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 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: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Location: Various homes and public spaces in the neighborhoods of the University District of Buffalo, Eggertsville and Amherst.
- 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
Spring Plant and Seed Exchange
Come with your extra plants and seeds, leave with something new for your garden. Stop by even if you have nothing to share. We are generous!
Date: Saturday May 16th
Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Location: University Community Farmers Market, Main Street at Kenmore Avenue
2015 Gardener’s Entry Form
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.
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!
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
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
- Snyder Ridge Landscaping
- University District Council Office
- University Heights Arts Association
Garden Walk News
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, […]
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 […]
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! […]