Would your group be interested in seeing residential gardens in the region? Are you looking for suggested itineraries? Do you need the support of a local step-on guide? Need to know what streets are bus-friendly or where to park a bus? Would you like maps ahead of time? Or do you just need to know where to park a bus?
Gardens Buffalo Niagara (GBN) has helped to plan and host many types of tours over the years, from helping single buses of garden gawkers from out of state, to coordinating six buses of tours (with guides) to local residential and public gardens for the GWA | The Association of Garden Writers’ Annual Conference in 2017.
- Extending your weekend stay. GBN hosts Tours of Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays throughout Buffalo Niagara, with 70-plus, select, residential gardens.
- Other sites of horticultural interest locally include the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens the Erie Basin Marina Trial Gardens the Fredrick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park's Japanese Garden Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House and Graycliff, Draves Arboretum, and much more.
- GBN is able to suggest itineraries themed for green innovations/sustainability, architecture, residential gardens, urban faming, plant collectors gardens, urban gardening – or just residential gardens that have appeared in national magazines!
- Your group may be interested in other horticultural destinations on their way in or out of Buffalo, including the Canada’s Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Conservatory and Horticultural School, the spectacular summer plantings of Canada’s Niagara-on-the-Lake hamlet, Rochester’s Civic Garden Center or Highland Park Conservatory, Canandaigua’s Sonnenberg Gardens, Linwood NY’s tree peony collection at Linwood Gardens.
GBN’s partners at Visit Buffalo Niagara, the regional visitors bureau, is happy to assist with itinerary ideas for hotels, restaurants, tours and attractions that can accommodate busloads of guests. Submit an RFP if you are looking to contract hotel rooms or arrange group travel. If needed, they can connect you to local receptive services and provide sample itineraries. To get started, please email Leah Mueller, Tourism Sales Director or call her at 716-218-2936.
Your garden tourists may even want to see that little garden water feature we call Niagara Falls!
Contact Marketing@GardensBuffaloNiagara.com and we’ll get your group started on a very memorable trip to Buffalo’s gardens!