McKinley High School Horticulture Students Help the Gardens

Posted on August 01, 2012 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments

Thank you to the McKinley High School Horticulture Students from the Buffalo Public Schools Department of Applied Technology for helping at the Gardens!  These students have been working at the Gardens for several weeks and they have made a huge impact.  They are hard working, fun to be around and are very talented!  Thank you!


Vote Here! Botanical Gardens during the Olympics

Posted on August 01, 2012 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments

Last Minute Deals!

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments

50% OFF Rental of the Botanical Gardens!

The Botanical Gardens has open Saturdays this fall and we are offering a HUGE DISCOUNT for weddings, receptions, retirement parties, corporate events, holiday cocktail parties, showers, rehearsal dinners or whatever you need.  If you are planning a special occasion and would like to have it in a spectacular and unique location… Call us TODAY! We are offering 50% off the dates and times listed below.  BONUS! – Our professional team will help to plan your wedding or special event in a few short weeks with no worries!  CALL TODAY!

Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 6:00pm-12:00am
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 6:00pm-12:00am - During the Succulent Show
Saturday, October 27
, 2012 - 6:00pm-12:00am - During the Mum Show
Saturday, November 10
, 2012 - 6:00pm-12:00am - During the Mum Show
Saturday, November 17
, 2012 - 1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, November 17
, 2012 - 6:00pm-12:00am
Saturday, December 1
, 2012 - 1:00-3:00pm - During the Poinsettia Show
Saturday, December 1
, 2012 - 6:00pm-12:00am - During the Poinsettia Show

*Discount is for rental of the Botanical Gardens only and does not include catering or special rental needs. Discount only applies for the dates listed above. 

Call us before your desired date disappears!
Michelle Slawiak, Director of Weddings and Special Events
The Botanical Gardens
716.827.1584 ext. 219

Invest in Our Education Programs

Posted on July 30, 2012 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments

Over the last five years it has been noted by the education staff at the Gardens that a great disparity exists between the number of students from the Buffalo Public Schools and the number of suburban/private school students who are able to participate in and experience the hands-on learning opportunities at the Gardens.

This disparity is due in large part to a lack of institutional funding for field trips, as well as the implications of 45.7% of BPS students living below the poverty level.

To address this disparity, we have established three programs designed to in essence “level the playing field” for economically disadvantaged youth in the Buffalo Public Schools:  Project Empower, targeted to third graders, Plant Pals for second graders, and Exploration Earth, which has been developed for sixth graders.

Your support can help ensure that students in the City of Buffalo are able to take advantage of these wonderful learning opportunities.  Our goal is for every second, third and sixth grader in the City of Buffalo to experience programming at the Gardens.

Your gift helps us provide the following programs to Buffalo Public School students at no cost… 

Project Empower teaches students about plant parts, fruits and grains, and encourages them to have an appreciation for the plants around us and how they influence our daily lives. Project Empower also allows students to gain a greater understanding of how plants positively affect the environment and provides a sensory experience unique to the Botanical Gardens.

Plant Pals provides lessons focused on the plants that we eat and good nutritional practices. Second graders experience hands-on lessons taught by trained student interns from local colleges (under the supervision of the director of education), providing the interns with practical teaching experience while in school.

Exploration Earth is a hands-on environmental stewardship program designed for sixth grade students in the Buffalo Public Schools. The goal of the program is to build understanding and increased awareness of local environmental issues as well as demonstrate how to practically reduce non-point source water pollution and storm water runoff.  


Summer Art Camp

Posted on July 27, 2012 by Erin Grajek | 0 Comments



Summer Art Camp has been a huge success!  The kids are loving every minute with instructor Joan Saba.  This week, Multi Medium Campers created some really cool bugs... They make us smile!  A few more weeks of camp to go.  A special thanks to Jeannette Williams for helping with Art Camp this summer!