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updated on 05/01/2022

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 at The Critchen, 3377 Clinton St. West Seneca, NY 14224 at 1pm except for the March and April meetings. buffalobonsaisociety.com. 

East Aurora Garden Club meets at noon on the second Monday of the month, except January, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 970 E. Main Street, East Aurora, NY (just west of the 400 Expressway exit). The club’s objective is to stimulate, create interest and promote education on horticulture, the art of gardening, flower arranging and environmental conservation plus to promote the beautification of surrounding areas. For more information, 716-912-1589.

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. June plant sale. Summer garden tours. July 9–10 the Hamburg Garden Club will be one of many participants at the Memorial Park, Corner of Union and Lake Sts., Hamburg. Learn about becoming a member of the Garden Club. Look for the RED TENT. 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 the first Sunday of the month at the Julia B. Reinstein Public Library, 1030 Losson Road, South Cheektowaga, NY 14227. May 1, 1:30pm: What to do in the Spring Garden and Preparing Iris for the Show Bench. June 4, 1–4pm: Annual Iris Show. See many prize irises grown by our members. Open to the public and free admission. Anyone may enter the show. Iris must have its original name. Members will help you set-up, make entry tags, and get bottles for the show. Arrive with Irises at 9am. Show at Julia B. Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, NY. For info,contact Vel Szczesny, 716-741-2912. 

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. May 18, Kane Knoeck presents on creating Rose Arrangements. June 15, Steve Styn presents on preparing roses for a show. June 18, annual June Rose Show at Galleria Mall. 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:
AUDBUFF: Buffalo Audubon Society,
1610 Welch Road, N Java 14113; 585-457-3228; info@buffaloaudubon.org; buffaloaudubon.org.

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

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

GBN: Gardens Buffalo Niagara, 371 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202. 716-247-5004, info@gardensbuffaloniagara.com. gardensbuffaloniagara.com.

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/swaps.
T Indicates garden tours.
O Indicates online event.

May 13–14: The Great Plant Sale 2022, 11am–8pm Friday, 9am–3pm Saturday. BECBG

May 14: Basic Tree Identification, 10am–12pm. $25/person. DRAV

F May 15: Fairy Festival, 10am–4pm. Fairies have taken over the Botanical Gardens and visitors will be able to walk into the secret world of fairies. Skip through the Botanical Gardens with your favorite set of wings on a magical scavenger hunt for a prize at the end. Entry included with admission. BECBG

May 15: Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing) with Debra Denome, 1–4pm. $35/person. DRAV

May 17: Evening Birding Hike–Delaware Park, 6–8pm. Spring Migration is underway and the birds are returning to their summer nesting grounds. AUDBUFF

T July 16–17: East Aurora Garden Walk, 10am–3pm. gardensbuffaloniagara.com/events/east-aurora-garden-walk

T July 16–17: Village of Williamsville Garden Walk. facebook.com/gardenwalkwilliamsville. 

May 21: Early Morning Birding Hike–Rose Acres, 8–10am. Join us for a morning birding hike at Rose Acres Audubon Preserve. Spring Migration is underway and we’ll be looking for the many species that are arriving for the summer or just passing through on their way north. $12/General, $8/Members. AUDBUFF

May 21: Beginner Birding–North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve, 1–2:30pm. Join Buffalo Audubon and Western New York Land Conservancy for a beginner birding hike in the Klydell Wetlands and the North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve. AUDBUFF

May 21: All About Roses, 11am–1pm. This popular class delves into the details about rose care, which is actually a bit more approachable than it seems. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG 

May 21: Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Spring Plant and Seed Exchange, 10am–2pm. Free exchange of perennials, vegetables, herbs, tropicals and some annuals as well as seeds packaged by ARTseeds. We also accept garden pots, ornaments, and other garden paraphernalia for resale to fund the Christine Brooks Garden Grant. University Presbyterian Church, 3330 Main Street, corner of Niagara Falls Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14214. Capengardenwalk@gmail.com, ourheights.org/gardenwalk.

S May 22: Lessons from Nature’s Annual Perennial and Native Plant Sale, 9am–2pm. Amanda’s Gardens and Lessons from Nature will offer the largest selection of natives in WNY. There will be perennials and natives for sun to shade. Come check out Lyn’s great garden too. 170 Pine St. E Aurora, New York. Rain or shine.

