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Bus Tours

Friday, June 21


AAA Motorcoach Tour:

Favorite Buffalo Gardensthe Preview Tour

To reserve your seat, call 800-242-4244 or book online here.

 

Sunday, June 23


NEW FOR 2013!

Bicycles to Gardens Tours
(in-city on bike path streets)

Buy tickets here.

 

Bus Tours

Friday, June 28


AAA Motorcoach Tour:

Flowering Suburbia - Landscapes outside the limits—Fine Suburban Landscapes

To reserve your seat, call 800-242-4244 or book online here.




Bus Tours

Friday, July 5


AAA Motorcoach Tour:

Great Architecture – And Fine Gardens—with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin Martin House, Forest Lawn, Rose and Japanese Garden and new plant introductions at the Buffalo Marina.

To reserve your seat, call 800-242-4244 or book online here.

Bus Tours

Friday, July 12


AAA Motorcoach Tour:

Fine Homes and Gardens—Beyond the amazing gardens, owners share their extraordinary homes (art, antiques and decorator styling)

To reserve your seat, call 800-242-4244 or book online here.

Bus Tours

Friday, July 19


AAA Motorcoach Tour:

Farm Tour— Includes cut flower production and fresh produce.

To reserve your seat, call 800-242-4244 or book online here.

Bus Tours

Thursday, July 25


AAA Motorcoach Tour:

Southtowns Bouquet—with the famous gardens of Mike & Kathy Shadrack, luncheon & tour at Lockwood’s Greenhouses, and new private gardens of Hamburg.

To reserve your seat, call 800-242-4244 or book online here.

Bus ToursFriday, July 26


AAA Motorcoach Tour:

The Buffalo Style Garden—Featuring art and intimate outdoor living spaces.

To reserve your seat, call 800-242-4244 or book online here.

Bus ToursSaturday, August 3


NEW!

Beyond Flowers Tour
10:00am-3:00pm | $30

 

Transportation via school bus
Roundtrip transportation, tour guides,
and lunch. (see below)
Pick-up site: Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus parking lot, 589 Ellicott St. at Goodell

 

 

 


Buy TicketsGreen, smart and not bad looking either. Join us for a guided tour of seven spots where community has worked with Mother Nature, not against her, marking the new green approach in Buffalo’s neighborhoods. Along the way we’ll provide history and background on each of the sites, and at each spot we’ll have a project organizer join us to answer your questions. And you will have questions! We begin on the West Side where we’ll visit M.A.P.’s tilapia farm and compost operation. Across the street we’ll take a look at PUSH’s new environmentally conscious park and playground. Then back onto the bus and over a few blocks to five adjacent lots that once held abandoned houses that were leveled by P.U.S.H. and which are now sporting gardens for 28 neighborhood families, many of them immigrants. Out along Furhmann Boulevard we’ll see what’s being called the Outer Harbor Parcel where you’ll see wind sculptures, a natural playground and more. Then on to South Buffalo where we’ll stop briefly at Riverfest Park on Ohio St., before having lunch at the Mutual Riverfront Park on Hamburg Street with its wonderful view of the world famous grain elevators. On Buffalo’s East Side we’ll visit a 3 acre parcel of the Buffalo Central Terminal site that’s been reclaimed as an urban habitat. We’ll help you understand that when you’re looking at sunflowers, you’re seeing phyto-remediation at work. And then on to the gardens built on the roof of the Broadway Market parking garage where we’ll explain how the gardens also represent community building in that struggling neighborhood. You’ll have time to go into the Market to enjoy the more than 25 vendors in this 125th anniversary year. Finally, back at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus parking lot, we’ll explain how that relatively narrow strip of vegetation at the end of the 4 acre parking lot can divert 4 million gallons of storm water annually from Buffalo’s sewer system.

 

Click here to view a slideshow of the sites the tour will visit.

Lunch: choice of roast beef, chicken or roasted vegetable wrap

 
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