October 24, 2011
John R. Oishei Foundation has extended a generous core improvements grant to the
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. in the amount of
$200,000. The Botanical Gardens will use these funds to update its Strategic
Plan and support the growth of educational programs and horticultural exhibit
The grant funds from the John R. Oishei Foundation will also
help sustain and enhance the tremendous growth the Botanical Gardens has
experienced in admission, membership, shows and events. By attracting new
audiences and educating more children, the Botanical Gardens is properly
positioned to evolve as the pre-eminent horticulture authority and resource in
Western New York.
The John R. Oishei Foundation strives to be a catalyst
for change to enhance economic vitality and the quality of life for the Buffalo
Niagara region. The Foundation was established in 1940 by John R. Oishei,
founder of Trico Products Corporation.
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.