from $35.00 Student Membership

Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. When visiting the Gardens, we 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.
The Great Plant Sale

Members and Volunteers Only:
Thursday, May 18 - 4-7pm

Open to the Public:
Friday, May 19 - 10am-8pm
Saturday, May 20 - 9am-4pm

In the Administration Building

    Don’t miss the Greatest Plant Sale of the year!
    Don’t miss the Greatest Plant Sale of the year! Bigger and better than ever, this year’s Great Plant Sale will feature exciting and unusual plants not found elsewhere. Let your garden flower with locally grown plants your neighbors won’t have; unusual Japanese maples, expanded vegetable and herb selections, native and drought-tolerant rarities, plants for sun and shade! Attract pollinators and admirers with our flowering perennials, locally grown lilacs and lush hanging baskets. Looking for an exotic house plant? As always our Great Plant Sale features plants propagated from our extensive collection, come and take home a piece of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens!
    • Great selection of container and garden plants
    • Knowledgeable staff and volunteers to help with your purchases
    • Container demos and handouts
    • Plants marked for easy selection for your growing space
    • 10% discount for Botanical Garden Members
    • Unusual plants you won’t find anywhere else
    • Locally grown lilacs
    • “Must have” perennials for your collection
    • Tropical plants and shrubs

    Container Demos at the Great Plant Sale
    Free! Inside the Great Plant Sale
    (basement of the Administration Building)  

    Container Basics
    Days and times TBD
    Choose the right container, explore soil choices, tips on watering and fertilizing, and how to keep your container growing beautifully all season long.

    Plant Combinations
    Days and times TBD
    Select plants for color, texture, and compatibility; develop a color scheme; using “thriller” plants as the center of attention, increasing interest with plant shape and texture.

    Sponsored by:


    Wegmans Family Garden
    Wegmans Family Days
    10am-2pm - Included with Admission

    Have fun with your food in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Gardens between 10am-2pm. See the schedule below for our upcoming themed offerings. While activities are best aligned for children ages 5-12, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations! Included with paid Botanical Gardens' admission/membership!

    March 18 - All About Vegetables
    Come learn about all of the different plant parts that we eat! Talk about roots, stems, leaves, and seeds and learn what makes them so special!

    April 22 - Welcome Spring
    Celebrate the coming of spring at the Botanical Gardens! Create a number of spring crafts while visiting our annual Spring Exhibit!

    May 20 - Extraordinary Pollinators
    Learn about why pollinators are so important to the environment and our food supply. Talk about birds, butterflies, bats, and visit our busy beehive!

    June 17 - Desert Adventures
    Explore the ways that plants have learned to survive in the desert while visiting the cacti collection at the Botanical Gardens! Taste fruit from the desert, craft some fabulous desert creations, and take home your very own desert plant!

    October 14 - Spooky Celebration
    Come join us for a celebration of all things creepy and crawly here at the Botanical Gardens! Learn about some spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home. Then, enjoy some Halloween treats. Feel free to show off your costume!

    November 18 - Healthy Harvest
    Visit the Botanical Gardens to learn all about the autumn harvest season! Create some fun fall crafts while munching on a special harvest treat and learning how various cultures celebrate this time of year.

    December 9 - Santa’s Workshop
    Come join us for a visit with Santa and some fun holiday themed activities! Santa will only be visiting during the hours of Santa’s Workshop-he has quite a few places to visit after spending the day surrounded by poinsettias and his friends at the Botanical Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.

    Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly.


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    Arts Access aims to increase the accessibility of Western New York arts and culture by connecting residents to free and low cost cultural opportunities in their communities. To learn more about our program, visit Look for this logo on participating programs.