Category Archives: Garden Walk

Submit your garden to the Capen Garden Walk


The Capen Garden Walk Committee invites you to participate in the 14th annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk on Saturday, July 11 by sharing your garden with visitors and showing your pride in your neighborhood. All gardens are welcome; no garden is too big or too small!

To share your garden, please submit your entry by June 20, 2015 in order to be included on the map. You will receive a confirmation email once you are registered.

All participants are invited to the pre-­event meet and greet on Friday evening, July 10 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 11 to host walk attendees and greet neighbors for this community-building event. This is an excellent way to meet your neighbors!

Read the full invitation letter from the Capen Garden Walk Committee

Christine Brooks Memorial Fund


University Heights resident, long-time Capen Garden Walk Committee Member, and garden enthusiast Christine Brooks passed away in January of this year.

In Christine’s honor, the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Committee has decided to plant a Gingko tree in Templeton Park, which is just down the street from Christine’s house in Buffalo.  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.

Funds collected beyond the cost of the memorial tree will be used for an annual award to help a gardener start or improve his or her garden.

Read the full letter from Chair of the Capen Garden Walk Committee, Linda Young

Capen Garden Walk – Call for Artists!

It might be hard to think about the Capen Garden Walk with snow on the ground, but planning is well underway with a call for artists for the 2015 Garden Walk Poster. to be juried by the University Heights Arts Association.

Submit your original artwork to be used on the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 posters!

For submission details, download the full prospectus at: