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Completed applications are due February 19, 2018 with anticipated funding awards announced in early spring of 2018. Applications and eligibility requirements can be found here, or you can call 716-247-5004 and we will mail you an application. The application process is easy and we will offer assistance if there are any questions. The Garden Walk Buffalo Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants were named for Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder.

Award amounts are based on the overall project cost and the eligible projects are required to include matching funds from government, private contributions or volunteer sweat equity. These award projects will be highlighted during the coming year's Garden Walk.

The Garden Walk Buffalo Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants have helped fund dozens of garden beautification projects across the West Side of Buffalo for a total of more than $80,000 since 2005.

Garden Walk Buffalo has become a major event for the city of Buffalo and showcases its friendly people, inspiring architecture, magnificent waterfront and especially its record number of spectacular gardens. One objective is to give back to the community by supplying funds to blocks clubs and neighborhood groups that want to improve their streets and become part of this wonderful weekend event.

The Marvin Lunenfeld Beautification Grants have helped to fund dozens of garden beautification projects within the GW area such as community gardens, hanging flower baskets, street corner planter projects, garden restoration and more. A list of these projects can be found on our website.

Garden Walk Buffalo, the largest garden tour in the U.S., is held the last weekend of July each year. In 2018, the free event will be Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In 2018, more than 400 residences and businesses throughout the west side of Buffalo opened their creative urban gardens for tens of thousands of visitors from around the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Media contact only: Tom Peglowski (716-883-2164)