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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Looking Forward - Looking Back Azalea Time Has Come

Cherry Blossoms almost gone
They fell like snow in Buffalo
Now azaleas take the stage
Hot pink across stone steps
And every green your can see
On graceful maple leaves

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Saturday May 11th, 2013 Rain or Shine!  Cherry Blossom viewing day picnics.  We will host a sunrise time meditation sitting and walking at 7:00AM.  Then the garden will be showing us it's last spring blossoms all day.  If you want, bring a picnic or instruments or cameras or children or just come!  We will offering free docent tours at 1:00 and at 2:00.  This is a miraculous time of year.  Celebrate rain or shine.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Cleaning Day

Spring Cleaning on a freezing morning at the Japanese Garden -Saturday April 20th.  Thanks to the many helpers and friends who came to help!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Clean Up Day - Spring!!!

Saturday April 20.  Check in at the Table on Hoyt Lake near Chapin.  We'll meet and go to work in the Japanese Garden or other Olmsted Places.  9AM start.  All morning.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Cherry Blossoms in
The Japanese Garden of Buffalo