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2014 Parkside Garden Tour



Parkside Garden Tour 2014



Sunday June 29th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.



"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero


 <Online enrollment form for gardeners - Click Here - Deadline June 20th ! >




All events originate at


Church of the Good Shepherd


96 Jewett Parkway


Buffalo, NY 14214




Garden tour map and directory ~ $8






Also available @ Noon & 2pm



Guided Architecture and History Walking Tour ~ $10




All proceeds of this event help support programming of the Parkside Community Association -

a 501(c)3 non profit organization


The Parkside Garden Tour is among the first garden tours to lead off the National Garden Tour Festival locally. Approximately 50 gardens will open for your strolling pleasure. You're invited to see those secret gardens and retreats that are hidden in backyards and behind fences and hedges. Talk with the gardeners themselves and trade information. The map and directory has everything you need to browse the gardens.


Parkside is one of the many holistically designed communities of Fredrick Law Olmsted and Charles Vaux. It originally was a suburb of the city of Buffalo – over 130 years ago a tranquil, verdant retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Its curved, tree-lined streets wrapping around Delaware Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Last year, the Parkside Garden Tour hosted alternative events to cater to those visitors who were looking for a time-out from or an alternative to, flora viewing ---

Guided Architecture and History Walking Tour - Veteran Parksider historian and docent, George Stock, will take you on a walking tour of the neighborhood, touching on Parkside history with a narrative of the myriad architectural styles integrated into the homes of prominent Buffalo families --- interspersed with enjoyable local folklore. Two tours available --- Noon and 2pm --- Tickets are available for $10 on a first come first serve basis from 10am til the start of the tour.


There are other gardening related activities happening on Garden Tour Sunday.


The National Garden Festival will be having their 3rd Annual “Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale” in Delaware Park, adjacent to the Lodge on Parkside Ave, from 10am to 5pm. Dozens of vendors will have on display the gamut of garden artistic accessories. Plant societies and their wares will also be in attendance.


The Darwin Martin House conservatory will be open and interpreted by a docent during the Parkside garden tour hours. In the AM, start your day right! Stop in and enjoy coffee, juice and bagels while you listen to Martin House Horticulturalist Nellie Gardner explore the history of the tussie mussie and the meaning of  different plants and herbs. You can choose to make and take your own bouquet with you.


Mark your calendars and join us for a relaxing day of activities.


See you on the 29th!


Tom Ziobro

Parkside Garden Tour Chair



How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening - Alexander Smith



Parkside Gardeners!





Final deadline for inclusion on map and directory -


Friday June 20th



PLEASE urge your neighbors to participate. Dense clusters attract traffic!



Thank you again Parkside gardeners for your participation!