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Poinsettias, Railways, Santa and More Holiday Fun Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Erin Feeney

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced that their annual Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit will run November 29 through January 5.  They also announced that their annual Santa’s Workshop event and a new Terrarium Make-It, Take-It Workshop for kids will take place on December 14.  A BuffaLove Dollar Admission Day will round out the fun on December 27 to celebrate the holiday season.  The whole family will enjoy the Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday tradition, the Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit.  This stunning exhibit includes over 1,000 beautiful poinsettias, holiday decorations and some playful surprises.  Poinsettias are native to Mexico and are...


Botanical Gardens Welcomes New Director of Horticulture

Erin Feeney

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is very excited to announce the arrival of their newly appointed Director of Horticulture, Allie Byrd Skaer.  Allie has an impressive education and professional background and officially joined their team in September 2019.   Allie holds a Master of Science in Horticultural Biology: Human-Plant Interactions: Public Garden Leadership from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Education from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor in Science in Horticulture from Virginia Tech.  Allie most recently held the position of Engagement Specialist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado and...


Popular Make-It, Take-It Workshops Offered at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Feeney

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of programs and workshops throughout the year. Make-It, Take-It Workshops are extremely popular and some classic favorites are on the Botanical Gardens’ schedule for this fall and holiday season. A Succulent Dish Garden Workshop will take place on November 7, the Fresh Thanksgiving Arrangement Workshop will take place November 25 and 26, a Tropical Glass Terrarium Workshop will be offered on December 5, the Fresh Boxwood Arrangement Workshop will take place on December 7, the popular Fresh Conifer Wreath Workshop will be held on December 8...


An Orchid Show will Brighten the Botanical Gardens November 9-10

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be bursting with orchids at their annual fall Orchid Show.  The show will be held November 9 from 10:00am through 4:30pm and on November 10 from 10:00am through 3:00pm. Along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, the Botanical Gardens will host this popular annual orchid showcase with dozens of hand-picked and award winning orchid exhibits.  These unique exhibits will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy. For those who want to expand their orchid knowledge, informal educational presentations will be held both days at 2:00pm on...


A Halloween BOOtanical Celebration and Workshops for Kids are Planned at the Botanical Gardens on October 19

Erin Feeney

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces a fun, indoor family event, the BOOtanical Celebration.  This Halloween celebration will be held on October 19 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A special Halloween themed make-it, take-it workshop for kids, the Spooky Succulent Garden will also be held on October 19 at 10:00am or 2:00pm.  Visitors are encouraged to attend the BOOtanical Celebration and register for one of the workshops. The BOOtanical Celebration, sponsored by Wegmans and Fidelis Care, will revel in all things creepy and crawly. Kids and families can make Halloween themed crafts at activity stations scattered...