News

A Note from the President/CEO

Erin Grajek

Celebrating Our 120th Anniversary! Happy New Year! As we start a new year and new decade, on behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers our best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020. In the 16 years that the Botanical Gardens Society has operated the Botanical Gardens and maintained the collection, so many great things have happened and here are a few highlights: Overall attendance has grown by 200% Membership now exceeds over 5,000 Our family has increased to over 400 volunteers The number of children, adults and individuals with disabilities who participate in our educational programs has grown by...


Under the Dome - Issue 1 2020

Erin Grajek

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Lumagination 2020 Will WOW Crowds this Winter at the Botanical Gardens!

Erin Grajek

  Buffalo, NY - Lumagination is a captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from January 25 through February 29, 2020. Lumagination will delight all ages during this amazing and unique exhibit that showcases the incredible architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens. To kick off Lumagination, a Launch Party will be held on January 24 and special Happy Hours will be held during the run of the exhibit. To kick off all the fun, the Lumagination Launch Party is planned for January 24 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.  This exclusive...


The Buffalo Botanical Gardens’ Expansion Project Projects $9.1 Million Annual Economic Impact

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is currently completing the schematic design phase for a multi-million-dollar expansion that would add 40,000 square feet to the historic structure.  This project will help the Botanical Gardens meet the needs of our community, spark surrounding development, generate over $9.1 million in economic impact and create hundreds of new jobs.   The Botanical Gardens expansion will include a butterfly conservatory, modern and accessible classrooms, new growing, exhibit, and event spaces, improved visitor amenities and more. The Botanical Gardens has exceeded its capacity to accommodate current community needs and demands and this...


The Buffalo Botanical Gardens Continues to Gather Support for an Exciting 40,000 Square Foot Expansion

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. adopted a master plan for the future of the Botanical Gardens and has engaged the community to measure and gain support for the proposed 40,000 square foot expansion.  Informational meetings have been conducted with local community organizations, partners, government entities and community leaders to explain the expansion plan and secure input to ensure that the plan addresses the needs of our community.  In early 2014, the Botanical Gardens’ Board of Directors determined that a refreshed master plan was needed to fulfill its mission and vision for the future. The...