Summer is in full bloom in Western New York, and what better way to celebrate than with an appreciation of the beauty of gardens! The highly anticipated Garden Walk is this weekend, one of several area events that are part of the new National Buffalo Garden Festival. (Be sure to check out the Rare Book Room exhibit at the Central Library that coincides with the Festival: In the Garden: The Art of Botanical Illustration)
These Garden Walk programs from years past are just some of the items in the Vertical File on “Gardens” in the Grosvenor Room. These subject files contain ephemera, such as pamphlets, brochures, flyers, and newspaper clippings, on hundreds of local history topics. The Vertical Files are also a good place to find information on subjects that are not well-covered in books or other publications.