Exhibits & Events

$35.00 - Sold Out Taste of Paradise
March 31

Enjoy drinks from the Captain! Soak in the vibrant colors and tastes of the Gardens while you sip tropical cocktails from Captain Morgan, enjoy the fresh smells of spring, taste herbs, fruits and savory delights and listen to the sounds of tropical fun!

Tickets include...
* A sneak peek of the Spring Flower Exhibit
* Delicious tidbits from Country Club Catering, Curly's Grille, Ilio DiPaolo’s, Lucarelli’s, Obviously Avi Catering, Oliver’s, Salvatore’s and Tonawanda Castle Catering
* Signature Cocktails from Captain Morgan
* Beer, Wine & Bubbles
* Live entertainment from
Buffalo Aerial Dance
* Incredible raffle prizes

Wear your tropical shirts, dresses or join the pirate fun!

Drinks Include:

Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum
Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Passion fruit Rum
Pineapple Juice 


Captain Morgan Loconut Rum
Coconut Water

Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum
Guava Nectar
Club Soda
Lime Juice


Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

Non-Alcoholic punch and beverages will also be available 

Sponsored by: 

Fairy and Gnome Festival
May 6

Tickets available at the door

Included with Garden admission
Wear your costume for $1 off admission (fairies, gnomes, dragons and more!)

Entry fee: Garden Members $5, Non-Members $8
Registration is due by April 28.

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 May 6. Winners will be chosen at the Festival and various prizes will be awarded, including an hour-long education program here at the Gardens for your group. Click here for a contest entry form!

GWA: The Association of Garden Communicators

GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators Conference & Expo is coming to Buffalo August 4-8.  Each year, hundreds of professionals from across the country attend the largest gathering of garden writers, bloggers, photographers, speakers and industry thought-leaders in the country, the GWA Annual Conference & Expo. 

The conference includes public and private garden tours, education sessions, exhibit hall, and events supported by GWA membership with support from collaborators in our region, including PlantWNY, Plantasia, Visit Buffalo Niagara, and Gardens Buffalo Niagara.  The Botanical Gardens will also host a cocktail reception for #GWA2017 attendees during the conference.

How can you participate in the Buffalo conference?

  1. Attend GWA Annual Conference! #GWA2017 is an excellent opportunity to learn about the association, meet its members, see incredible gardens (like the Botanical Gardens), and learn something new. Registration is now open, and the Early Bird Rate end on June 1, so take advantage and book your ticket today! http://bit.ly/2ng2vT9
  2. Join GWA. GWA is an organization of professional communicators in the green industry including book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, freelance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. If this sounds like you, consider joining today! http://gardenwriters.org/GWA-Join-GWA
  3. Meet the Authors: Friday, August 4, 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Buffalo Convention Center. The public is invited to this free event, offering the opportunity to mingle with many authors from across the U.S. who will have books on hand to show, sell, and sign.  

Go to gardenwriters.org to find our more info and how to join GWA.

Starry Night in the Garden
June 21
$55 General Admission (all ticket fees included!)
$125 VIP (all ticket fees included!)

Acts will be announced soon but don’t wait, get your tickets starting Friday, March 24!
  • 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).

Go to www.mystar1025.com for more information.