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.


Our Peace Garden Dedication

Posted on October 04, 2012 by Erin Grajek


Buffalo Botanical Gardens Combines Annual Tributes and Dedications Ceremony with New

For Immediate Release – October 4, 2012

On Saturday morning, September 22, 2012, representatives of the Buffalo & Erie County Gardens Society, Inc. and the Binational Alliance, were joined by community members to dedicate the existing Outdoor Perennial Peace Garden as the latest garden in the growing Binational Heritage Peace Garden Trail.

Family and friends gather annually to celebrate the lives and memories of dedicated Garden supporters, and this year, in spite of the rain, came together once again to share their stories and participation in this Peace Garden dedication and unveiling of the new interpretive sign that marks this location as the 18th Peace Garden of 24 Peace Gardens being launched as part of the 1812 Bicentennial legacy project, and one of 9 Peace Gardens located in Western New York.

The photos below were taken during the event, and include speakers David Swarts, President/CEO of Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, and Arlene White, Executive Director of the Binational Alliance.

“The Botanical Gardens is a beautiful place to visit and we celebrate 200 years of peace between the US and Canada, our historic indoor and outdoor gardens are the perfect place to come to find personal peace” said David Swarts, the President/CEO of Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens.

 “We are so pleased that the Botanical Gardens has partnered with us to include their Perennial Peace Garden as one of the sites on the Binational Heritage Peace Garden Trail. Each one of the Peace Gardens launched this year has been unique and authentic to the location and community represented across the territory that the Binational Heritage Peace Garden Trail spans – across the Southern Great Lakes and right down to St. Marys, Georgia” said Arlene White, Executive Director of the Binational Alliance and Project Lead for this 1812 Bicentennial initiative. “The War of 1812 impacted the residents of cross-border Niagara throughout the full three years of the conflict, and it is a tribute to those who came before us that we are able celebrate 200 years of peace at our northern border. These gardens are a lasting reminder of that peace, our shared history and the ongoing commitment to our binational relationship.”

Peace Gardens launched to date include Victor, Burt, Sacket’s Harbor, Youngstown, and Black Rock in New York State, Leamington, Grimsby, Tecumseh, Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-lake, 2 each in Windsor and Colchester in Ontario, and St. Mary’s, Georgia. Six more Canadian and U.S. Peace Gardens will be dedicated in October and November, 2012, with a total of 60 anticipated by the end of 2014. These gardens are made possible through the generous contributions of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Landscape Ontario, Arts Network for Children & Youth, the Binational Alliance, Mohawk Global Logistics, Heelis, Williams, Little & Almas, and many other community partners and contributors.

Go to to learn more about this legacy project.

For More Information:

Binational Heritage Peace Garden Trail
Arlene White, Executive Director
Binational Alliance
Tel: 905.401.4450

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc.

Erin Grajek, Director of Marketing
Tel: 716.827.1584 ext 204


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