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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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Beautiful building

We visited the Botanicsl Gardens in August. Although it is a beautiful building much of it is under renovation. It does have a very nice orchid collection and a lovely childrens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the Botanicsl Gardens in August. Although it is a beautiful building much of it is under renovation. It does have a very nice orchid collection and a lovely childrens area. Not at all busy while we were there.

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Springfield VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A wonderful walk around room after room of beautiful flowers and foliage. The orchid room was a favorite of mine, so many types I have never seen before.

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is always a pleasure to visit this superb conservatory. The variety and rarity and size of the display areas are true enjoyKent for plant lovers.This superb architecture designed by Frederick Law Olmsted is a true treasure. Bring the kids around at Easter time for a fun time designed to enhance their visit.

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Princeton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very pretty place for family activate. There is a park where families can have a picnic after touring the gardens.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I came here on a Sunday in July and paid $9 admission. Half of the building was under construction, one of the rooms was closed for a private party, and the gardens outside were all dry soil and dead flowers. Also, while we were walking around the main atrium, a dead branch fell off of one of the banana trees,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great place to visit. The indoor and outdoor gardens will keep you occupied for several hours. We went and lived it so much that we bought a season pass and then realized we get in the Royal Ontario Botanical Gardens for free.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Christmas is a sea of poinsettias, the themes change throughout the year. The building is beautiful and archaic. The grounds are beautiful and hosts weddings and parities.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I am a member of Fairchild Botanical Gardens in Miami and was allowed complimentary access to the Buffalo botanical gardens - thank goodness for reciprocity! So if you belong to another garden, check to see if you are covered for free entry too :-) It was very pretty and there were a few areas that our young grandsons really enjoyed... More 

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

so many beautiful plants and flowers, a relaxing stroll thru the gardens is very pretty, lots to explore, even a banana tree or two

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The reason I'm rating it at 3 is that the green-house is currently being renovated; half of it is deconstructed to its metal carcass and the other half has stuff stored in it. Inside, the plants are still great. A bonus is if you park at the garden, it's an easy walk kitty-corner to Our Lady of Victory Basilica, which... More 

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