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Garden Notes: July 14-20

The City of Tonawanda Garden Walk of 36 gardens is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15. A Night Lights tour of 15 gardens will take place from 9 to 11 p.m. July 14. The event is sponsored by the City of Tonawanda Board of Visual & Performing Arts in conjunction with the Garden Club of the Tonawandas. Maps are available in city hall, the police department, the public library, the senior center on Main Street and at local businesses.

Garden Walk Niagara Falls USA is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at Schoellkopf Park, near Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Portage and Pine avenues. Community institutions will offer free activities for the public. Anticipated activities include a gospel festival, perennial plant sale, kite-making, drum circle and more. The Discover Niagara shuttle will provide free transporation to the various sites.

The Black Squirrel Home and Garden Walk is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 in the Memorial Park neighborhood of Niagara Falls. Maps will be available at 458 Memorial Parkway.

The Lancaster Garden Walk of 35 gardens in the Village of Lancaster and Town of Lancaster is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 15 and 16. An evening tour of 13 illuminated gardens is scheduled for 8:45 to 11 p.m. July 14. The event is free. Tour-day headquarters include: Two Chicks and a Rooster, 732 Aurora St.; Petals to Please, 5870 Broadway, and Simply Italiano, 85 Central Ave.

The 16th annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15 in the neighborhoods of the University District of Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst. Capen at Night, an evening tour, is planned for 8 to 10 p.m. Maps and parking will be available at UB Anderson Gallery, 1 Martha Jackson Place, until 4 p.m. and St. Andrew-University Heights Arts Association’s (UHAA) Sculpture Garden, 3107 Main St., until 10 p.m. Free event.

The 14th annual Village of Williamsville Garden Walk and Tiny Garden Contest are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15. Headquarters will be outside Village Hall, 5565 Main St., where maps to the free event will be available. For information on the contest and tiny kickoff parade, visit

The Pendleton Petal Pushers tour of three gardens is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 15. The gardens are located at 6670, 6791 and 6987 Bear Ridge Road, Pendleton.

The 17th annual South Buffalo Alive’s Tour of Gardens will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 16. Maps can be picked up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tim Russert Children’s Garden next to the Dudley Library at 2010 South Park Ave. Suggested donation is $2.

The East Park Garden Club will visit Hurd Orchards in Holley on July 19 for a tour and garden-to-table luncheon. Call 773-9518.

Western New York Rose Society will meet at 7 p.m. July 19 in St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 750 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville, for a Rose Show awards presentation.

Judges Council of 8th District of Federated Garden Clubs of New York State will meet at 10:15 a.m. July 20 at Draves Arboretum in Darien. Lunch will follow.

The Cinderella Isle Garden Club will hold a combined meeting July 20. At 5 p.m., the group will visit the Eco Nature Center, 3325 Staley Road, Grand Island for a presentation on evergreens, followed by the annual summer picnic at a member’s home at 6 p.m. Call Julie Furminger, 833-3899.

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