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October brings an Orchid Show, a Medicinal Garden Feature and the Chrysanthemum Show to the Botanical Gardens

Erin Grajek

For Immediate Release

October 3, 2012
Contact: Erin Grajek 716.827.1584 ext. 204

October brings an Orchid Show, a Medicinal Garden Feature and the Chrysanthemum Show to the Botanical Gardens

Buffalo, NY -
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will hold its annual fall Orchid Show and Sale on October 13 (10am -5pm) and October 14 (10am-3pm), a Medicinal Garden Feature to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness & Flu Prevention Month on October 13 from (10am-2pm) and the 107th Annual Chrysanthemum Show from October 20-November 11 (10am -5pm daily).

The Orchid Show will be held on October 13 from 10am -5pm and October 14 from 10am-3pm in partnership with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. This vibrant show will include orchid displays featuring some of the most spectacular orchids in the world; some are super exotic varieties that are rarely seen in full bloom. With admission, show goers will enjoy the breathtaking Botanical Gardens, unique orchids and displays, orchid-specific demonstrations and informal question and answer sessions. Vendors will offer orchid merchandise, flowers, and plants for sale to complement this wonderful show.

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s mission is to promote the culture and enjoyment of orchids, and aims to further every member's orchid related knowledge. They are dedicated to encouraging the protection of orchids and their conservation in natural habitats around the world. For more information on the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society go to www.niagarafrontierorchids.org.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness & Flu Prevention Month and we are celebrating with a Medicinal Garden Feature on October 13 from 10am-2pm. Activities include Educational displays about the possible role of botanicals in preventing the seasonal flu, and also the use of plants in treating and researching cancer. Western New York affiliate of Susan G. Komen

for the Cure will be on hand to answer questions and provide informational materials. If you are interested, Rite Aid Pharmacists will be available to give flu shots to attendees 18 or older. Please bring your health insurance card and your driver’s license. Shot supplies are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Abbott Road Rite Aid with questions about the flu shots and/or insurance coverage 716-827-9268. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by a partnership with D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health.

The 107th Annual Chrysanthemum Show will take place at the Gardens October 20-November 11 from 10am-5pm daily. Mums are a sure sign of chillier temperatures, but their vibrant colors add warmth and beauty to any fall day. These beautiful flowers come in all shapes and sizes, from pale yellow round pompoms to huge bronze footballs. Thousands of mums in over 20 varieties will fill the historic glass-domed conservatory. Tall standards, cascades and new and unusual flower types will give the flower show drama and dimension.

Admission tickets for the Orchid Show, the Medicinal Garden Feature and the Chrysanthemum Show are available at the door: $9 adults, $8 seniors & students, $5 kids 3-12, members & kids under 3 are free! For more information, visit www.buffalogardens.com or call 716.827.1584.

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. For more information visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com.

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