North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization

North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization NTBGO, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, works toward restoring the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden to a scenic

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2nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE DECORATING CONTEST December 4, 2021, 1:00 pm at the Greenhouse, 1825 Sweeney Street. Only 4 spac...
11/12/2021

2nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE DECORATING CONTEST December 4, 2021, 1:00 pm at the Greenhouse, 1825 Sweeney Street. Only 4 spaces available so enter soon! Individuals, groups, or organizations may enter.

Entry fee $10 due by November 30, 2021. Message this page for submission info.

INFO:
-Evergreen tree & stand provided by NTBGO
-Natural items encouraged: Pine cones, seed pods, nutshells, dried flowers, feathers, etc. Tree skirt is optional
-Entrants provide lights, not more than 300 per tree
-Entrants provide a sign to identify their name/organization
-Entrants provide ornaments: NO TINSEL, FLOCKING, FOOD BASED DECORATIONS, GLITTER, OR PAINTED ITEMS. BIODEGRADABLE ONLY!

WHEN: Decorating trees: Friday Dec 3 2:00 - 4:00 pm and Saturday Dec 4 9:00 - 11:00 am. Masks required for those not vaccinated

Trees will be judged on Originality/Creativity, use of natural items, and overall appearance. The winner will receive a native tree to be planted in the spring. Decorated trees will be on display inside the greenhouse from Dec 5 - Jan 2, lit nightly from 5:00 - 9:00 pm for the public to enjoy. Each entrant may retrieve their decorations on January 4 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm or by arrangement.

Message this page with questions!

2nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE DECORATING CONTEST December 4, 2021, 1:00 pm at the Greenhouse, 1825 Sweeney Street. Only 4 spaces available so enter soon! Individuals, groups, or organizations may enter.

Entry fee $10 due by November 30, 2021. Message this page for submission info.

INFO:
-Evergreen tree & stand provided by NTBGO
-Natural items encouraged: Pine cones, seed pods, nutshells, dried flowers, feathers, etc. Tree skirt is optional
-Entrants provide lights, not more than 300 per tree
-Entrants provide a sign to identify their name/organization
-Entrants provide ornaments: NO TINSEL, FLOCKING, FOOD BASED DECORATIONS, GLITTER, OR PAINTED ITEMS. BIODEGRADABLE ONLY!

WHEN: Decorating trees: Friday Dec 3 2:00 - 4:00 pm and Saturday Dec 4 9:00 - 11:00 am. Masks required for those not vaccinated

Trees will be judged on Originality/Creativity, use of natural items, and overall appearance. The winner will receive a native tree to be planted in the spring. Decorated trees will be on display inside the greenhouse from Dec 5 - Jan 2, lit nightly from 5:00 - 9:00 pm for the public to enjoy. Each entrant may retrieve their decorations on January 4 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm or by arrangement.

Message this page with questions!

10/21/2021

October 23: Native Shrubs and Trees for sale from 9:00 am until noon. Look for us on the north side of the greenhouse. Cash or check. $32 ea for 3-gallon pots of the following species:
Cornus sericea, Red Osier dogwood
Cornus racemosa, Gray dogwood
Cornus amomum, Silky dogwood ($27 ea)
Rhus glabra, Winged sumac
Rinus resinosa, Red pine
Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush at $10 each
Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud at $15 each per 1-gallon pot

We welcomed ECC's Water Academy today, and they learned about NTBGO's work to bring native habitat and environmental sus...
10/21/2021

We welcomed ECC's Water Academy today, and they learned about NTBGO's work to bring native habitat and environmental sustainability to the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden. Thank you, Students, and Professor Robbyn Drake, for your work in helping us complete a planting project and learning about water testing.

A beautiful day for the ribbon cutting of our Shoreline Restoration project from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Many broug...
10/18/2021

A beautiful day for the ribbon cutting of our Shoreline Restoration project from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Many brought this project to our City: Emily Root and Jill Jedlicka of Waterkeeper, Wendel, Dave Hails, Tim DePriest of NYSDEC, North Tonawanda city leadership represented by Mayor Art Pappas, North Tonawanda Youth, Parks, and Recreation Department, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, and your NTBGO represented by Chairman Dave Conti.

A beautiful day for the ribbon cutting of our Shoreline Restoration project from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. Many brought this project to our City: Emily Root and Jill Jedlicka of Waterkeeper, Wendel, Dave Hails, Tim DePriest of NYSDEC, North Tonawanda city leadership represented by Mayor Art Pappas, North Tonawanda Youth, Parks, and Recreation Department, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, and your NTBGO represented by Chairman Dave Conti.

