Donate to the Botanical Gardens

Unrestricted gifts to the Botanical Gardens’ Annual Fund are essential to our financial strength and longevity.  Annual Fund donations are used to maintain our facilities and operations, support educational programming, and to provide restoration and preservation of our horticulture collection.

The health and safety of the community, our members, volunteers and staff are of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, due to the pandemic, the Botanical Gardens closed to the public on March 17, 2020 and reopened on July 15th.  During the five months the Botanical Gardens was closed, our dedicated staff maintained the collection and conservatory and developed a variety of virtual programs for a weary public eager to find a respite from the challenges we are facing. These are difficult times for all of us and we need your support now more than ever. The Botanical Gardens relies almost exclusively on admissions, membership, special events and your charitable contributions to care for the 22,000+ plant collection, maintain the historic building, offer impactful and free programming for students and provide compensation for our small family of dedicated staff.  We need your help to recover lost revenue and ​keep the doors to the Botanical Gardens open by making a contribution to the Annual Fund today. 
Thank you.

Most Sincerely,

David Swarts, President/CEO


Quick Facts…

  • Contributions to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens are fully tax-deductible.
  • Donations can be made on-line or mailed to the address below along with the Gardens Donation Form

Matching Gifts

Double your impact to the Botanical Gardens through your or your spouse’s matching gift program. Simply contact your HR department for information on how to get your gift matched or call us at 716-827-1584 ext. 216 and we can help!

Some examples of companies that participate in matching gift programs are listed below.

Matching Gift Companies:

Apple, Inc.

Bank of America



General Mills


Ingram Micro, Inc.

Mattel, Inc.

National Fuel

National Grid



Amazon Smile

Did you know you can contribute to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens just by shopping on Amazon? Visit smile.amazon.com, select the Buffalo Botanical Gardens as your charity and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens at no extra cost to you!


Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc.
Attn: Development Department
2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14218