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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:
Click here for an Entry Form(email or mail in your entry form, pay online and we will match them up)
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®!
Click here for more information on Proven Winners®
Click here for more information on Proven Winners Signature Gardens
Fall - August 19, September 2, 9, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 (no class Aug 26 or Sept 16)Winter - November 11, 18, 25, December 2, 16 (no class Dec 9)
5:30-6:45pmFall - $100 or $15 per classWinter - $50 or $15 per classFree to eligible BlueCross BlueShield membersGentle hatha yoga, designed for all ages and fitness levels. Led by Leanne Oldenbrook from Crescent Moon Yoga. Register for one or all sessions, contact Leanne at 864.1194 or email@example.com or online www.cmyoga.com.
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
November 1410am-2pm - Cancer Awareness & Flu Prevention
Included with admission$9 Adults $8 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+ with ID) $5 Kids 3-12 Members and kids under 3 are always Free!
Activities include: Educational displays about the possible role of botanicals in preventing the seasonal flu, and the use of plants in treating and researching cancer. The Western New York affiliate of Susan G. Komen will be on hand to answer questions and provide informational materials. From 10am-2pm, Catholic Health’s Mission on the Move team will provide blood pressure screening and flu vaccinations, and Catholic Health’s WomenCare will be on hand to discuss breast cancer, breast cancer screening and the importance of self-examination.
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.
Preview of this year's show
Last Year's Show
November 27 - January 310am-5pm Included with admission$9 adults$8 seniors & students$5 kids 3-12Garden Members & kids under 3 are free!)
Brought to you by the Botanical Gardens and the Western New York Garden Railway Society
WNY Garden Railway Society Facebook Page
The railway will bring fun and whimsy to our holiday season! Adults and kids enjoy this great exhibit that will be full of surprises!
Check our 2012 summer exhibit...
November 27 - January 10Arcangel Gallery Exhibit
Nature’s Pallette - A collection of oil and watercolor paintings created by a group of like-minded artists that meet weekly to explore methods in traditional realism combined with expressive brushwork. Working together encourages a sharing process that fuels passion and creativity, resulting in an individualized approach to color, light, and form.
December 9 10:30am-2pmat Brierwood Country ClubGarden Members $25Non-Members $28
December 1210am-2pmGarden Admission $9 adults, $8 seniors & students, $5 kids 3-12, members & kids under 3 are free! Admission to Santa’s Workshop and participation in fun holiday themed activities is now included with Gardens Admission! 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 Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.
December 27 10am-5pm $1 Admission Members & kids under 3 are free!
January 16 - March 13 Arcangel Gallery Exhibit *Included with admission My 8 year old son Darren and I love the Gardens and all it offers. As a result, each time we visit we re-photograph it. This gallery of work is our showcase. It contains our unique perspective photography of the gardens and some of its prominent flowers. Images include our contest winners, macros, enhanced images, and natural forms. We hope you enjoy these views as much as we enjoy sharing them with you. - Darleen Stry
January 1810am-5pm $1 AdmissionMembers & kids under 3 are free! Kids are off from school for Martin Luther King Day. Come to the Gardens for a day of warm temperatures and Garden fun!
January 23 - February 2810am-5pm $9 adults$8 seniors & students $5 kids 3-12 Garden Members & kids under 3 are free!
Enjoy our expanded collection of Amaryllis throughout the Gardens. A little color goes a long way at this time of year!
All new for 2016! Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Botanical Gardens lit up with amazing light displays, creative designs and interactive features!