TheAtlantic.com Garden Walk mention

A glowing article about Garden Walk Buffalo, entitled Buffalo dreamin’ can be found on The Atlantic.com website. Writer Andrew Sprung, subbing for writer Andrew Sullivan’s column, praises Garden Walk Buffalo with comments such as:

“Buffalo has become a site of the triumph of imagination over physical reality in two ways that have caught my heart. The first is the inkpool spread of neighborhoods that have gone mad with gardening. Really. Gardening, like happiness and obesity, is contagious, and urban pioneers on the West Side have inspired neighbors to garden and so attracted new urban pioneers.”

“The movement has been driven in large part by the mind-blowing Buffalo Garden Walk, America’s best event of its kind, held the last weekend in July.”

He even goes on add that, in addition to Japanese- and English-style gardens, we have a new category – a Buffalo-style garden:

“…what I would call Buffalo gardens – eclectic, funky mixes in which found objects and exotic-looking surrounding rooftops figure prominently. “

“There’s a miniaturist intensity to many of the small back-yard enclosures. But Buffalo’s also got a fair amount of open space, and some entries are more like small parks.”

The link to the article can be found here:

A slide show of his own making can be found here:

I have a long-time garden blog, a popular garden on America's largest garden tour, and have co-written a book on garden design titled, "Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs" When I'm not doing all that, I am an advertising designer always out looking to design things to promote your business. Look me up at #jcharlier.

0 comments on “TheAtlantic.com Garden Walk mention

  1. Congratulations, Buffalo! And I was already looking forward to the Garden Walk experience.


  2. Sounds like he's a convert! Wonderful exposure for GWB–congratulations!


  3. Read a very flattering article about Buffalo in USA Today. Can't remember now if it was last Friday or this past Monday. Thought of you.


  4. Helen,Glad you're looking forward to a visit during the Walk. I believe the Toronto Botanical Garden is organizing a trip here also. We get LOTS of Canadians visiting for the Walk.Lynn,Thanks. The writer lived here for a while and his wife is from here. Sounds like they might even miss the place.Donna,Yes that articles was “Buffalo charges ahead into past.” It, like this article, in the first sentence mentions our snowy “lake effect” image, and then goes on to talk about our great buildings, some lovingly restored, others waiting for that love. We're all waiting for the article on Buffalo that doesn't mention snow or “rustbelt.” Once that happens, I guess we'll have turned a corner. For now, the easy thing is to always say we're “emerging,” “reinventing,” “rising from its ashes,” or “rebranding.”


  5. Excellent – you're amazing.Uh, except for that gold font color. In Google Reader it's very faint, kinda unreadable. Even people who AREN'T seniors will thank you.


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  7. I think they should give you a crown for what you have achieved. I will make da crown, all you have to do is find a politician to pronounce you King of Buffalo Beautification.


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