Capen Garden Walk

GardenWalk250_2Samuel 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 Capen Garden Walk is designed to encourage neighborhood beautification, collaboration and build strong communities.

Join us for the 14th Annual Capen Garden Walk on July 11, 2015!

Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2015 Details

Date: Saturday July 11, 2015
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.

Map headquarters:

  • UB Anderson Gallery – 1 Martha Jackson Place (off Englewood Ave. and south of Kenmore Ave.)
  • Alternate Location: University Community Farmers Market – Main St. at Kenmore Ave.

Bonus: Complementary Shuttle provided by University at Buffalo Office of Community Relations.

Free event, rain or shine in the University District neighborhoods

Watch for the Spring Plant and Seed Exchange

Watch for the 2015 Gardener’s Entry Form

2015 Capen Garden Walk Poster

The 2015 poster art first place prize was awarded to Mary Connally. A big shout out to University Heights Arts Association for administering the competition!

GW poster 2015 web

The online exhibition including the second and third place winners may be viewed on Flickr.

An exhibition of the entries will take place from July 1-31st at the following Arts Crawl Partnering Locations: Amy’s Place Restaurant; Buffalo Roots, Hydroponics and Organics; and Queen City Imaging.

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

GWBN_GardenW&T_logoGarden Walk Buffalo Niagara

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!

  • Just Pizza
  • Queen City Imaging
  • Shango Bistro and Wine Bar
  • The Steer
  • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • UHC
  • Snyder Ridge Landscaping
  • University District Council Office
  • University Heights Arts Association

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Garden Walk News

Christine Brooks Memorial Fund

April 15, 2015
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 […]
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Capen Garden Walk – Call for Artists!

January 24, 2015
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! […]
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