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Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk

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Samuel P. Capen was the first full-time, salaried Chancellor at the University at Buffalo.

The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk began in 2002 with 24 gardens, in an effort to showcase the neighborhoods surrounding the University at Buffalo South campus which includes the University District of Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst.

2015 marks the 14th year of the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, a free self-guided tour of more than 70 private gardens and carefully nurtured public spaces. The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk is designed to encourage neighborhood beautification, collaboration and to build strong communities.

Watch for the Spring Plant and Seed Exchange

Call for Artists - 2015 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Poster and Exhibition

DEADLINE: Submissions accepted until April 3, 2015.
COST: Free. Open to the general public.

Call for artists: Submissions of original artwork are being sought for use on the Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 posters. The University Heights Arts Association will jury the competition. The theme for this year's competition, The Beauty in our Backyard, invites interpretation of anything from a single flower to an entire backyard. Painting, photography, illustration, mixed media and digital art will be considered. Entries are due by Friday, April 3, 2015. A related exhibition will be held from June 1 - July 31 at area venues as part of the University Heights Arts Association Arts Crawl Partnering Program. The Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk, which showcases gardens in the University District and surrounding communities, will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

For submission details, download the full prospectus at:

Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 Details

Date: Saturday July 11, 2015 - Free event, rain or shine in the University District neighborhoods

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: : Various homes and public spaces in the neighborhoods of the University District of Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst.

Capen Garden Walk 2014 Photos

See photos from this year's Capen Garden Walk

2014 Capen Garden Walk Poster

The 2014 Snyder Ridge Gardening poster art prize was awarded to Sallye Keith. A big thank you to University Heights Arts Association for overseeing our contest.

See all the entries on our Flickr account

Watch for the 2015 Gardener's Entry Form

National Garden Festial

The Capen Garden Walk is a participant in the National Garden Festival. The National Garden Festival is a great green umbrella under which Garden Walk Buffalo, other Buffalo Niagara garden walks, open gardens, garden-related events, symposia and tours are packaged and promoted to attract visitors from far and wide.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Just Pizza
Queen City Imaging
Shango Bistro and Wine Bar

The Steer
State University of New York at Buffalo

Snyder Ridge Landscaping
University District Council Office

Photos from Previous Year's Samuel P. Capen Garden Walks

Click here to view photos

Contact Us

or email us at capengardenwalk@gmail.com .

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