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Medicinal Garden Features Planned at the Botanical Gardens!

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will host three Medicinal Garden Features this spring.   March 19 will be the first, supporting Nutrition & Poison Prevention Month. The second will be held on April 9 in contribution to World Health Week and lastly on May 14, Arthritis Awareness & Osteoporosis Awareness prevention month will be honored. 

Collaborating with the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, the Medicinal Garden provides Botanical Gardens visitors with a better understanding of the importance of medicinal plants.  These features offer guests the opportunity to learn about plants used in traditional, herbal and modern medicines.  They also strengthen visitor’s awareness of the interdependence between humans and plants.

March is Nutrition & Poison Prevention month and the Gardens will be holding a Medicinal Garden Feature on March 19 from 10am-2pm. Activities include: presentations about the benefits of foods from plants containing health-promoting compounds; botanical displays of edible plants which are good for health; and common local plants which may be toxic to humans and pets. 

The Medicinal Garden Feature on April 9 is in support of World Health Week. This feature will be held from 10am-2pm that Saturday. Activities include: good things to eat, things to do each day to improve general health, botanicals used in traditional and current medicine, stress relief ideas and healthy foods that come from all over the world.

On May 14 the Gardens will host a Medicinal Garden Feature in honor of Arthritis Awareness and Osteoporosis Awareness prevention month. Activities will be from 10am-2pm including: educational presentations and displays about prevention, identification and treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis; botanical displays of plants from which current medications are derived from and which future medications are being researched.

Medicinal Garden Features are included in Garden admission and can be purchased at the door. Prices are; $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55+) and students (13+), $5 for kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids two and under are free.

For more information visit www.buffalogardens.com.  The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.

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