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Buffalo in Bloom volunteer scouts will be canvassing streets through July 21 and awarding outstanding front gardens with a Buffalo in Bloom sign. Visit buffaloinbloom.com.

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The Western New York Iris Society will hold an American Iris Society accredited Japanese Iris Show and Exhibition from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Eastern Hills Mall, Clarence. Horticulture and flower designs will be featured. Members of the Ikebana International Buffalo Chapter 50 will demonstrate Japanese flower arranging. Some iris plants will be available for purchase. For information, call 836-2573.

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A Grand Island Garden Tour of a dozen gardens will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. This is the first tour organized by Serene Gardens as part of the National Garden Festival. Visit www.serene-gardens.com. Headquarters: Serene Gardens, 2800 Grand Island Blvd., where maps will be available. For information, call 773-LEAF.

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Kenmore Garden Club will hold a motor coach tour for members and their guests Tuesday. The tour of three daylily and hosta gardens will be followed by lunch at the Root Five restaurant, Hamburg.

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Evans Garden Club will hold a picnic and garden walk at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Call 549-0598 for information.

Amana Garden Club of West Seneca will gather at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Burchfield Nature & Art Center parking lot, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca, before visiting the gardens of Pat Gurney and Kitty and Gary Bannerman of Orchard Park. For information, call 875-5563.

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Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will hold its annual picnic with swimming and pot-luck dinner Wednesday at the home of member Terry Shanahan. Business meeting to follow.

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East Park Garden Club will present a members’ garden walk at 6 p.m. Thursday beginning at the home of Denise Karnath. The gardens of Judy Colucci and Krista Drexelius will also be featured. For more information, call 984-2645.

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Orchard Park Garden Club will hold its annual presidents’ picnic at noon Thursday in Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park. Follow the signs to reach destination. Members are encouraged to wear a hat decorated with plant material, fruits, vegetables, etc.

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South Town Gardeners will meet at 9:30 a.m. next Friday in the Burchfield Nature & Art Center, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. New members welcome; no experience needed. For information, call 668-0209.

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The fourth annual National Garden Festival continues through Aug. 4. Visit www.nationalgardenfestival.com for a complete schedule of all local garden walks and tours, bus tours, weekday Open Gardens, speakers, workshops and more.

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