By MeLinda Schnyder
February 02, 2022
Despite its reputation for colossal cold and snow, New York’s Queen City is an oasis of parks and gardens.
If Buffalo, New York, were on anybody’s travel radar in the past, it was likely to be viewed as a stop to grab some wings before heading to Niagara Falls. That’s changed in recent years as everyone from “The New York Times” to “The Times” of London has heaped praise on New York’s second city for its architectural wonders by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan as well as its revitalized waterfront and stellar arts scene.
Perhaps the greatest contributor to the city’s new-found allure is its wealth of parks and gardens. Yes, that snowy land way up in the northwestern part of New York state, just a hop, skip, and a jump from Canada, can hold its own with any gracious Southern landscape or pastoral California setting. From one of the most expansive projects by celebrated landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to the country’s largest gardens tour, Buffalo is ever-blooming.