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from $30.00 Botanics & Brews
July 19
6pm-9pm
$30 Members
$35 General Public
$40 After July 9
Delicious food from Oliver's Catering
Incredible raffle prizes
Tours of the Botanical Gardens and more!

Botanics and Brews will be held under a tent on the Botanical Gardens’ front lawn and will include craft beer tastings from Try-it Distributing, delicious tidbits from Oliver’s Catering, live music from JJ Swing, a basket raffle and tours of the Botanical Gardens. 

Try-it Distributing will offer a wide variety of craft beers to taste at Botanics and Brews. As one of New York’s leading beverage distributors, Try-It is proud to be a respected employer, family-owned local business and good corporate citizen. They locally distribute the beer, wine, liquor, and non-alcoholic beverages New Yorker’s want to drink.

While enjoying some refreshing craft beers, attendees can enjoy delicious tidbits from Oliver’s Catering. A landmark in the Western New York area for over 80 years, Oliver’s Restaurant is keen on giving customers the absolute best dining experience bar none and their catering service is no different. The Botanical Gardens is very happy to have another iconic organization participating in this fun summer event.

Along with the tasty food and refreshing craft beers, attendees will be treated to live music from JJ Swing. JJ Swing is a local band who has gained quite the following in Western New York. The band mainly plays swing music which is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s. It is a type of music that will make anyone want to dance, and JJ Swing is super groovy.  

Tickets include some rocking live music, great craft beers, delicious food an incredible raffle and tours of the Botanical Gardens. Tickets are $35 each for the general public, $30 each for Botanical Gardens’ members and all tickets are $40 after July 9. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 716.827.1584 ext. 216 or inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission or gift shop desk.

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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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from $70.00 Dual Adult Membership
 
Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. When visiting the Gardens, we require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.
from $60.00 Dual Senior Membership
 
Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. When visiting the Gardens, we require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.
from $6.00 Fairy and Gnome House Exhibit
April 28 - May 28

10am-5pm
Included with Garden admission
Adults - $11
Seniors 62+ - $10
Students 13+ - $9
Kids 3-12 - $6
Garden Members and kids 2 and under are free!

Fairies and Gnomes have moved into the Botanical Gardens!  Visitors will delight in over 50 magically creative designs built by individuals, families, groups, scouts and more from the Fairy and Gnome House Contest. The whimsical houses were created from mostly natural, natural looking or recycled materials. The public contest was held this spring and entries were due April 21.


Fairy and Gnome Festival
April 28 - 10am - 5pm
Celebrate spring with our mythical friends! Visitors young and young-at-heart are welcome to join us for fun activities all day long, including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites.  Admission Includes:

  • Fairy-themed crafts and activities
  • Magic show with Nick Presents Magic at 11am and 1pm, with balloon animals inbetween
  • Mama Earth's Kitchen Band - 30 minute Fairy Shows and Music in the Main Palm Dome 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 
  • A special indoor scavenger hunt
  • Fairy House Contest viewing and voting
  • Girl Scouts of WNY will have a table with hands-on activities

Fairy House Workshop for Kids! - SOLD OUT
April 28 - 9:30am
Kids ages 5-12 with great imaginations are encouraged to create the perfect fairy or gnome hideaway using moss beds, twig fences, seed mailboxes and so much more.  This artistic workshop will use found and natural materials to ensure fairies and gnomes will feel right at home. Parents and guardians are encouraged to help their child create a home for their mythical friends. The workshop is $15 for Botanical Gardens’ members and $20 for the general public. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Containers, soil and plants are included in the registration fee and participants may purchase pre-made twig furniture for $5 per two pieces before or at the workshop. 

Fairy and Gnome House Contest - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Entry fee: Garden Members $5, General Public $8
Registration is due by April 21.

Attention scouts, classrooms, families and other groups! Build a fairy house and enter it into our contest!  All submitted houses will be on display for the Festival on April 28. Winners will be chosen at the Festival and various prizes will be awarded. Click here for a contest entry form!

from $95.00 Family Advantage Membership

Save! $171.00 for two years
Includes up to three adults as stated on membership card and dependent children under 18
Two guest passes
Free admission to the Botanical Gardens
Discounts on selected events, classes and exhibits
10% discount in the gift shop and on the Great Plant Sale
Seasonal mailings and invitations to special events
Reciprocal benefits to nearly 300 gardens and arboretums


Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. When visiting the Gardens, we require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.

from $10.00 Gift Certificates

Great Gift Ideas!
Gift Certificates for:
Garden Membership
Garden Admission
Gifts or Plants from our Gift Shop
Science Cafes & Workshops
The Great Plant Sale in May
Gift cards are delivered by email and contain instructions to redeem them through our online checkout.  If you would like to print the certificate and use it at the Gardens.  Please print and redeem at the Gardens. 
Our gift cards have no additional processing fees. If you have any questions, please call 827.1584 ext. 204.
from $65.00 Grandparents Membership
Save! $117.00 for two years
Includes up to two adults as stated on membership card and up to four grandchildren under 18

Two guest passes
Free admission to the Botanical Gardens
Discounts on selected events, classes and exhibits
10% discount in the gift shop and on the Great Plant Sale
Seasonal mailings and invitations to special events

 

Protecting your membership and your benefits is extremely important to us. When visiting the Gardens, we require an additional photo identification card to match the names on your membership card. As always, membership cards may only be used by the listed member and are non-transferable.

from $6.00 Hosta Show

June 10
by the
Western New York Hosta Society
10am-4pm
$11 Adults
$10 Seniors (55+)
$9 Students (13+ with ID)
$6 Kids 3-12
Members and kids 2 and under are free!

Hostas are America’s favorite perennial, and because they are grown and exhibited more for their diverse foliage than their flowers, it is difficult to exhibit the whole plant. Hosta lovers show single, well groomed, leaves in vases. Leaves that differ in size, shape, form and color will be on show. Troughs, trays and pots, artfully planted with small hostas and companion plants, will also be displayed. New this year - Artistic flower arrangements incorporating hosta leaves will also be displayed!

from $6.00 Mum Exhibit & 4-H Farm
September 15 - October 14
10am-4pm
$11 Adults
$10 Seniors (62+)
$9 Students (13+ with ID)
$6 Kids 3-12
Members and kids under 2 are always Free!

The 4-H Farm will be open from 10am-4pm daily
THE ANIMALS ARE BACK!  

Our oldest flower exhibit is celebrating its 118th anniversary. Enjoy the colors of fall with many different varieties of mums! Through our partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County and 4-H, we are also bringing the 4-H Farm back this fall. Visit with ducks, sheep, rabbits and other characters. The 4-H Farm will be open daily from 10am-4pm.

A special Halloween Wegmans Family Day is planned on October 13 as part of the fun 

Wegmans Family Day & BOOtanical Celebration - October 14
10am-4pm
Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at the Botanical Gardens! Learn about spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home. Enjoy the 4-H Farm, Halloween treats and feel free to show off your costume during our Halloween parade.


Proud to Support Arts Access
Arts Access aims to increase the accessibility of Western New York arts and culture by connecting residents to free and low cost cultural opportunities in their communities. To learn more about our program, visit www.arts-access.org. Look for this logo on participating programs. 
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