More than 65,000 people from both the United States and Canada are expected in Buffalo this weekend to tour nearly 400 stellar gardens.
According to Garden Walk Buffalo's website, this self-guided tour is the largest of its kind in the United States. This event is more than a tour, it works toward rejuvenating streets, re-energizing neighborhoods, increasing property values and bringing people together!
The Garden Walk is free and you can pick and choose what to see and when you see it on Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.
The gardens available to tour are within Buffalo in the Elmwood Village, Symphony Circle and Kleinhans, the cottage district, the historic west village, Allentown, Fargo Estate neighborhood and Columbus Park and Prospect Hill.
Headquarters for Garden Walk are at Evergreen Health at 206 S. Elmwood Avenue and Buffalo Seminary School at 205 Bidwell Parkway. You can buy books, magazines, t-shirts, hats and totes at headquarters. There are three satellite locations where you can pick up maps only at Richmond-Summer Senior Center at Richmond and Summer, First Presbyterian Church at 1 Symphony Circle and the West Side Community Services center at 161 Vermont Street.
There are also five free hop-on and hop-off shuttles with guides from Explore Buffalo to help you get around. You can see the shuttle stops marked on the above maps by orange circles. You can get on and off at 34 different stops. On average, stops are about every four blocks.