Take our Orchid Show Survey!

Posted on October 18, 2012 by Erin Grajek

If you attended our Orchid Show, October 13-14, take our survey and give us your feedback! We appreciate your time and support at the Gardens!

October Medicinal Garden Feature

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Erin Grajek

 This month is Breast Cancer Awareness & Flu Prevention at the Gardens!



Orchid Show October 13-14 2012

Posted on October 16, 2012 by Erin Grajek

 The Orchid Show was a huge success and thank you to everyone who came and supported the show! Check out the video below to see the beautiful orchids that were here at the Gardens!



Summer Sweepstakes Winners Announced!

Posted on October 11, 2012 by Erin Grajek

Congratulations to all the winners!

Winning Ticket Numbers!

$2,500 – Ticket # - 483

$1,000 – Ticket # - 150

$500 –Ticket # -  478

$250 – Ticket # - 164

$250 – Ticket # - 131

Wegmans $100 Gift Cards:

Ticket # - 150

Ticket # - 476

Ticket # - 174

Ticket # - 198

Ticket # - 479


If you have any questions... please contact Betsy at 716.827.1584 ext. 203 or via email at 

Horticulture Position Available

Posted on October 10, 2012 by Erin Grajek

Interim Director of Horticulture

Position Available
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is looking for an innovative and highly motivated individual for the full time position of Interim Director of Horticulture.

This position will be responsible for providing leadership, planning and management of the plant collections, gardens and grounds; management of planting and maintenance schedules; daily activities of the horticulture staff (comprised of full time, part time and volunteer staff); direct, train and motivate the horticulture staff to ensure the best possible care, maintenance and aesthetic standards are upheld for the gardens and grounds. 

This position also requires experience in maintaining an extensive horticultural collection from around the world including tropical plants; knowledge of plant Latin and common names; greenhouse management and propagation; designing indoor and outdoor displays and annual flower shows; organization and implementation of the year-round plant, garden and landscape maintenance plan.

Excellent organizational skills, experience in developing and managing a budget, effective written and oral communication skills and an operational knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

This position requires a degree in horticulture, botany or related field from an accredited college or university with at least five years of horticulture related experience.  This position will report to the President/CEO of the Gardens and the candidate should possess a New York State Pesticide Applicators License and a valid NYS driver's license.  This position also requires a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to David J. Swarts, President/CEO, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. via email at or by mail to David J. Swarts, President/CEO, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14218.


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