May 22: Draves Arboretum Pancake Breakfast, 9am–1pm. DRAV

May 24: Evening Birding Hike–Beaver Island East Marsh, 6–8pm. Spring Migration is underway and the birds are returning to their summer nesting grounds. AUDBUFF

May 26: Inspiration in the Gardens, 1–4pm. The Botanical Gardens is full of inspiration to create watercolor paintings. Find inspiration in the outdoor Peace Garden in this three-hour plein air workshop. $40/general, $36/members. BECBG 

S May 27–28: CCE Erie Master Gardener Plant Sale, 8:30am–3pm Friday and 8:30am–2pm Saturday. Huge selection of quality plants from the gardens of Master Gardeners. Perennials for sun and shade. Native and pollinator plants. Herbs, vegetables, and shrubs. Hypertufa pots, garden treasures, and hanging baskets. Soil pH testing available for $2 per sample. All required NYS and CDC health and safety guidelines will be observed. First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle, Buffalo, 14201. For more information contact, 716-652-5400 (x 176). Cornell Cooperative Extension, Erie County, 21 South Grove Street, East Aurora, NY 14052. 716-652-5400 x174; erie.cce.cornell.edu.

S May 28: East Aurora Garden Club Annual Perennial Sale, 8am–12pm. There will be shade and sun perennials and they are all provided by the club members from their home gardens. Event held at the Grey Street Plaza near TJ Maxx. Proceeds from the sale fund an annual scholarship, provide plants and maintenance for the lovely gardens at the East Aurora Traffic Circle, the Pocket Park and the Millard Fillmore House Museum gardens.  

May 28: Early Morning Birding Hike–Beaver Meadow, 8–10am. Join Audubon Naturalist Tom Kerr for an early morning hike at Beaver Meadow. $12/general, $8/members. AUDBUFF

May 28: Beginner Birding–Margery Gallogly Nature Center, 1–2:30pm. Join Buffalo Audubon and Western New York Land Conservancy for a beginner birding hike in the Margery Gallogly Nature Center. AUDBUFF

June 4–5: Buffalo Bonsai Society Annual Bonsai Tree Show, 9am–5pm. Trees will be shown along with demos and bonsai-related vendors. Busy Beaver Garden Center, 4415 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075. 

June 4: Hostas & Hydrangeas, 11am-1pm. Learn more about hostas and hydrangeas. Care needs, tips, and more. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

T June 4: Plant Hunting in Rochester, 8am–5pm. Gardens Buffalo Niagara is excited to announce a day trip to three excellent nurseries in the Rochester NY area. $45/person. GBN

S June 4: South Towns Gardeners Annual Plant Sale, 10am–2pm. Annuals, perennials, and themed basket raffle plus “garden shed gifts & treasures” sale. Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Arts Center, 2001 Union Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224. 

June 4: Odyssey to Ithaca Day Trip. Join UGJ staff as we travel by motor coach to tour the Ithaca region. 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. 

June 11: Get Outdoors & Get Together Day, 10am–2pm. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Friends of Reinstein Woods, in partnership with the Towns of Cheektowaga and Amherst, invite participants to explore outdoor recreation and even learn a new outdoor skill. REIN

June 11: Orchids & Air Plants, 11am-1pm. This class will cover basics and go into detail as well on the care and keeping of both orchids, and air plants. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

S June 11: Ransomville Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 9am–sold out. bbonnie2313@gmail.com.

S June 11: Hamburg Garden Club 18th Annual Perennial Plant Sale, 7:30am–1pm. Perennial’s are from members gardens. A sale of previously loved gardening items will be available for sale. Proceeds go to several Civic Organizations and World Gardening. Located at the Hamburg Farmers Market, Hamburg Moose Lodge 523, 45 Church St. Hamburg, NY.

June 16: Carnivorous Curiosities, 6:30pm. Meet carnivores that feed on live flesh, and thrive in conditions that other plants fail to survive. David Clark, CNLP will highlight these intriguing plants using his own carnivorous collection. Learn about potting, growing outdoors, creating mini-bogs, winter care, feeding/fertilizing, and more. $30/general, $27/members. BECBG

June 18–19: Lewiston GardenFest, 10am–5pm. Vendors, open gardens, container garden contest, and demonstrations. Located on historic Center St. Free. Lewistongardenfest.com. 

