Contact Us

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14218-1526
Phone: 716.827.1584
General information and to leave a message - 716.827.1584 ext. 212
General email for information - info@buffalogardens.com
Wedding and private event information
Madeline Cala, Director of Events 716.827.1584 ext. 220 - mcala@buffalogardens.com
Membership information
membership@buffalogardens.com or 716.827.1584 ext. 295 
Plant questions
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County

Master Gardener Hotline - 716.652.5400 ext. 202 - mgerie@cornell.edu 
Hot Line Hours
October 1 - March 31 - Monday & Thursday from 9am-12pm
Plant Donations
At this time we are only able accept rare and unusual plants.  If you believe your plant fits that description, please send a photo of the plant, its common and/or Latin name along with any other pertinent information via email to - info@buffalogardens.com
Fish/Koi Donations
We are very careful regarding the health of our Koi family and do not accept donations of fish. The Niagara Frontier Koi Pond Club is a great resource to rehome fish.  Please contact them to help find your fish a new home.
Call 716.827.1584 and then the extension
David J. Swarts, President/CEO
extension 202 - dswarts@buffalogardens.com
Erin Grajek, COO
extension 204 - egrajek@buffalogardens.com
Amanda Oldham, Director of Education
extension 223 - aoldham@buffalogardens.com 
Jolene Baj, Education and Technology Specialist
extension 292 - jbaj@buffalogardens.com
Michael Fowler, Horticulturist
extension 201 - mfowler@buffalogardens.com
Andrea Masterson, Horticulturist
extension 205 - amasterson@buffalogardens.com
Jolene Delgado, Gardener
Meredith Unger, Assistant Gardener
Ed Fuchs, Horticulture Assistant
Visitor Services
Carolyn Hajek, Visitor Services Manager
extension 209 - chajek@buffalogardens.com
Janelle Rose, Visitor Services Assistant Manager
extension 212 - jrose@buffalogardens.com
Weddings and Private Events
Madeline Cala, Director of Events
extension 220 - mcala@buffalogardens.com
Morgan Molfino, Event Coordinator
extension 220 - mmolfino@buffalogardens.com
Emily Lotocki, Assistant Event Coordinator
extension 220 - elotocki@buffalogardens.com
Myari Ware, Assistant Event Coordinator
extension 220 - mware@buffalogardens.com

Terry Mickelson, Director of Finance

Julie DeCarolis, Senior Director of Operations
extension 200 - jdecarolis@buffalogardens.com

Development & Membership
Brittany Finnegan-Zandi, Director of Development
extension 203 - bzandi@buffalogardens.com
Anna Wachtel, Development Coordinator
extension 216 - awachtel@buffalogardens.com
Ashley Carney, Membership and Development Associate 
extension 295- acarney@buffalogardens.com
Membership Questionsmembership@buffalogardens.com 
Shaunna Rospierski, Marketing Manager
Karen Hammer, Operations Assistant & Volunteer Manager
extension 207 - khammer@buffalogardens.com 
Todd Zintz, Director of Facilities
extension 214 - tzintz@buffalogardens.com
Mark Harzynski, Facilities Assistant

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