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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...


Unique Workshops Announced at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of workshops throughout the year. This spring, the Botanical Gardens will hold a Tropical Glass Terrarium Workshop on March 5, the Fresh Spring Floral Arrangement on April 7 and 8, a Beginning Bonsai Workshop on April 22 and 23, a Hypertufa Container Workshop on May 9 and a Succulent Garden Workshop on June 4.  The Tropical Glass Terrarium Workshop will be held on March 5 from 6:00-8:00pm. Participants will each build a terrarium with tropical plants like those found in the Botanical Gardens’ collection.  This workshop is...


An Orchid Show will Brighten the Botanical Gardens March 7-8

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be bursting with orchids at their annual winter Orchid Show.  The show will be held March 7 from 10:00am through 4:30pm and on March 8 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 from members of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy. Organizers encourage visitors to bring a camera or smart device to capture the...


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

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Botanical Gardens is an inspiring place to learn about horticulture, art and wellness. A Horticulture Certificate Series - Horticulture III will begin January 25 and a Horticulture Certificate Series - Horticulture IV will begin March 28.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Plein Air Watercolor classes will be offered in several different sessions beginning February 25, and two sessions of Yoga, Gentle Hatha and Gentle Power Flow will be offered beginning March 3. David Clark, Horticulturist and CNLP, teaches enlightening Horticulture Certificate Programs: Horticulture I, II, III, IV, V and VI at the Botanical Gardens. David is a dynamic...