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Garden Walk Buffalo

Buffalo's West side

Open Days Garden Tour

Aug 04

August 04, 2012, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
varous location in Tompkins County

Four outstanding private gardens are open to the public for this day only, August 4, 2012, 10:00 – 4:00. The Roberson Garden, 124 Mott Rd in Dryden, features lush perennial beds surrounding an 1890 farm house. The Ridenour Garden, 346 Warren Rd. in the Town of Ithaca, is centered on a large lotus pond. The 'Sanity Garen', 302 E. Falls St. in the City of Ithaca, shows what can be done on a small lot and incorporates plants with strong leaf texture, sculpture, and stonework. Stephen Austin's Garden, 110 Delaware Ave. in the City of Ithaca, has 2 ponds, several alternative energy components, and a smal greenhouse where he experiments with aquaponics.

     The tour is self-guided and goes rain or shine. The cost is $5 per person per garden. Proceeds from the tour support the program of the Tompkins County Community Beautification Program and the Garden Conservancy.

     More information can be found at, or by calling 607-272-2292, ext. 123, or by emailing

Contact Information

Dan Klein