Supporting transformation beyond the front yard, Gardens Buffalo Niagara (GBN) announces the awardees of the Lunenfeld Beautification Grant program, named for Garden Walk Buffalo’s founder, Marvin Lunenfeld.

Recipients include block clubs, churches, schools, community centers, and neighborhood business associations. Award amounts are based on the overall project cost, matching funds or volunteer sweat equity, and all projects must be seen from the street and be completed by mid-July.

“This may seem like it’s just a few extra flowers, but research shows that the presence of community-driven gardening projects leads to healthier neighborhoods and more connected communities,” says Laurie Ousley, GBN Vice President and Beautification Grants Committee Chair.

Each year, our region comes alive with visitors enjoying the creativity of Buffalo Niagara. Tourists and neighbors alike have the opportunity to re-consider Buffalo through the creativity of its gardeners.

2022 Lunenfeld Beautification Grant recipients: Projects are highlighted during Garden Walk Buffalo (July 30 & 31) and the East Side Garden Walk (July 23 & 24).

  • Allentown Association
  • Armory Hill Association
  • Artspace Buffalo Community Garden
  • Buffalo Collegiate Charter School
  • Celtic Place Community Garden
  • Claremont Community Block Club
  • Commodore Perry Community Garden (BMHA)
  • Fillmore Forward
  • The Foundry (Net+Positive)
  • Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
  • Gerard Place
  • Groundwork Buffalo
  • Judges Row Block Club
  • Kids Neighborhood Initiative
  • Main Street Garden Group
  • Marine Drive Apartments (BMHA)
  • Market Square Garden BRRAlliance (Black Rock
  • Riverside Alliance)
  • Minnesota Avenue Block Club
  • Miracle Missions Full Gospel Church
  • Niagara Street Block club
  • North Park Community School 50
  • Saranac Central Block Association
  • Spirit of Truth Ministry
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo
  • West Avenue Block Club

GBN has granted more than $125,000 in beautification grants to 180+ organizations throughout Buffalo since 2004.

Gardens Buffalo Niagara’s mission is to create more vibrant and beautiful communities by sharing our gardens with events like Garden Walk Buffalo, the East Side Garden Walk, Tours of Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays in July, The Buffalo Style Garden Art Sale, and Urban Farm Day. Visit to learn more.