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Buffalo garden tour included colorful front walks.
Recently I had the pleasure of touring some of the gardens in Buffalo on what has become over the last twenty years the phenomenon known as Gardens Buffalo Niagara.
The two-day tour, held annually at the end of July called Garden Walk Buffalo, this year offered four hundred gardens to visitors.
Though I did not see all four hundred on my Garden Writers Association group tour I saw several.
After walking the streets of Buffalo in search of the gardens, I came across several houses with an outstanding front entrance where plants provided so much color and structure.
It seemed to me there were as many different designs of entry ways to the house, as there were houses.
This shady entrance provided a wonderful setting for a collection of various sizes and colors of hosta. [below]
This home [below] offered an array of perennials and shrubs to greet the visitor.
To me the most outstanding entrance way had to be this house [below] with mostly shrubs and trees. Though the plantings were young, they were at the height that made a wonderful warm welcome.
Another house offered hydrangeas, coleus, and clematis as the signature plants at the porch [below].
This year’s annual Buffalo garden tour hosted 60,000 visitors. They travel not only from the Buffalo Niagara region but from throughout New York state, around the U. S., Canada, and beyond.
Luckily the rain held off for us as we toured the gardens.
Long will I remember this array of gardens, including many with an outstanding entrance way.