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2018-07-11 / Local News

City’s garden walk to showcase local blooms this weekend

by ALAN RIZZO Editor


Flowers bloom in one of 26 gardens being showcased in this year’s City of Tonawanda Garden Walk, which is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 
Photo courtesy of Susan Gregg Flowers bloom in one of 26 gardens being showcased in this year’s City of Tonawanda Garden Walk, which is scheduled to take place from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Photo courtesy of Susan Gregg The third annual City of Tonawanda Garden Walk will be back this weekend for a two-day tour of 26 home gardens, many of which will be available to visitors at night.

Organizer Susan Gregg said “Night Lights,” an evening portion of the garden walk, will include 16 gardens and take place from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday.

The regular garden walk will follow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

According to information posted to the website of the City of Tonawanda Board of Visual & Performing Arts, the garden walk is a free, self-guided tour of gardens in the city with no designated start or end point.

There are no tickets required and no designated parking areas, although parking is available on streets the garden walk follows.

Although application submissions are closed for 2018, there is no entry fee for gardeners who want to participate.

Gregg called the garden walk a good opportunity for visitors to get to know the city, its people and its features.

“Tonawanda is a closely guarded secret, and people in Tonawanda put their hearts into their gardens,” she said. “[The garden walk is] a wonderful way to visit our community and see what we have to offer.”

Guides for the garden walk are available at the Police Department in Tonawanda City Hall, 200 Niagara St., and the City Of Tonawanda Public Library, 333 Main St., as well as at the homes of participating gardeners and at local businesses that have advertised in the guide.

To learn more, visit the garden walk’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/City-of- Tonawanda-Garden-Walk-22 6717254139367/; call Susan Gregg at 957-4177; or email the Board of Visual & Performing Arts at cotboardofarts@hotmail.com.

The garden walk is sponsored by the City of Tonawanda Board of Visual & Performing Arts, which aims to promote the city and inspire, unite and develop an enlightened community through creating cultural and art experiences for residents and visitors.

Additional information on the garden walk is available on the board’s website at www.cityoftonawandaartsboard.com/garden-walk/.

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