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A Medicinal Garden Feature and a Chrysanthemum Exhibit are Planned at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces their Medicinal Garden Feature and annual Chrysanthemum Exhibit. The Medicinal Garden Feature highlighting Cholesterol Awareness and Men’s Health Month will be held on October 15 from 10am-2pm, and the Chrysanthemum Exhibit will fill the Botanical Gardens October 22 through November 13.

October is Cholesterol Awareness and Men’s Health Month. A special Medicinal Garden Feature will take place at the Botanical Gardens October 15 from 10am-2pm. Pharmacy professionals from Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health, along with faculty and students from D’Youville College School of Pharmacy will be on hand to discuss healthy foods and medications from plants that may be beneficial for low-cholesterol diets, managing cholesterol levels, and general men’s and prostate health. This feature will highlight the Botanical Gardens’ Medicinal Garden which consists of varieties of plants from which medications are derived and future research may be conducted.  Flu vaccinations will also be provided by Walgreens at no charge. The Medicinal Garden is sponsored by: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health and D’Youville School of Pharmacy.

The Chrysanthemum (commonly named mums) Exhibit will take place daily from 10am-5pm at the Botanical Gardens October 22 through November13 and will be on display until November 13. The Chrysanthemum exhibit remains the longest running feature at the Botanical Gardens for over 115 years! This year, 17 new varieties will be on display in addition to 60 traditional varieties. The Dome will be decorated for fall and Halloween and a wide assortment of mums will be on display such as the popular Cascade, Spider, Pom Pom, and Anemone mums in a variety of colors such as green, yellow, and orange.

The cost for both of these features is included with Botanical Garden admission; $9 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 55 and over, $8 for students ages 13 and over with ID, $5 for kids ages 3-12, Botanical Garden members and kids 2 and under are always free.

For more information on these events, 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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