E-Tickets & Hours
Read Before You Visit
E-Tickets - E-TICKETS are recommended for all visitors. Walk-ins may be turned away if our visitor capacity has been met. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your arrival time. Most visitors spend 45 minutes-1.5 hours to complete their visit, but you are welcome to stay until we close to the public at 4pm.
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.
Photography Policy The Botanical Gardens is a very busy place and in order to provide a wonderful experience for everyone, any and all posed photography and/or videography requires a reservation through our events department (e-tickets/admission tickets are not considered a reservation). Click here to find out more.
General Visitor Photography - Visitors are welcome and encouraged to take photos of the plants, take selfies with their phones, and capture casual and impromptu moments at the Botanical Gardens. Tripods and stands are not permitted. Click here to find out more.
Masks -Masks are not required at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Please be considerate of others' health and safety when visiting the Botanical Gardens. Keep your distance from others, stay home if you are sick and wear a mask if it makes you feel most comfortable. Thank you for helping us create the safest environment possible.
$14.00 Seniors (62+) & Students (13+ with ID)
$8.50 Kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under are free but must have a ticket
Garden Members are free but must have a ticket
HOURS - Last admission tickets sold at 3pm each day.
Monday - 10am-4pm
Tuesday - 10am-4pm
Wednesday - 10am-4pm
Thursday - 10am-4pm
Friday - 10am-4pm
Saturday - 10am-4pm
Sunday - 10am-4pm
Special Hours and Closings 2023
March 3, Closed 10am-4pm, Open 6pm-9:30pm for Orchids After Dark
March 15-16 - Closed
September 22- Closed
Nov 14-16 - Closed
November 23- Closed
December 24- Open 10am-2pm
December 25- Closed
December 31- Open 10am-2pm
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.
Etiquette, Equity and 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.
Mid May-Labor Day
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 from Mid May through Labor Day - 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.