University Heights, Buffalo, NY

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Enter Your Garden in the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

Do you live near the South Campus? Do you love to garden? Now is your chance to showcase your love of plants and flowers in the 9th Annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk on Saturday July 17th.

The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk began in 2001 with 24 gardens to showcase the neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo South Campus, including University Heights, Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst. Samuel P. Capen was the first full-time, salaried Chancellor of the University of Buffalo.

Now in its 9th year, the Garden Walk is a free self-guided tour of more than 60 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces. The Capen Garden Walk is designed to encourage neighborhood beautification and to build community among neighbors.

This year, the Samuel P. Capen Garden walk will be a participant in the National Buffalo Garden Festival, a five-week long garden celebration from June 18 – July 25 with tours, workshops, special events, concerts and plant shows all around Western New York. Find out more about this exciting garden festival.

To enter your garden visit Garden Walk web page for an entry form. All entries are requested by June 30th.

The Garden Walk will be held from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Maps are available at University Community Farmers Market on the UB South Campus on Main St at Kenmore Ave from 8:00am – 1:00pm; and 22 Larchmont Rd; 135 Capen Blvd; 17 Maynard Dr; 38 Brinton St; 201 Minnesota Ave and 178 Minnesota Ave from 11:00am – 4:00pm

More information about the garden walk can be found here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Neighborhood Plant and Seed Exchange

The weather is getting warmer and neighbors are out and about prepping their yards and gardens for summer.

If you are a gardener or are looking for some new plants and seeds for your outdoor space, come to the neighborhood Plant and Seed Exchange this Saturday May 8th at 11:00am.

The event will take place at the home of Anne Tarantino at 38 Brinton St in Buffalo.

Attendees are invited to bring their own plants and seeds to swap with other garden enthusiasts. It's a give one, take one system, so come find some new items for your garden.

For more information, contact Anne at 838-1793.