Thursday, August 3, 2017

Welcome Garden Writers to Buffalo, New York

We are happy to welcome the GWA to Western New York in August 2017. 

The Japanese Garden is a 4-Season strolling Garden located in Delaware Park, a Fredrick Law Olmsted designed park. For photos of the Cherry Blossoms during the Cherry Blossom Festival 

For our Facebook Page: Friends of the Japanese Garden 
We hope you enjoy your time in Buffalo!
Email us at:

Friday, July 4, 2014

Last year - great garden lovers visit the Japanese Garden

It's been a long time since we posted on this blog........

We were busy building the Cherry Blossom Festival in Buffalo. See Now we are thinking about Buffalo Garden Walk Weekend! July 26-27 Sat and Sunday 10am - 4pm. We need hosts in the garden to be friendly and hand out our Japanese Garden of Buffalo post cards. Plan on spending 2 hours with a companion. Please contact us at to sign up for a shift.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Learn more about the Cherry Blossom Festival

See our Buffalo Cherry Blossom Web Site!

NEW!!! First (EVER!) Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

Think Spring!

It is winter today but surely spring follows and The Friends of the Japanese Garden are making plans for an eleven day event in the Japanese Garden and other spots around Buffalo where cherry blossoms bloom.  Check out all our plans on our new web site -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Garden Walk - We welcomed visitors from every where!

Folks came from all over to the Japanese Garden of Buffalo - The people posted included guests from China, Japan, Depew NY, Guatemala, and Williamsville and Buffalo.  Every one who passed this way was friendly, interested, impressed with the garden.It was a great weekend -the weather was cool, clear, basically perfect.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Join Us!

Be a Friend of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo!
Click on this link to give to the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to support the Japanese Garden of Buffalo.
This Garden resonates peace and tranquility and is a Gem for our City.
Japanese Gardens require extra care and attention. 
Volunteer your time! 
Contribute in your special way!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Garden Walk of Buffalo - July 27 and 28

The Japanese Garden of Buffalo is the northern most garden on the map of our great local weekend garden event. Sat/Sun 9-5 July 27-28

  What is very cool about that fact is that we have a big parking lot at the top of the garden next to the Buffalo History Museum (corner Elmwood and Nottingham Terrace).  Shuttle buses will take guests (free) from The Japanese garden to other stops on the Garden Walk including headquarters where folks can get water and souvenirs.

We are still in need of a few volunteers to greet visiters in the garden.  We are asking people to take two hours to be in the garden as a friendly representative.  We will have informational brochures to hand to folks.  You could bring a picnic, sit in the shade and enjoy the wonerful visitors who love gardens.  Interested? e-mail (Trudy)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Now that Sakura Season has passed, I'm dreaming of next year's show! Each year it seems even more beautiful. I can't help but to wonder what my children's children will say when they see these beautiful trees. Long Live the Cherry Blossom!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ikebana Lesson

Azaleas, Heaven

Azaleas, Earth

White azaleas, Man

Laughter in between


Red dogwood with tiny buds

Clipped to make dynamic lines

Like drawing with an eraser
Then a lily in a kanzen
So dignified
It makes us gasp.
Metal grass
Manhattan trash
Entrapping tender peonies
This is free form
Ladies with their husband’s names
Are breaking all the rules
Flowers are their weapons
Space their golden key