Kids Birthday Parties

Plan a Botanical Birthday Party at the Gardens!

Whether life is crazy busy or not, that day rolls around every year – it’s your child’s birthday and you’re faced with the dilemma of how to celebrate it in a meaningful, memorable way that won’t cost a fortune and will require minimal effort. Well…why not celebrate that special day at the Botanical Gardens surrounded by beauty and serenity, while the children participate in fun hands-on activities led by our education staff?

Parties are for kids ages 4-12 and there is a minimum of eight children including the birthday child.
Four specific party themes and related activities are available:

Enchanted Garden - includes Fairy Garden planting crafts and the use of fairy wing or gnome hat costume pieces for the duration of the party.
Dinosaur Safari - includes Dinosaur Terrarium planting crafts and the use of dinosaur tail costume pieces for the duration of the party.
Rainforest Adventure - includes Terrarium planting crafts and take-home rainforest animal masks.
Desert Discovery - includes Desert Dish with Succulent planting crafts and take-home desert safari vests.

Parties typically take place on Saturday afternoons from 2-4pm. Depending on which theme is selected, the party will begin with each child creating their very own take-home planting craft. Children will either create and decorate a wearable costume piece or ready-made costume pieces will be provided by the education staff. The costume pieces included with the Enchanted Garden and Dinosaur Safari party themes are ready-made. The costume pieces included with the Rainforest Adventure and Desert Discovery are take-home pieces created and decorated by the children.

Depending on the theme, children will participate in a hands-on activity that include a take-home planting craft.

Afterwards, the party is given a mini-tour of the Gardens followed by some playtime in the Wegmans Family Garden. The final hour of the party is reserved for food, cake and presents.

We’ll provide apple juice and water for your child and his/her guests and take care of the set-up and clean-up. Catering is available through Buffalo’s Best.
Party times book fast so please plan ahead!

• Start at $9.00 per child
• Birthday honoree and two adults are complimentary
• Additional adults are required to pay the adult admission at the time of the party
• There is a non-refundable $25 deposit applicable to the cost of the party only
• If you have already booked with us or book before February 1, 2015 prices listed above will apply

Prices starting February 1, 2015

    • $200 for 15 children and 10 adults
    • Additional children are $10 each (up to 25)
    • Additional adults are $7 each
    • 10% discount for members
    • For more information, please contact the Education Department at 716.827.1584 ext. 292 or email