from $6.00 Mother's Day Weekend

May 13-14
Adults - $11
Seniors 62+ - $10
Students 13+ - $9
Kids 3-12 - $6
Garden Members and kids 2 and under are free!

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend, May 13-14, in a way both you and your mom will enjoy. The whole family will delight in a trip to the tropical oasis for some time to relax and enjoy each other and nature. During Mother’s Day Weekend, the Botanical Gardens will be open from 10am-5pm and a small café will be set up inside May 13-14 from 10am-3pm. The café will be a casual experience where guests can enjoy fresh, portable snacks, sweet treats and creative herbaceous drinks from chef Avi Altman of Obviously Avi Catering.  Dishes, treats and drinks will be priced individually. 

The Botanical Gardens’ Gift Shop will also be open from 10am-5pm on both days.  The Gift Shop offers many different gifts for mom ranging from gardening essentials, unique gifts, local jewelry, flowers, plants and more.

General admission prices for Mother’s Day weekend are; $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) $9 students (13+), $6 for kids 3-12, Botanical Garden Members and kids two and under are free.  Tickets are available online or inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission desk.

Mother’s Day Membership Markdown!
From May 1 through May 14 all individual memberships will be 20% off to honor all the amazing moms in our lives. Memberships include; year-round, free admission to the Botanical Gardens, discounts on selected classes, shows, and exhibits; 10% discount in the gift shop and on plant sales; seasonal mailings and invitations to special events. Another great benefit of Botanical Gardens’ Membership is that it includes reciprocal admission benefits to nearly 300 gardens and arboretums across the country as well as in Canada and Mexico. Membership pricing is as follows; students regularly $35 will be $28; seniors usually $35 will be $28; individuals usually $45 will be $36; dual seniors usually $60 will be $48; dual adult usually $70 will be $56; grandparents; usually 65 will be $52; families usually $75 will be $60; family advantage usually $95 will be $76 and gardener advantage usually $110 will be $88.  Join for the first time or extend a current membership!  Memberships are available online at
HERE (Use Coupon Code MOM2017 May 1-14), inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission desk and in the Gift Shop.

National Public Gardens Day

We are celebrating on May 12
$1, Members and kids 2 and under are free

National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.
from $36.00 Nature Explorers Art & Science Camp
July & August
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Garden Members: $36 per day or $180 per week
General Public $40 per day or $200 per week

Campers who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade will discover plants and the natural world through art and science. Explorers will spend time discovering the Gardens, completing multimedia art projects, learning drawing and painting skills, playing games, and taking home their own plants to care for. Campers are required to bring a bagged lunch. Morning and afternoon snack is provided.

Wild and Wacky Water - July 10 - July 14
All about water! Our art focus will be on painting in watercolor using techniques of washes, salt, dropping in color, and spattering! We will paint beach, stream, and ocean landscapes. Learn all about the water cycle and the different ways plants use water. Also includes watery projects and wacky water games!

Pollinators - July 17-21
Buzz! Buzz! Sculpt a honeybee using clay. Paint the symmetry of flowers in watercolor and tempera on our class wall mural. Learn the art of quilling to make a 3-D picture. Find out how pollination works by dissecting flowers and visiting our busy beehive. Explorers will create beautiful butterflies, play pollination games, create a take-home garden and more!

Plants We Eat - July 24-28
Did you ever think of how many different plants you eat in a day? Paint a classical still life composed of fruits and vegetables on a tablecloth. Discover the method of botanical drawing by carefully inspecting plant parts and drawing them to scale. Learn about many of the plants you can eat at the Gardens. Squish oranges and other fruits into juice, make flour, and sample weird looking fruits this week of camp!

Plants and our Planet - July 31-August 4
Become stewards of the planet this week of camp. Design posters on preserving habitat for our wild animals using colored pencils and markers. Cover discarded bottles with paper scraps, paint, and glue to create a beautiful vase. Use recycled materials to craft planters and bird feeders. Play environmentally themed games, explore the Arboretum and test the effects of pollution.

Rainforests - August 7-11
Discover how plants and animals live in the rainforest while exploring tropical greenhouses. Draw colorful parrots, hummingbirds, and monkeys in oil pastels, and create a collage of tropical flowers. Fold an origami snake, play games and build a tropical terrarium to bring home.

