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Public garden touring in Buffalo Niagara

There are many free public gardens you can visit currently in the Buffalo Niagara region...

Here’s a map I designed (and illustrated!) of gardens you can visit, for free, right now. The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens is currently closed, but the grounds are lovely! Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff, in Derby, is currently closed, but you can visit the gardens of the Martin House!

1 Japanese Garden of Buffalo |1 Museum Court
2 Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House | 25 Jewett Pkwy
3 Forest Lawn Cemetery | 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
4 Niagara Square Garden | 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, in front of City Hall
5 Delaware Park Rose Garden | 199 Lincoln Pkwy
6 The Erie Basin Marina Trial Gardens | 329 Erie St
7 Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens | 2655 South Park Ave
8 Frank Lloyd Wright Graycliff | 6472 Old Lake Shore Rd, Derby, NY

Jim Charlier is an advertising designer/photographer/crafter with a serious gardening problem. He's co-written a garden design book featuring the funky, quirky and fun gardens by the gardeners of Buffalo titled "Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs" (; he writes a long-standing garden blog (; led the largest garden tour in America, Garden Walk Buffalo; has written for, or provided photography for dozens of magazines and books; has made presentations and participated in panel discussions on garden design and garden tourism nationally and internationally.

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