Garden Education Events

Listed are classes, sales, exhibitions, workshops and presentations to further your knowledge and skills in the gardening realm. Dates and times are subject to change. Please visit the linked websites to find out more for each event.

APRIL

EXHIBITION

April 1-23, 10am-5pm

With admission: $11, $10/seniors, $9/students, $6/kids (3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

Spring Flower Exhibit

With over 22,000 bulbs on display, come and celebrate the sensations of spring inside our Dome. Included with the exhibit is the 4-H Farm that will host bunnies, chicks, pigs, ducks and so more (10am-4pm daily)! The Easter Bunny visits April 14 & 15, 10am-5pm.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

EXHIBITION

Through May 7 With admission: $11, $10/seniors, $9/ students, $6/kids (3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

Joan Saba Art In Bloom, Arcangel Gallery

Featuring original oil paintings of flowers on a grand scale.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2; 8:45-11:15am; $70/ series or $20/class; members $65/series or $18/class

Beginner Watercolor

Join artist Joan Saba. Learn basic techniques and apply concepts under Joan’s expert instruction. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Wednesdays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3;

5:30-8pm; $70/series or $20/class; members $65/seriesor $18/class

Beginner Watercolor

Join artist Joan Saba. Learn basic techniques and apply concepts under Joan’s expert instruction. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

April 3, 10, 17, 24 8:45-10:45am $66/series or $18 perclass; Members: $60/series or $17 per class

Intermediate Watercolor

Join us at our watercolor classes, taught by Joan Saba. Participants should have previous watercolor experience. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, April 110:30am; $10

Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers

With Roxanne McCoy (Lilies of the Field Cut Flower Farm, former Extension agent) Tips from the field to the bouquet.

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Saturday, April 1 10am; FREE

Landscape Design: Planting For Front Foundations

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, April 1, 2pm; FREE

Learning About Bonsai

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Thursday, April 6, 6pm; $50, $45/members

Make it, Take it Workshop with David Clark: Kokedama Hanging Garden

Kokedama, or “moss ball gardening” is a Japanese hanging garden that originated from bonsai styles.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday April 8, 10am-2pm; $30/Full day with lunch ($20/Morning only, $10/Afternoon only)

Get Started with Vegetables and Fruit

Morning: Vegetable gardening (from soil prep to garden layout, organic choices) Sally Cunningham Afternoon: Fruit trees and berries, Fred Safford and Lacy Folga

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Saturday, April 8, 10am-2pm; With admission: $11, $10/ seniors, $9/students, $6/kids (3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

Medicinal Garden Feature for World Health Week

Activities include: Good things to eat, things you can do each day to improve your general health, botanicals in medicine, stress relief, and foods that come from all over the world.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, April 8, 10am

Landscape Design: Privacy Planting

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, April 8, 12pm; $30

Art In Bloom: Watercolors

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Tuesday, April 11, 6pm; $30

Easter Centerpiece Workshop with Marge Vogel

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Saturday, April 15, 11am; Pre-registration only! $10, $8/ members, $12/after April 2.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Hunt sells out every year! Register online. Kids (seven and under) are eligible to participate. Collect two eggs to exchange for a prize! The Hunt is outside–dress accordingly and bring a basket. Hunters are admitted free to the Gardens! Kids of all ages can enjoy fun activities inside. Food trucks will be on site!

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave,

Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, April 22, 10:30am-12; $10

Great shrubs for foundations, front beds or hedges with Sally Cunningham

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Saturday, April 22

Welcome Spring

Celebrate the coming of spring! Create crafts while visiting our annual spring exhibit!

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, April 22, 10am; FREE

Master Your Lawn

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, April 22, 2pm; $30

Make & Take: Cool Weather Annual Container

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Sunday, April 23, 1-3pm; $25, $20/members

Kids Art Workshop: Totally Trees

Multi-medium workshops for kids ages 5-15. Complete two pieces of art at each themed session, taught by Joan Saba.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Thursday, April 27, 6-9pm; $80, $75/members

Make it, Take it Workshop: Beginning Bonsai

Fashion a live bonsai tree while learning about the art of bonsai, techniques and styles with the Buffalo Bonsai Society. Space is limited. Materials are provided but you may wish to bring hand clippers and wear gardening gloves. Bring a box to transport your tree home!

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Friday, April 28, 6-9pm; $80, $75/members

Make it, Take it Workshop: Beginning Bonsai

Fashion a live bonsai tree while learning about the art of bonsai, techniques and styles with the Buffalo Bonsai Society. Space is limited. Materials are provided but you may wish to bring hand clippers and wear gardening gloves. Bring a box to transport your tree home!