June 18: Summer Flowering Bulbs, 11am-1pm. The program will look at many amazing summer flowering plants that grow from bulbs. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

June 19: Allenberg Bog Excursion, 9am–3:30pm. Join Daemen College Professor of Biology Brenda Young to experience the wonders of a northern peat bog with a quaking mat and open bog pond. $20/general, $15/members. AUDBUFF

T July 22–23: Ken-Ton Garden Tour—Night Lights, 8:30–11pm. See the gardens illuminated Friday and Saturday night. Free self-guided tour in the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda. kentongardentour.com.

T July 23–24: Ken-Ton Garden Tour—Day Tour, 10am–4pm. Free self-guided tour Saturday and Sunday in the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda. kentongardentour.com.  

June 23: Framing Done Right, 1–4pm. In this three-hour lecture and demonstration, participants will get a detailed overview of the framing process, beginning to end. $40/general, $36/members. BECBG 

June 25: Evening Blooms, 11am-1pm. Discover night flowering plants and moon gardens, find out how lighting can go a long way, and get inspired to get out into the night in this class. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

S June 25–26: Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale, 10am–4pm. No garden is complete without art. Need something unique and/or handmade to complete your garden? Visit more than 50 vendors of nature-themed items or works that can be displayed in a garden setting. GBN

T July 7–August 26: Open Gardens on Thursday & Fridays, 10am–8pm. Nearly 100 exceptional gardens to visit throughout Buffalo Niagara on Thursdays and Fridays, for select hours, in July. NOTE: No gardens will be open on Friday, July 1. See website for details. GBN

T July 8: Lockport in Bloom Evening Tour, 8:30–11pm. Free City-wide walking/driving tour of gardens and public parks throughout the City of Lockport, NY. facebook.com/LockportInBloom

T July 9: 5th Annual Open Tour, 1:30–3:30pm. $12/person. DRAV 

July 9: Flowering Vines, 11am-1pm. Discover how to better vibe with your vines. In exploring the botanical nature of many of these fascinating plants, learn how to work with them in order to best support their needs. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

T July 9–10: The Amherst Garden Walk, 10am–4pm. The Town of Amherst Garden Walk is a free event of resident gardens and is open for public viewing. facebook.com/BloomingAmherst

T July 9–10: Hamburg Garden Walk, 10am–4pm. Walk or bike the village’s gardens. The walk is held regardless of the weather, rain, or shine. Wear appropriate clothing, apply sunscreen, and bring water. You can pick up maps at the bandstand in Memorial Park for a free self-guided walk of the Village of Hamburg’s gardens. Garden vendors in Memorial Park. hamburggardenwalk.com.

T July 9–10: North Tonawanda Garden Walk, 10am–3pm. Visit North Tonawanda and enjoy gardens throughout the city. ntgardenwalk.com.

T July 10: Open Gardens at Lasting Dreams Daylilies, 12–5pm. Enjoy the start of “Peak Bloom Season” with a stroll among over 2000 varieties of AHS Registered Cultivars, featured in easy to navigate walkways, with long flowing beds of daylilies in bloom. See website for more details, LastingDreamsDaylilies.com. LastingDreams@verizon.net, 716-648-4920.  

July 14: Colorful Landings, 1–4pm. Inspiration comes from many places and this is your chance to let your watercolor painting become looser from using a combination of wet in wet as well as wet in dry techniques. $40/general, $36/members. BECBG 

T July 15–17: Lancaster Garden Walk, July 15, 8:45–11pm and July 16–17, 10am–4:30pm. For details see lancastervillage.org.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Rick Williams October 12, 2021 at 11:25 am

Hello all, im new to this. Im looking for help in the Orchard Park /West Seneca area.
My daughter 14 had a high investment and passion for horticulture and botany. She is looking for instructions, clubs, even internship to help and especially learn about horticulture. Ive seen this child bring plants back from the dead, ive seen her massaging plants with oils and sit and read on just about anything. What I see is a passison . What we are asking is for 1, exception of her age, guidance, knowledge, and mentor.
What you get in return is a well driven, focused, and passionate young adult with knowledge and drive pushing her to want more.
Any advice is deeply appreciated.
Email myself at ricowilliams1371@gmail.com
Or just post here . all keep checking back

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janem February 21, 2022 at 10:42 am

I would definitely take her to the Plantasia show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds in March!

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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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