Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo

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Created from the visions of extraordinary men; David F. Day, Frederick Law Olmsted, John F. Cowell, Frederick A. Lord and William A. Burnham, this masterpiece opened in 1900. Lord & Burnham, premier designers of Victorian glass houses brought these visions to life with their unique design that was based upon the famous Crystal Palace in England. The Botanical Gardens is a national historic site, education center and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures from around the world.

Today, the Botanical Gardens is thriving! Over 100,000 people visit annually to enjoy the amazing architecture and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries. It is a gathering place where visitors can find peace and harmony and enjoy the simple power of the natural world. Some visitors also see it as a place for spiritual healing, meditation and reflection.

The Botanical Gardens’ schedule is packed with amazing flower exhibits, special events, educational programming, workshops and so much more! Check the website for a current list of exhibits and programs. The Botanical Gardens Society is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.
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  • A great spot for an indoor activity and a wander around a garden. This conservatory is so beautiful. We were there at sunset for a function and had a most enjoyable evening. The plants are well laid o...  more »
  • Visited when there was a light show. It was a very nice experience. It could do with more plants, although I think in the summer it's even better.  more »
  • Visited on a 22* day outside but inside it was warm. Loved the different areas of the world- rainforest, Panama, Florida, desert etc. Great place to take family photos. There were several families dre...  more »
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  • The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. All the events are well organized and a fabulous time. Bonus, they have a small play area with a sandbox, some books, toys and puzzles, sure to entertain a toddler for at least a half an hour. I look forward to the children garden in the summer. I visited the buffalo botanical gardens a few weeks ago: season, last week of winter first week of spring. the Buffalo Botanical Gardens was a well needed refuge from this winter. The smell of hyacinths wafted in every corner, the tulips and crocuses divided into colors throughout the gardens is a visual pleasure and pleasant reprieve from the white snow. So happy we have this establishment in buffalo. thank you.
  • Beautiful place to visit on cold weather days. Renovated wing is open and is a serene location. There is an indoor area for children to play in sand and draw and just have some fun.
  • Amazing place!! Go when they are doing a light show and it's even better. They hac so many cute spots to take pictures inside.The only reason it doesn't have 5 Stars is for the parking. If they are doing a special event they parking is outrageously terrible. I give it a cactus prickled thumbs up!
  • The 2018 Lumagination 2018 show at the Botanical Gardens is a MUST SEE!! I went at is was fantastic. The lights are everywhere and each room has its own music, and all of this creates an amazing experience. Plus, it is super relaxing. especially by the coy pond.combined with the lights and music.The desert room was super cool too. Go if you can, you will leave relaxed and happy.
  • Stopped by during Easter and despite the gardens being fuller, we had a great experience! The blooms were fresh and the flora luscious. It's a great place to spend some time wandering the exhibits and environments.
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