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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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Went for a wedding

A friend of a friend had a wedding here that I attended. The staff seemed attentive, the location was very nice, weather was perfect. It was nice to walk around and explore. I've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A friend of a friend had a wedding here that I attended. The staff seemed attentive, the location was very nice, weather was perfect. It was nice to walk around and explore. I've also been to the starry night in the garden thing and that was pretty cool.

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New York
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were here with 2 teens who enjoyed themselves greatly. Good photo opportunities. Specialty trees like chocolate, lemon and banana were different. Very limited orchid display, which was disappointing. School children projects on display were unique. Can tell the place is in need of money, city/county grants, perhaps, or someone with charitable inclinations to leave $2 or $3 million would... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have been coming to Buffalo for years and never knew that this amazing place existed. the building is a lovely Victorian building that houses the most amazing flowers. The place does show it's age but each room houses different types of flowers from different climates. I was surprised, there is an indoor waterfall. When you are there, you are... More 

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Cheektowaga, New York
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21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Visited on a Sunday with a visitor from India. We were doing a tour of churches (because they're usually open for viewing on Sunday Mornings) and decided to make a stop at the Botanical Gardens. It was a pleasant visit as we finally had a beautiful Spring day in Buffalo! Many of the plants were in bloom and we were... More 

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Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went when there was a bridal shower, and so we couldn't go to one of the rooms. It was nice to walk around, but I expected more. I have been to many botanical gardens, and this was very average. Nothing really special.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I found the array of plants and flowers interesting and saw things I had never seen elsewhere, such as the many types of orchids. I loved the plants done in art forms and there were some lovely spots for photographing our group as well. I bought a lovely flowering plant to take home at a great price. I felt the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A nice break from hectic urban living! Lots of flowers, beautiful! Well priced and affordable. In the summer they offer art classes for kids too.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Although the buildings are dated and all look dated with the exception of the little dome known as Building 11. This building has had an incredibly great face lift! The large dome (front entry) is rather bare with the exception of ground level greenery and some trees scattered throughout. In many other Gardens and Conservatories, there are fabulous hanging planters... More 

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montreal
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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38 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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