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Magical Winter Break Fun at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Grajek

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Magical Winter Break Fun at the Botanical Gardens

Buffalo, NY- The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens has filled the month of December with magical holiday experiences that will create unforgettable memories for all ages. Whether it’s a family activity or a date night, the seasonal plants, lights, and train displays will bring joy to all visitors. Take the kids during the day or at night while they're off from school and make the most of the holiday season with an entertaining tropical escape. The Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit is a holiday favorite that has become an annual traditional for many in the Buffalo area. The exhibit is open daily from now until January 2, 2022 and is included with regular...


The Buffalo Botanical Gardens Donates a Record 692.5lbs of Fresh Produce to a Community In Need

Erin Grajek

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The Buffalo Botanical Gardens Donates a Record 692.5lbs of Fresh Produce to a Community In Need

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens donated over 700 pounds of fresh, organic produce to Gerard Place's Community Kitchen this year.  After three years of partnership, the 100% community-funded organic Eco Garden at the Botanical Gardens produced the biggest and most diverse harvest to date. This produce helped feed a community of people where the need was three times greater because of the pandemic.   Gerard Place provides housing for homeless, single parents and their families and empowers those parents through education, employment, vocational training, life skills classes and counseling. Gerard Place has a huge need for fresh vegetables and herbs for the underserved...


Orchid Show Returns to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens!

Erin Grajek

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Orchid Show Returns to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens!

For the first time since March of 2020, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will host their biannual Orchid Show on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 at the Botanical Gardens.  This year celebrates the American Orchid Society’s 100th anniversary, and The Botanical Gardens will be filled with dozens of hand-picked and award-winning orchid exhibits for the biannual Orchid Show.  These unique exhibits will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy. Exhibitors include members of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. Organizers encourage visitors to bring a camera or smart device to capture the beauty and uniqueness of the amazing...


A NEW Find Your Wings Week Is Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

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A NEW Find Your Wings Week Is Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Buffalo, NY - Fairies will fill the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during a new celebration of all things winged at Find Your Wings Week at the Botanical Gardens. Celebrate during the day for the Spring Flower Exhibit or in the evening for Gardens After Dark: Fantastic Fairies April 14 through 18. To expand on the fairy fun, the annual Fairy Festival is also planned for April 17 through 18 during the day.   During Find Your Wings Week, April 14 through 18, visitors will enjoy the Spring Flower Exhibit, sponsored by M&T Bank. The exhibit will be decorated with some imaginative fairy surprises and will be open daily from 10:00am to...


Why Grow Carrots Indoors?

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Why Grow Carrots Indoors?

WHY GROW CARROTS INDOORS? By: Laura Melchor Gardener's Path Aside from the delight of reaping a year-round harvest from your own indoor garden, why else should you grow these bright and sweet veggies indoors? When they’re grown outdoors, these tasty roots often struggle to push down through dirt that isn’t loose, resulting in deformities. Nonetheless, I was so proud of my deformed carrots, the first grown in my outdoor garden since moving to Alaska. But when I put one in my mouth, I was met with a bitter shock: they did not taste good. Photo by Laura Melchor. When I...