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All photos were considered for the following two awards:
Photos submitted in each age range were considered for the following awards:
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Cover of the Next Newsletter - Darleen Stry
President's Pick - Barbara MacNaughton
Most Artistic - Matthew Norvilitis
Best Use of Color - Darren Stry
Best Use of Macro Photography - Matthew Norvilitis
Best Use of Shadows and Light - Luke Avery
Most Unusual Vantage Point - Darren Stry
Most Artistic - Stephen Rinaldo
Best Use of Color - Alexis Nazitto
Best Use of Macro Photography - Stephen Rinaldo
Best Use of Shadows and Light - Alexis Nazitto
Most Unusual Vantage Point - Rachel Norvilitis
Most Artistic - Ashlee Clause
Best Use of Color - Eileen Graetz
Best Use of Macro Photography - Sandra Peek
Best Use of Shadow and Light - Tina Bidwell
Most Unusual Vantage Point - Deborah Bender
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 presentationsWe 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®!
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May 22 - October 4Shayne Dark (b. 1952, Canada)Albright-Knox Public Art InitiativeThis 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 14-20In 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.
Don’t miss your chance to win exciting cash and prizes during this year’s Summer Sweepstakes! Tickets available here, at the Gift Shop or by phone at 827.1584 ext. 207.
Tickets will be mailed to you after June 1
September 13Cholesterol Awareness & Men’s Health Month10am-2pm Included with admission$9 Adults $8 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+ with ID) $5 Kids 3-12 Members and kids 2 & under are always Free!
Activities include: Educational displays about healthy foods and medications from plants that may be beneficial for a low-cholesterol diets, helpful in managing cholesterol levels, general men’s health and prostate health. Also included will be botanical displays of plants from which medications are derived and future research is being conducted. Catholic Health’s Mission on the Move team will offer blood pressure screening and flu vaccinations. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by the generous support of D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health.
September 14-2010am-5pmIncluded with AdmissionIn 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.
NEW! September 1310am-4pmIncluded with admissionKids 12 and under are free!Bring Grandma and/or Grandpa to the Gardens for a day of fun with the grandchildren! Children under 12 are admitted free. We will provide kids crafts and activities at stations around the Gardens throughout the day; or join us for a free guided mini-tour meeting in the Main Dome at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
October 17 - November 8 10am-5pm Included with Garden Admission
Celebrating over 100 years at the Gardens. Enjoy all the colors of the fall season with many different varieties of mums!
NEW DATE! November 14-15 by: The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society and the Botanical Gardens Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-3pm (vendors close at 4pm) $9 adults $8 seniors & students $5 kids 3-12 Garden Members & kids 2 and under are free! Tickets are available at the door
Click here for more information about the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society