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2013 Parkside Garden Tour
Sunday, June 30th, 2013 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour
Church of the Good Shepherd
96 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214
(across the street from the Darwin Martin house complex)
Guided Architecture Walking Tour --- Noon & 2pm
All events originate at the Good Shepherd Church entrance on Summit
Self guided garden tour ~ $8 donation
Optional guided architecture/history walk ~ $10
All proceeds support the Parkside Community Association
a registered 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit organization
Call for Parkside gardeners!
Final deadline for inclusion on map -
Friday June 21st
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening
- Alexander Smith
Now in its 16th year, the Parkside Garden Tour is a “must see” event, as it heralds the opening of the garden tour season throughout western New York.
Despite an erroneous false positive message this year from our early spring predicting groundhog down in good 'ole Punxsutawney Pennsylvannia, Parkside gardeners will shake off the delay of spring prep because of the late March snowstorm and rise to the challenge.
The locals see the Parkside Garden Tour as the perfect opportunity to show our handiwork and have some fun along the way --- talking with visitors and sharing our passion. The garden tour is about weaving a neighborhood quilt of color, beauty and outdoor lifestyle, not a “best garden” contest.
Last year, the Parkside Garden Tour hosted an alternative event to cater to those visitors who were looking for something a little different -- to look behind the curtain of the neighborhood.
For a small fee, veteran Parkside resident and docent, George Stock, will take you on a neighborhood walking tour, narrating the history and the myriad architectural styles integrated into the homes of prominent Buffalo families --- interspersed with enjoyable local folklore.
In conjunction with the Parkside Garden Tour, the Darwin Martin house gardens will be open and offering a special selection of high quality garden tools by ARS for sale as well as plants currently in the Martin House landscape. Alos, the National Garden Festival will be returning to the Parkside Lodge for their 2nd Annual “Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale”. Their event is scheduled to run from 10am to 6pm the day of our garden tour, June 30th. So it should make for a full day of activity for visitors to the neighborhood.
If there are any questions, contact the garden tour chair, Tom Ziobro at email@example.com or call 834-5412 .
Drop off your enrollment form at the PCA office by June 21st:
2318 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Thank you in advance for your participation and support!
If you have a garden and a library,
you have everything you need
- Marcus Tullius Cicero