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Visit Buffalo Niagara and Gardens Buffalo Niagara have produced a Press Kit that includes story ideas and background information on the region's garden tourism assets and personalities.

You can download the PDF file here.

The press kit contains:

Story ideas:

  • Gardening’s Role in Buffalo’s Rebirth
  • Buffalo-style Gardens
  • Making the Most of Small City Lots
  • Eco-friendly Parking Lots
  • Community Gardens: A Positive Effect on Neighborhoods
  • Brownfield Remediation Through Creative Plantings
  • Urban Roots: USA’s First Community-owned Cooperative
  • Test Gardens at Erie Basin Marina
  • How Buffalo Came Back From “Arborgeddon” (aka the October 2006 Storm)
  • A Short Growing Season and Snowy Winters: Challenge and Opportunity
  • Beautifying Buffalo Through Lunenfeld Grants
  • Peace Garden Trail

Background materials on:

  • Frederic Law Olmsted in Buffalo
  • The Richardson Olmsted Campus
  • Buffalo’s Parkside Community
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
  • Erie Basin Marina
  • Cottage District and Elmwood Village
  • Buffalo in Bloom
  • PLANT WNY (Professional Landscape and Nursery Trades Association)
  • Gardens Buffalo Niagara
  • Garden walks and tours throughout the region

Ten great garden destinations

  • The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House Gardens
  • Delaware Park Japanese Garden
  • Delaware Park Rose Garden
  • Erie Basin Marina Trial Gardens
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate
  • Larkinville Gardens
  • Niagara Square Garden
  • Peace Garden Trail

And brief bios and contact information on local garden and tourism experts:

  • Jim Charlier
  • Sally Cunningham
  • Nellie Gardner
  • Erin Grajek
  • Brian Hayden
  • Ed Healy
  • Elizabeth Licata
  • Kathy Guest Shadrack
  • Mike Shadrack
  • Connie Oswald Stofko

The Horticultural Assets Press Kits were developed for the GWA | The Association of Garden Communicators 2017 Annual Conference, held in Buffalo August 4-7.