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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 #14 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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Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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