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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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A Delightful Spring Fix after Winter

The 3 tiered glass dome is an architectural wonder on its own. The only other is the NYC/ Brooklyn gardens. Although too early for flowers outside, spring was in full swing on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Mississauga
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montreal
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The botanical gardens are good but limited in scope. We were there just after Easter and many of the plants looked a bit bedraggled. Still, it was nice to be in an environment with colourful plants!

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Mississauga
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The 3 tiered glass dome is an architectural wonder on its own. The only other is the NYC/ Brooklyn gardens. Although too early for flowers outside, spring was in full swing on the inside. Such a variety of colourful blooms, tropical plants and waterfall, plus the air was so freshly invigorating; wonderful orchids. One of the rooms was devoted to... More 

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Westfield NY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited on 4/3. Was lucky enough to get a parking spot on the chilly early April day. There were some very nice displays; beautiful in fact. More of a problem with the lack of consideration for others from some of the people visiting. It would be nice to be able to stop and read, look, observe the beautiful displays without... More 

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Fonthill, Ontario
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53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 attraction reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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70 helpful votes 70 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 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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