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from $6.00 Tasting Tuesdays

NEW!   June 20-August 22 (except July 4)
4-7:30pm (Botanical Gardens open 12pm-8pm)

We will open a small Café inside the Botanical Gardens on Tuesday nights for a casual farm-to-table experience where guests can enjoy fresh imaginative small plates and creative herbaceous drinks from chef Avi Altman of Obviously Avi Catering.  Tables will be located among the tropical surroundings for guests to relax and enjoy delicious savory dishes and sweet treats.  Dishes, drinks, beer and wine will be priced individually and will be available from 4-7:30pm on Tasting Tuesdays.  Join us for Happy Hour, a date night or a place to escape with your family on a warm summer evening.  Regular admission prices apply.

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June 20 Menu

June 27 Menu

During Tasting Tuesdays, the Botanical Gardens will open a small café inside the Botanical Gardens for a casual farm to table experience where guests can enjoy fresh imaginative small plates and creative herbaceous drinks from chef Avi Altman of Obviously Avi Catering.  Tables will be located among the tropical surroundings for guests to relax and enjoy delicious savory dishes and sweet treats.  Visitors are encouraged to grab a glass of wine or a craft beer and take a self-guided tour of the Botanical Gardens as the sun sets.  This is a great date night or an evening out to relax with family.  The food is approachable, fresh and local. 

The Botanical Gardens is extremely beautiful in the evening and organizers want to give the community an opportunity to experience that. There is a sense of peacefulness inside the Botanical Gardens after hours and giving visitors the chance to meander through the tropical exhibits with a glass of wine while enjoying delicious, fresh foods is a great way to experience the Botanical Gardens.

The Botanical Gardens is partnering with Obviously Avi Catering for Tasting Tuesdays because Avi is an extremely creative chef that is passionate about the farm to table experience.  Avi has been a partner of the Botanical Gardens for over seven years and is very thoughtful about creating an experience for visitors that incorporates the tropical surroundings, an amazing selection of locally grown food, brewed beer and crafted wines. Avi’s commitment to the Botanical Gardens, sourcing ingredients locally, and great food is infectious.  Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Avi and share in his enthusiasm at Tasting Tuesdays. 

Food and drink offerings will change weekly depending on what items are seasonally available.  Dishes, drinks, beer and wine will be priced individually and will be available from 4:00pm to 7:30pm on Tasting Tuesdays.  Tickets for Tasting Tuesdays are included in regular admission to the Botanical Gardens; $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 here or inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission desk.

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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.  The art portion of camp will be taught by Joan Saba, professional artist and teacher and the science portion will be taught by the Botanical Gardens' Education Team.

Campers are required to bring a bagged lunch. Morning and afternoon snack is provided.

Wild and Wacky Water - July 10 - July 14 Registration Closed
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 Registration Closed
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 Registration Closed
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 khammer@buffalogardens.com, 827.1584 ext. 207