from $45.00 Individual 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 $19.00 Junior Botanist Camp
July & August
Garden Members $95 or $19 per day
Non-Members $105 or $21 per day
Pre-registration is required and camp forms are due the Wednesday before each camp week. 
Junior Botanist Camp

Kids ages 5-12 will become Junior Botanists for the week; exploring the Gardens, learning about plants, playing games, making a plant to take home and other fun activities.

BC 1 - July 7-11 - Wild and Wacky Water
This week is all about water! Explore the biomes in our greenhouses, create a desert dish garden, explore nearby South Park Lake in a pond-dipping activity and partake in wacky water games.

BC 2 - July 14-18 - Birds, Bats, Bees and Butterflies: Pollinators
Here’s the buzz: go bird watching, dissect different kinds of flowers, play pollinator games and plant a miniature garden!

BC 3 - July 21-25 - Crunch, Plants We Munch: Edible Garden
Did you ever think of how many different plants you eat in one day? Learn about many of the plants you can eat at the Gardens. Squish oranges and  other fruits into juice, make flour, create a pizza garden and sample weird looking, delicious tasting fruits during this week of camp!

BC 4 - August 4-8 - Plants and our Planet
Become stewards of the planet during this week of camp. Use recycled materials to craft planters, bird feeders and other creations. Play environmental themed games, explore the Arboretum and test the effects of pollution.

BC 5 - August 11-15 - Survival Adventure
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? Learn about the uses of different wild and garden plants, create rope from plant fibers, build survival shelters and learn about different ways plants and animals can survive and adapt to different biomes.

Horticulture Camp

An advanced take on our Junior Botanist Camp, kids ages 10-16 can delve a little deeper into gardening. Visit with Horticulture Staff and volunteers, learn how to propagate plants, create hypertufa planters and other fun age-appropriate horticultural activities.

ABC 4 - July 28-Aug 1 - Basic gardening and plant fun!
ABC 2 - August 18-22 - Basic gardening and plant fun!

Call 716.827.1584 ext. 291. for more information.
London & Chelsea Flower Show Trip
May 17-24
The Botanical Gardens, in conjunction with Collette Vacations, presents “The Gardens of London,” featuring the Chelsea Flower Show! We are offering an incredible experience from May 17-24, 2014 to London, England. This 8 day excursion will have you touring many unique places in London, including Windsor Castle and the Hampton Court Palace. You will also be able to attend the members-only opening day of the 101st RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Chelsea Flower Show is the most prestigious show in all of Great Britain. It is most associated with the royal family, who attend opening day every year.
Double Occupancy: $4,299 per person
Single Occupancy: $5,399 per person

Included - Round Trip Air from the Buffalo International Airport, air taxes and fees/surcharges, hotel transfers and hometown pickup from the Botanical Gardens to the airport, all other travel, admissions/tickets, hotel accommodations, six breakfasts and three dinners.
Join us as we embark on a trip of a lifetime!  Reserve today!
To sign up for the informational meeting or for more information, please contact Christina at the Botanical Gardens at 716.827.1584 ext. 219 or

Prescription Drug Drop Off
April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Botanical Gardens and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.
Starry Night in the Garden
June 18
Ticket information will follow soon!
Join Star 102.5 and the Gardens to celebrate the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Popular musical groups, local restaurants, wineries and breweries come together to party into the night to benefit the Gardens. Go to!

General Admission Tickets include:
entry to the concert and the Gardens, a wine glass, wine, beer and delicious tidbits from local restaurants.
VIP Tickets include: everything listed above AND a private VIP party and concert viewing area, VIP food and wine, band celebrity appearances and more! (limited number available)

General Event Info:
Doors open at 6pm for General Admission Ticket holders and 5:30 for VIP Ticket Holders
Will Call: The Will Call Tent will be located at the entrance to Starry Night in the Garden.  Will Call tickets can ONLY be picked up on your way into the event.  The Botanical Gardens will not have will call tickets ahead of time.
Cameras are allowed
You are not allowed to bring in any food, drink coolers etc.
This is an all ages show - Every person MUST have a ticket.
Seating: This is a general admission show and there is no seating.  You may bring a lawn chair at your own risk.
Dress: This event is outside so dress for the weather.  Summer attire is common... sundresses - khakis etc... You will be walking and standing on grass. Ladies - a flat or wedge shoe is your best bet!
Weather: This event is outside and will happen rain or shine!
Parking: Free parking is located around the South Park Ring Road and on the streets around the park.  Please obey city parking signs!  The parking lot next to the Gardens will be $10 per car and will fill up fast.  We will park on a first-come, first-served basis.
RAFFLE!  There will be a fantastic on-site raffle that benefits the Botanical Gardens.  Volunteers will be walking the crowd selling tickets and there will be a raffle prize tent located on the front lawn.  Raffle tickets are $10 for one sheet (25 tickets) or $20 for three sheets (75 tickets).

Go to for more information.

from $35.00 Student 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.