Buffalo Events

We strongly recommend you confirm with the host whether an event is still taking place as listed.

updated on 11/3/21

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 meets at 1:30pm on the first Sunday of the month at the Reinstein Public Library, 1030 Losson Road, South Cheektowaga, NY 14227 (between Union and Transit Roads). They have presentations on bearded, beardless irises, and all the various classes of irises. The December talk will include Siberian, Louisiana and Japanese irises and their specific care. Handouts are plentiful. There are no dues for this group. The Iris Society will take a winter break during January and February but will return March 6, 2022 at the same meeting place and time. The March presentation will be Irises of the Wetlands: Pseudacorus, Vesicolors, and Pseudatas. Public welcome. Contact Marilee Farry, 716-668-1789, faremare@aol.com for more information.

Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. WNYRS has gone back to Zoom meetings. Check the website or Facebook page for updates. 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. 

AUDBUFF: Buffalo Audubon Society, 1610 Welch Road, N Java 14113; 585-457-3228; info@buffaloaudubon.org; buffaloaudubon.org.

MARTIN: The Martin House, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214. 716-856-3858; info@martinhouse.org; martinhouse.org.

 F Indicates activities especially appropriate for  
 children and families.

 S Indicates plant sales.

 O Indicates online event.

 O  November 11: Decked Out Holiday Cards, 6:30–8:30pm. This workshop will take you through the process of tearing your watercolor paper to create a deckled edge, folding the paper and painting a watercolor holiday theme on your cards. In order to maintain the safest environment possible, class will be offered via Zoom Meeting, a free online audio-visual platform. $25/general and $22.50/members. Registration and more details on website. BECBG

 S  November 13, 2021 Houseplant Swap & Seed Saving Workshop, 12pm–2pm. Take part in the first houseplant swap held by the Seed Library at the Launch Pad. Bring cuttings and propagations to trade for something new. Beginners and experienced growers and everyone in between are welcome. Feel free to bring in pots, trellises, or other accessories to trade as well ​ Weather permitting Gardener Beaufort will give a tour of the gardens on the Reading Ramp and talk about native plants and how to save their seeds. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. See website or call for more info, 716-858-8900.

November 13–14: Orchid Show, Saturday 10am–4pm and Sunday 10am–3pm. Show included in Botanical Gardens’ admission. Masks required. E-Tickets required for all visitors–walkins may be turned away. Celebrate the American Orchid Society’s 100th Anniversary with the Botanical Gardens’ annual orchid showcase and award winning exhibits. More information and tickets available at the website. BECBG

November 13: Gorgeous Gulls – ArtPark State Park, 9am. Join Naturalist Tom Kerr for a hike into the Niagara River Gorge where migrating Gulls are congregating in the Lower Niagara River plus you will be looking for Black-legged Kittiwakes, Little Gulls, and Franklin’s Gulls in the swirling flock of Bonaparte’s Gulls. Binoculars are available. Donations gratefully accepted. Register at website. AUDBUFF

November 13: Honey Tasting, 6–7pm. Join for an experience all about honey! Participants will receive jars of honey to take home and a special presentation from “Bee Happy Farm & Apothecary” to learn about bees, honey, and the perfect pairings. Details and registration at website. $25/person and $40/couple. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew, NY 14043. 716-683-5959, reinsteinwoods.org.

 F  November 16: Toddler Time – Thankful for Nature, 10am. November is traditionally a time to be thankful. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, take time to be thankful for all that nature provides for us. A story, hike, craft and snack will all be part of the celebration. $10/General and $8/BAS Members. Ages 2–4 as a guideline. AUDBUFF

November 20–January 2: Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit, 10am–4pm. Experience festive poinsettia and model train exhibits and displays. Included with admission. E-tickets and further information on the website. BECBG

 F  November 20–December 18: Feed the Fish, 9:30am. Get up close and personal with the Botanical Gardens’ koi fish. Participants receive a potted plant, a cup of koi fish food, an exclusive button, and time to feed the fish. Regular admission included in the ticket price. See website for dates available as well as tickets. BECBG

November 21: The Healing Power of Plants, 10am–4pm. This program encourages visitors to explore the healing power of plants for mind, body, and spirit. This event is an opportunity to explore the many healing properties of plants and the natural world. Several plant and health centered community partners will be visiting the Botanical Gardens to share information, provide demonstrations and provide merchandise for sale. Included with Botanical Gardens’ admission. Masks and E-tickets required for all visitors. See website for more details and tickets. BECBG

