For Immediate Release - August 28, 2012
Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is proud to announce the annual Succulent Show which will run September 8 - October 7, 10am-5pm daily, a Medicinal Garden Feature to highlight Cholesterol Awareness Month on September 8 from 10am-2pm and the Fall Plant Sale on September 21 from 9am-7pm and September 22 from 9am-2pm.
Designed by Botanical Gardens’ Gardeners Julie Hughes and Teresa Mazikowski, the Succulent Show was a visitor favorite last year and will illustrate to visitors what can be created with these exciting little plants through creative design concepts. Using common, unusual and exotic varieties, the Botanical Gardens will be full of interesting container gardens, hanging shapes covered in succulents, wreaths, window boxes, small landscapes and many unexpected surprises. Highlights include a “succulent lady”, a tribute to Buffalo and so much more!
September is Cholesterol Awareness Month and a special Medicinal Garden Feature will take place at the Gardens on September 8 from 10am-2pm. Activities include educational displays about healthy foods from plants that may be beneficial in maintaining a low-cholesterol diet, medications and botanicals which may be helpful in managing cholesterol levels. Free Cholesterol and blood pressure screening will be provided by Independent Nursing Care. Cholesterol screenings are available for anyone over the age of 12. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by a collaboration with D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health.
The second Annual Fall Plant sale will take place on September 21 from 9am-7pm and September 22 from 9am-2pm in the Gardens’ new Administration Building. This fantastic sale will include fall interest perennials, flowering shrubs, spring bulbs and more!
Flower shrubs include: Aronia mel Viking, Berberis thun Crimson Pygmy, Callicarpa dish Early Amethyst, Cercis chin. Don Egolf, Chamaecyparis pis Gold Mop, Cornus sanguinea Winter Flame, Cotoneaster sal Scarlet Leader, Hydrangea ’Little Lamb’, Hydrangea petiolaris, Kerria japonica Plentifloria, Magnolia stellate Royal Star, Potentilla Pink Beauty, Spiraea jopon Anthony Waterer and Weigela French Lace.
Perennials include: Ajuga Black Scallop, Anemone ‘Sylvestris’, Campanula c. ‘White Clip’, Carex m. ‘Ice Dance’, Coreopsis ‘Route 66’, Dianthus ‘Raspberry Surprise’, Festuca g. ‘Boulder Blue’, Gaillardia a. ‘Arizona Sun’, Heuchera x ‘Silver Scrolls’, Lupine Russell Nobles Mix, Lysimachia num. ‘Aurea’, Phlox p. ‘Peppermint Twist’, Platycodon ‘Sentimental Blue’, Salvia n. ‘Marcus’ and Tiarella wherryi.
The Succulent Show runs September 8 - October 7 from 10am-5pm Monday-Sunday and the Medicinal Garden Feature will be held on September 8 from 10am-2pm. Tickets for both can be purchased at the door and prices include; $9 Adults, $8 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+), $5 Kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids under 3 are Free! The Fall Plant Sale on September 21 and 22 is free to the public and will be held in the Gardens’ new administration building.
All proceeds benefit The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc., 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. For more information visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com.
The Garden Club of America offers a wide range of excellent scholarships and fellowships. In 2012, 73 students benefited from these diverse offerings. Check their website for detailed information, applications, and deadlines.
Areas of study include Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Medicinal Botany, Ecological Restoration, Coastal Wetlands, Garden History and Design, Tropical Botany, Endangered Bird Habitat, Field Botany, Urban Forestry, Desert Studies, Environmental Science, National Parks, and much more!
The Botanical Gardens works really hard to create new and exciting flower shows and events every year. We want to make
sure that our visitors continue to enjoy our flower shows. With your
help we can ensure vibrant and memorable shows for years to come. If you visited the
Gardens during the Celebration of Color (June 16 - August 5), please
take a few minutes to fill out this survey. We plan to send out surveys throughout the year to ask our visitors what they think!
We value your feedback and thank you for helping us to serve you better.
the Gardens Team
Thank you to the McKinley High School Horticulture Students from the Buffalo Public Schools Department of Applied Technology for helping at the Gardens! These students have been working at the Gardens for several weeks and they have made a huge impact. They are hard working, fun to be around and are very talented! Thank you!