President's Pick - Kay McDaniel
Best Use of Color - Darren Stry
Best Use of Macro Photography - Darren Stry
Best Use of Shadows and Light - Darren Stry
Best Use of Color - Rachel Norvilitis
Best Use of Macro Photography - Maxwell Garcia
Best Use of Shadows and Light - Samantha Moeller
Most Unusual Vantage Point - Anna Hills
Best Use of Color - Darleen Stry
Best Use of Macro Photography - Tina Bidwell
Best Use of Shadow and Light - Darleen Stry
Most Unusual Vantage Point - Jerry Buscarino
Best Selfie - Lisa Jackson
March 18 - All About Vegetables
Come learn about all of the different plant parts that we eat! Talk about roots, stems, leaves, and seeds and learn what makes them so special!
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.
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.
Garden Members $20 per class
Non-Members $25 per class
Classes sell out. Preregistration is required at least 3 days in advance.
Join us for our exciting art adventures just for kids! These multi-medium workshops are for kids ages 5-15. Complete two pieces of art at each themed session, taught by Joan Saba.
Totally Trees- April 23
Celebrate Earth Week and Arbor Day by creating a beautiful paper tree sculpture and a colorful tree painting. Classes sell out. Preregistration is required at least 3 days in advance.
Halloween Sweet Treats - October 22
Kids will paint a candy still life using watercolor, while learning a few tricks to paint their colorful treats. Classes sell out. Preregistration is required at least 3 days in advance.
Registration is due by April 28
Garden Members $5
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 Fairy and Gnome Festival on May 6 through May 14. Winners will be chosen at the Festival and various prizes will be awarded. Click here for a contest entry form!
Tickets available at the door
What was that you saw darting between the palms? Celebrate spring with our mythical friends! Join us for fun activities all day, including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites. Messinger Woods Wildlife Care and Education Center will bring some feathered friends and Mama Earth’s Kitchen will entertain us with fun sing-alongs and interactive instrument playing. Food trucks on site this day!
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!