Many thanks to the UB students who came to help us on a rainy Saturday. They started cuttings, w**ded once the rain stop...
10/17/2021

Many thanks to the UB students who came to help us on a rainy Saturday. They started cuttings, w**ded once the rain stopped, and cleaned pots during the rain. Thank you very much!

The Living Shoreline project at the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden, led by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, is officially ...
10/14/2021

The Living Shoreline project at the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden, led by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, is officially complete! Please join us for a ribbon cutting celebration event on Monday, October 18, 1:00 pm at the project site located at 1825 Sweeney Street, North Tonawanda NY. NTBGO is honored to have partnered with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, who have created this natural space on the Erie Canal shoreline to restore native habitat. This project aims to restore the existing landscape to a more natural and self-sustaining form, utilizing a combination of natural materials, native plants, and bioengineering techniques. The restored condition will achieve a more seamless transition between the land and water and will build valuable aquatic, riparian, and upland habitats.

The Living Shoreline project at the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden, led by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, is officially complete! Please join us for a ribbon cutting celebration event on Monday, October 18, 1:00 pm at the project site located at 1825 Sweeney Street, North Tonawanda NY. NTBGO is honored to have partnered with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, who have created this natural space on the Erie Canal shoreline to restore native habitat. This project aims to restore the existing landscape to a more natural and self-sustaining form, utilizing a combination of natural materials, native plants, and bioengineering techniques. The restored condition will achieve a more seamless transition between the land and water and will build valuable aquatic, riparian, and upland habitats.

10/07/2021

Our last Community Work Day of 2021 will be on Oct 16, 9:00 am til noon. Support your North Tonawanda Botanical Garden as we get ready for cooler weather!
We're also having a Native Shrub Sale same day. Look for us in the parking lot or on the north side of the greenhouse, depending on weather. $32 ea for 3-gallon pots of the following species:
Cornus sericea, Red Osier dogwood
Cornus racemosa, Gray dogwood
Cornus amomum, Silky dogwood
Rhus glabra, Winged sumac
Rinus resinosa, Red pine
Cephalanthus occidentalis, Buttonbush at $10 each
Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud at $15 each per 1-gallon pot

09/21/2021

Voting is now live! What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community? Residents ages 16 and up living in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore, Grand Island and Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood are eligible to cast a ballot now through September 26 online or in-person. Read about the projects and get all the details on the ballot process at TonawandaFund.org

09/16/2021

NTBGO has been chosen for environmental improvements through the Tonawanda Community Environmental Benefits Program. Please vote for our project in Tier 1. Residents ages 16 and up living in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore, Grand Island and Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood are eligible to cast a ballot starting September 20. Read about the projects and learn more at TonawandaFund.org.

Thank you very much!

Many thanks to KeyBank Branch Mid-City Plaza for choosing North Tonawanda Botanical Garden for their Volunteer Day! What...
09/15/2021

Many thanks to KeyBank Branch Mid-City Plaza for choosing North Tonawanda Botanical Garden for their Volunteer Day! What a transformation of our Rock Garden, thanks to these intrepid gardeners. Evelyn Zupo led the charge.

Community Work Day on Saturday Sept 18 - Come join NTBGO to make our NT Botanical Garden better. Gardening from 9:00 am ...
09/14/2021

Community Work Day on Saturday Sept 18 - Come join NTBGO to make our NT Botanical Garden better. Gardening from 9:00 am until noon. Time counts for Community Service hours. Meet at the greenhouse and bring gloves if you have them. Message this page for more info.

Community Work Day on Saturday Sept 18 - Come join NTBGO to make our NT Botanical Garden better. Gardening from 9:00 am until noon. Time counts for Community Service hours. Meet at the greenhouse and bring gloves if you have them. Message this page for more info.

Saturday August 21 is Community Work Day! Come out and join NTBGO as we continue making our NT Botanical Garden better a...
08/17/2021

Saturday August 21 is Community Work Day! Come out and join NTBGO as we continue making our NT Botanical Garden better and better. Gardening from 9:00 am until noon - meet at the greenhouse. This counts for Community Service hours. Dress for the weather, bring water, wear a hat, bring gloves if you have them. Message this page for more info. Pictured: Joe Pye w**d in the rain garden.

Saturday August 21 is Community Work Day! Come out and join NTBGO as we continue making our NT Botanical Garden better and better. Gardening from 9:00 am until noon - meet at the greenhouse. This counts for Community Service hours. Dress for the weather, bring water, wear a hat, bring gloves if you have them. Message this page for more info. Pictured: Joe Pye w**d in the rain garden.

