, VFW Post 1419, 2985 Lakeview Rd, Hamburg, NY. May plant sale. Summer garden tours. Guests are welcome. Contact lonabutler4@gmail.com.

Kenmore Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except July, August & December) at 10am, 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.

Lewiston Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of the month. See website for meeting information, lewistongardenfest.com/garden-club.html or contact at PO Box 32, Lewiston, NY 14092.

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. 

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 meets1–4pm the first Sunday of the month at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Public Library, 1030 Losson Road, South Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Guests are welcome. The Society will have a meeting in September and October—call Marilee at 716-668-1789 for details. Programs include information about acquiring and growing irises (bearded & non-bearded) and complementary perennials; our annual judged iris show, & a summer iris sale. During months when irises are blooming, there are garden visits. All events are temporarily on hold. Marilee Farry, 716-668-1789, faremare@aol.com. 

Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm—In-person meetings have resumed. September 15: Best Roses for cold weather by Leon Ginenthal. See website for details. October 20: Winterizing Your Roses & Preparing for Next Year. St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. 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. 

DRAV: Draves Arboretum, 1815 Sharrick Road, Darien, NY 14040. 585-547-3341. dravesarboretum.org.

REIN: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716-683-5959, reinsteinwoods.org.

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

F  September 11: The Great Reinstein Woods Treasure Hunt, 10am. Embark on a nature play adventure with a self-guided treasure hunt. Follow your map to find your own hidden treasure and look for animals along the way! For children ages 5–10; registration required. REIN

September 12: Music in Bloom with Buffalo Barn Katz, 5–7:30pm. Enjoy a late summer concert in the beautiful landscape featuring Buffalo Barn Katz, an Americana-bluegrass band. Concert begins at 6pm. Live musical performance in the gardens, boxed dinner, self-guided tour of the Martin House, and more. $60/person, $55/members Space is limited. Rain date of Tuesday, September 14. Darwin Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo 14214. 716-856-3858, education@darwinmartinhouse.org, darwinmartinhouse.org. 

September 14: Growing Succulents Indoors and Outdoors, 6:30–8pm. Learn about special soil, watering, and sunlight exposure needs to care for these popular and unusual plants with Mackenzie Schuler, Lockwood’s Garden Center. $15/class, $45/3 classes, $40/3 classes for Master Gardeners. Held at CCE East Aurora. Register at website. CCE/EC

S  September 14–16: Gala at the Gardens, Join us for the Gala at the Gardens Virtual Auction! 2021 will celebrate the Botanical Gardens’ commitment to sprouting minds and inspiring curiosity through our educational programming. BECBG

September 16–20: 21st Annual Fall Festival, Kick off the fall season by spending time in the woods! Instead of their typical one-day event, they are holding multiple guided walks and programs this year. See website for event details and registration information. REIN

September 18: Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice, 11am. Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required. REIN

September 22: Sunset Equinox Stroll, 7pm.Celebrate the fall equinox on this guided evening walk. Registration required. REIN

September 22: Caring for Trees and Shrubs, 6:30–8pm. Choose the right tree for your site and learn how to plant, fertilize, water and protect it from disease and invasive insects with Nate Morey, NYS DEC Forestry Region 9. $15/class, $45/3 classes, $40/3 classes for Master Gardeners. Held at CCE East Aurora. Register at website. CCE/EC

F  September 25: Outdoor Skills, 10am. In this program, you will build an emergency shelter from natural materials and practice navigation and fire building techniques. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required. REIN

September 25: Worm Composting, 10am–11:30am. An alternative to traditional composting, worm composting recycles food scraps and other organic material into a nutrient rich soil amendment with Emere Nieves, Community Garden Trainer. $15/class, $45/3 classes, $40/3 classes for Master Gardeners. Held at CCE East Aurora. Register at website. CCE/EC

September 25: Dining at Dusk, 5–7pm. Join them for dinner on the front lawn to celebrate the Botanical Gardens and one of Erie County’s cultural jewels. Live music and boxed dinner.  See website for details and to register. $30/general, $27/members. BECBG

F  September 25 & October 16: Garden in a Jar, 1pm. Create your own tropical oasis with our new Garden Exclusive, Garden in a Jar! This special all-ages workshop will be held at the Botanical Gardens. See website for details and registration. All ages program. BECBG

September 26: Wilson Tuscarora State Park Flora, 9:30am–3:30pm. Wilson-Tuscarora State Park is located in a beautiful setting on the shore of Lake Ontario in Niagara County. A diverse flora grows in its open meadows, shoreline, and woodlands where you will spend a few hours in the morning looking at fall composites. Then the rest of the day will be spent exploring the woods on the south side of the park. Register at nyflora.org. NY Flora Association.
nyfa@nyflora.org

October 2: Promising Underutilized Trees for the Landscape, 10am–4pm. Program by Tim Brotzman and Tim Richley.  See website for registration.CDC guidelines followed. DRAV 

October 2: Forest Bathing and Yoga, 9am–Noon. Friends of Reinstein Woods is partnering with Yogis in Service for this special event! Enjoy a forest bathing experience in Reinstein Woods, followed by a yoga session with a Yogi in Service instructor. Learn more and register on the Yogis in Service website at yogisinservice.org. REIN

October 2: Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice, 11am. Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required. REIN

October 9: Birding101, 9am. Learn how to identify birds by hiking the trails at Reinstein Woods in search of our fall migrants. Bring binoculars if you have them. Registration required. REIN

October 13: Tree Academy Workshop: Tree Planting, Pruning, Removal, and Pest Control. Register at website. CDC guidelines followed. DRAV

F  October 13: Wild Wednesday, 4:30pm.Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5. No registration required. REIN

October 13­–15, 17, 19, 20–24, 27, 28, 31: Gardens After Dark: Autumn Twilight, 5:30–9pm. Join them for their newest exhibit, Autumn Twilight. This incredible after-dark experience will fill you with warmth and joy as we welcome the chilly fall weather. Cozy up inside the beautiful glass conservatory filled with thousands of plants and twinkling lights. See website for details and tickets. BECBG

October 16: Autumn Colors, 10am.Fall foliage is a blaze of color, from flaming oranges and reds to subtle yellows. Enjoy the beauty of autumn’s trees on this guided walk. Registration required. REIN

October 16: Woods Walk: Changing Seasons, 1pm. How do you know the seasons are changing? Join a guided nature walk to find out. No registration required. REIN

F  October 17 & 24: BOOtanical Celebration, 10am–4pm. Wegmans Family Days at the annual BOOtanical Celebration will be the most spooktacular indoor family event of the year. Explore the spooky scenery and fall activities that will be fall fun for all. See website for details and tickets. BECBG

October 23: Full Moon Walk, 7:30pm. Discover Reinstein Woods by moonlight on this guided evening walk. Registration required. REIN

October 23: Educator Learning Tree: Project Learning Tree, 9am–3:30pm. Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program featuring an interdisciplinary, hands-on curriculum that uses the forest as a window on the world. All activities are correlated to Common Core math and ELA standards. Six CTLE hours provided. For formal and non-formal educators of students in grades Pre K–8. Registration required. REIN

F  October 30: Halloween Stories in the Woods by Woven Yarns, 10:30am. This unique combination of a singer-songwriter and a storyteller will create a nature-themed, family-friendly Halloween event by blending original songs with traditional folktales. Registration required. REIN

November 6: Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice, 1pm. Join a guided nature walk through the woods. No registration required. REIN

F  November 10: Wild Wednesday, 4:30pm. Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For children in grades K–5. No registration required. REIN

F  November 13: Owl Prowl, 7pm. Learn about the owls that live at Reinstein Woods during a nocturnal adventure in search of them. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Registration required. REIN

November 13–14: Orchid Show, 10am–4pm Saturday, 10am–3pm Sunday. Celebrate the American Orchid Society’s 100th Anniversary!  Along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, the Botanical Gardens will host this popular annual orchid showcase with dozens of hand-picked and award-winning orchid exhibits. See website for details and tickets. BECBG

SAVE THE DATE

November 13: Honey Tasting. Your taste buds will “bee” delighted as you sample the flavors of local honey and get the buzz from a local beekeeper about our important flying friends. Check website for details and registration. REIN

November 20–January 2: Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, 10am–4pm. Be filled with the wonders of the holidays with fun twists of different colors and varieties of poinsettias. Be amazed by deep reds, magentas, pinks, yellows, oranges and apricots with pockets of traditional color accented throughout by silver and white foliage! As you walk through the beautiful poinsettias, you will also be able to enjoy a festive model train exhibit. The Garden Railway display, that is made possible by the Western New York Garden Railway Society, complements the surrounding poinsettias. See website for details and tickets. BECBG

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Annamarie May 13, 2021 at 8:33 am

Hello I am looking for the times location and any additional information on the Lewiston garden club plant sale this Saturday.

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cathym May 13, 2021 at 10:46 am

Hello Annamarie,
This information was posted on the Lewiston GardenFest Facebook page on May 5: Annual Perennial Sale: Saturday, May 15th, 10 AM to 1 PM At The Lewiston Red Brick School, Corner of 4th And Onondaga Streets.

https://www.facebook.com/Lewiston-GardenFest-351421411561691/

Hope this helps!
Cathy

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Maria Cudeck February 27, 2021 at 10:35 am

Can you add me to your email list. I would love to receive this newsletter when you send it out please.

Thanks

Maria Cudeck

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cathym March 4, 2021 at 8:54 pm

Absolutely—thanks for reading!

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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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