February brings healthy fun and Beautiful Orchids to the Botanical Gardens!

Posted on February 04, 2013 by Erin Grajek

For Immediate Release - February 4, 2012

February brings healthy fun and Beautiful Orchids to the Botanical Gardens!

Buffalo, NY - The month of February means plenty of education and entertainment at the Botanical Gardens! On February 18 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the gardens will be offering Dollar Day. Members and kids under 3 are free! Starting on February 20 all are welcome for hatha yoga sessions from 5:30 pm-6:45 pm every Wednesday. The Botanical Gardens and Niagara Frontier and Orchid Society will also be holding an Orchid Show on February 23 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and February 24 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Opening day of the show will also include a special feature in the Medicinal Garden to honor National Heart Month.

In the spirit of National Heart Month, the Gardens will offer gentle, relaxing yoga at the gardens for all ages and fitness levels starting on February 20. Imagine gazing up at the dome as you breathe to align your mind, body and spirit! The dates include February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 and May 1. This class is free for eligible BlueCross BlueShield members or $100 per 10 week session or $15 each individual class. To register, contact Leanne Oldenbrook at 716.864.1194 or via e-mail at crescmnyoga@yahoo.com.

A special feature recognizing National Hearth Month will take place in the Medicinal Garden on February 23 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Activities include: botanical displays highlighting plant sources for medications used to treat various heart diseases, education regarding the ABCS of the Million Hearts National campaign aiming to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years, and blood pressure education and screenings. The Medicinal Garden was made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Part of Catholic Health.

Whether orchids are your passion or simply just a hobby, the Orchid show gives all guests the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful and award-winning displays from the Buffalo Niagara Region. Garden visitors will have a chance to have all their orchid questions answered while enjoying the gorgeous Botanical Gardens, orchid displays, and various orchid-based programs. Specialty Vendors will also offer a plant sale including merchandise and supplies in addition to this educational and breath-taking show.

Admission tickets are available at the door: $9 adults, $8 seniors (55+), $8 students (13+), $5 children 3-12 and members and children under 3 are free.  The Medicinal Garden presentations are included with admission.

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s mission is to seek to promote the culture and enjoyment of orchids, and aims to further every member's orchid related knowledge. They are dedicated to encouraging the protection of orchids and their conservation in natural habitats around the world.  For more information on the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society go to www.niagarafrontierorchids.org.

For more information visit us online at www.buffalogardens.com. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.

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