Third Annual Capen Garden Walk Set for July 10

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: June 22, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The third annual Samuel P. Capen Garden Walk will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 10 in the Eggertsville and University Heights areas near the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus.

The Capen garden walk is sponsored by the University Community Initiative (UCI) at UB, the Eggertsville Community Organization (ECO) and the Gloria J. Parks Community Center. It will be free and open to the public.

Additional sponsors are Cornell Master Gardeners, Snyder Ridge Landscaping & Garden Center and The English Gardner.

Guides to nearly four dozen gardens will be available at 246 Capen Blvd., the headquarters for the walk, and at the UCI Web site at after June 30. Click on "UCI News and Events."

Gardeners interesting in entering their gardens in the garden walk can access registration forms at . The deadline for entries is June 30.

Individuals with questions about the garden walk may call 829-3524 or email

Samuel P. Capen served as UB's chancellor from 1922-50 when the South Campus was designed and built.

The University Community Initiative unites UB with public and private sector stakeholders in the City of Buffalo and the towns of Amherst, Cheektowaga and Tonawanda in an effort to stabilize and revitalize the neighborhoods surrounding the UB South Campus.