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from $6.00 2014 Digital Photo Contest

Photos Due December 31
Members - first entry free, each additional entry $6, Non-Members - each entry $8.
Adult (18+)
Teens (12-17)
Youth (Under 12)

All photos will be considered for the following two awards:

  • President’s Pick
  • Cover of the Gardens’ Next Newsletter


Photos submitted in each age range will be considered for the following awards:

  • Best Use of Shadows and Light
  • Most Unusual Vantage Point
  • Best Use of Color
  • Most Artistic
  • Best Use of Macro Photography
Contest Rules & Requirements
  • Who may enter - Amateurs! No professionals please.
  • Photos must be taken at the Gardens (inside or outside) January 1 - December 31, 2014
  • Photos may be black and white OR full color
  • Photos must be medium to high resolution
  • All entries must be received by December 31, 2014
  • All images must be titled with the applicant/photographer’s first and last name and age range (Adult , Teen or Youth)
  • All photos entered in the contest will become part of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.’s photo library.
  • The Botanical Gardens has unlimited access and rights to use any photo entered in the photo contest. Photo credit will be given at the discretion of the Botanical Gardens.
Submission
  • Digital only please! Please e-mail your photos to us! E-mail to events@buffalogardens.com in a .jpg format
  • Entry forms can be mailed or e-mailed. Please make sure to use the same name on photo titles and your entry form and we will match your photos to your entry form.
  • Winners will receive a certificate and a prize from the Gardens and winners will be posted on our website www.buffalogardens.com in early 2015.


Questions? Call 716-827-1584 ext. 204

2013 winning photos are shown

from $55.00 Dual Membership
 
Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. Starting January 1, 2014, when visiting the Gardens, we will require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.
from $65.00 Family Advantage Membership

Save! $153.00 for two years
Includes up to three adults as stated on membership card and dependent children under 18
Four guest passes
Free admission to the Gardens
Discounts on selected events, classes, trips and exhibits
10% discount in the gift shop and on the Great Plant Sale
Seasonal mailings and invitations to special events
Reciprocal benefits to nearly 300 gardens and arboretums

 

Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. Starting January 1, 2014, when visiting the Gardens, we will require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.

 

Click here for New Membership Levels and Prices for 2014!

from $65.00 Family/Household Membership

Save! $117.00 for two years
Includes two adults as stated on membership card and dependent children under 18
Four guest passes
Free admission to the Gardens
Discounts on selected events, classes, trips and exhibits
10% discount in the gift shop and on the Great Plant Sale
Seasonal mailings and invitations to special events
Reciprocal benefits to nearly 300 gardens and arboretums

 

Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. Starting January 1, 2014, when visiting the Gardens, we will require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.

 

Click here for New Membership Levels and Prices for 2014!

from $65.00 Grandparents Membership
Save! $117.00 for two years
Includes up to two adults as stated on membership card and up to four grandchildren under 18

 

Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. Starting January 1, 2014, when visiting the Gardens, we will require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.

 

Click here for New Membership Levels and Prices for 2014!

from $10.00 Honey Bee Festival

May 3
10am-2:30pm
Tickets for the festival:
Members, Master Gardeners and students $10
Non-Members $15

Sponsored by: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

10am - Vendor Fair
Check out all the offerings folks have available, from honey samples to beekeeping supplies, sure to “bee” a hit with all!

11am - Dr. Reed Johnson - Lecture

Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor from the Department of Entomology at the Ohio State University. He will speak on research that discusses honey bees and pesticides-a topic of current interest and concern! A question and answer period follows the lecture.

12-12:30pm - Lunch
Grab some lunch and visit the vendors!

12:30 & 1:30pm - Film Screening
More than Honey or Guided Visit to the Gardens’ Demonstration Hive

Children’s honey bee activities will also be taking place in the Wegmans Family Garden from 10am-12pm.


Celebrate the honey bee, an insect that has much to give us and much to teach us!
Honey bees are critically important pollinators.  In the course of gathering nectar from flowers, bees transport and disperse pollen in ways that make possible the growth of fruits, nuts, and seeds.  The Honey bee Festival at the Gardens will provide us with insight into what is happening within the beehive, show us the feasibility of beekeeping in our own backyards, and make available for purchase some of the fruits of the labor of honeybees. 

How important are honey bees? Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops responsible for one out of every three bites of food on our tables. The importance of honey bees makes their precarious status a concern for all of us.  Since 2006 beekeepers across North America have experienced a bewildering phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).  Adult bees appear to abandon the hive, leaving the queen and insect larvae behind unable to sustain themselves.  Will we have to find alternative ways to grow much of our food?  What will happen to the price and availability of fruits, nuts, and vegetables?

Although there is intense research to identify and rectify the root causes, the annual die-off of honeybees has become increasingly dramatic.  It is critically important that humans understand what goes on in and around the beehive so we can help stem the tide of honeybee decline and promote re-population. 
 Honey and beeswax, products of the beehive, enhance our lives in many ways. We need to appreciate that healthy honeybees give us something even more significant as they drift from flower to flower – the pollination of plants essential to our food supply as well as flowers for our enjoyment. 

Made possible by:
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Erie County


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