Buffalo Events

REGULAR CLUB MEETINGS

African Violet & Gesneriad Society of WNY meets the third Thursday of the month, March – November, at 7 pm, Greenfield Health & Rehab Center, Manor Park Facility. Contact: Judy O’Neil, judyoneil1945@gmail.com.

Alden Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month (except July & August) at 7 pm, 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 11 am, Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. 716/668-1100.

Amherst Garden Club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month (except December, March, July & August) at 10:00 am, 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 7 pm, 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. Open Gardens in July. 716/ 698-3454; Facebook; buffaloareadaylilysociety.com.

Federated Garden Clubs NYS – District 8. Marcia Becker, District Director. 716/681-3530; marshmelo601@yahoo.com; gardenclubsofwny.com.

Friends of Kenan Herb Club meets Monday evenings, 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 7 pm, Tonawanda City Hall, Community Room.

Garden Friends of Clarence meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, September – June, Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main Street, Clarence. gardenfriendsofclarence@hotmail.com.

Hamburg Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon, summer garden tours, Hamburg Community Center, 107 Prospect Avenue, Hamburg. 716/648-0275; droman13@verizon.net.

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of the month (except January) at 7:30 pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 576 Delaware Road, Kenmore. Monthly programs, artistic design and horticulture displays. February 14: Designing with Driftwood, incorporate driftwood into a creative artistic design. March 18: Installation of Officers and Reports Luncheon, 12 pm, The Eagle House, 5578 Main Street, Williamsville. New members and guests welcome. 716/833-8799.

Lancaster Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, St. John’s Lutheran Hall, 55 Pleasant Avenue, Lancaster. No meetings January, July & August. February 8: Be My Valentine, hands-on floral workshop by Dorothy Julius. March 6: Awards & Installation of Officers. 716/685-4881.

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 12 pm, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, 4369 South Buffalo Street, Orchard Park. President: Ruth Ann Nowak, 716/662-1017.

Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club meets the second Saturday of the month at 2 pm, First Baptist Church, 32 Main Street, Silver Creek. Sue Duecker, 716/934-7608; duke.sue@roadrunner.com.

South Town Gardeners meets the second Friday of the month (except January) at 10:30 am, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. New members welcome.

Western New York Carnivorous Plant Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. wnycpclub@aol.com; facebook.com/wnycpclub.

Western New York Herb Study Group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, 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. A group of hosta lovers who have come together to promote the genus hosta. 716/941-6167; h8staman@aol.com; wnyhosta.com.

Western New York Hosta Society Breakfast Meetings, a friendly get-together, first Saturday of the month at 10 am, Forestview Restaurant, Depew. wnyhosta.com.

Western New York Iris Society usually meets at members’ homes and gardens. Information about growing all types of irises and complementary perennials. Show and public sale. Guests welcome. Carolyn Schaffner, 716/837-2285; drsnooks@twc.com.

Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm, St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. January 18: Cooking with Rose Water. wnyrosesociety.net.

Wilson Garden Club generally meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Community Room, Wilson Free Library, 265 Young Street, Wilson. Meetings open to all, community floral planting, spring plant sale, local garden tours. 716/751-6334; wilsongardenclub@aol.com.

Youngstown Garden Club meets the second Wednesday of every month at 7 pm, 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 x177; mgerie@cornell.edu; erie.cce.cornell.edu.

MENNE: Menne Nursery, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228. 716/693-4444; mennenursery.com.

REIN: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716/683-5959; dec.ny.gov.

• Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.

• Ongoing: After-School Escape, Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Children and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. Grades K-5. No registration required. REIN

January 21: Underground Cooking Workshop – What to Do with Your Root Crops, 8:45 am – 1 pm. Participants will make a few recipes that use garlic, rutabaga, turnips, beets, carrots, and more: Turnips with Roasted Garlic, Goat Cheese and Sesame, Rutabaga Casserole, Carrot Cake, Caramelized Cheese and Onion Pie. There will also be an opportunity to sample additional dishes prepared with root crops. Snow date January 28. Belmont United Methodist Church, 7 Park Circle, Belmont. Registration required. 585/268-7644 x12; cc746@cornell.edu.

