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 16th Annual Capen Garden Walk on July 15, 2017!
Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk 2017 Details
Date: Saturday July 15, 2017
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
Maps are available at the UB Anderson Gallery located at 1 Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, NY 14214.
NEW THIS YEAR!
First ever Capen Garden Walk by Night from 8PM – 1OPM.
Visit our gardens under the light of the moon. Enjoy the evening ambiance of nature under the stars.
Fall 2016 Plant and Seed Exchange
Saturday October 1, 2016, 10 AM – 2PM
University Presbyterian Church
Corner of Niagara Falls Blvd. and Main St.
Watch for the 2017 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 Garden 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!
2016 Garden Grant recipients were Lauren Thomann, Corey Bower and Shirley Ann Jordan.
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