Posted July 29th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
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.
- A FREE self-guided tour, no tickets required, with over 400 urban gardens in beautiful, historic neighborhoods of the city
- Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
- A chance to see some of the most beautiful and creative urban gardens – water gardens, rock gardens, courtyards, perennial borders, and cottage gardens; anywhere in America
- FIVE FREE Shuttle Buses – Follow the orange line on the Garden Walk map for the continuous 30-minute loop, hop-on/hop-off shuttle route.
- NEW – Explore Buffalo docent will be available on one bus to offer commentary on historic sites and architectural landmarks along the route – look for special banner
- Map/Guides are available for free:
- Ahead of time, at select sponsor locations, or
- Online, visit http://www.GardenWalkBuffalo.com. (does not include garden descriptions).
- During the event at one of the headquarters: Buffalo Seminary – 205 Bidwell Parkway, Richmond Summer Senior Center – Richmond Ave & Summer St.
Also, 2016 marks the second year of collaboration between the Buffalo Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Garden Walk. As part of its Building Stories Program, Garden Walk Buffalo visitors will be able to read and see photos of select properties’ Building (or Garden) Story. By scanning the QR Codes on the signage along the tour, visitors will gain an insiders perspective to these amazing and unique spaces.
The stories collected from Garden Walk Buffalo 2015 are available on the Buffalo Architecture Foundation website. Buildings Stories is a multi-media personal history project documenting and sharing profound individual experiences with architecture, construction, landscape and planning.
Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden tour in the U.S., is held the last weekend of July each year. In 2016, the free event will be Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year, more than 400 residences and businesses throughout the west side of Buffalo will open 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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