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 5/4/21


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 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.

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. 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, we have garden visitations. 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, 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.  



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

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

F, Ongoing- March 6-June 27: Feed the Fish, Select days, 9:30am. Enjoy early access to the Botanical Gardens with a special experience. Each participant receives, a potted plant, a cup of koi fish food, an exclusive button and time to help feed the koi fish. Regular admission for the day is included. This special encounter is limited to 15 people. Pre-purchased tickets required. General tickets $18.50/person, Ages 3-12 & Members $14.50/person, Kids 2 and under free but must have a ticket. BECBG

May 27: Virtual Art Workshop Series: Sunny Sunflowers, 6:30-8:30pm. Ages 16+, $25/general, $22.50/members. Zoom/Online. BECBG 

May 15-May 29: Horticulture VI Series, Saturdays 11am-1pm. Participants can either take the full series or sign up for an individual class that they are interested in. The following topics will be covered in this series: On 5/15, Edible Plants and Composting; on 5/22, Tough Plants for Tough Sites; and on 5/29, World Tour of Garden Design. Individual classes are $25/general and $22.50/members. A full five class series is $125/general or $112.50/members. Zoom/Online. BECBG

S- May 15: Spring Garden Gala, 10am-1-pm. Join the GC Master Gardeners for their Spring Garden Gala. Plant sale featuring indoor and outdoor plants (most grown by MGs), Chance Basket Auction, & used garden book sale. You may drop off soil samples for free pH testing. No early birds please. Social distancing will be in effect. Please wear a mask. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Genesee County, 420 East Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020. 585/343-3040; genesee.cce.cornell.edu. 

May 20: Terrarium Workshop, 6:30-7:30pm. Bring a bit of the Botanical Gardens indoors with this fun a popular class! Discover how low maintenance closed tropical terrariums are while creating a truly special piece. Containers, soil, plants and supplies are included. Fast, easy and safe pickup for materials will occur from 4:30 to 5:30pm the day before class. Zoom/Online. $35/General, $31.50/Members. BECBG

S- May 22: Samuel P. Capen Spring Plant and Seed Exchange, 10am-2pm. Free event held at the University Presbyterian Church, 3330 Main St. at Niagara Falls Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14214. Perennial flowers and vegetable plants and seeds packaged by Artseeds, and garden related sale. Donations of used pots, art objects and other garden related paraphernalia gladly accepted to benefit the Brooks Garden Grant.

S- May 28-29: Master Gardener Plant Sale 2021, 8:30am-3pm Saturday and until 2pm on Sunday. Great plants, great prices. Perennials for sun and shade, native plants, succulents, hypertufa Pots, vegetables, herbs, shrubs, and garden art. Expert inspected plants to prevent spread of invasive species. Bring your soil sample for pH testing for $2/sample or $5/3 samples. Will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201. For more information contact Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County, 716/652-5400, x176.

S- June 5: Friends of Kenan Herb Club’s Annual Plant Sale, 10am-3pm. The sale will be located in the herb garden of the Kenan Center located at 433 Locust St., Lockport, NY 14094 rain or shine. Covid-19 rules will be implemented – Masks, 6’ Social Distancing and the proper number of people (currently 25) under the tent at any one time.

June 5-6 Buffalo Bonsai Society’s Bonsai Show, 10am-4pm. The Buffalo Bonsai Society will have a show at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanic Gardens (BECBG). Bonsai trees will be on display with vendors in the back of the admin building.

F- June 12: Garden in a Jar, 1-1:30pm. Create your own tropical oasis with this all-ages workshop. Join one of our educators as you learn how terrariums work, how to create an enclosed ecosystem, and how to care for your tropical plant. This fun workshop includes all materials needed to build a tropical terrarium. Limited to 10 people per class and tickets must be purchased for all persons ahead of time online. Regular admission for the day is included. General tickets $18.50/person, Ages 3-12 & Members $14.50/person, Kids 2 and under are free. BECBG

S- June 12: Hamburg Garden Club’s Perennial Plant and Garden Treasures Sale, 7:30am-1:00pm. It will be located at the Hamburg Moose Lodge, 45 Church St., Hamburg, NY along with the local Farmer’s Market. Club Members will provide plants from their gardens and proceeds will go to World Gardening and several other civic groups. Come and meet us.

S- June 12: Ransomville Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, 9am-2:30pm. The outdoor sale will be held at Ransomville Library, 3733 Ransomville, NY, 14131.

June 19-20: Lewiston GardenFest, 10am-5pm. Enjoy vendors, gardens, and gain information to improve your garden sanctuary on Center Street in Lewiston, NY 14092. See website for additional details at lewistongardenfest.com. 

June 26: Gardeners Day with Bill Hendricks, 1-4pm. Join them for their Second Annual Gardeners Day with Bill Hendricks talking about Trees and Bees. $30/members, $35/general. See website to register. Draves Arboretum, 1815 Sharrick Road, Darien, NY 14040. 585/547-3341; dravesarboretum.org.

June 26-27: Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale, 10am-5pm Sat & 10am-4pm Sun. Garden and nature themed artwork suitable for display indoors or in the garden including sculpture, planters, metalwork, paintings, architectural remnants and more. No plants. BECBG


T- July 9-11: Lockport in Bloom, Free City-wide walking/driving tour of gardens and public parks throughout the City of Lockport, NY. facebook.com/LockportInBloom

T- July 10-11: Hamburg Garden Walk, 10am–4pm. Hamburg Village Garden Walk is a free event held every year and run by community volunteers. We feature gardens within village boundaries and provide a free walking guide. hamburggardenwalk.com

T- July 16-17: Ken-Ton Garden Tour: Night Lights, 8:30–11pm. See the gardens illuminated Friday & Saturday night! Self-guided tour in the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda. FREE. For more information see kentongardentour.com.

T- July 17-18: Ken-Ton Garden Tour: Day Tour, 10am–4pm. Self-guided tour in the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda. FREE. For more information see kentongardentour.com. 

T- July 25-25: Garden Walk Buffalo, 10am-4pm. America’s largest garden tour is back after a COVID year off! The self-guided tour is absolutely free—no tickets required. Just pick up a map at select sponsor locations. gardensbuffaloniagara.com/garden-walk-buffalo

September 11: 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 Bakers’ Acres and Cayuga Landscape and more. Lunch included. $85. Registration required. Please call to reserve your seat: 716/432-8688; 585-591-2860. Upstate Gardeners’ Journal, 1501 East Avenue, Ste 201, Rochester, NY 14610. upstategardenersjournal.com. 

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Maria Cudeck February 27, 2021 at 10:35 am

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Maria Cudeck


cathym March 4, 2021 at 8:54 pm

Absolutely—thanks for reading!


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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