It truly is back garden walk period.




Take pleasure in visiting other people’s gardens? These self-guided community walks and excursions are scheduled this weekend.

• Amherst Garden Stroll. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10 and 11 with about 24 gardens. (Not all gardens will be open July 11). Maps at Amherst yard centers at 111 Campus Push West, Snyder and on the Town of Amherst web page underneath “Keep track of us.” Free.

• Excitement About Hamburg Village Garden Stroll. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10 and 11 with 31 gardens. Maps on tour days at Memorial Park bandstand, Lake and Union streets. No distributors in the park this year. Free.

• Lockport in Bloom. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10 and 11 with 30 gardens. Night tour from 7 to 10 p.m. July 9 with 16 gardens. Maps on tour day at the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., and several corporations. No cost. (Coincides with Lockport Chalk Wander and Kenan Heart American Craftsmen: 50th Anniversary Weekend.)

• North Tonawanda Back garden Wander. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10 and 11 with 24 gardens, mostly in historic district. Maps on tour days at Carnegie Artwork Heart, 240 Goundry St. Fb. Free. (Coincides with the monthly Makers Industry July 10 at the artwork heart. Also Pedals to Petals, a cycling party July 10 concerning backyard walks of North Tonawanda and Lockport.)