Woodland Adventures - August 14-18
What plants, animals and insects live in the forest? Create a painting in tempera of a northwoods scene complete with birds, deer, raccoons, reptiles, and bugs. Weave a wall-hanging using grasses, twigs, and feathers. Use pencil to create leaf and bark rubbings! Explore woodland habitats while learning about local plants and animals, participate in a special camp scavenger hunt, and build a fairy garden.
The Camper Registration Form is due the Wednesday before the chosen camp week.

Summer Camp Interns Needed!
Contact us at, 827.1584 ext. 207
Starry Night in the Garden
June 21
$55 General Admission (all ticket fees included!)
$125 VIP (all ticket fees included!)

Star 102.5’s Starry Night in the Garden 2017, presented by West Herr Toyota of Orchard Park and Williamsville, is on Wednesday, June 21st 2017. A night under the stars with the stars, benefitting the Botanical Gardens. Featuring food samples from over 20 area restaurants and beverage tastings from award-winning wineries and breweries. General Admission tickets are just $55 and a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $125, including exclusive food and beverage samples under the VIP tent with an opportunity to mingle with the artists! Prices Include All fees.
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  • ALL AGES EVENT! Enjoy a great night out with family & friends
  • Up-close performances from amazing artists on the gorgeous Botanical Gardens lawn
  • Amazing food samples from over 20 area restaurants
  • Beverage tastings from award-winning wineries and breweries
General Admission Tickets include: entry to the concert and the Gardens, a wine glass, wine, beer and delicious tidbits from local restaurants.

VIP Tickets include:
everything listed above AND a private VIP party and concert viewing area, VIP food and wine, an opportunity to mingle with the artists and more! (limited number available)

General Event Info:
Doors open at 5:30pm for General Admission Ticket holders and 5:00pm for VIP Ticket Holders. Tastings and music to start at 6pm

Will Call:
The Will Call Tent will be located at the entrance to Starry Night in the Garden.  Will Call tickets can ONLY be picked up on your way into the event.  The Botanical Gardens will not have will call tickets ahead of time.  The will call tent will open at 4pm
Cameras are allowed
You are not allowed to bring in any food, drink coolers etc.
This is an all ages show - Every person MUST have a ticket.
Seating: This is a general admission show and there is no seating.  You may bring a lawn chair at your own risk.
Dress: This event is outside so dress for the weather.  Summer attire is common... sundresses - khakis etc... You will be walking and standing on grass. Ladies - a flat or wedge shoe is your best bet!
Weather: This event is outside and will happen rain or shine!
Parking: Free parking is located around the South Park Ring Road and on the streets around the park.  Please obey city parking signs!  The parking lot next to the Gardens will be $10 per car and will fill up fast.  We will park on a first-come, first-served basis.

RAFFLE!  There will be a fantastic on-site raffle that benefits the Botanical Gardens.  Volunteers will be walking the crowd selling tickets and there will be a raffle prize tent located on the front lawn.  Raffle tickets are $20 for one sheet (25 tickets) or $40 for three sheets (75 tickets).

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Wegmans Family Garden
Wegmans Family Days
10am-2pm - Included with Admission

Have fun with your food in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Gardens between 10am-2pm. See the schedule below for our upcoming themed offerings. While activities are best aligned for children ages 5-12, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations! Included with paid Botanical Gardens' admission/membership!

April 22 - Welcome Spring
Celebrate the coming of spring at the Botanical Gardens! Create a number of spring crafts while visiting our annual Spring Exhibit!

May 20 - Extraordinary Pollinators
Learn about why pollinators are so important to the environment and our food supply. Talk about birds, butterflies, bats, and visit our busy beehive!

June 17 - Desert Adventures
Explore the ways that plants have learned to survive in the desert while visiting the cacti collection at the Botanical Gardens! Taste fruit from the desert, craft some fabulous desert creations, and take home your very own desert plant!

October 14 - Spooky Celebration
Come join us for a celebration of all things creepy and crawly here at the Botanical Gardens! Learn about some spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home. Then, enjoy some Halloween treats. Feel free to show off your costume!

November 18 - Healthy Harvest
Visit the Botanical Gardens to learn all about the autumn harvest season! Create some fun fall crafts while munching on a special harvest treat and learning how various cultures celebrate this time of year.

December 9 - Santa’s Workshop
Come join us for a visit with Santa and some fun holiday themed activities! Santa will only be visiting during the hours of Santa’s Workshop-he has quite a few places to visit after spending the day surrounded by poinsettias and his friends at the Botanical Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.

Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly.


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