Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo

4.4
#2 of 11 in Parks in Buffalo
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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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Reviews
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  • We were surprised Buffalo has such nice and well taken care of garden. Our family has a great time. Even kids (8 to teenage) were amazed by the varieties of plants available. (Loved the children’s Gar...  more »
  • The botanical gardens were pleasant enough. There were some unusual trees and plants. Overall there needs to be someone with a better eye for art and colors. The outdoor gardens were in poor condition...  more »
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  • Very nice and well kept up. It was fun doing the scavenger hunt and playing checkers in house 9. Also the outside garden is a very nice place that you should not forget when going to the botanical gardens. Overall it's a very good place and a good way to spend an hour and a half.
  • I love plants so going there was like being in heaven. They give you a scavenger hunt paper so that you can look for plants while youre walking through, and the scavenger hunt changes monthly so that's cool. The staff were really nice. The whole thing was just so beautiful and they had such a huge verity of plants from a lot of places.
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