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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 #12 of 97 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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Batavia, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I went here with family, and we all loved it. We came when the corpse flower was blooming (just at the tail end of it--not much stink), and that was the only reason I had qualms with it. It was a big attraction, so I get that the line was long, but it would've been great if the line could've... More

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Saint Robert, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Very we'll put together, and a wide array of plants. There corpse flower recently bloomed, and was an amazing flower to see in person. The architecture of the building, and the contents within make this a must see.

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Huntington, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful central palm room, amusing topiaries, etc. Building is in disrepair, though, and they need some donations. Outside, there is a nice perennial garden. Don't miss the huge basilica across the way, either. Amazing building (Our Lady of Victory)

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I never imagined my kids having a great time here, but the absolutely loved the displays of all of the plants and flowers. Reasonable entry fee and well worth the time.

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Mt. Cobb, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews 141 reviews
12 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I have been to a lot of botanical gardens. This is a good one, not a great one. Still worth a visit though. PHS members get in free.

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I come here frequently to take pictures at the gardens throughout the year. My son loves the koi pond inside. The cactus gardens are well maintained and provide excellent opportunity to take photos at any time and especially when they are in bloom. There is a carnivorous plant section with pitcher plants on display. The orchid room always features blooming... More

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Ahmeek, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is everything a botanical garden should be. A lovely Victorian building designed by Lord & Burnham which opened in 1900, the Botanical Gardens, while showing a bit of wear, is still a grand site. Each room inside has flora of different types and from different climates, all beautifully maintained. The orchids and the bonsai are especially gorgeous. The large... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
151 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was in Buffalo and wanted to do something but as there is not much except shopping I was able to find the Botanical Gardens. The place is not bad and is designed in three Green houses with multiple type of areas and plants. Then the place is further divided in around 12 houses showcase different type of plants and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Usually when we visit the Botanical Gardens, the outside of the building is just lovely. Due to lots of weather issues earlier in the year, the yearly whitewashing on the outside of the glass was done later and resulted in it running down the glass. Exterior photos were not as nice as usual, but the inside more than made up... More

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