All About the Art – Lancaster Garden Walk


The 10th Annual Lancaster Garden Walk took place July 20th and 21st this year. The theme this year was “Roses”.ย  Local artists displayed their work and also were in the gardens to paint and draw.

I visited a few gardens in the area, starting with the one where we picked up the map, Two Chicks and a Rooster. This is a typical garden of what you find in the Buffalo area, a lot of homespun creativity, unique garden ornament, repurposing of materials, and beds bursting with bloom.


The art at this property is all done by the property owners. They own a business called Two Chicks and a Rooster, selling handmade items, some of which you see crafted in their gardens.


You can see these folks love color and jump on the chance to showcase their talents.


Roosters are a common country decor.


It was a bright, sunny day, one great for visiting gardens.


We will tour a few more gardens from this walk, also having in garden artists. Below is a group of student artists. Many of the artists were members of the Lancaster Art Academy. Others, members of the Twin Village Art Society.


Painting the Rooster’s studio.


The structure below housed one of the gardens, complete with paths through the interior.


It is much easier to show the structure from the outside, but the three images to follow are all from the inside looking out.


The space is really very tightly grown and the path narrow, but there are some interesting pieces to be found, like the blue chair.


The old chair, above and below, makes a nice plant stand. The little sign says, “Bless My Garden.”


The watering can was painted and turned into a water feature, pouring water into the matching green bucket.



The teacup ornaments were available for sale in the shop.


Next, back to my artsy posts with my macro look at the amazing world of flies, a number of readers are awaiting that post. Then… Did You Ever Try to Photograph a Butterfly in Flight? Next week we are back in Lancaster looking at more creative gardens. Garden Walk Buffalo is this weekend too, so GWGT will be teeming and beaming gardens…

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20 Responses to All About the Art – Lancaster Garden Walk

  1. janechese says:

    like the artwork amongst the garden, or is it the garden amongst the artwork? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. What a great concept…art in the garden with actual artists! I do like gardens with whimsical elements especially those that are created by the gardener. It really does add that personal element. Looking forward to seeing more….

  3. What a well thought out natural looking garden, I adore that birdhouse and l love the ruggedness and so much colour everthing works. Its wonderful that it inspires such great srtists too. Plus It soooo puts mine to shame, I so need to start planning for next year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Hope says:

    Looks like a fantasy land we could all get lost in for awhile. Great place!

  5. Love the artwork, especially the sun in stained glass and the rooster. Judy and I would have loved to peruse the shop there, I think.

  6. I love art in the garden ! my favorites are in picture one and two.

  7. I love this post ๐Ÿ™‚ Indeed refreshing to see these flowers ^_^

  8. thank you for these wonderful garden walks! it’s refreshing to see the whimsical touches of personality, something that is often lacking in latin american gardens.


  9. Skeeter says:

    Artist gardens are the best as you never know what fun thing you will spot around the next step…

  10. So bright and colorful. Great for the dreary and cold rainy day that we are having here on the island. Most people like it better than the hot weather but not me as long as I can swim.

  11. Phil Lanoue says:

    Wonderful and quite colorful!

  12. What a wonderful place to paint!!!! Lucky people!
    Happy Friday, my dear Donna.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxxxx

  13. Wow so chock full of blooms and such Artists! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

  14. How wonderful to visit an artsy garden that blends the elements together so well! And having artists on site at the time must have really set the mood for everyone!

  15. Julie says:

    What colourful gardens, I really liked the old blue chair in amongst the flowers too.

  16. Sartenada says:

    How beautiful photos. I stared at the first photo for a long time and admired very cool birdhouse. Its โ€œarchitectureโ€ has something same which I have in one mailbox in my about page.

  17. I love when you visit these gardens on this walk…that first picture was a perfect example of the great art work!

  18. A.M.B. says:

    I love the “homespun creativity” in this garden! The teacup ornament is my favorite.

  19. Fergiemoto says:

    How wonderful to be artists amongst beauty like this! Beautiful place and lovely images, Donna!

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