November 26–28, December 1­–5, 8–10, 12, 15–19, 27–30: Gardens After Dark: Magical Poinsettias, 5pm–9pm. Experience the charm of this magical time of year and enjoy the tropical Botanical Gardens, the railway exhibit, poinsettia collection, which will be a spectacular sight after dark. You can experience the Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit during the day, at night during Gardens After Dark, or both. Tickets, prices, and further information on the website. BECBG

November 26–January 10: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. The Buffalo Museum of Science Camera Club members will present Fine Art Photographs taken around Buffalo and Western NY which will be on exhibit in the Archangel Gallery at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Included with admission. BECBG

December 2: DIY Holiday Arrangement with Arbordale Nurseries, 6:30pm. Create (and take home!) your own unique holiday container arrangement incorporating fresh and dried floral, live plants, and holiday flare. Steve Harrison, certified nursery professional from Arbordale Nurseries, will share design principles and arrangement techniques to incorporate into the festive arrangements. $35/person. Register at website. MARTIN

December 2, 9, & 16: Candlelight Behind-the-Scenes Tour, 4:15, 5:15, or 6:15pm. The lights will be dimmed, candles lit and the holiday tree on display during this 75-minute docent-led tour. And the seasonal Candlelight Behind-the-Scenes Tour will take you to areas not visited on other tour offerings, including the guest suite of rooms and the lower level of the Martin House. $35/general and $20/members. Register at website. MARTIN 

December 4: Hydroponics, 11am–1pm. Get hooked on ‘ponics! Find out what the hype is surrounding hydroponics and learn some exciting (and economical!) ways to grow your own food at home. We’ll be talking media, fertilizers, cloning, lighting and more! Tickets and more information on website. $25/general and $22.50/members. BECBG

December 4: Conifer Wreath Workshop, two sessions 10–11:30am or 2–3:30pm. This workshop is quickly becoming a local tradition! Create a fresh, fragrant conifer wreath to add some seasonal greenery to your home. Wire wreath form, paddle wire and fresh materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to decorate their wreath after the class using their own small ornaments, bows, lights and more! Bring hand clippers, wire nips, garden gloves and a box/garbage bag for transport. Tickets and more information on website. $50/general and $45/members. BECBG

December 5: Winter Floral Arrangement, 10–11am. Bring the scents and colors of the winter season home! Design an arrangement for your dinner table or craft a unique gift. Fresh materials and design bowl are provided. Bring hand clippers and a box for transporting your arrangement. Tickets and more information on website. $50/general and $45/members. BECBG

 F  December 5 & 12: Winter Wonderland!, 10am–4pm. Enjoy the festive Botanical Gardens’ seasonal treats and family activities. E-tickets and masks required for all visitors. See website for event details and E-tickets. BECBG

 O  December 9: Succulent Topiary Demonstration, 6:30–7:30pm. Be inspired and learn how to craft a living succulent arrangement in this online demonstration. Succulents are desert plants that are easy to care for. Learn all about these beautiful and unique plants and living topiary design techniques with Kristy Schmitt, Director of Education (and succulent lover!). Demo is about an hour long with time for questions. Online workshop. $10/general & $9/members. Register on the website. BECBG

December 11: Water Gardens, 11am–1pm. Water features are so inviting and relaxing in garden spaces, but also can be intimidating. Pumps, lights, filters, plants and livestock…. the water bill. It’s a lot to consider but it’s not as complicated or expensive as it sounds. Add another dimension to your garden and expand your skills with this class all about water spaces! Tickets and more information on website. $25/general and $22.50/members. BECBG

January 8: Pruning, 11am–1pm. What’s a gardener’s biggest fear? It isn’t public speaking, it is pruning incorrectly. Get the basics and learn the skills you need to be a confident and educated pruner with this class. Tickets and more information on website. $25/general and $22.50/members. BECBG

January 15: Intro to Landscape Design, 11am–1pm. This class takes garden design to the next level, (the big picture) and covers the principles and elements for good landscape design including unity, scale, balance, focalization, and much more! This is the perfect class to take if you are looking for garden inspiration. $25/general and $22.50/members. BECBG

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

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.

Reply

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

Reply

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

Reply

cathym March 4, 2021 at 8:54 pm

Absolutely—thanks for reading!

Reply

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

Reply

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.

Reply

Leave a Comment