Sunday Fun: A Tour of America's Largest 'Garden Walk' Event
Blogger Diana, of the blog Garden with Diana, was recently in Buffalo to tour the Garden Walk Buffalo event.
The first Garden Walk Buffalo was held in July, 1995 after two Buffalonians attended a garden tour in Chicago and thought it could work in their city. This year, eighteen different garden walks began in the Buffalo area on June 17 and concluded on August 5. Garden Walk Buffalo was the 17th garden walk – America’s largest – and more than 400 residents opened their gardens to tens of thousands of visitors from all across the country.
After attending this one-of-a-kind celebration, Diana listed these big takeaways from the experience:
- Buffalonians may be the friendliest people in the country;
- Individuals can make an enormous difference;
- Small actions create considerable momentum; and
- Gardens can save a city.
That sounds like the kind of results planners in cities and communities of all shapes and sizes can get behind.
Diana's post also includes a ton of pictures from beautiful gardens around the city—highlights include the garden at Darwin Martin House by Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo's Parkside Community, itself designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.