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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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Description: 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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We keep coming back

We visit at least once a year (mostly in the winter) to soak up the great feel of this place. They have a real nice variety and always neat and clean facilities. Well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
JoeFonthill
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Fonthill, Ontario
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Fonthill, Ontario
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visit at least once a year (mostly in the winter) to soak up the great feel of this place. They have a real nice variety and always neat and clean facilities. Well worth a visit.

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Pasco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Conservatory is a work of art, The indoor gardens are a great place to go to during the winter months. For a few hours you can wander around the gardens and forget about the weather outside. Seasonal flower shows are always great to see along with the gardens permanent displays.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a nice warm place to get out of the Buffalo cold for awhile. It's very tropical inside and there are nice picture places, as well as an overall good experience!!

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Buffalo, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I think whether or not you enjoy your visit will depend on your reason for going. If you are going for a special show or event, you will be satisfied, if not wowed. The Evening light show is slightly underwhelming. The lights are absolutely beautiful, but it is difficult to fully enjoy the Gardens in a crowd. When it is... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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221 reviews 221 reviews
90 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were visiting friends and they took us here. The temperature outside was -15, so it was great to get inside some place warm! This was the perfect stop. We had a relaxing time wandering among the different rooms and flowers/plants. In some areas, they could have used a few more labels so you could tell what things were, while... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The gardens are a treasure that we take for granted. It has been recently renovated and is cleaner and more beautiful. It is a great way to loose some of the winter blues by walking through the gardens and breathing in the beautiful fragrances of the plants. Workshops are offered here as are activities for children. The flower shows are... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

First, the building itself is just beautiful and so historical. After paying in the lobby, we started our tour outside with the planted flower beds. We also had a scavenger hunt for the children, which kept things interesting for the kids. For the most part the outdoor beds were well kept and beautiful. They had varied specimens of gorgeous colors,... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I've been to many fine botanical gardens and in recent years, this one is right up there with the best of them. It is on a lovely, large piece of land and the outdoor gardens, while relatively small, are really nice to stroll through. The garden buildings themselves are beautiful old behemoths that set the tone of a gracious (maybe... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I do like this botanical garden!! I went there twice of course i wanna go there again, especially in summer.

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New York
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201 reviews 201 reviews
45 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited on martin Luther King holiday. The parking lot was full, we had to park on the street. It was crowded inside, which detracted from our visit. Lots of kids running around. Best to go mid week, when it isn't busy.

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