National Garden Festival
Open Gardens

2014 Festival GuideOur Open Gardens project is modeled on the successful, long-standing tradition of Open Gardens in England.  Private gardens are graciously made available to the public on a particular day at a particular time.  Visitors are allowed to simply drop by.  Our Open Gardens are listed below by neighborhoods. 
Please note the specific day and time that the garden is open.


THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OF GARDEN COURTESY

A list of do's and don'ts for visiting Open Gardens, by Tom Rood, owner of Grace Gardens in the Finger Lakes

  1. Thou shalt leave pets at home.

  2. Thou shalt use established walkways and not step into or across flower beds.

  3. Thou shalt enjoy the garden without endangering vegetation with swinging purses,
    cameras, tripods, etc.

  4. Thou shalt not touch any plant for any reason.

  5. Thou shalt read plant labels without lifting for better viewing.

  6. Thou shalt not ask to use the gardener's facilities.

  7. Thou shalt allow children to enjoy the plants only under VERY CLOSE supervision.

  8. Thou shalt allow the gardener to continue any work they are engaged in without interruption.

  9. Thou shalt observe posted visiting hours.

  10. Thou shalt carry away any debris.

Thursdays
Fridays

View Thursday Open Gardens 2014 in a larger map

View Friday Open Gardens 2014 in a larger map
 

Click on each region listing to view detailed garden descriptons and maps,
or click on each garden name to view individual listing details.

 

SOUTHTOWNS BOUQUET

Gurnett Garden 4609 John Michael Way, Hamburg 10:00-2:00        
Pine Ridge Garden 6346 Ward Rd., Orchard Park 10:00-5:30   Pine Ridge Garden 6346 Ward Rd., Orchard Park 10:00-5:30
Smug Creek Gardens 8399 Zimmerman Rd, Hamburg 10:00-5:30
  Smug Creek Gardens 8399 Zimmerman Rd, Hamburg 10:00-5:30
Hidden Gardens of Eden 3954 Schintzius Rd, Eden 10:00-5:30   Hidden Gardens of Eden 3954 Schintzius Rd, Eden 10:00-5:30
The Lord’s Garden 9998 Clarksburgh Rd, E. Eden 10:00-5:30   The Lord’s Garden 9998 Clarksburgh Rd, Eden 10:00-5:30
        NEW! Whit's End 33 Sherwood Ave, Hamburg 10:00-2:00

BUFFALO-DELAWARE DISTRICT

Adams Garden 533 Auburn, Buffalo 2:00-6:00        
Charlier Garden 215 Lancaster Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00        
Mary's Garden 75 Lancaster Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00        
Humann Garden 72 Lancaster Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00        
Finley Garden 815 W. Ferry St, Buffalo 2:00-6:00        

BUFFALO-ELMWOOD VILLAGE & ALLENTOWN

Ballard/Olinski Garden 604 Bird Ave, Buffalo 5:30-8:30        
Eight Paths Garden 278 Baynes St, Buffalo 5:30-8:30        
Flynn/Goldstein Garden 257 Highland Ave, Buffalo 5:30-8:30        
Licata/Bigelow Garden 56 North Pearl St, Buffalo 5:30-8:30        
NEW! Grobe Garden 68 Irving Place, Buffalo 5:30-8:30        
NEW! Wieland & Martinez Garden 165 Mariner St, Buffalo 5:30-8:30        
Timlin Garden 163 Park St, Buffalo 5:30-8:30        
Kaminski Park: The Gardens of Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm and Carlton Sts, Buffalo open anytime   Kaminski Park: The Gardens of Roswell Park Cancer Institute Elm and Carlton Sts, Buffalo open anytime

BUFFALO-PARKSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

NEW! Brooks Garden 773 Crescent Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
       
Lipsitz Garden 20 Huntington Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
       
NEW! Dickson Garden 631 Crescent Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
       
NEW! Barker Garden 227 Woodward Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
       
Schaffner Garden 464 Crescent Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
       
Rose Garden 310 Woodward Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
       
Clutterbuck Garden 728 Crescent Avenue, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
       

NORTHTOWNS EAST (Amherst, Snyder, Williamsville)

Jasinski Garden 42 McParlin, Cheektowaga 2:00-6:00        
Carlucci Garden 15 Manlon Terrace, Cheektowaga 2:00-6:00        
Zon Garden 130 Cresthaven Dr, Cheektowaga 2:00-6:00
       
Coyne/DiNezza Garden 31 Darwin Dr, Snyder 2:00-6:00        
Evans/Hantz Garden 67 Taverly Dr, Williamsville 2:00-6:00        
NEW! Murrett Garden 178 Hirschfield, Williamsville 2:00-6:00        
Buffalo Niagara
Heritage Village
3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst 2:00-6:00
       

NORTHTOWNS WEST (Ken-Ton, Black Rock/Riverside )

Phillips Garden 346 Pilgrim Road, Tonawanda 2:00-6:00        
McKee Garden 145 W. Grimsby Rd, Tonawanda 2:00-6:00        
Baty Garden 16 Kettering Dr, Tonawanda 2:00-6:00        
NEW! Schwab Garden 491 Highland Ave, Tonawanda 2:00-6:00        
Brenon/Rogers Garden 370 Delaware Road, Kenmore 2:00-6:00        
Blyth Garden 939 Delaware Rd, Tona. 2:00-6:00        
Eschborn Garden 85 Beatrice Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00        
Fudella Garden 77 Beatrice Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00        

HAMBURG

Warhol Garden 56 Sherburn Dr, Hamburg 6:00-9:00        
Kelkenberg/Washut Garden 175 Highland Ave, Hamburg 6:00-9:00        
NEW! Reynolds Garden 27 Darlich, Hamburg 6:00-9:00        
Haberman Garden 39 West Ave, Hamburg 6:00-9:00        
James Garden 134 Meadow
Run, Hamburg
6:00-9:00        

LANCASTER

Okonczak Garden 38 Brentwood Dr., Cheektowaga 6:00-9:00        
Curtis Garden 732 Aurora St, Lancaster 6:00-9:00        
Krebs Garden 127 S. Irwinwood Rd, Lancaster 6:00-9:00        
Hageman Garden 73 Grant St, Lancaster 6:00-9:00        
Groblewski Garden 14 Lombardy St, Lancaster 6:00-9:00        
Deutschlander Garden 36 Stephens Ct, Lancaster 6:00-9:00        
NEW! Dean Garden 284 Pavement Road, Lancaster 6:00-9:00        

NIAGARA TRAIL (Lockport, Gasport, Lewiston)

Kenan Center Gardens 433 Locust St, Lockport open Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm   Kenan Center Gardens 433 Locust St, Lockport open Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm
        Kurbs Garden 570 Locust St., Lockport 10:00-2:00
        DiMino Garden 4521 Sharon Dr, Lockport 10:00-2:00
        Snediker Garden 8443 Slayton Settlement Rd, Gasport 10:00-2:00
        NEW! Sinclair Garden 22 Rydalmount Rd, Lockport 10:00-2:00
        NEW! Taylor Garden 480 Pine St, Lockport 10:00-2:00
International Peace Garden 476 Center St, Lewiston Gardens Open daily
until dusk
  International Peace Garden 476 Center St, Lewiston Gardens Open daily
until dusk

EAST AURORA/HOLLAND

        Chimera Garden 170 Pine St, East Aurora 10:00-2:00
        NEW! Kaczmarek Garden 15 Canterbury Lane, East Aurora 10:00-2:00
        Vogel Garden 10723 Holland Glenwood Rd, Holland 10:00-2:00
        Weigel Garden 9634 Warner Gulf Rd, Holland 10:00-2:00
Millard Filmore
Museum Gardens
24 Shearer Ave, East Aurora open anytime   Millard Filmore
Museum Gardens
24 Shearer Ave, East Aurora open anytime
Miller Memorial Corner of Main and Maple, East Aurora open anytime   Miller Memorial Corner of Main and Maple, East Aurora open anytime

BUFFALO-COTTAGE DISTRICT & KLEINHANS MUSIC HALL

        Dorritie Garden 415 Summer St, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
        Hopkins/Dunlap Garden 84 Sixteenth St, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
        NEW! Herrick Garden 402 Summer, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
        Lemke Garden 20 Norwood Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
        The Garden at The Victorian Evergreen Health Services 200 S. Elmwood Ave, Buffalo 2:00-6:00

SOUTH BUFFALO

        NEW! Barabasz Garden 3 Julius St. Buffalo 2:00-5:00
        NEW! Rezabek Garden 7 Julius St. Buffalo 2:00-5:00
        NEW! Williams Garden 240 Tuscarora Rd 2:00-5:00
        Hernandez Garden 166 Mackinaw St, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
        Heidinger Garden 186 MacKinaw St, Buffalo 2:00-6:00
Mercy Hospital
St. Patrick Garden
Lorraine Ave at Abbott Rd, Buffalo Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm   Mercy Hospital
St. Patrick Garden
Lorraine Ave at Abbott Rd, Buffalo Monday-Sunday 10am-5pm
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo open anytime   Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo open anytime
Tim Russert Children's Garden 2002 South Park Ave, Buffalo open anytime   Tim Russert Children's Garden 2002 South Park Ave, Buffalo open anytime

LAKESHORE

        NEW! Wanakah
Country Club
5616 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg 5:00-8:00
        NEW! Buscaglia Garden 5218 Lake Shore Rd, Hamburg 5:00-8:00
        NEW! Soto Garden 5593 West Lane, Lakeview 5:00-8:00

PUBLIC GARDENS (OPEN ANYTIME)

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo
Delaware Park Rose Garden Lincoln Parkway, across from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Japanese Garden at Delaware Park 1 Museum Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14216 Delaware Park, Adjacent to the Buffalo History Museum,
Forest Lawn 1411 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo
Larkin Square Intersection of Seneca & Swan Streets, Buffalo
Kenan Center 433 Locust St, Lockport
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst
The gardens of the Roswell Park Institute Elm & Carlton Sts, Buffalo
The Victorian Evergreen Health Services 200 S. Elmwood, Buffalo 14201
Mercy Hospital St. Patrick Garden Lorraine Ave at Abbott, Buffalo
Millard Filmore Museum Gardens 24 Shearer Ave, East Aurora 14052
Miller Memorial Corner of Main and Maple, East Aurora
Tim Russert Children's Garden 2002 South Park Ave, Buffalo
The International Peace Garden 476 Center Street, Lewiston
Niagara Square Garden 65 Niagara Square, in front of City Hall, Buffalo
Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens 2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, ON
Erie Basin
Marina Gardens
329 Erie St, Buffalo

 

 

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