The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy – a not-for-profit group working to preserve that city’s beautiful system of Olmsted parks – is hosting tours of the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park this July 9.
The garden tours will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., complete with a “traditional tea ceremony” and refreshments. The event is open to all members of the public and is free of charge.
The Japanese Garden, established in 1974 as a symbol of friendship between Buffalo and its sister city Kanazawa, Japan, is located off Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace, behind the Buffalo Historical Society building and along Mirror Lake in Delaware Park.
The Conservancy is also hosting a free concert this Wednesday, July 7 of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Delaware Park Meadow at 7 p.m.
The 350-acre Delaware Park is one of more than 1,500 acres of parklands, boulevards and circles enhancing the urban landscape of Buffalo, New York. They are the work of 19th century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who got his start designing Central Park in New York City in the middle years of that century.
In the greater Niagara region, Olmsted also designed parklands in and around Goat Island, at the brink of the falls in Niagara Falls, New York and Montebello Park in nearby St. Catharines, Ontario.
For more information on Buffalo’s Olmsted park system visit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy’s website at www.bfloparks.org.
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A more detailed list of upcoming Buffalo Olmsted Park events is listed below.
Tuesday, July 6
Front Yard Makeover Competition in the MLK Park neighborhood
10:30 a.m. Press Event
Meet in front of 36 North Parade between Fillmore and North Hampton
(Event will last a ½ hour)
Wednesday, July 7
BPO Concert in Delaware Park
Concert begins in the Delaware Park Meadow at 7 p.m.
Bring your lawn chairs
Free and open to the public
(Concert is approx. 1 ½ hours)
Friday, July 9
Japanese Garden Celebration
(behind the History Museum)
10 a.m. tours begin
11 a.m. Media Event, tea ceremony, performances, refreshments
Event ends at 1 p.m.
Free & open to the public
Friday, July 16
8th Annual Frederick Law Olmsted Gala Fundraiser
7 p.m. VIP reception begins, sit down dinner, awards, dancing, auction. Event ends at 11 p.m.
Delaware Park Meadows
$175 per person, $1500 table of 8
(Reservations only by 7/9/10), 838-1249 ext. 17
Joy Testa Cinquino
Director, Institutional Advancement
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
84 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14214
716-838-1249 ext. 17
Please vote for The Delaware Park Rose Garden to win “America’s Best Rose Gardens” www.rose.org/voteform