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“Historical and lovely”

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Ranked #17 of 163 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed August 15, 2012

This Victorian building fashioned after the Crystal Palace and Kew Gardens in London still gives a sense of elegance. Part of a park system designed by Olmsted, it is both educational and aesthetically pleasing. Included are dinosaur topiary in a room with a high waterfall; rooms with palms; cacti in a desert room; and much more. It offers a meandering walk through the front rooms and more rectangular sections in the back, making one great loop. There are a few places to sit and enjoy the ambience; and for the studious, the flora is mostly well-documented. Quite a pleasant destination.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

This 100-year-old gem was totally reborn a few years ago. When a private, non-profit foundation captured it from the politicians (with the help of a generous donor), the maintenance guys were replaced with botanists. Now the plants are thriving in several environments. Spectacular cacti, a lovely orchid room, tropical plants. At the entrance, there now blooms a delightful gift shop, staffed by energetic volunteers. Live plants, cute children's items, and homemade cookies are among the options. On a recent visit, friends from Florida and Vermont were blown away by this stunningly beautiful and meticulously groomed treasure.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Who couldn't love flowers and greenery beautifully placed as they have here..I never get tired of Natural beauty and beautiful views!

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The indoor greenhouses were lovely. I especially liked all the cacti and succulents. Not much to see outdoors but the displays inside were worth seeing if you like to look at plants.

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Reviewed August 9, 2012

It is unfortunate that there is not much happening here b/c I want so badly to L-O-V-E the Botanical Gardens. It isn't a "bad" visit, just not as exotic and breathtaking as other gardens I've seen around the country. My latest visit was to see a winter wonderland of pointsettias. Really, it was just the same plants that you get at the grocery store (in the pots covered in red, shiny paper) sitting on the floor around the other exhibits. The flowers and plants that are all year round made it more interesting than the exhibit we came to see. Still worth a visit, though.

Thank jmasc1
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