07/26/2021
North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline

Interesting post about our Shoreline Restoration. The tall grass is not supposed to be mown at this point. Plants are still establishing themselves, and in the fall we will have paths and signage.

Today's Sustainable Community session about clean water taught our students about tests to see how water is clean and sa...
07/21/2021

Today's Sustainable Community session about clean water taught our students about tests to see how water is clean and safe for wildlife and for us. These students asked some great questions and learned first-hand how important our water is.

Another great day at Gross Out Camp! Design thinking in action.
07/16/2021

Another great day at Gross Out Camp! Design thinking in action.

Gross Out Camp day 3! Making slime, learning about plant lore, and a hike around the botanical garden…
07/14/2021

Gross Out Camp day 3! Making slime, learning about plant lore, and a hike around the botanical garden…

This Saturday, July 17, join us for a Community Work Day! This qualifies for Community Service Hours. Come out for a few...
07/13/2021

This Saturday, July 17, join us for a Community Work Day! This qualifies for Community Service Hours. Come out for a few hours and be a part of something big in our community. Meet at 9:00 am at the greenhouse - we work until noon. Bring gloves, water, and dress for the weather. No gardening experience required. Message this page for more info...

This Saturday, July 17, join us for a Community Work Day! This qualifies for Community Service Hours. Come out for a few hours and be a part of something big in our community. Meet at 9:00 am at the greenhouse - we work until noon. Bring gloves, water, and dress for the weather. No gardening experience required. Message this page for more info...

First Day of Gross Out Camp! Sponsored by North Tonawanda Youth Center directed by Michelle Bernas. What a fun day!
07/13/2021

First Day of Gross Out Camp! Sponsored by North Tonawanda Youth Center directed by Michelle Bernas. What a fun day!

Today's event, Going Native, led by Scott Lembitz of Sunrise Expeditions, was a fascinating way for students to understa...
07/11/2021

Today's event, Going Native, led by Scott Lembitz of Sunrise Expeditions, was a fascinating way for students to understand how native plants create homes for butterflies and other creatures. Check out our remaining FREE sessions https://ntbgo.weebly.com/calendar.html

Today's event, Going Native, led by Scott Lembitz of Sunrise Expeditions, was a fascinating way for students to understand how native plants create homes for butterflies and other creatures. Check out our remaining FREE sessions https://ntbgo.weebly.com/calendar.html

Photos from NT Parks and Recreation's post
07/08/2021

Photos from NT Parks and Recreation's post

What an amazing honor for our Living Shoreline Project to be chosen by Buffalo Spree's Best of WNY 2021 Best Sustainable...
07/07/2021

What an amazing honor for our Living Shoreline Project to be chosen by Buffalo Spree's Best of WNY 2021 Best Sustainable Project. Part of Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal's shoreline has now returned to its natural state as a home for wildlife and native plants, all while creating a natural water filter. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper partnered with the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization and City of North Tonawanda Parks Department and DPW to support this work, as well as the Greenway Ecological Fund who funded the project. We have some finishing touches being added to the site this summer. Come and check it out when you get a chance!

What an amazing honor for our Living Shoreline Project to be chosen by Buffalo Spree's Best of WNY 2021 Best Sustainable Project. Part of Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal's shoreline has now returned to its natural state as a home for wildlife and native plants, all while creating a natural water filter. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper partnered with the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization and City of North Tonawanda Parks Department and DPW to support this work, as well as the Greenway Ecological Fund who funded the project. We have some finishing touches being added to the site this summer. Come and check it out when you get a chance!

07/02/2021

Our organization received a generous grant from the WalMart Foundation. This money will be used for much-needed equipment and supplies to make our work so much easier. Many thanks to NTBGO Member Emily Root for her work in applying for this funding, and of course many thanks to WalMart for recognizing our organization.

06/24/2021

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1825 Sweeney Street
North Tonawanda, NY
14120

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9am - 12pm

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When is a good time to start seeds for annuals? I want to add a bunch of zinnias, cosmos, Lantana - etc. I've always bought them and have never done them from seed - but I want to give it a go.
hello, since your group are great gardeners, is it possible to start seedings in a milk containers in this WNY weather? Please forgive me for asking on this fb page.
Can someone identify this? I picked it up as the saddest plant ever and it just exploded. Boy does it attract honey bees and carpenter bees.
I have no idea where else to ask this - but has anyone tried experimenting with growing clover as a living mulch for their flowerbeds - especially those designed to attract pollinators?
Hello there, do you need small bird houses?