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A place made for plants and people.

Whether you’re a plant person or not, the Botanical Gardens is an atmosphere of joy.

Visitor Amenities

From the Gift Shop to the Gallery, we provide a comfortable experience from start to finish.


Our historic conservatory spanning nearly 22,000 square feet features an abundance of interesting features to maintain the environments in which our plant collections thrive.

  • Climate sensitive ventilation system: Our greenhouses feature sensors that detect outdoor temperatures, wind speeds, and precipitation, automatically adjusting the glass vents to control the climate within each greenhouse.
  • Liquid Shade: Have you ever wondered why our glass looks “dirty”? The glass is actually coated in a paint-like substance called Liquid Shade. This is to help keep the greenhouses from getting too warm inside and to prevent the sun from burning our plants and visitors.

Our Gift Shop offers a unique selection of gifts from many local artists that encourage visitors to connect with nature. Whether it is an educational toy for your little one, gardening books for your designing needs, or a live plant, there’s something exciting for everyone to take home a piece of the Botanical Gardens!

Our inventory changes seasonally so visit often, and remember Botanical Gardens’ members receive 10% off gift shop purchases.

Among the greenhouses, visitors can also enjoy an unexpected treat of an incredible diverse selection of artwork and artists that reflect the Botanical Gardens’ core values, inspiration of nature, and a passion for plants, people, places, and our planet. The gallery is open to the public daily during regular business hours and is accessible to all guests during after-hours events. The gallery is home to a variety of artists, near and far, specializing in a wide range of media.

Arcangel Gallery

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitor use. Please request a wheelchair upon arrival at the admissions desk. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Our living museum has accessible restrooms, drinking fountains and water bottle filling stations for visitors to use during their visit.


The Botanical Gardens strives to ensure that its collection, facilities, and programming are inclusive and accessible in order to provide an enjoyable and engaging experience for all audiences.

The Botanical Gardens provides learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and abilities. Field trips can be adapted for students with disabilities. When scheduling a school field trip, please notify the Education Department of the learning or physical needs of your students.

We also offer discounted field trips for people with disabilities. For more information or to see if your group qualifies, please contact the Education Department at or 716.827.1584 x. 730.

We offer discounted group memberships for human services agencies, nursing homes, group homes and senior homes that include a number of guest passes.

The Botanical Gardens offers complimentary admission to required paid and unpaid Personal Care Attendants (PCA) accompanying guests with disabilities during their visit. Required PCAs should identify themselves at the admission desk to receive complimentary admission with a paying guest.

Due to the historic nature of the conservatory, some areas may present challenges to those with ambulatory disabilities; however, most areas, including restrooms, are accessible and ADA-compliant.

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitor use. Please request a wheelchair upon arrival at the admissions desk. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Botanical Gardens is a beautiful resting spot for cyclists. The Botanical Gardens is a Certified Bike Friendly New York Business and is located along the statewide Erie Canalway Trail. Free bike racks are available. They are located behind the Botanical Gardens conservatory.

Breastfeeding is welcome in all areas of the Botanical Gardens. There are no private breastfeeding or lactation areas available at this time.

The Botanical Gardens’ future expansion and Master Plan considers accessibility in all aspects of its design.

Designated parking spots for people with disabilities are available in our parking lot and behind the Botanical Gardens. A passenger loading zone is available at our back entrance and is accessible via a small road at the end of the parking lot.

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