The Botanical Gardens is open year-round and offers a large indoor conservatory with surrounding grounds. It is accessible and offers plenty of free parking.
The Botanical Gardens consists of many indoor greenhouses that are interconnected. When you visit the Botanical Gardens you will embark on a self guided tour throughout the greenhouses, each displaying a different exhibit and collection of plants. There are also several seasonal outdoor gardens that are always free and open to the public. Click HERE for a map of our indoor and outdoor Gardens. Visitors spend anywhere between 45-120+ minutes on their self guided tour.
What To Expect When Visiting
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for all visitors, including members, due to capacity limitations. Walk-ins may be turned away if capacity is surpassed. To maintain our capacity limit and the safety of both visitors and staff, we encourage visitors to limit their visit to 1-1.5 hours. Please arrive with your E-tickets ready to be scanned and have your ID available.
Orange Zone-The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens currently falls under the Orange Zone of the NY Forward Plan. We are able to remain open and operating under this zone and we are following strict safety guidelines and limiting visitor capacity to keep all of our visitors and staff as safe as possible. We will provide updates when appropriate.
TRAVEL ADVISORY - If you have traveled from outside of New York State for more than 24 hours, you must adhere to the Travel Advisory mandated by New York State. If you have not followed the quarantine and testing guidelines, you will be denied entry into the Botanical Gardens. This is to keep our staff, visitors, and their families safe.
$11 Seniors (62+)
$11 Students (13+ with ID)
$7 Kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under are free
Garden Members are free
Click below to purchase your E-tickets. Choose your date and time slot and see what events are happening! Admission tickets may be used during regular business hours. They can not be used for special ticketed events. When arriving to the Botanical Gardens, please have your E-tickets ready on your mobile device or your printed tickets as well as your ID.
Monday - 10am-4pm
Tuesday - 10am-4pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday - 10am-4pm
Friday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 10am-4pm
Sunday - 10am-4pm
*Gardens After Dark Hours
*Select Nights Only
*2021 Special Hours & Closings:
Closed - March 18-19
Closed - November 22-25
10am-12pm - December 24
Closed - December 25
10am-12pm - December 31
If you have questions or need help, please email us at email@example.com or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211.
Accessibility - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens welcomes all visitors and is committed to creating an environment free of discrimination and harassment where all individuals are treated with respect. The Botanical Gardens strives to ensure that its collection, facilities, and programming are inclusive and accessible in order to provide a successful and engaging experience for all audiences. Click on Accessibility above to find out more.
Service Animals - Service animals are permitted inside the Botanical Gardens. A service animal is a working animal, not a pet. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Dogs that satisfy this definition are considered service animals under the ADA. All other pets are not permitted inside the Botanical Gardens but are welcome to walk the surrounding park leashed by their responsible and respectful owners.
Arts Access aims to increase the accessibility of WNY arts and culture by connecting residents to cultural opportunities in their communities. Arts Access provides low-income individuals and their families the chance to see live theatre, music, art and more through the Arts Access pass. The Botanical Gardens offers Free General Admission for an Arts Access pass holder (excluding Lumagination) and up to four passes total for a family. To learn more about the program, visit www.arts-access.org.
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Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.