The Botanical Gardens is open year-round and daily from 10am-4:30pm with a few special closings days throughout the year. The Botanical Gardens is a large indoor conservatory with surrounding grounds. It is handicapped accessible and offers plenty of free parking.
The Botanical Gardens consists of 10 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.
We offer a free audio tour if you would like to learn more about our horticulture residents. Ask about the audio tour at the admission desk or Gift Shop.
Open Daily – 10am-4:30pm
*open late during Lumagination
*2020 Special Hours & Closings:
Closed - January 13-14
Closed - March 26-27
Closed - September 11
Closed - November 23-26
10am-12pm - December 24
Closed - December 25
10am-12pm - December 31
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.
$11 Seniors (62+)
$11 Students (13+ with ID)
$7 Kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under are free
Garden Members are free
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.
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.