Exhibits & Events

 
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 $5.00 Orchid Show
February 28 - March 1
Sunday - 10am-3pm
$9 Adults
$8 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+ with ID)
$5 Kids 3-12, Members and kids 2 and under are free!

The show includes dozens of amazing orchid exhibits spread throughout the Gardens. Educational programs will be held both days for growing orchids and other aspects of indoor gardening. Orchids and supplies will be for sale from Marlow Orchids, Piping Rock Orchids and Hydroponics of Buffalo.
 
from $30.00 Taste of Paradise
March 20
6-9pm
Garden Members $30
Non-Members $35
After March 9 $40

Soak in the vibrant colors and tastes of the Botanical Gardens while you sip crisp, fresh garden cocktails from ONE ROQ Vodka, enjoy the fresh smells of spring, taste herbs, fruits and savory delights and listen to the sounds of tropical fun! Tickets include cocktail samples, delicious tidbits from: Buffalo’s Best, Ilio DiPaolo’s, Lucarelli’s, Obviously Avi Catering, the Old Orchard Inn, Oliver’s, Quaker Bonnet and Salvatore’s. Full drinks will be available for purchase.

Sponsored by; M&T Bank, Buffalo Spree, Star 102.5, Backyard Party Supply, Seagram’s Escapes and Dundee Ale & Lager.

Wear your tropical shirts or dresses!

Tickets include...
*A sneak preview of the Spring Flowers
* Delicious tidbits from Buffalo’s Best, Ilio DiPaolo’s, Lucarelli’s, Obviously Avi Catering, the Old Orchard Inn, Oliver’s, Quaker Bonnet and Salvatore’s! 
* Tropical drink tastings from ONE ROQ Vodka
* Dundee Ale & Lager and Seagrams Escapes Coolers
* Live music and some entertainment surprises
* Incredible raffle prizes

Call 827.1584 ext. 204 to purchase over the phone.

Sponsored by: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from $8.00 Easter Egg Hunt
National Public Gardens Day

May 8
10am-5pm
Dollar Day!  - Admission is only $1
Members and kids 2 and under are always Free!

National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.
Fairy and Gnome House Contest
Fairy and Gnome House Contest
Free to Enter! Attention scouts, classrooms, families and other groups!
Build a fairy house and enter it into our contest! Intent to participate is due by April 15 and submissions are due by April 29.
Entries will be on display inside the Gardens May 9 - May 17 and winners will be chosen at the Festival.
Prizes will be awarded at the Festival.

Click here for an entry form or
contact us for more info - jbojar@buffalogardens.com or 716.827.1584 ext. 292
10am-3pm
Included with Garden admission
Celebrate spring with fairies and garden gnome friends! Join us for fun activities, including fairy activities, a special scavenger hunt, fairy house building, story time, nature walks. You can also view our Fairy and Gnome House contest entries and vote for your favorite!
Fairy and Gnome Festival
May 9
10am-3pm
Included with Garden admission
Wear your costume for $1 off admission
Adults - $9
Seniors (55+) - $8
Students (13+ with ID) - $8
Members and kids 12 and under 2 are free

Celebrate spring with fairies and garden gnome friends! Join us for fun activities, including fairy activities, a special scavenger hunt, fairy house building, story time, nature walks. You can also view our Fairy and Gnome House contest entries and vote for your favorite!

Free to Enter! Attention scouts, classrooms, families and other groups! Build a fairy house and enter it into our contest! Intent to participate is due by April 15 and submissions are due by April 29. Entries will be on display inside the Gardens May 9 - May 17 and winners will be chosen at the Festival. Prizes will be awarded at the Festival.