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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218
Phone Number: 716 827 1584
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An oasis of breathtaking beauty, these gardens - filled with flowers,...

An oasis of breathtaking beauty, these gardens - filled with flowers, plants, herbs and cacti from around the world - are housed inside an 1890s Victorian glass-domed greenhouse. The site, designed by New York Central Park creator Frederick Law Olmstead, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Annual Birthday Trip

I've been coming here for my birthday for about the past 4 years - even got engaged here on my birthday 2 years ago! Lots of beautiful flowers and artwork.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mimi O
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming here for my birthday for about the past 4 years - even got engaged here on my birthday 2 years ago! Lots of beautiful flowers and artwork.

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Buffalo, New York
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While it's very beautiful and colorful I found it kind of boring to just walk around and look at the flowers. I have been to a wedding here and it was beautiful but I in my own personal opinion just didn't find it enjoyable, but give it a try for yourself.

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Thank Nicole M
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488 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I was thoroughly impressed with this marvelous place. It is immaculately clean and every detail of the presentation is well cared for. Today, the Christmas decorations were still up and I thoroughly enjoyed every one of them. I hope to go again in the summer and see the outside.

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Thank JuneNY
Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I had a free Sunday and thought my daughter & her guy friend might like something out of their normal range. They found a quiet place to talk while admiring the plants and flowers, and my friend and I got some exercise and garden ideas for next year. It's a great rainy day destination when mother nature changes your outdoor... More 

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Thank Sweetie6452
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I went there to take pictures and was not disappointed. Part of the area is under construction but overall I was impressed with the rooms that were open. A great place for kids of all ages as there is a play area for them and a place to eat if you bring your own food. A great place to be... More 

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buffalo
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

A must realy to see all year around.great care taken in the way plants & flowers are placed as you walk threw each area.rest areas threw out ,if can not walk to far. Take your camera.

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New York, NY
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

If you're interested or not in flowers, trees, shrubs, etc., this is still a very interesting place to go. For me, I love landscaping, and I'm interested in all things related. That said, my wife, then girlfriend, took me here as I'm from the NY area and didn't even know this place existed. Great to walk around and enjoy not... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Recently visited Buffalo for a weekend getaway. Stopped at the Botanical Gardens for a short while. Beautiful holiday displays and exceptionally friendly staff. Enjoyed the area with the cacti. Great place to warm up on a cool day. A portion is undergoing renovations but did not deter from the visit. Look forward to visiting again in the future.

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Thank Rob S
Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

While parts of the Botanical Gardens had become rather boring in the past, over the past 4-5 years (since the appointment of a permanent CEO), they are getting a new look. The arrival of Jeff, Horticulture Manager, has brought new ideas and decor to the Gardens. Dave Swarts, CEO, and Jeff have been working in concert with new ideas proposed... More 

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Thank gonsa2338
Rochester, Ny
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Bring your camera...enjoy. I am so happy I visited...staff and volunteers are so friendly and helpful. Such a relaxing way to spend a Saturday. Nice! Plenty of places to sit, too.

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