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Open Gardens in Western New York

Southtowns Bouquet   |   Buffalo-Delaware District   |   Buffalo-Elmwood Village & Allentown
Buffalo-Parkside  |  Northtowns East  |   Northtowns West  |   Hamburg  |   Lancaster
Niagara Trail |   East Aurora/Holland   |   Buffalo-Cottage District & Kleinhans   
  South Buffalo   |   Lakeshore   |   Public Gardens

Our 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.


Come and visit the village of Hamburg and see why it was cited as a national model of a livable community. It’s about 18 miles south of Buffalo on Lake Erie (a 25 minute drive), off exit 57 of the NY Thruway. Stroll down Main and Buffalo Streets, and enjoy the profusion of flowers in pots, in bump-outs and in the roundabouts.

Explore our tree-lined streets, shady parks, classic homes and quaint neighborhoods. Hamburg has a wide variety of restaurants, many of which offer outdoor dining, unique shops and a vintage, turn-of-the-century movie theater. Relax at the Eighteen Mile Creek Overlook, hike through the Anna Mae Bacon Bird Sanctuary or visit the S.O.L.E. school/community garden on Pleasant Avenue.

    Warhol Garden
  • The Garden of Vicki Warhol:
    56 Sherburn Drive, Hamburg, NY 14075

    Open Hours: Thursdays, 6-9

    You will know you are here by the large flower-filled ceramic pots in the front yard. Follow the brick path through an arbor into a brick courtyard. Enjoy the pond and waterfall before your stroll around to the other garden rooms that include a hosta garden, a rock garden and shade gardens with baptisia and oak leaf hydrangea. There is pottery everywhere. The yard features a center island with a 5-foot fountain. The artist/gardener has exhibited and sold her paintings for many years and has her original paintings displayed throughout the gardens.

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    Kelkenberg/Washut Garden
  • The Garden of Kathleen Kelkenberg and Linda Washut:
    175 Highland Avenue, Hamburg, NY 14075

    Open Hours: Thursdays, 6-9

    The garden is on a small village corner lot with a private backyard. The lot is shaded in the front and on the perimeter of the backyard with a nice variety of large trees: oak, locust, maple, sweetgum, and sour gum. There is a side perennial flower garden on Oakland Place with a back drop of forsythia. Village walkers often comment on the lovely fence line of flowers as well as the container plantings on a stone wall. The back garden patio area is the gardeners’ attempt at a tropical get away. Included there is a flagstone patio surrounded by bird friendly perennial beds and a pondless waterfall bordered with tropical container plantings such as elephant ears and a banana tree. The gardeners enjoy the serenity of the garden while listening to the trickle of the waterfall and the sound of beautiful song birds. Comfortable seating welcomes guests with the feel of an outdoor café with multiple colorful umbrellas. The gardens feature a mix of sun and shade perennials with several containers of annuals adding a touch of color. Artwork adds an interesting accent to the garden. Come and sit awhile under the multiple colorful umbrellas.

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    Reynolds Garden
  • NEW! The Garden of Barb & Ev Reynolds:
    27 Darlich Ave., Hamburg 14075

    Open Hours: Thursdays, 6-9

    A scenic garage door welcomes you to our 40+ year labor of love. Across the rear of the yard, former owners had built a large stone wall. Many heavy pieces from this wall were moved and used to edge all the beds. The back of the house features a stone patio bordered by a stone planter. The yard contains bird friendly large trees including pin oaks, English locust and serviceberry. Creating miniature scenes is another hobby you will see reflected throughout the garden. Cinderblock herb plantings surround our “bird bushes”; red twig dogwood under planted with ferns and Hellebores. A star that illuminates at dusk hangs from the arch separating garden “rooms”. The stone path sports “stepables” such as creeping thyme and Irish moss. The yards contain many varieties which provide a succession of color during the season. Gifts, imported plants from the family’s country property, natives and unique varieties mingle with fun accents. The bottle tree, turtle pool and fountain are newer additions.The back yard is accessed on the left side of the house. Parking is permitted on the street.

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    Haberman Garden
  • The Garden of Ken & Shirley Haberman:
    39 West Avenue Hamburg, NY 14075

    Open Hours: Thursdays, 6-9

    Welcome! We’d love to have you visit our large village yard filled with annuals, perennials, shrubs and holly. We always have a theme which this year is “Something new, something old…there’s a story to be told”. There is always lots of color in our garden with plantings in pots, flower beds, hanging baskets, over arbors and in window boxes. If you like sunflowers, dinner plate dahlias, day lilies, Asiatic and trumpet lilies and hosta, you’ll see them all; a wide assortment of annuals too. There are places to sit and enjoy the birds, flowers and water features. Our garden has transpired over a period of 40+ years. Come meander through our garden. Easy walking on level brick paths.

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    James Garden
  • The Garden of Peter James:
    134 Meadow Run, Hamburg, NY 14075

    Open Hours: Thursdays, 6-9

    We welcome our visitors through a grape-covered arbor. A cottage style perennial garden leads to the in ground pool surrounded by many containers and landscaping. The windblown curtains make the pergola a wonderful backyard retreat. The garden contains two bubbling fountains, mirrors, stone paths and numerous day lilies, grasses, new dawn roses, Rosa rugosa and more than a hundred perennials. In a circular bed you will find two giant hostas along with many hostas in containers. A graceful Japanese maple in a container is a delight. The landscaping includes magnolia, viburnum, vines and many others.

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