January 21: Art in Bloom – Watercolor Winter Scene, 11 am. Sherryl Perez will explain various watercolor techniques, color mixing/theory, design layout and more. Participants will leave with a completed, matted painting. Materials included. $30. Registration required. MENNE

January 21 – March 4: Horticulture Certificate Series – V, 5 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm. Horticulturist David Clark will cover: Houseplant Care and Cultivation; Rain Gardens; All About Roses; Hostas & Hydrangeas; Vegetable & Organic Gardening. Series: $100 members; $120 non-members. Single class: $22 members; $27 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

January 24: Lumagination Launch Party, 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy signature cocktails, appetizers and entertainment. $35 members; $40 non-members; $45 after January 19. BECBG

January 25 – 28: Lumagination, Wednesday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday, 6 – 10 pm. See the gardens lit with technological & theatrical illumination. $14 adults; $12 seniors (62+) & students (13+ with ID); $10 members; $6 children 3-12; ages 2 and under free. BECBG

February 1 – 4: Lumagination, Wednesday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday, 6 – 10 pm. See description under January 25-28. BECBG

February 4: Make & Take – Fairy Garden Workshop, 1 pm. Create an indoor miniature garden. Includes container, soil, plants, a fairy and one accessory. Additional items available for purchase. $30. Registration required. MENNE

February 7 – 11: Lumagination, Wednesday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday, 6 – 10 pm. See description under January 25-28. BECBG

February 11: Art in Bloom – Watercolor Tea Roses, 11 am. Sherryl Perez will explain various watercolor techniques, color mixing/theory, design layout and more. Participants will leave with a completed, matted painting. Materials included. $30. Registration required. MENNE

February 11: Embroidered Rose Petal Stationery, 2 – 3:30 pm. Using pre-pressed rose petals, participants will learn a couple of embroidery stitches and sew petals to paper to create handmade stationery/cards. $10. Registration required. Makers Buffalo, 1382 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo. makersbuffalo.com.

February 14 – 21: Lumagination, Wednesday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm; Friday & Saturday, 6 – 10 pm. See description under January 25-28. BECBG

February 17: Observing Nature, 1 – 2:30 pm. Explore Beaver Meadow with the Executive Director. Dress for the weather. Donations. Registration required. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585/457-3228; 800/377-1520; buffaloaudubon.org.

February 18: Communities in Bloom, 8:30 am – 2:45 pm. Topics covered will include hands-on workshops: Soil, Soil pH & Composting; Winter Sowing & Seed Starting; Pruning. Unitarian Universalist Church, 695 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo. Registration required. CCE/EC

February 18: Make & Take – Succulent Garden Workshop, 1 pm. Create a miniature container garden using succulents such as sedum and hens & chicks. Materials included. $30. Registration required. MENNE

February 19: Kids Art Workshop – Asian Rainforest, 1 – 3 pm. Participants will complete two pieces of art to show a creative take on koi fish using bright oil pastels and origami folding. Ages 5-15. $20 members; $25 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

February 22: Maple Syrup Primer, 10 am – 12 pm. Naturalist Mark Carra will walk participants through the process of tapping trees, firing up the stove and boiling down the sap. $3 members; $5 non-members. Registration required. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585/457-3228; 800/377-1520; buffaloaudubon.org.

February 25: Communities in Bloom, 8:30 am – 2:45 pm. See description under February 18. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora. Registration required. CCE/EC

February 25 – 26: Orchid Show & Sale, Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 3 pm. Presented by Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Exhibits, educational programs, vendors. Included with admission. BECBG

February 27 – March 20: Intermediate Watercolor, 4 Mondays, 8:45 – 10:45 am. Taught by Joan Saba. Participants should have previous watercolor experience. Series: $60 members; $66 non-members. Single class: $17 members; $18 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

February 28 – April 4: Beginner Watercolor, 4 Tuesdays, 8:45 – 11:15 am. Joan Saba will teach basic techniques and how to apply concepts to individual works of art. Series: $65 members; $70 non-members. Single class: $18 members; $20 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

