Under The Dome Newsletter - September 2019

Lauren Hare

Under The Dome Newsletter - September 2019

Check out all the upcoming events, programs and exhibits at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens!  

The Botanical Gardens and Gerard Place Collaborate to Feed a Need

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. installed a new outdoor Eco Garden in the spring of 2019.  The Eco Garden fulfills part of the Botanical Gardens’ current strategic plan that outlines diversifying their program of green initiatives.  With funding support from the Josephine Goodyear Foundation, PlantWNY, and private donors, the Eco Garden has come to fruition and now produces a large harvest of fresh vegetables and herbs that are donated to a local organization, Gerard Place. The Eco Garden features a wide variety of vegetables and herbs, composting, vermiculture (an organic process of garden...

The 2019 Gala at the Gardens is Planned for September 20

Andy Grinsfelder

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced their annual Gala at the Gardens will take place on Friday, September 20 starting at 6:00pm. The Gala will welcome over 400 dedicated supporters to raise funds for the Botanical Gardens. Co-Chairs, Naniscah Koessler and Jackye Mandell, along with the Gala Committee have planned a memorable affair with a few special surprises.  Honorary chairs Ted and Terry Johnson will welcome guests for an evening to celebrate coming together at the Botanical Gardens. Guests will delight in the Botanical Gardens’ indoor and outdoor gardens while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sipping...

TWO Corpse Flowers are GROWING!

Erin Grajek

In early July 2014, the Botanical Gardens acquired three Amorphophallus titanum corms, Morty, Fester and Morticia.  Since then, Morty has produced one leaf structure and two flowers.  Fester has produced one leaf and one flower and Morticia has produced one leaf. Amorphophallus titanum, commonly known as corpse flowers, are native to the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia and are famous for their horrible smell, like rotting flesh, while in bloom.  Corpse flowers typically bloom every 6-10 years, making it a rare sight to see and smell.  When the plant blooms, the flower and stench will only last 36-48 hours. In between blooming, the...

Yoga, Horticulture and Art Programs are Planned at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Botanical Gardens is an inspiring place to learn about wellness, horticulture and art. Two sessions of Yoga, Gentle Hatha and Gentle Power Flow, will be offered beginning August 28 and two Horticulture Certificate Series will be offered.  Horticulture I, will begin September 7 and Horticulture II will begin November 2.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Studio Watercolor classes will be offered in several different sessions beginning September 9. Find balance both mentally and physically during yoga held inside the Botanical Gardens. These sessions are led by Leanne Oldenbrook, owner of Oasis Yoga and Wellness and yoga instructor for...