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Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

81 Northrup Place garden
Samuel P. Capen was the first full-time, salaried Chancellor at the University at Buffalo.

The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk began in 2002 with 24 gardens, in an effort to showcase the neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo South campus which includes the University District of Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst.

2014 marks the 13th year of the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, a free self-guided tour of more than 70 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces. The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk is designed to encourage neighborhood beautification, collaboration and to build strong communities.

Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2014 Details

Date: Saturday July 12, 2014 - Free event, rain or shine in the University District neighborhoods

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: : Various homes and public spaces in the neighborhoods of the University District of Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst.

Maps will be available on the day of the walk at:

UB Anderson Gallery (1 Martha Jackson Place (off Englewood south of Kenmore Ave.)

Call For Artists

The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk is looking for submissions of original artwork for use on the Thirteenth Annual Capen Garden Walk 2014 posters. The University Heights Arts Association will jury the competition. The theme for this year's competition is The Art of Gardening. Painting, photography, illustration, mixed media and digital art will be considered. Entries are due by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

For further details, please download the full prospectus.

2014 Gardener's Entry Form

To have your garden included on the Capen Garden Walk please fill out the Garden's Entry Form

Watch for the 2014 Garden Walk Map

2014 Plant and Seed Exchange

Saturday, May 31st from 9am to 1pm at the University Community Farmers Market on UB's South Campus, Townsend Parking Lot, across Main Street from Englewood Avenue.

National Garden Festial

The Capen Garden Walk is a participant in the National Garden Festival. The National Garden Festival is a great green umbrella under which Garden Walk Buffalo, other Buffalo Niagara garden walks, open gardens, garden-related events, symposia and tours are packaged and promoted to attract visitors from far and wide.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Tops Friendly Markets
Queen City Imaging
Shango Bistro and Wine Bar

The Steer
State University of New York at Buffalo

Photos from Previous Year's Samuel P. Capen Garden Walks

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Contact Us


or email us at capengardenwalk@gmail.com .


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