The 10th Annual Lancaster Garden Walk took place July 20th and 21st this year. The theme this year was “Roses”. 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…