E-Tickets & Hours
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E-Tickets - E-TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for all visitors, including members. Walk-ins may be turned away if our visitor capacity has been met. Please arrive with your E-tickets ready to be scanned!
Masks -In order to maintain the safest environment possible masks are recommended for all visitors, staff and volunteers when inside any building on the Botanical Gardens' campus, regardless of vaccination status.
Fully Vaccinated - Masks are recommended for everyone's safety but are not required.
Unvaccinated - Masks are required and must be worn at all times
Safety Guidelines- Help us maintain the safest possible environment by using these best practices.
TRAVEL ADVISORY - Please check the New York State Travel Advisory before visiting the Botanical Gardens for the most up to date information.
Parking - Parking is free! Park in our parking lot located adjacent to the Botanical Gardens or on the South Park Ring Road. Accessible parking is available in our parking lot and directly behind the conservatory near our accessible rear entrance.
COVID-19 Photography Policy - Click for more info
$11 Seniors (62+) & Students (13+ with ID)
$7 Kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under are free but must have a ticket
Garden Members are free but must have a ticket
Monday - 10am-4pm
Tuesday - 10am-4pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday* - 10am-4pm
Friday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 10am-4pm
Sunday - 10am-4pm
Summer Night Hours
Thursdays from May 6-August 26 - 4-7pm
2021 Special Hours & Closings:
Closed - November 22-25
10am-12pm - December 24
Closed - December 25
10am-12pm - December 31
Thank you for helping us create the safest environment possible.
Plan Your Visit - 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. Visitors spend anywhere between 45-120+ minutes on their self guided tour.
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 Services Inc.'s Arts Access program aims to break the barriers of inaccessibility to the region's arts and culture sector. These barriers often include money, transportation, and knowledge of events. They partner with local theaters, galleries, and other arts and culture organizations to offer free or reduced-cost opportunities to low-income Western New York residents and their families. Arts Services Inc. envisions a region where anyone can engage with the arts. 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 museums across America are offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel including those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. To learn how to use this discount, CLICK HERE