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“Good for walking”

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Ranked #16 of 159 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 July 29, 2013

Indoors offers different types of exotic flowers and plants. Behind is a man made lake, nice walk. Inside can be very hot in the summer time.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Though the structure is quaint, reminding one of a bygone era, the actual exhibits are small and outdated. Does not compare with gardens in major cities. Sorry.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

When I picture a "botanical garden" I envision the likes of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The structure itself is imposing and classic, and for its age and architecture, well-maintained. The collection of plants is amazing, and attractively displayed. This is worth the trip!

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

The Buffalo botanical gardens is a unique tri-domed glass, wood and steel conservatory taking one back to Victorian times. The basis of the design was the Crystal Palace in Kew Gardens Palm House in England. This structure was built in 1900 and is on the national historic list. The building site is incorporated into the surrounding Fredrick Law Olmsted designed park called South Park. From the high domed glass entrance one travels through a varied horticultural experience. Themes include the rain forest, cacti and succulents, ivy and bonsai, orchidelirium, tropical collections, Panama cloud forest, epiphyte, Florida Everglades, medicinal gardens and begonias plus other plants. An audio tour is available. A great way to spend a morning or afternoon if you enjoy walking thru an historic architectural building with visual and olfactory stimuli.

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

My family and I visited on a rainy morning instead of visiting the Buffalo Zoo. There are 14 greenhouses with magnificent plantings that included palm trees and cacti. It takes about an hour to see everything.

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