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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
12:30pm-4pm
Garden Members $95 or $19/day
Non-Members $105 or $21/day

  • BC 1 - July 6-10 - Wild and Wacky Water Week
  • BC 2 - July 13-17 - Pollinators Week
  • BC 3 - July 20-24 - Edible Garden Week
  • ABC 1- July 27-31 - Horticulture Camp (Ages 10-16)
  • BC 4 - August 3-7 - Plants and our Planet Week
  • BC 5 - August 10-14 - Survival Adventure Week
  • BC 6 - August 17-21 - Nature Explorers Week
SAVE by participating in both kids camps!
9am-4pm, Garden Members $150 or $30/day, Non-Members $160 or $32/day
Campers staying for both camps will need to bring a bagged lunch. Lunchtime is from 12-12:30. Campers coming just for the afternoon session are welcome to join their friends at lunchtime and bring their lunch too. FULL DAY CAMP - CLICK HERE!  Call 716.827.1584 ext. 292. for more information.
Proven Winners & Our New Signature Garden

May - October 2015

Last summer, we applied to be designated as one of six elite Proven Winners Signature Gardens in the country through Proven Winners®.  These Proven Winners Signature Gardens represent an elite group of properties that showcase exceptional garden presentations

We are extremely proud to announce that our Botanical Gardens was chosen!  Our Proven Winners Signature Garden will create amazing plant and color combinations that will enhance the first impression of our gardens and provide a showcase garden that visitors can translate at home.  Over the next several months, we will be working closely with Proven Winners® and installation will begin soon.  

The Proven Winners Signature Garden will include a transformation of the outdoor front entrance gardens.  In order to build a solid foundation for these gardens, we will also be installing an automated irrigation system.  This will ensure that best plant offerings from the number one plant brand in the world are full, vibrant, happy and healthy.  This partnership will allow us to provide seasonal interest to the outdoor gardens and set a framework to display plants in a way that has never been done before at our Gardens.  

“We are honored to offer our Proven Winners Signature Garden designation to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens - now one of only six designated properties around the country. We couldn’t be more pleased to be involved in this historical garden treasure and look forward to being included as part of their exceptional gardens.”  said Tom Ewing of Proven Winners®.

With this prestigious Proven Winners® designation, our goal is to present our Botanical Gardens as a regional showcase and our collaboration with Proven Winners® as a long term partnership that will evolve as we grow.  When you visit this summer, enjoy the wonderful new Proven Winners Signature Garden and celebrate our new partnership with Proven Winners®!

Click here for more information on Proven Winners®

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Shayne Dark: Natural Conditions Art Exhibit

May 22 - October 4
Shayne Dark (b. 1952, Canada)

Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative

This installation of work is a collaboration between Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative and the Botanical Gardens.  This project is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Albright-Knox Contemporary and Modern Art Foundation Canada and Charles Balbach.

Canadian artist, Shayne Dark (b. 1952), has gained considerable attention for sculptures that he creates using elements found in nature, specifically locally sourced branches, limbs, roots and trunks of trees. Dark has considerable interest in the intersections of art and the natural world, and his work provides the ideal context for this collaborative exhibition. Situating Dark’s monumental works against the backdrop of the Lord & Burnham designed conservatory and nestled in a landscape originally crafted by Frederick Law Olmsted, this exhibition site provides breathtaking installation opportunities. In addition to several large scale works placed on the grounds of the Botanical Gardens, the artist’s work will be integrated into the greenhouse displays throughout the interior of the conservatory. The natural drama created by Dark’s striking use of bold color will complement and enhance the organic surroundings of the garden, blooming together in a magnificent and harmonious display.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative will host a one-week residency for the artist at the Botanical Gardens September 14-20.  Dark will source local organic material to create a site-specific installation. In keeping with his practice, Dark will focus on materials in the region that have fallen due to natural circumstances or as a result of the end of their life-cycle. These materials will find new life in the hands of the artist. The residency will offer direct insight into the artist’s creative practice and allow visitors to see the evolution of the work from raw materials to finished installation.


Shayne Dark Residency - September 14-20
In conjunction with Dark’s art exhibition at the Gardens, the Albright-Knox Public Art Initiative will host a one-week residency for the artist at the Botanical Gardens. Dark will source local organic material to create a site-specific installation through live demonstrations throughout the week.  The residency will offer direct insight into the artist’s creative practice and allow visitors to see the evolution of the work from raw materials to finished installation. Check our website for more details.

 

Starry Night in the Garden
June 17
$45 General Admission
$100 VIP
Tickets are only available at www.ticketfly.com starting Saturday, March 7

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 www.mystar1025.com for more info!

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, possible band celebrity appearances and more! (limited number available)

General Event Info:
Doors open at 6pm for General Admission Ticket holders and 5:00 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.  The will call tent will open at 4pm
 
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 www.mystar1025.com 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.