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    Parkside Garden & Architecture Tour

    June 28, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
    96 Jewett Parkway
    Buffalo, NY 14214

    Spring is finally here and Parkside is abuzz with green thumb fever! With the late arrival of Spring, Parkside gardeners are zealously preparing and applying those skills to realize their personal visions as to the mating of dramatic flora and set against the backdrop of historic century-old homes. The Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour is among the first garden tours of the season in Western New York.

    The Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour encompasses many unique attributes. Its area is less than 1/2 square mile, making it an easily walkable day adventure to explore the 40+  gardens on the tour.  It encompasses the jewel of the Olmsted Crescent — Delaware Park. When being developed back in the 1880s, homes in nascent Parkside were specified by the personal tastes and requirements of the owners, creating a myriad mix of architectural styles and sizes. The gently curvilinear street layout is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a tribute to its Olmsted design. A day ambling through the tree-lined streets of Parkside exploring hidden spaces hidden behind fences and hedges, is an experience not to be missed.

    As a supplementary feature to the garden tour, we offer a separate guided History and Architecture Walk. Our local resident historian will guide you through the nuances of architectural style elements and Gilded Age history of the neighborhood — interspersed with enjoyable local folklore.

    The nominal cost for the full color map and garden directory is $8, available on the day of the tour at the Church of the Good Shepherd HQ.  After 3pm, the price is reduced to $5.  The optional Guided Architecture and History Walk is available on a First Come- First Serve basis at HQ for an additional $10. All proceeds help support us with programming and services of the Parkside Community Association, a 501(c)III, Not-For Profit, organization.

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    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.