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Friday, April 28, 4pm; $10

Arbor Day Tree Tours

Celebrate Arbor Day by visiting trees in our outdoor collections while learning the basics of tree identification. Wear comfortable shoes/boots as the walk takes place rain or shine.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, April 29, 10:30-12; $10

Superior landscape and front yard trees with Sally Cunningham

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Saturday, April 29, 9:30am; $10

Arbor Day Tree Tours

Celebrate Arbor Day by visiting trees in our outdoor collections while learning the basics of tree identification. Wear comfortable shoes/boots as the walk takes place rain or shine.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, April 29, 10am; FREE

Spring Clean-up: An Outdoor Demonstration

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, April 29, 12pm; FREE

Organic Gardening

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, April 29, 2pm; $35

Make & Take: Fairy Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

 

MAY

May 1, 8, 15, 22; 8:45-10:45am; $66/series or $18 per class; Members: $60/series or $17 per class

Intermediate Watercolor

Join us at our watercolor classes, taught by Joan Saba. Participants should have previous watercolor experience. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30; 8:45-11:15am; $70/series or $20/class; Members $65/series or $18/class

Beginner Watercolor

Join artist Joan Saba. Learn basic techniques and apply concepts under Joan’s expert instruction. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31; 5:30-8pm; $70/series or $20/class; Members $65/series or $18/class

Beginner Watercolor

Join artist Joan Saba. Learn basic techniques and apply concepts under Joan’s expert instruction. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

PLANT SALE

May 5, 9am

Black Friday: Spent Spring Bulb Sale

$10 per bag - BULBS GO FAST! Get here early! Buyers line up around 7am and bulbs are gone quickly. Doors open at 9am. We are pulling thousands of bulbs and they all must go! We provide a bag and you fill it – limit three bags per person! Sale is in the garage behind the Gardens.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, May 6, 10:30am; $10

Choosing and Growing Roses with Tim Zimmerman (Medford Roses)

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Saturday, May 6, 10am-5pm; Receive $1 off admission for fairies, gnomes, dragons and other costumes. With admission: $11, $10/seniors, $9/students, $6/kids

(3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

Fairy and Gnome Festival

Join us for activities including fairy-themed crafts, a scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites. Food trucks on site!

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

Fairy and Gnome House Contest

Attention scouts, classrooms, families and other groups! Build a fairy house and enter! Registration is due by April 28. Submissions are to be dropped off to the Botanical Gardens May 4-5. Submissions on display for the Festival

May 6-14. Various prizes will be awarded for individuals and groups. Check our website for a contest entry form. 9am and also at 2pm; $20, $15/members

Fairy Garden Make-It Take-It for Kids

For kids ages 5-12. Make your own garden for fairies or gnomes. We’ll use found and natural materials to make the perfect hideaway during this one-hour workshop.

Containers, soil, and plants are included. Add on pre-made twig furniture! $5 additional for two pieces. Space is limited.

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Saturday, May 6, 10am; FREE

Companion Planting: In Your Vegetable Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, May 6, 2pm; $30

Make & Take: Succulent Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Sunday, May 7, 11am-1pm; fee T.B.D.

Herb Day

With Sarah Sorci (and with herbal treats!).

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Friday, May 12 $1, Free for members and kids 2 and under

National Public Gardens Day

A national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

 

EXHIBITION

May 12- August 13 Through May 7, with admission: $11, $10/seniors, $9/students, $6/Kids (3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

William Smyers, Arcangel Gallery

Smyers takes pride in high contrast, brightly colored photographs. William will be present opening weekend to personally greet each visitor.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, May 13, 9am or 1pm; $30, $25/members

Hypertufa Container Make it, Take it Workshop

Fashion your own planting container from peat moss, Portland cement and perlite. Wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty. Bring one container in which to mold

your creation. Containers should be no larger than 12” x 16.”

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, May 13, 10am-2pm With admission: $11, $10/seniors, $9/students, $6/Kids (3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

Medicinal Garden Feature

Activities include: educational presentations and displays about prevention, identification and treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis; botanical displays of plants from which current medications are derived from and which future medications are being researched. Catholic Health’s WomenCare will provide bone density screenings.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, May 13, 10am; FREE

Square Foot Gardening

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, May 13, 2pm; $35

Make & Take: Container Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Tuesdays, May 16, 23, 30; 6:30pm, $38

Container Workshops

Make your own, with Margie Vogel

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

PLANT SALE

Thursday & Saturday, May 18-20 May 18: 4-7pm, Members and volunteers only! May 19, open to the public 10am-8pm; May 20, 9am-4pm

Great Plants Sale

In the Administration Building. Pre-Orders due April 7. The Sale features exciting and unusual plants not found elsewhere, and plants propagated from our collection.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, May 20, 2pm

Vegetable Gardening 101 w/ David Clark

Urban Roots Garden Center, 428 Rhode Island Street, Buffalo 362.8982, UrbanRoots.org

 

Saturday, May 20, 10:30am-12pm; $10

Growing Orchids with David Clark

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com

 

Saturday, May 20

Extraordinary Pollinators

Learn about why pollinators are so important to the environment and our food supply. Talk about birds, butterflies, bats, and visit our busy beehive!

