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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218-1526
Phone Number: 716 827 1584
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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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Amazing foliage year round!

I've been to the Botanical Gardens for exhibits, a wedding & an avian display that I was involved with. This place is absolutely beautiful with breathtaking foliage. The grounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to the Botanical Gardens for exhibits, a wedding & an avian display that I was involved with. This place is absolutely beautiful with breathtaking foliage. The grounds & inside the glass dome are well taken care of. The staff is helpful & friendly. Each time I visit I am totally delighted & have gotten a few ideas for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful job.? So much to see and do. You can belong and volunteer. There is a club to belong to. Share ideas. Enjoy the beauty. A little clicky and maybe everyone has their own ideas if you belong to the club. Not sure of the competition or what it's all about. Have to research and meet some other members of... More 

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Thank Donna F
Whalley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had high hopes for the Botanical Gardens, however it didn't quite live up to expectations. Although what we did see was nice, there really wasn't too much going on there, this may be due to the renovations that were imminent at the time of our visit. I would possibly recommend waiting for these to be complete prior to visiting.

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Syracuse, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my time and walked through in about an hour and 1/2. One third of this is presently under renovation, but no discounts, though the senior fare was $8. Going up after the first of 2017! Gift shop at entry. Many lush, tropical plants. Some are HUGE! It's warm inside, so don't overdress. Humid. There's also an outdoor walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens came into existence through the combined efforts of several prominent men, including Frederick Law Olmsted, Frederick A. Lord and William A. Burnham. The design was based on the Crystal Palace in Kew Gardens, which lends the Buffalo Gardens some historic interest. The spectacular glass houses anchor the botanical gardens and provide an imposing spectacle from the road. The... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The botanical gardens is a nice botanical gardens with a palm dome and some beautiful orchids and bonsai trees. Half of the building was under renovation so that wasn't great.

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Thank Jennie C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One dome (out of the three) were under renovation, but there was no discount in the entry fares. But good collection.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This not a very expensive thing to do in town, and it is totally worth it. The botanical garden is an indoor experience since Buffalo winters are really cold. There is a very interesting plant collection and good interpretation throughout. They are currently renovating part of it, so there was an area closed.

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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The botanical garden was not as big as I had expected. Having gone to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario I was a bit underwhelmed with the size. However, it has a lot of variety and opportunities to see some interesting plants that I had never seen before. It had quite a few cactus and some were so fascinating. It... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful views and the wonderful gardens of flowers. The kids wanted to go. It made it trip here short. My daughter did eat a flower.

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