The purpose of this monetary award is to encourage gardeners, both experienced and new, to beautify our University Heights neighborhood and participate in the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk. The award was established in 2016 to honor the spirit of dedicated gardener Christine H. Brooks (May 20, 1938-January 14, 2015), whose lovely garden on Larchmont Road enhanced our neighborhood for many years. We would like to help our neighbors to enhance an already existing garden or to start a new bed in an area visible from the street. You may ask for funding for bags of mulch, new perennials, a shrub or something more ambitious. Christine Brooks Garden Grant with map APPLICATION – 2017
NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS! The competition will close January 31, 2017
The 2017 Beauty in Our Backyard Gardening Art Competition offers artists several incentives for submitting their best garden-themed art. The competition,” produced by the University Heights Arts Association (UHAA) will offer three cash prizes plus an exhibition of the top 25 finalists’ work.THE FIRST PLACE WINNER’S ART WILL BE USED TO CREATE THE OFFICIAL POSTER OF THE SAMUEL P. CAPEN GARDEN WALK. Participants will also be eligible to include their work in the “Soil, Seeds & Secrets” inaugural garden art publication as well as other garden art publications produced by the UHAA.
The prospectus may be downloaded at: http://www.uhartsgroup.com/beauty.pdf. For each submission, please email up to five high quality (large) .jpg images of the artwork to: email@example.com. Do not email more than 15 mb. of images at a time. Submissions must also include the information below in the body of the email. Place “Garden Art Submission” in the subject line of your email.
Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2017.
The 2017 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk will be held on Saturday, July 15th, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. as well as 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. for the Capen at Night evening walk.
For more information about the competition, telephone (716)833-6260 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poster Sample: The 2016 Capen Garden Walk Poster featuring the art of 1st Place Winner Susan Latona; designed by the University Heights Arts Association.
The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk committee is pleased to offer this lovely calendar for sale. Keep track of all your 2017 activities with this beautifully illustrated 11”x17” wall calendar. Every month, you will enjoy a new original work of art by local gardener and artist Mary Connally. The calendar, which includes plenty of room to record your personal reminders throughout the year, also lists Samuel P. Capen Garden walk events.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to advertise the July 15, 2017, Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, run our Spring and Fall Plant Exchanges, and fund the Christine Brooks Memorial Garden Grant.
This unique calendar would make a great holiday gift! To order copies, call 716-830 4290. Or contact us by email: email@example.com
Donation is $20.
Join the Capen Garden Walk for their Annual Fall Plant and Seed Exchange on Saturday, October 1st, from 10AM – 2PM at the University Presbyterian Church.
Perennials and beautifully packaged seeds with seed guide. Bring a plant, take a plant and get your garden ready for Spring and Summer blooms. Art activities for those inclined to add something lovely to their lives curtesy of University Heights Arts Association.
RSVP to the Facebook Event
The Capen Garden Walk is hosting their Spring Plant and Seed Exchange on Saturday, May 21st from 10AM to 2PM at the University Presbyterian Church located at 3330 Main St, Buffalo, New York 14214.
Perennials and beautifully illustrated seed packages with a detailed planting guide, contributed by University Heights Arts Association. Plant and seed donations accepted. Bring a plant, take a plant. We are generous.
Visit the Facebook Event
We invite you to participate in the 15th annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk on Saturday, July 16 by sharing your garden or visiting the gardens in our neighborhood. All gardens are welcome; no garden is too big or too small!
The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, a University Heights tradition since 2002, was created to showcase the neighborhoods surrounding the UB South Campus while building community among neighbors. There is no fee to enter your garden in the walk, which is held rain or shine. This event is part of the University and community’s larger efforts to make the neighborhoods surrounding the South Campus exciting, safe and vibrant places to live, work, and play.
- Date and Time: Saturday, July 16, 2016, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm – rain or shine!
- Location: Various homes and public spaces in the UB South Campus neighborhoods
- Maps: Will be available at UB Anderson Gallery at One Martha Jackson Place
Thank you for your interest in joining us! This year, you will have the opportunity to host your lighted garden for an evening walk from 8pm to 10pm. To share your garden, please submit your entry by June 20 in order to be included on our map. You will receive a confirmation email after you register.
All participants are invited to the pre-event meet and greet on Friday evening, July 15th, to pick up your lawn sign and maps and to meet fellow gardeners. The location and time of this event will be included in your confirmation of participation email.
Participants are encouraged to be home on July 16 to host Garden Walk visitors and greet neighbors for this community-building event. This is an excellent way to meet your neighbors!
All participants are asked to leave their signs up on Sunday, July 17th, so the gardeners who participate on Saturday can see the other gardens on the walk.
We hope you’ll join us in this wonderful summer tradition!
The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Committee
The purpose of this monetary award is to encourage gardeners, both experienced and new, to beautify our University Heights neighborhood and participate in the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk. The award was established in 2016 to honor the spirit of dedicated gardener Christine H. Brooks (May 20, 1938-January 14, 2015), whose lovely garden on Larchmont Road enhanced our neighborhood for many years.
All applications are due by March 31st.
If you would like to contribute to the Christine Brooks Memorial Fund, please make checks payable to “University Heights Collaborative,” write “Christine Brooks Memorial” in the memo, and send to Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, 2 University Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214.
- Poster Art Winner: “Chinese Peony” by Susan Latona
- Second Prize: (Best of Exhibition): “Iris After the Rain” by Tracy A. Marciano
- Third Prize: “Dragonfly” by Eileen Graetz
There will be an exhibition of the beautiful entries this summer. Thank you to all the artists who submitted their work!
Don’t miss the 15th year of the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, a free self-guided tour of more than 70 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces to be held this year on July 16th!
It’s that time of year-holiday lights, a new year on the horizon, and a call for garden art!
The University Heights Arts Association will host a poster art competition and related exhibition in honor of the 2016 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk. Artists are invited to submit garden-themed paintings, photographs, drawings, illustrations and mixed media for consideration.
The winning entry, which will be featured on the 2016 Capen Garden Walk poster, will receive widespread recognition. Cash prizes will be offered for the top three winners.
The top twenty finalists will be featured in the annual “Beauty in Our Backyard” exhibition held at local venues including Amy’s Place Restaurant.
The deadline for submissions is January 23, 2016. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Any person from any location can apply for this competition.
University Heights Arts Association is sponsoring a photo competition. Submit your Capen Garden Walk photos for a chance to win a prize! Participants will also be included as part of the “Capturing the Garden” exhibition that will be held in August at Amy’s Place Restaurant Buffalo Roots, Hydroponics and Organics, and Queen City Imaging as part of the UHAA Arts Crawl Partnering Program.
Details are available online at: