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The Botanical Gardens Reopens to the Public on July 15 With Early Access for Members on July 8

Erin Grajek

The Botanical Gardens Reopens to the Public on July 15 With Early Access for Members on July 8

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced today they will reopen to the public on July 15, 2020 with early access to members on July 8. They can’t wait to be #BackUnderTheDome! The COVID-19 health crisis is rapidly evolving and the health and safety of all visitors, staff, volunteers and the extended community is extremely important.  The President/CEO, David Swarts states, “Public gardens are indispensable to community healing, offering much-needed places for respite and connection with nature.  The loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 situation is devastating and with 94% of our budget coming from membership,...


NEW Online Classes Announced at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Feeney

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced they will host a wide variety of NEW live online classes this spring and summer.  The newest online series is entitled Botanical Extras that includes several interesting, informative and entertaining classes; The Fantastic World of Mosses on May 21, The History and Future of the Botanical Gardens on June 4, Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers on June 11, Dendrology Demystified on June 18, Indulge - Delectable Botanical Luxuries on June 25, The English Plantswomen on July 9 and Gardening for Butterflies on July 16.  An online Succulent Garden Workshop...


The Botanical Gardens Announced Their Great Plant Sale is Available ONLINE with Curbside Pickup For The First Time Ever!

Erin Grajek

  Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is holding their annual Great Plant Sale online for the first time ever.  The Botanical Gardens has been closed to the public since March 2020, and the Great Plant Sale is an extremely important fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization. This year, The Great Plant Sale is bigger and better than ever! Be the envy of all your neighbors with exciting and unusual plants not found anywhere else such as; exotic Japanese maples, Ginkgo trees, native and drought-tolerant rarities, plants for sun and shade, luxurious hanging baskets and striking house plants. There are over...


State Leaders Join Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens to Announce New State Investment in Expansion Project

Erin Grajek

$500,000 State Grant Will Support the Botanical Gardens’ Expansion Plans; Museum Addition Will Feature a Butterfly Conservatory, New Classrooms for Educational Programming, Exhibit Space, and a Café Expansion Project Will Help the Botanical Gardens’ Better Serve a Growing Interest From the Community, and is Estimated to Create Hundreds of Jobs and Generate Over $9 Million in Economic Impact BUFFALO, NY – Members of the Western New York State Delegation joined leadership from the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens this morning to announce $500,000 in state funding for the Botanical Gardens’ expansion plans. Through the project, the Botanical Gardens will...


SPRING … a Spectacular Time of Year at the Botanical Gardens!

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - Spring is a very busy season at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with something for all ages.  Opening March 28, the Spring Exhibit will indulge visitors in the beautiful colors and fragrances of spring and a chance to see bunnies, chicks and ducklings as part of a 4-H Mini Farm.  During the spring season, the Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance on April 4, 10 and 11 at the Botanical Gardens. The traditional Easter season would not be complete without the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 and a Wegmans Family Day...