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, May 20, 10am; FREE

Creating Container Gardens: A Demonstration

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, May 20, 2pm; $35

Make & Take: Container Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Wednesday, May 23 6:30pm; $35

Make & Take: Container Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

 

JUNE

 

EXHIBITION

June 3-4, 10am-4pm; With admission: $11, $10/seniors, $9/students, $6/kids (3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

Bonsai Show by The Buffalo Bonsai Society

Talk with experts and beginners as they display bonsai specimens from personal collections. Demos on live trees, a raffle bonsai specimen and the opportunity to purchase bonsai, starter plants, accent plants, pots, stands, tools, and more.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave,Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

EXHIBITION

June 3- July 9, 10am-5pm; With admission: $11, $10/seniors, $9/students, $6/kids (3-12), Free/members & kids 2 and under

Garden Railway Exhibit

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Tuesdays, June 13, 20, 27, July 4; 8:45-11:15am; $70/series or $20/class; Members $65/series or $18/class

Beginner Watercolor

Join artist Joan Saba. Learn basic techniques and apply concepts under Joan’s expert instruction. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Wednesdays, June 7, other June dates TBD, July 5; 5:30-8pm; $70/series or $20/class; Members $65/series or $18/class

Beginner Watercolor

Join artist Joan Saba. Learn basic techniques and apply concepts under Joan’s expert instruction. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Tuesday, June 6, and Mondays, June 12, 19, 28:45- 10:45am; $66/series or $18 per class; Members: $60/ series or $17 per class

Intermediate Watercolor

Join us at our watercolor classes, taught by Joan Saba. Participants should have previous watercolor experience. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, June 3, 10am; FREE

Creating Container Gardens: A Demonstration

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 3, 2pm; FREE

Invasive Plants & How To Control Them

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 10, 10am; FREE

Planning A Pollinator Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 10, 2pm; A purchase is required

Bonsai Workshop

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18

Fairy Garden Festival

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 17, 10am; FREE

Shade Perennials: The Basics

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 17, 11am; $30

Art In Bloom: Watercolors

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 17, 2pm; FREE

Landscape Design: Pool Plantings

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 24, 10am; FREE

Sun Perennials: The Basics

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 24, 2pm; $30

Make & Take: Terrarium

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, June 24, 10am; $10/person

Arboretum Tree Tours at the Botanical Gardens

Visit our outdoor collection while learning tree identification – rain or shine. Meet in the Botanical Gardens parking lot by the “Tree Tour” sign to check in. Pre-registration is preferred online or phone at 827-1584 x 292.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

 

JULY

 

KIDS SUMMER CAMP

July-August

Summer Camp

Visit our website to fond out more about our exciting summer camps for kids!

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, July 1, 10am; FREE

Landscape Design: For A Southwest Exposure

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, July 8, 11am; FREE

Heavenly Hydrangeas

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, July 8, 2pm; $35

Make & Take: Succulent Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, July 15, 10am; $30

Art In Bloom: Watercolors

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Sunday, July 16, 10am; $10/person

Arboretum Tree Tours at the Botanical Gardens

Visit our outdoor collection while learning tree identification – rain or shine. Meet in the Botanical Gardens parking lot by the “Tree Tour” sign to check in. Pre-registration is preferred online or phone at 827-1584 x 292.

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, 827.1584, BuffaloGardens.com

 

Saturday, July 22, 2pm; FREE

All About Iris

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, July 29, 2pm; $35

Make & Take: Fairy Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

 

AUGUST

 

Saturday, August 5, 2pm; FREE

Ferns: A Collection

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, August 12, 11am; FREE

Drought Tolerant Gardening

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, August 19, 10am; $30

Art In Bloom: Watercolors

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd. 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

Saturday, August 26, 2pm; $35

Make & Take: Fairy Garden

Menne Nursery & Garden Artistry, 3100 Niagara Falls Blvd. 693.4444, MenneNursery.com

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, September 9

Lockwoods Fall Garden Fair

Vendors, food, classes and specials.

Lockwoods Garden Center, 4484 Clark Street, Hamburg, 649.4684, WeKnowPlants.com