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Buffalo-Delaware District

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The Delaware District offers a splendid array of architecture and green spaces. Highlights include the magnificent Bidwell Parkway, designed as part of a comprehensive Buffalo parkway system by Frederick Law Olmsted, and large mansions up and down Delaware Avenue, many built by such well-known architects as McKim, Mead, and White, E. B. Green, and Esenwein & Johnson.

Delaware Park, the centerpiece of Olmsted’s Buffalo park network (planned and implemented by Olmsted and his partner Calvert Vaux 1868-98) can be seen along Rumsey Road, which borders its southwestern edge. Walkers can easily visit the Delaware Park rose garden as well as the Japanese garden on the other side of Hoyt Lake, near the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

Frederick Law Olmsted designed a system in Buffalo where several parks were connected by parkways; the parkways were designed to accommodate both horseback riders on their central medians and vehicles on the paved roadways. Bidwell Parkway and Chapin Parkway, as well as the circles at Soldiers Place and Gates Circle are part of the system, leading north to Delaware Park. Although visitors are unlikely to see many horseback riders, the broad, gracious medians intended for them are still part of Bidwell and Chapin Parkways.

The Garden of Bruce and Renee Adams
533 Auburn, Buffalo, NY 14222
(Near Richmond in Elmwood village)
Open Thursdays, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

The Garden of Jim & Leslie Charlier
215 Lancaster Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
(One house in from Elmwood)
Open Thursdays, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

NEW! The Garden of Stephen Bellus
191 Lancaster Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

Open Thursdays, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

Mary's Garden, The Garden of Annabelle Irey & James Locke
75 Lancaster Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222
Open Thursdays, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

The Garden of Alec Humann
72 Lancaster Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Open Thursdays, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm