by Connie Oswald Stofko
Do you realize you can visit gardens every day of the week in Western New York?
Open Gardens continue on Thursdays and Friday through the end of July.
And each day you can visit the outdoor gardens of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.
I think a lot of visitors to the Botanical Gardens walk in the front door and never realize what they’re missing outside.
There are lovely flower beds lining the front walkway, but step off the sidewalk and stroll to your left. You’ll find paths and a gazebo and sunny gardens and shady gardens.
One area is designated as the Bicentennial Peace Garden and commemorates two centuries of peace with Canada. The wonderful relationship we have that nation is something to be treasured. It’s a quiet, meditative spot where you can rest and relax.
Of course, if it rains, there’s plenty to see inside the Botanical Gardens.
The Celebration of Coleus and Color, sponsored by Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, continues through Sunday, July 27. In addition to the outside gardens, you’ll see spectacular displays inside. We gave you a preview of some of the coleus plants that are used as well as tips on creating containers. Now you can see the finished pieces.
For the kids, there are indoor and outdoor children’s gardens as well.
See all that the Botanical Gardens has to offer– outdoors as well as indoors.