AAA/Horizon Club Tours has teamed up with local gardening expert Sally Cunningham for nine Garden Discoveries bus trips throughout July and early August. The tours coincide with the National Garden Festival, which is happening throughout Western New York June 21st through August 2nd.
· Friday, July 11th – Lockport Wine and Flowers – includes lunch at the Tuscarora Inn, garden visits and shopping time.
· Sunday, July 13th – Buffalo: Cottage District – private gardens in the Little Summer, Union and 16th St. area.
· Friday, July 18th – Buffalo: Eclectic and Artistic Upper West Side – private gardens in the Baynes, Bird and Delavan area.
· Saturday, July 19th – Passionate Plant Collectors’ Tour – includes a picnic at Smug Creek Gardens and visits to daylily, jack-in-the-pulpit, hosta and alpine gardens.
· Sunday, July 20th – Buffalo: Allentown and Johnson Park – visit some of Buffalo’s garden writers and artists in one of Buffalo’s most architecturally diverse neighborhoods.
· Thursday, July 24th – Buffalo: Heart of Garden Walk – visit some of Buffalo’s most photographed gardens in the Lancaster, Norwood and Richmond area.
· Friday, July 25th – Buffalo: Architecture and Gardens, Treasures of Old Buffalo – visits to some of Buffalo’s architectural treasures, including a guided tour of the Charles Burchfield botanical illustrations exhibit at the Burchfield-Penney Museum.
· Thursday, July 31st – Sunset at Graycliff, Lakeside Cottages and Estates – visit private lakefront cottages and go on Graycliff’s sunset tour.
· Friday, August 1st – Secret Gardens of Java and the Hidden Valley – visit private gardens and check out Hidden Valley Animal Adventure.
Cunningham will also be leading multi-day trips to the Hudson valley and the Botanical Gardens of New York City – find out more about these trips and the ones listed above at the Horizon Club Tours website.
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