Buffalo Events

updated on 1/19/2023

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 every second Saturday at 1pm at the Critchen Restaurant, 3377 Clinton St, West Seneca. buffalobonsaisociety.com. 

East Aurora Garden Club meets at noon on the 2nd Monday of each month, except January. We meet 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; and to promote the beautification of surrounding areas. For more information about the club or membership call 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. 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 except July and December at 11:30am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4536 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park. Contact Diana  Szczepanski at 716-674-8970 for membership information. Guests are always welcome.

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 the Julia B Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, NY at 1:30 pm on first Sunday of each month. 

Western New York Rose Society meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Wmsvl. Check the Facebook page or website for meeting content, 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; erie.cce.cornell.edu. 

F  Indicates activities especially appropriate for children and families.
S Indicates plant sales/swaps.
T Indicates garden tours.
O Indicates online event.

January 1–March 31: 2023 Winter Birding Challenge. This Winter Birding Challenge provides participants with 30 tasks to complete. These tasks range in difficulty; some will be completed in a day, and some will take all winter. Buffalo Audubon Society. Register at outsidechronicles.com/winterbird

January 11–March 5: Songs of Nature’s Echo. Exhibit of art by Kaleigh Day, a mixed media artist from Niagara Falls, NY. Inspired by all things mystical, magical, and natural, she aims to present through her work the need to respect the vast world of plants and animals. Included with admission. BECBG

January 18: NYS Winter Educational Schools for Garden Centers, Greenhouses, & Growers, 9am–4:30pm. The 2023 NYS Educational Schools for Garden Centers, Greenhouses & Growers is the collaborative effort of educators from CCE Suffolk, CCE Orange, CCE Broome, CCE Erie, CCE Steuben, CCE Capital Area Ag & Horticulture Program, NYS IPM, and our sponsor NYS Flower Industries. $50/Virtual, $35/In-person, Both/$75. Details and registration at website. CCE/EC

January 21: Pruning, 10:30am–12:30pm.Foundations of Horticulture Series. See website for details and registration. $25/General, $22.50/Member. BECBG

O January 25: Introduction to Gardening in NY State, 11am–12pm. If you have been wondering how to start your garden because you’re new in this fascinating world or you just moved to New York State, don’t worry, this class is for you. Free. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Allegany County, 5435A County Rd. 48, Belmont, NY 14813. 585-268-7644; allegany.cce.cornell.edu.

January 28: Intro to Landscape Design,10:30am–12:30pm.Foundations of Horticulture Series. See website for details and registration. $25/General, $22.50/Member. BECBG

February 8: Master Gardener Training Class, 6–7pm. CCE/CC: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cattaraugus County, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY 14731. 716-699-2377; ccealleganycattaraugus.org.

February 11: Communities in Bloom Gardening Classes, 8:30am–12:15pm. Registration and details on website. $35/general, $30 Master Gardener Volunteer. CCE/EC

February 11: Valentine’s Day Floral Arrangement Workshop, 2–4pm. Make-it, Take-it Workshop. Tickets and info available on website. $65/general, $58.50/member. BECBG

February 16: Orchid Observation, 6:30–7:30pm. Have you developed an interest in orchids and would like to learn more about how to continue to help your plants grow and thrive? See website for details and registration. $30/general, $27/member. BECBG

February 18: Color Theory and Texture in the Gardens, 10:30–12:30pm. Landscaping Horticulture Series. See website for details and registration. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

F February 20: Deserts After Dark, 5–8pm. Did you know that deserts come alive at night? Deserts After Dark will take you on an exciting journey through all kinds of desert discoveries at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Tickets and info available on website. BECBG

F February 21: Rainforest Retreat, 5–8pm. Did you know that rainforests are some of the most biodiverse places on earth? Participate while the kids are off from school for a relaxing tropical retreat through the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Tickets and info available on website. BECBG

F February 22: Arctic Adventure, 5–8pm. Bundle up while the kids are off from school for this brand-new adventure at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Arctic Adventure will take you on an exciting journey through the Botanical Gardens to discover this unique environment through a botanical lens. Tickets and info available on website. BECBG

February 25: Shade Gardening, 10:30–12:30pm. Landscaping Horticulture Series. See website for details and registration. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

February 25: Communities in Bloom Gardening Classes, 8:30am–12:15pm. Registration and details on website. $35/general, $30 Master Gardener Volunteer. CCE/EC

March 11: Four Seasons Gardening, 10:30–12:30pm. Landscaping Horticulture Series. See website for details and registration. $25/general, $22.50/members. BECBG

F March 11: Dinosaur Terrarium, 2–3pm. Kids Make it, take it workshop.Tickets and info available on website. $25/child, $22.50/member. BECBG

March 11: 2023 Master Gardener Education Day.See website for details and registration. CCE/EC

SAVE THE DATE

March 23: Intro to Birding in Your Backyard. BECBG

March 25: Rain Gardens. Landscaping Horticulture Series. BECBG

April 15: Rain Gardens. Landscaping Horticulture Series. BECBG

April 22: World Tour of Garden Design. Landscaping Horticulture Series. BECBG

F May 6: Family Spring Planting Workshop. BECBG

{ 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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