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.
2016 marks 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. The Capen Garden Walk is designed to encourage neighborhood beautification, collaboration and build strong communities.
Join us for the 15th Annual Capen Garden Walk on July 16, 2016!
Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2016 Details
Date: Saturday July 16, 2016
Time: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Location: Various homes and public spaces in the neighborhoods of the University District of Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst.
Free event, rain or shine in the University District neighborhoods
2016 Garden Walk Map
Be on the lookout for this year’s map!
Spring 2016 Plant and Seed Exchange
Saturday May 21, 2016, 10 AM – 2PM
University Presbyterian Church
Corner of Niagara Falls Blvd. and Main St.
2016 Gardener’s Entry Form
2016 Capen Garden Walk Poster
- 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!
Christine Brooks Gardening Grant
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.
The grant deadline has passed. Please check back next year!
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.
Photos & Videos from Previous Year’s Samuel P. Capen Garden Walks
The Capen Garden Walk is a participant in Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara. Garden Walk Buffalo Niagara 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!
- Erie County Legislator Peter J. Savage III
- Just Pizza
- Queen City Imaging
- Shango Bistro and Wine Bar
- The Steer
- Tops Markets
- University at Buffalo
- University Heights Collaborative
- University District Councilmember Rasheed Wyatt
- University Heights Arts Association
Garden Walk News
Dear Neighbor, 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, […]
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 […]
The University Heights Arts Association presents the results of the 2016 Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk Poster Art Competition: 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 View the 50+ competition entries There will be an […]
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 […]
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 […]