This large-format, soft-cover volume runs 120 pages and aims to capture the best of Garden Walk Buffalo with photographs of its 260-plus gardens and interviews with the gardeners responsible.
Frederick Law Olmsted's Delaware Park, community gardens, a list of selected plants grown in Western New York (zone 5), a history of Garden Walk Buffalo and its impact on local urban gardens and how it helps rejuvenate city streets, and even a brief bit on how to start your own garden walk are also addressed.
The DVD, making it all the more real, features an interactive map.
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The book was photographed by Don Zinteck, of Photographics 2; written by Elizabeth Licata, editor of Buffalo Spree magazine; and designed by Jim Charlier, of JCharlier Communication design. The DVD was produced by Cheryl Jackson and Brian Milbrand. The book and DVD are published by Buffalo Heritage, Inc., the publisher, under the name of Canisius College Press, that published the coffee table book Classic Buffalo.
Garden Walk Buffalo is of the largest garden tours in the U.S. More than 260 private Buffalo gardens open to the public the last week of July each year. Participants in the Walk see some of Buffalo’s most beautiful and creative urban gardens. Garden Walk has become one of Western New York’s most anticipated summer events. Garden Walk Buffalo has also been a major force in neighborhood revitalization, encouraging residents to combat urban blight through grassroots beautification.
The book is $30 and the DVD $10 (plus tax and shipping/handling). Both can be ordered at: www.buffaloheritage.com
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