Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Gardens
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Botanical Gardens is a national historic site, education center and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures from around the world. Today, the Botanical Gardens is thriving! Over 125,000 people visit annually to enjoy the amazing architecture and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries. It is a gathering place where visitors can find peace and harmony and enjoy the simple power of the natural world. Some visitors also see it as a place for spiritual healing, meditation and reflection.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Richard E
Elkins, WV647 contributions
Fall Beauty
Oct 2021
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens was celebrating their Mum festival when I visited in early October. There were mums throughout the many glass rooms of the conservatory. Each room had a theme such as the Everglades and the Cacti rooms. Being fall, most of the flowering plants were passed their peak blooming season, but there was so much green foliage on display. I was impressed by the gigantic board leaf plants many of which spread their leaves from on high. I was there on a warm, sunny fall day, but it would be an ideal place to visit when the weather was overcast and chilly.
Written October 14, 2021
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Table42
Clifton Park, NY283 contributions
Green respite
Sep 2021
Loved the Victorian-style (Lord & Burnham designed) conservatory. The 67 ft tall Palm Dome was my favorite. Spent a pleasant hour walking the interior and exterior. Currently need e-tickets for admission. Parking is free. Site is frequently used for events.
Written October 7, 2021
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Judy H
Buffalo, NY14 contributions
Walk through the gardens
Sep 2021 • Couples
These are beautiful gardens that are well laid out. Great in inclement weather. The variety was geat and well labeled.
Written September 25, 2021
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Maryann L
Fair Oaks, CA1,140 contributions
Beautiful Collection of Plants
Sep 2021
The indoor houses have a wide variety of plants...tropical including orchids,ferns, cacti, herbs, ivy, bromeliads, bonsai and more. There are trees, water features, fish , a small Japanese tea house and an impressive large waterfall. The outdoor gardens are seasonal and were very colorful with fall flowers. There is a family garden and children's outdoor garden. More fun for children and adults is the monthly Scavenger Hunt. We found the gardens delightful. No visit is complete without browsing the gift shop. There are books, plants, gardening needs and unique things for children and adults.
Written September 18, 2021
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Patricia N
5 contributions
Lovely way to spend an hour or so
Sep 2021
This was a lovely experience with 12 greenhouses full of succulents, orchids, cool trees, and other fabulous flowers. The layout was okay, but within each greenhouse, we often found ourselves backtracking to see things - it would have been better if it was set up in sort of a one-way layout. The outdoor gardens were full of wildflowers and roses, but we were there in Sept, so it was hit or miss if things were blooming.

I'd recommend it as an option for something to do - particularly if, like us, you were killing a few hours before being able to check into your hotel. However, I wouldn't rate it as a must see.
Written September 13, 2021
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Steven L
Odessa, DE222 contributions
Pretty small and disappointing
Jul 2021
Our family is big lovers of botanical gardens. We've seen Longwood Gardens outside of Philadelphia, Dallas Arboretum and Kew Gardens in London. This place got a lot of good reviews, so we were looking forward to it. Unfortunately, we were highly disappointed. The gardens are mostly are set of interconnected greenhouses with very little to see. Several of the showcases were plants we had in our own house already. We realize Buffalo probably doesn't have the longest growing season, but we still expected more. If you have a really good garden store in your area, it probably has more variety and specimens than here.
Written August 19, 2021
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NaplesFan239
Naples, FL18 contributions
Sad Botanical Gardens
Aug 2021
Was not impressed. I guess I’m spoiled by having visited some truly outstanding gardens. Very little color, and many of the plants looked half dead. When we walked up the front walkway, we noted tons of weeds. Should have been our clue.
Written August 15, 2021
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Dawn
Tonawanda, NY115 contributions
Love it
Aug 2021
One of the best I have ever been to. So many flowers, fountains, plants, ferns. I recommend this to anyone driving through. It is always worth the stop and changes so often you need to visit more than once,
Written August 2, 2021
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E H
Brunswick, NY99 contributions
BEST BOTANICAL GARDENS
Jun 2021
If I could take over 30 snapshots, this must be a great place. There are many different greenhouse rooms featuring many kinds of cacti and succulents, colorful flowering plants and more. Just know that in summer it will be hot. Parking is either on-street or in a pay garage. The approach to the main building is picturesque. I highly recommend this place.
Written July 27, 2021
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BethWallace
Stone Mountain, GA289 contributions
Beautiful Spot in the City
Jun 2021
We had a reciprocal membership with our local botanical garden, so we could go for free. Because of the weather in Buffalo, the gardens are all within conservatories or greenhouses. However, the way they had their exhibits were very well done and they had a nice variety of plants. It was a very nice location to visit and we had a picnic in the park in front of the gardens after our tour. Highly recommended and would be a good spot if it was a rainy day.
Written July 11, 2021
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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is open:
  • Thu - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Wed 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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