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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218
716 827 1584
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Ranked #13 of 100 Attractions in Buffalo
Type: Gardens
Owner description: An oasis of breathtaking beauty, these gardens - filled with flowers, plants, herbs and cacti from around the world - are housed inside an 1890s... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Central Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

With the restful background music playing behind us, we sure enjoyed meandering through the glass houses and viewing this wonderful collection here in Buffalo. The 300 mile journey was well worth it. The permanent palm tree and fern exhibit served as the perfect backdrop for taking photos of the ribbon winning orchids. The timing of the blooming of these beautiful... More

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22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I had a wedding to cater here. This place has wonderful scenery! All of the flowers and plants inside is just so amazing to see and to just walk around and look at.

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New Hartford, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were on a long road trip and these gardens were our first stop. So glad we chose to enjoy this beautiful and beloved garden. Front staff were so kind and excited for us to enjoy our visit. What can I say, go here and you will love seeing all the varieties of plants and flowers. So glad we did!

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Buffalo, New York
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237 reviews 237 reviews
81 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have visited the botanical gardens for many, many years. It's always beautifully done with excellent botanicals to view. It's a lovely place to spend a quiet afternoon in the summer and especially nice during the winter when the snow is outside. It's romantic place to walk with somebody special. It's a nice place to spend a moment of quiet... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The building is a beautiful backdrop for pictures and inside, the three halls are filled with planted and potted plants, trees, cacti, and flowers.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

There is so much to enjoy here. The architecture and history of the building are amazing. (It opened in 1900 and was the 3rd largest public greenhouse in the United States.) The collection of plants is huge, well organized, and easy to view. I particularly liked the fact that everything was labeled with names and country of origin. After walking... More

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Connecticut
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73 reviews 73 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It takes about 2 hours to walk through these wonderful gardens. Could take longer but it really depends on the individual. If you like gardening then this is time well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been here many times over the years, never had a bad experience. Great place to read and relax or bring the kids for some cheap family time. Will be back for a wedding in a few weeks.

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Orchard Park
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Indoor or outdoors flowers flourish with color and fragrance. Temperature controlled for the many varieties, that you walk among. You can learn about what you can grow where you live. Just enjoy the fragrances, and the color, meet people among the Exotic Plants and just enjoy.

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Batavia, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have been here 2 times with work...I work with individuals with disabilities and each time they were more than accomodating. We made a project both times and the staff that helped were so sweet and so understanding and patient. The gardens are so pretty to view outside and the greenhouses inside were fun to look at too. The variety... More

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