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Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

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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.

Plant and Seed Exchange

Rained out! Our Plant and Seed exchange has been postponed until Oct. 11. That's just one week! You will be astounded by the variety and quantity of plants and SEEDS we have to share. Please join us on Saturday, October 11 from 9am to 1pm at the University Community Farmers Market Main St and Kenmore Ave. Thanks to the University Heights Arts Association for their wonderful illustrations that go along with each seed packet!

Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 Details

Date: Saturday July 11, 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.

Capen Garden Walk 2014 Photos

See photos from this year's Capen Garden Walk

2014 Capen Garden Walk Poster

The 2014 Snyder Ridge Gardening poster art prize was awarded to Sallye Keith. A big thank you to University Heights Arts Association for overseeing our contest.

See all the entries on our Flickr account

Watch for the 2015 Gardener's Entry Form

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!

Just Pizza
Queen City Imaging
Shango Bistro and Wine Bar

The Steer
State University of New York at Buffalo

Snyder Ridge Landscaping
University District Council Office

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

Click here to view photos

Contact Us

or email us at capengardenwalk@gmail.com .

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