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Black Rock & Riverside Tour of Gardens & Starry Night Garden Tour

This Saturday, August 1, 2015, Black Rock and Riverside are coming alive with a garden tour and lecture series. For anyone who is interested in visiting, and learning about, fantastic gardens in a historic Buffalo setting, these events are a must. The Tour of Gardens is a self-guided, non-tickets event that will take place rain or shine. Each year, the Black Rock Riverside Alliance puts on this show, in order to introduce visitors to these aligned neighborhoods. Come for a tour, stay for a lecture!

“The Black Rock and Riverside tour of gardens is an excellent opportunity to see a neighborhood reblooming,” says neighborhood supporter Jessica Marinelli. “As a transplanted resident of this area for 5 year, I have come to know many neighbors on the tour and they have been working diligently all year – must see St. Florian Street, and of course spend some time wandering around St. Marks church and Riverside Avenue. Enjoy the colorful houses along with the vibrant landscaping this weekend!”

The Garden Lecture Series Event is open to all:

Garden Lecture Series | August 1, 2015 | 1902 Niagara Street | 12 to 4 pm

• 1 p.m. Chelsea MacCormack, representing Grassroots Gardens, will present on Community Gardens Past and Present
• 2 p.m. Beaufort Willbern will present on Heritage Flowers and Vegetables
• 3 p.m. Dr. Bonnie Flickinger will present on Flowers of the Bible

Eleventh Annual BRR Tour of Gardens
Saturday August 1 – 10am-4pm

Ninth Annual Starry Night Garden Tour
Saturday August 1 – 8pm-10pm

There are two headquarters: St. Mark’s Church, 311 Ontario Street and the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, 157 East Street for maps, information, or promotional items.

*There will also be a bird house decorating event for children 12 years and younger. For more information on the tour, go to


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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