from $6.00 2016 Digital Photo Contest

Garden Members - First entry is free, each additional entry - $6
General Public - $8

Adult (18+)
Teens (12-17)
Youth (Under 12)

All photos were considered for the following two awards:

  • Cover of the Gardens’ Next Newsletter

Photos submitted in each age range were considered for the following awards:

  • Best Use of Shadows and Light
  • Most Unusual Vantage Point
  • Best Use of Color
  • Best Use of Macro Photography

Click here for an Entry Form
(email or mail in your entry form, pay online and we will match them up)

2015 Winners

Cover of the Next Newsletter - Tina Bidwell

President's Pick - Patricia Terranova


Best Use of Color - Madelyn Reisch

Best Use of Macro Photography - Maya Reisch

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Matthew Norvilitis

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Darren Stry


Best Use of Color - Rachel Norvilitis

Best Use of Macro Photography - Rebecca Rozeski

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Samantha Moeller

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Rachel Norvilitis


Best Use of Color - Eileen Graetz

Best Use of Macro Photography - Tina Bidwell

Best Use of Shadow and Light - Jerry Buscarino

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Sharon Dentice


Garden Art Sale & Plant Society Avenue

June 25-26
10am-5pm, Free
Outside on the Gardens’ front lawn

No garden is complete without art!  Sculpture, metal work, paintings, wood work, architectural remnants, found art, ceramics, planters and more.  Begin or complete your garden art collection, be it zany and unique or cool and subtle, there is something for everyone at this sale. 

Part of the weekend fun, Plant Society Avenue brings many societies and experts to exhibit favorite plants and answer questions concerning plant and garden care, and maintenance. A series of free, short talks on various horticultural topics will highlight topics from making a hypertufa and pruning roses to attracting birds and repelling deer. For more information please visit

Vendors participating in the 2016 Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale:


  • Junktures  Garden art/sculptures made from junk. Forestville, NY
  • Quest Creek Cast stone garden accessories with hostas/ornamental grasses, garden obelisks/tuteurs. East Otto, NY 
  • Sticks and Stones  Leaf castings, bee hives, butterfly houses, rock vases, and oil candles. N Tonawanda, NY 
  • Designer Mailbox Metal sculptures. Amherst, NY 
  • Leaves by Jenny Three-tier, hand-sculpted waterfall fountains, leaves, and bird baths. Clearwater, FL 
  • Heart of Franklinville Concrete garden statuary and rustic décor. Franklinville, NY      


  • Art Glass and More  Birdbaths and garden art made from repurposed vintage glass. Orchard Park, NY 
  • Creative Copper Wire Hand-crafted garden items made from copper and glass. Buffalo, NY 
  • ReCreations by Deb Hanging root vases, glass terrariums, suction window vases. Cherry Creek, NY 
  • Gleam & Glimmer Stained Glass Stained glass garden items, trellis, hanging bird baths, fairy garden accessories, tea lights, and wind chimes. N Tonawanda, NY 
  • Cynthia Harter Flowers made from vintage glass. Depew, NY        
  • Ratcha Lynn Hand-painted glass, pot holders, tea cozy, tote bag, and wrap skirts.  East Aurora, NY 
  • By Ann Hand-painted flags and vases. Rochester, NY 
  • Mary Terziani Glass Fused glass art: flowers, wind chimes, suncatchers, and functional pieces.  Rochester, NY 
  • Creative Glass Works Glass mosaics on bowling balls, birdhouses, and wrought iron mosaic hangers. Buffalo, NY 


  • Hog Shed Studio Pottery Functional stoneware pottery, bird feeders, bowls, and petal pots. Little Valley, NY 
  • Phoebe McKay Ceramic sculptures: birds, flora, and fauna. Buffalo, NY 
  • JPG Pottery Hand-thrown pottery sculptures – 100 lbs each. Allegany, NY 
  • Diane Sypniewski Hand-painted clay pottery of birds/nature, oil paintings of floral landscapes, and painted floral glassware. Depew, NY 
  • Over the Buffalo Moon One-of-a-kind decorative pottery, fused glass jewelry, and suncatchers. Cheektowaga, NY 


  • Images by Michael Nature/fine art photos of flowers, birds and scenic landscapes. Cattaraugus, NY 
  • Watercolors by Sheryl Perez  Watercolor originals and prints. Wheatfield, NY 

 Wood Crafts

  • Lotus Wood Crafts Hand-crafted wood items from barn wood and pallets, furniture and garden accessories. Depew, NY 
  • Maple View Farm Handmade wooden garden ornaments toadstools, and salad bowls. Holland, NY 


  • Different by Design Hand-painted garden art, and solar sconces. Amherst, NY   
  • Live Art  Natural rock planters. Sandusky, OH 
  • Copper Creations  Recycled copper, brass sprinklers, sculptures, and flower showers. Haines City, FL
  • Ten Thousand Villages  Hand-crafted planters, garden sculptures, wind chimes, bird baths, gardeners soaps, and lotions. Williamsville, NY