Join 2015 Garden Walk Buffalo Now – One Of The Greater Niagara Region’s Greatest Summer Events

News from the Organizers of Garden Walk Buffalo

(Niagara At Large is always pleased to run news for the volunteers in Buffalo, New York who organize one of the greatest garden walk tours on the continent each last full July weekend of each year. This event is also a showcase for the wonderful heritage architecture in the heart of this Greater Niagara city. 

If you love beautiful gardens and vintage neighbhourhoods from a century or more ago, when building equally beautiful homes was still king, write this year’s Garden Walk Buffao on your summer calendar. Read on for more details.)garden walk sign

April 2015 – Garden Walk Buffalo invites gardeners from the Peace Bridge to Main Street and from Canalside to the Scajaquada to be part of the 2015 Garden Walk Buffalo, to be held Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Share your garden and show your pride in our neighborhoods and city.

Garden Walk Buffalo hosts the largest free garden tour in the country with 60,000+ visitors coming from all over the states, Canada, and even further abroad. It has an estimated economic impact of $4.5 million. There is no contest and no prizes – the objective of the Walk has always been to encourage neighborhood beautification and to promote community pride. Just fill out the application and your garden can become part of this wonderful event.

Your garden does not need to be perfect; no one’s ever is.

Gardens range from large properties to a few square feet – but that is okay – it is the diversity that makes this event a success. When you fill out the application, you decide how much access to give visitors. If you only want people to see your front garden, that is up to you. You simply indicate that and mark the box on the lawn sign that will be provided to you.

 Enter by May 15, 2015

Enter online at www.GardenWalkBuffalo.com  or if a mailed, paper application is preferred, a printable .pdf application can be found there.

A verdant backyard pond in one of Buffalo's great heritage neighbourhoods. File photo by Doug Draper

A verdant backyard pond in one of Buffalo’s great heritage neighbourhoods. File photo by Doug Draper

Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden tour in the U.S., is held the last weekend of July each year. In 2015, the free event will be Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In 2014, more than 400 residences and businesses throughout the west side of Buffalo opened their creative urban gardens for tens of thousands of visitors from around the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

More information can also be found at www.GardenWalkBuffalo.com   

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