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Holiday Make-It, Take-It Workshops Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Posted on October 24, 2018 by Admissions General

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced their Holiday Make-It, Take-It Workshops.  Make-It, Take-It Workshops are extremely popular and some classic seasonal favorites are on the schedule for this winter. The Decorated Boxwood Tree class will take place on December 1, the popular Fresh Conifer Wreath workshop will be held on December 2 and the Fresh Holiday Arrangement workshop will be held on December 19 and 20. Make-It, Take-It Workshops are a great way to spend time with friends or family members, while doing something fun and creative.  Make memories and take home a masterpiece!

Returning by popular request, this winter, is the Decorated Boxwood Tree Workshop on December 1.  Two sessions, 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm, of this popular seasonal workshop will be offered.   Participants will create their own unique boxwood tree and the Botanical Gardens will supply all materials along with ribbons and small holiday décor items. Participants should bring gloves, hand clippers, and a large box for transporting their arrangement.

The Fresh Conifer Wreath Workshop will take place on December 2 with choices of a 9:00-11:00am or 1:00-3:00pm session. If you love the smell of holiday evergreen boughs, create a fresh and fragrant 14” conifer wreath to add some seasonal greenery to your home. The Botanical Gardens will supply all materials along with ribbons and small holiday décor items. Participants should bring hand clippers, garden gloves and a large box for transport.

The Fresh Holiday Arrangement workshop is back this year with two dates to choose from, December 19 or 20.  The workshop will be held from 6:00-8:00pm on both days. Bring the scents of the holidays home and design a lovely arrangement for your dinner table or craft the perfect hostess gift. Participants will want to bring hand clippers, a pair of scissors and a large box for transporting their creation. All supplies needed for this workshop will be provided.

Each individual workshop is $35 for Botanical Gardens’ members and $40 for the general public. Space is limited – organizers suggest registering early. Please call 716.827.1584 ext. 730 or register online.

Tag @Buffalogardens when posting on social media. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

Holiday Family Fun Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Admissions General

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced that their annual Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit will run November 23 through January 6.  They also announced that Santa’s Workshop will be held on December 8 and a Dollar Admission Day will take place on December 27 to celebrate the holiday season. 

The whole family will enjoy the Botanical Gardens’ annual holiday tradition, the Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit.  This stunning Poinsettia exhibit includes over 1,000 beautiful poinsettias, woodland holiday decorations and some playful surprises.  Poinsettias are native to Mexico and are often found in tropical forests. There are over 100 different cultivated varieties of poinsettias that come in a spectrum of colors.  A Garden Railway display, that is made possible by the Western New York Garden Railway Society, complements the surrounding poinsettias. Kids and adults will enjoy the Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit November 23 through January 6 from 10:00am until 5:00pm daily.

Santa Claus is coming to the Botanical Gardens on December 8 from 10:00am until 4:00pm for Santa’s Workshop.  Visits with Santa, holiday themed hands-on activities, a fun self-guided scavenger hunt and more will be included with Santa’s Workshop.  Photo prints with Santa will also be available for $5 each. Stanta’s Workshop is sponsored by Wegmans.

Admission tickets to the Poinsettia and Railway Exhibit and Santa’s Workshop are included in Botanical Gardens’ Admission; $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $9 for students (13+), $6 for kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids two and under are free.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.buffalogardens.com or at the door.

Stop by the Botanical Gardens during the holiday break from school and on December 27 for Dollar Admission Day from 10am-5pm.  Admission is only $1 (Gardens’ members and kids 2 and under are always free) and tickets can be purchased at the door. 

A friendly reminder, the Botanical Gardens will be closed November 19-22 to create some holiday magic!

Use #Poinsettiaandrailwayexhibit and tag @Buffalogardens when posting on social media. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

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An Orchid Show will Brighten the Botanical Gardens November 10-11

Posted on October 05, 2018 by Admissions General

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be bursting with Orchids at their annual fall Orchid Show.  The show will be held November 10 from 10am through 5pm and on November 11 from 10am through 3pm. 

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 will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy. For those who want to expand their orchid knowledge, informal educational presentations will be held both days on growing orchids and other aspects of indoor orchid gardening. During the show, orchids of many varieties and sizes and lots of growing supplies will be for sale through local vendors.

The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s mission is to seek 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 visit www.niagarafrontierorchids.org

Tickets to the Orchid Show can be purchased online or at the door and prices are; $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $9 for students (13+), $6 for kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids two and under are free.

Use #OrchidShow and tag @Buffalogardens when posting on social media. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

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Photography Exhibits Announced at the Botanical Gardens

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Andy Grinsfelder

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will host three photography exhibits in their Arcangel Gallery this fall and winter.  Jerome Bianchi’s exhibit, Fruits and Flowers, will be on display October 20 through November 18, the South Towns Camera Club’s exhibit, celebrates Nature in Fall and Winter and will run November 23 through January 13 and the Botanical Gardens’ Art Students present Lumagination in Watercolor from January 19 through February 24.

Jerome Bianchi’s exhibit, Fruits and Flowers, will be on display October 20 through November 18. “My exhibit’s focus is a variety of fruit and flower images, with a few insects, that have been generally fashioned using HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography,” said Bianchi.  He incorporates this technique to create an artistic digital image that takes on a life of its own rather than trying to capture an actual scene.  By working in this manner the outcomes are unpredictable but always exciting.  Bianchi’s photography is a very special combination of technical skills and artistic perception.  His goal is to make a photographic statement that provokes the viewer to reflect on what they see, and if they can relate to it. There is an element of Photoshop in all of his images. 

Celebrating Nature in Fall and Winter is a collection of Award Winning photographs by members of the South Towns Camera Club.  The inspired collection of photographs in this exhibit captures the sublime beauty of fall, winter and the Botanical Gardens.  The South Towns Camera Club welcomes all photo enthusiasts, from beginning novices to experienced photographers. Founded in 1979, the South Towns Camera Club is renowned for excellent photography and a friendly, fun atmosphere.  Meetings are held at the Hamburg Community Center from September to May. Visitors are always welcome. For more information on the South Towns Camera Club, visit stcc.photoclubservices.com.

The Botanical Gardens’ Art Students present Lumagination in Watercolor from January 19 through February 24 in the Arcangel Gallery.  Joan Saba, an award winning art instructor teaches the Botanical Gardens’ art classes and she works directly with the students to jury a cohesive and exciting collection of artwork for this exhibit. Each piece will be different and will consist of paintings and multi-media works from individual students.  The exhibit is inspired by Lumagination and will showcase the Botanical Gardens flooded with color and light.

Each exhibit will be open daily from 10am-5pm and are included with Botanical Gardens’ admission, $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $9 for students (13+ with ID), $6 for kids 3-12 and Botanical Gardens’ members and kids two and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at buffalogardens.com or inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission desk.

The Arcangel Gallery opened in 2010 and is named after local man, Brent D. Arcangel. Arcangel grew up in Western New York and was passionate about the diversity and quality of life he knew there.  He believed in “giving life your very best every day” and was a beacon of light to those who knew him.  After completing his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University at Buffalo, his life ended tragically in a car accident caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel.  The Arcangel Gallery was donated by Brent’s parents, Wayne D. and Corrine Arcangel of Hamburg, NY, as a tribute to him, and to remind us all to celebrate life. The Arcangel Gallery displays photography and/or artwork, from local artists that reflects first, the Botanical Gardens, its horticulture residents, nature in general, Western New York life and local architecture.

Use #ArcangelGallery and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

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