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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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Very beautiful gardens!!!!

You will love strolling through this wonderland of flowers ,ect. It is so awesome you won't want to leave. These gardens are just beautiful, and it is very soothing to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
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Lancaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

You will love strolling through this wonderland of flowers ,ect. It is so awesome you won't want to leave. These gardens are just beautiful, and it is very soothing to be there...you will be sure to want to return!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

What a great collection of plants and flowers. The cactus exhibit is a must see. I was pleasantly surprised by the varieties and how well marked everything was. The grounds are well manicured and the staff is super friendly. I spent about three hours there.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

In hopes tropical air and scents during a cold.gray spell, my friend and I ventured here for respite, as we often have. It had always done the trick. Unfortunately, without mentioning so on their website, much of the destination is under major construction. Fountains and waterways were dry, areas appeared neglected, and our tropical paradise, the most glorious part, was... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The botanical gardens offer much more then you would think, and is a fascinating and soul refreshing way to spend a couple of hours.

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Erie Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We came here to see gardens and see the American Authors at their benefit concert. Everything was perfect. Enjoyed touring the gardens, this was our first time here, and concert was wonderful! We did the VIP experience and very happy we did. Great food and drinks and photos with band. Easy to see stage and great sound.

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earlville, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

beautiful, reasonable. 9$ plus AARP discount, inside and out gardens, plenty of parking. friendly staff, great collections and signage, bathrooms super clean. cute gift shop

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We have been to other botanical gardens, but this was the largest and the best I have ever seen. It was arranged by rooms of plants and was beautiful and presented very well. The building design alone is worth a visit. I would highly recommend a visit to this botanical gardens.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The buffalo botanical gardens were developed in the early part of the last century and the park around it was developed by Frederick Law Olmstead. The building design is gorgeous with many panes of glass looking like a walkin terrarium. There are several areas devoted to special plants and the center entrance is usually changed according to the blooms of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Plants were good quality. The people that run this place (mostly volunteers) were well organized. They efficiently and courteously helped us with purchasing and getting plants to our vehicle. This is a good place to visit if you are like plants.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is another must see if you are a gardener or just like plants. We went on a cold day and it was so tropical in there, it was like being on vacation.

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