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Garden Notes for June 24-27

The Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25 on the front lawn of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave. Vendors will offer nature-themed items or works that can be displayed in gardens including sculpture, metalwork, paintings, woodwork, architectural remnants, found art, jewelry, ceramics, planters and more. The “Avenue of Plant Societies” will feature representatives from area plant societies who will answer questions about their specialty plants. Music and food trucks will be on site both days. For a complete list of vendors, visit

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is offering a full-day Nature Explorers Art & Science Camp that begins July 10 and runs weekly through Aug. 18. The camp is geared toward kids who have completed kindergarten through sixth grade. Campers will spend time discovering the Botanical Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, participating in games, taking home their own plants to care for and more. The camp runs Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit for details.

The 20th annual Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour, presented by the Parkside Community Association, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25. The starting point is Hillside Children’s Services, 70 Jewett Parkway at Crescent Avenue, where garden map and directory will be available for $5. Local musicians will perform from noon to 3 p.m. on neighbors’ front porches. Tourgoers can also explore the site of the future gardens at the Darwin Martin House, where horticulturist Nell Gardner and volunteers will be on hand. In addition, Explore Buffalo will be offering at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. guided tours of the Fredrick Law Olmsted-designed neighborhood. Cost is $15. Limited enrollment. Visit

Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Community Center. Members will participate in a hands-on program, “Making Fairy Gardens,” presented by Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses. Business meeting to follow. For club information call Nancy Kalieta, 826-7462.

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