March 1 – April 5: Beginner Watercolor, 4 Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8 pm. See description under February 28 – April 4. Series: $65 members; $70 non-members. Single class: $18 members; $20 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

March 4: Make & Take – Terrarium, 1 pm. Make your own easy-care terrarium. Includes container, soil, 3 plants, stone and moss. Additional accents and plants available for purchase. $30. Registration required. MENNE

March 11: Seed Starting – The Basics, 10 am. Learn to grow your own flowers and vegetables from seed. Topics covered will include materials needed to get started, when to start seeds and transplant seedlings. Free. Registration required. MENNE

March 11: Not There Yet Walk, 10:30 am. Guided walk to discover what’s happening in the woods as spring approaches. Registration required. REIN

March 11: Pruning Fruit Trees, 2 pm. Demonstration and discussion of proper pruning practices for fruit trees to achieve healthy plants and prolific fruit production. Free. Registration required. MENNE 

 

SAVE THE DATE…

March 18: Education Day, 8:30 am – 3 pm. Garden Design and the Kitchen Garden with Ellen Ecker Ogden, food & garden writer. Identifying and Controlling Weeds with Dr. Tony DiTomasso, Cornell University. Classics V Banquet Center; Amherst. Registration required. CCE/EC

March 18 – June 10: Horticulture Certificate Series – VI, 5 Saturdays, 11 am – 1 pm. Horticulturist David Clark will cover: Great Grasses & Lawn Care; Color Theory & Texture in Gardens; World Tour of Garden Design; Tough Plants for Tough Sites; Edible Plants & Composting. Series: $100 members; $120 non-members. Single class: $22 members; $27 non-members. Registration required. BECBG

March 22: Plantasia Preview Night, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Gardens Through the Ages. See the gardens, enjoy refreshments and shop the vendors. Advance purchase tickets. Fairgrounds Event Center & Artisan Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. 716/741-8047; plantasiany.com.

• March 23 – 26: Plantasia, Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 9 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. Gardens Through the Ages. Theme gardens, exhibits, seminars, vendors, Children’s Discovery Garden. $9 adults; $7 senior citizens (60+); children 12 & under free. Fairgrounds Event Center & Artisan Hall, 5820 South Park Avenue, Hamburg. 716/741-8047; plantasiany.com. 

• March 25: Red Wiggler Worm Composting, 10:30 am. Discover the many benefits of worm composting. Starter kits will be available to make at the program. $3 per kit members; $5 per kit non-members. Registration required. REIN

March 31: Taste of Paradise, 6 – 9 pm. Fundraiser to benefit the Gardens. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers while surrounded by the fresh smells of spring. $35 members; $40 non-members; $45 after March 26. BECBG

May 26 – 27: Erie County Master Gardener Plant Sale, Friday, 8:30 am – 3 pm; Saturday, 8:30 am – 2 pm. CCE/EC

July 8 – 9: Lockport in Bloom Garden Walk. Self-guided walking and driving tour. Free. lockportinbloom.com.

July 15: Samuel P. Garden Walk, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided tour of 70 private gardens and public spaces in the neighborhoods surrounding the UB South Campus. capengardenwalk@gmail.com; ourheights.org/gardenwalk.

July 15: Capen at Night, 8 – 10 pm. Self-guided evening tour of Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk (above). capengardenwalk@gmail.com; ourheights.org/gardenwalk.

July 29 – 30: Garden Walk Buffalo. Self-guided tour of over 300 urban gardens and historic neighborhoods. Free. gardenwalkbuffalo.com.

August 5: Riverside Tour of Gardens, 10 am – 4 pm. Self-guided, features more than 50 gardens. New 14207 Day, local activities throughout the area. Free. 716/851-5116. brrtourofgardens.com.

August 5: Starry Night Garden Tour, 8 – 10 pm. Self-guided, features 20 gardens. Part of Riverside Tour of Gardens (see above). Free. 716/851-5116. brrtourofgardens.com.

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pam February 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm

I am wondering if there is a website for garden club craft shows? I make garden flowers from old dishes and I wanted to get applications

thank you for any help you can offer

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