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Mum Exhibit & 4-H Farm and a BOOtanical Celebration are Planned at the Botanical Gardens

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Andy Grinsfelder | 0 Comments

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces their partnership with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and 4-H program to bring a great family event to the Botanical Gardens again this fall.  The Mum Exhibit & 4-H Farm will be held September 15 through October 14, daily at the Botanical Gardens. A special BOOtanical Celebration, sponsored by Wegmans, will also be included in the festival on October 13 from 10am to 4pm.

The Botanical Gardens’ oldest flower exhibit is celebrating its 118th anniversary. The Chrysanthemum (Mum) Exhibit has taken a spooky turn this year! Organizers plan to display darker colors of mums, with oranges, reds, and purples alongside some spooktacular props.

Through a partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, an organization in which programs are designed to improve the quality of life for all county residents, the Botanical Gardens is bringing the 4-H Farm back this fall. Visit with ducks, sheep, rabbits, and more, daily from 10am-4pm.

During the Mum Exhibit & 4-H Farm, a special BOOtanical Celebration, sponsored by Wegmans, will celebrate all things creepy and crawly on October 13 from 10am to 4pm.  Participants will learn about some spooky plants at the Botanical Gardens, participate in hands-on activities, make some fun crafts to take home, visit the 4-H Farm and more. Visitors are also encouraged to wear their costumes and participate in a costume parade throughout the Botanical Gardens. The BOOtanical Celebration is also peanut allergy friendly.

Mum Exhibit & 4-H Farm and the BOOtanical Celebration are included with Botanical Gardens’ admission - $11 adults, $10 seniors (62+), $9 students (13+ with ID), $6 Kids 3-12, Botanical Gardens’ members and kids 2 and under are free.  There is no additional entry fee for the activities or costume parade. Tickets can be purchased online at buffalogardens.com or inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission desk.

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County (CCE Erie) 4-H program offers hands-on learning opportunities to youth between the ages of 5-19 focusing on life skills.  4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adult volunteers and mentors who inspire young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world and stand up for themselves and their communities.  For information about the CCE Erie 4-H program, visit www.erie.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development.

Use #Mumsand4HFarm, #BOOtanical and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com.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.

The 2018 Gala at the Gardens is Planned for September 21

Posted on August 08, 2018 by Andy Grinsfelder | 0 Comments

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced their annual Gala at the Gardens will take place on Friday, September 21 starting at 6:00pm. The Gala will welcome over 400 dedicated supporters to raise funds for the Botanical Gardens.

Co-Chairs, Arleen Hollas and Dianne Sippel, along with the Gala Committee have planned a memorable affair with a few special surprises.  Honorary chairs Richard and Jane Griffin will welcome guests for an evening to celebrate coming together at the Botanical Gardens.

Guests will delight in the Botanical Gardens’ indoor and outdoor gardens while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktails with friends. The evening’s emcee, Maryalice Demler from WGRZ-TV, Channel 2 News, will set the stage for this magical evening.  Dinner, catered by Oliver’s, will be served under an enchanted tent in front of the Botanical Gardens.  A live auction, hosted by Kevin O’Connell will keep guests bidding on spectacular auction packages to raise funds to support the Botanical Gardens’ important mission.  Then, a meaningful Mission Moment auction will highlight the Botanical Gardens’ educational programs. This auction will raise funds to provide FREE Hands-On Educational Programs for students in grades K-8 in the Buffalo Public and Charter Schools and Lackawanna Public and Charter Schools.

The Gala at the Gardens is sponsored by Moog Inc. Individual tickets are $175 and sponsorships range from $1,400 up to $10,000.  Program ads are also available for $150 up to $450. For sponsorship opportunities or tickets, please contact Brittany Zandi, Director of Development, at 827.1584 ext. 203 or bzandi@buffalogardens.com.

Use #GalaattheGardens and/or 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.

Beginner Horticulture Classes Held This Fall at the Botanical Gardens

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Andy Grinsfelder | 0 Comments

Buffalo, NY – The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is an inspiring place to learn about horticulture. Horticulture I, a Horticulture Certificate Series, will start September 8 and run through October 20. These classes are two hours long from 11am through 1pm and will be taught by Horticulturist and Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional (CNLP), David Clark. David creates a very lively and energetic atmosphere for both novice and advanced gardeners.

David Clark, Horticulturist and CNLP, returns to the Botanical Gardens to teach enlightening Horticulture Certificate Programs, starting with Horticulture I. David is a dynamic instructor with a wealth of knowledge. He is fast becoming one of the country’s noted garden speakers. His classes are very popular as he conveys subject matter with infectious enthusiasm. These classes are great for beginners who would like to learn more about gardening as well as for experts looking to refine their skills.

Horticulture I includes six classes and topics in this series include: Botany 101 on September 8; Plant Propagation on September 15; Pest Management and Disease on September 29; Shrubs and Trees (includes a tree tour) on October 6; Annuals and Perennials on October 13 and Garden Design on October 20.

Classes will be held Saturdays from 11:00am through 1:00pm and participants are welcome to enroll in a full series for a certificate or for individual classes to brush up on skills.  Classes are held in the administration building located on the Botanical Gardens’ campus.  Tuition for Horticulture I is $108 per series or $18 for individual classes for Botanical Gardens’ members, $138 per series or $23 for individual classes for the General Public. For more information, the class syllabus, or to register online HERE or call 716-827-1584 ext 292.

Use #HorticultureI and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com.

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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The Botanical Gardens is Seeking Docents to Teach the Wonderful World of Plants!

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Andy Grinsfelder | 0 Comments

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is recruiting for the Docent Class of 2018. Docent Training is a six week program that will begin on August 11. Docent trainees will discover in-depth information about plants in the Botanical Gardens’ collection, develop teaching and public speaking skills and learn how to teach hands-on lessons, all while making new friends with shared interests.

To become a Docent at the Botanical Gardens, organizers ask that interested individuals have a love of gardening or botany, enjoy learning and talking with the public and would like to become involved in a rewarding volunteer experience. An education background is not required, but a high level of interest and enthusiasm is. After graduation, Botanical Gardens’ Docents lead tours, teach hands-on programs and help with many educational events such as field trip programs, Kids Days, Wegmans Family Days, answer visitor questions during special plant exhibits and assist education staff in programs that inspire visitors of all ages.

The Botanical Gardens’ Docent Training course will begin on August 11 and consists of six Saturday sessions from 9:00am to 2:00pm that will conclude on September 29. This course must be taken with the commitment to become a Docent at the Botanical Gardens.

A registration fee of $25 is required and will be accepted in advance online at buffalogardens.com or at the door on the first class day. For more information, check our website or contact the Education Department at 827.1584 ext. 223 or aoldham@buffalogardens.com.

Use #DocentTraining and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com. 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.

Gazebo Garden Video

Posted on July 03, 2018 by Andy Grinsfelder | 0 Comments

Meet our Gardener Dylan. He has been working hard on our outdoor gazebo this year. It is ready for wedding season! #Zinniasfordays

 

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