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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 95 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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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 NEW

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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148 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Rochester NY area
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317 reviews 317 reviews
173 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

not too costly; a nice assortment of various "rooms" of flowers around a certain theme... well kept examples of flowers of all kinds; the grounds were pretty too(although,not overwhelming at all).... free parking.... small gift shop...

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Christina Stannard at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens was amazing, our wedding was beautiful! Thank you Christina for making our wedding special.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The buildings housing the specimen plants are large, but seemed to have seen better days, whilst I am not an expert on plants I can only compare them with other gardens I have visited and I felt they were not of the best quality. In addition the grounds did not seem to have any special displays, just a small area... More

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New Richmond, Ohio
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47 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went here on a Friday afternoon with my daughter. Parking is close and free. It was 88 degrees and humid outside which made most of the exhibits hot. It advertised a butterfly show which was disappointing as it was really 3 butterflies in a cage. The flowers however were beautiful and well worth the trip. We walked through the... More

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Fredonia, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visit each spring as a family. We love it and kids love all the variety, from towering palms, to cacao (chocolate) trees, orchids and cacti. On Mother's Day there were free plants for mom and other trips there has been scavenger hunts for the kids. The do a great job.

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Wayland, NY USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We decided, on the spur of the moment, to visit the gardens. It was easy to find. The day we visited it was 85 degrees outside and very humid inside. But the flowers were spectacular. We had never seen so many cacti in bloom. The tropical garden rooms were lush. There are chairs and benches throughout for resting, and a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

While visiting Niagara Falls Ny, we had a misty, rainy day after making the rounds of the usual Falls attractions. What should we do? Well, eat some wings at Anchor Bar but then we spotted beautiful Buffalo Botanical Gardens! It was a nice treat on a lazy day. If you like flowers like I do you will appreciate the room... More

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