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“A Heavenly Sanctuary!”

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 April 1, 2014

I would drive to Buffalo just to go here! (and to visit my daughter, heehee) Between the stunning architecture and the 1st class gardens I could so live here. Or visit every day :-)

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

The Botanical Gardens can be a forgotten attraction for many Buffaloians and visitors to the Buffalo area. Perhaps it is because of its location away from points of interest to the city of Buffalo, it tends to get overlooked as a place to visit. The Botanical Gardens are much more than a building to house plants.

There are many reasons to visit this site. It's history. It was one of the designs of Fredrick Law Olmstead and his architectural vision for Buffalo. The building is magnificent. Look up and around and study the architecture. You'll surprise yourself with things that you notice. It is kid friendly. There is a play area for children and plenty of room for them to move around in the aisles as you look at the various displays. Check the schedule of events planned throughout the year. Lastly, it is a wonderful remedy for the winter blahs.

1  Thank Viaggio133
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I haven't been to the Botanical Gardens in quite awhile. It is the same beautiful building but with improvements made withing its houses. Its inhabitants include koi, topiary animals, and an incredible variety of plants from cacti to a chocolate tree. There is a vivarium, large checker game to play, a play area, for children, party/wedding area, and a waterfall. There are also ponds,statues, and little surprises amongst the plants. We enjoyed it so much I took a dual membership for my daughter and me.

1  Thank Marcia B
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were just there (February 2014) and I love plants and flowers. The Orchids were in bloom and they had a wide variety of them. I took many great images and would love to go back during warmer weather so I can walk the grounds.
Tip from a guy that does things like this often. Take you time an observe things. You will see bananas, lemons, etc that would be missed because they are hard to find.

1  Thank Dean O
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were here last night Feb. 15th 2014 for the Light the Nights it was just fantastic. The whole place was lit up with all kinds of laser lights and other types. It was are first time and won't be our last. It is definetly a must stop for your to do list.

Thank sandy n
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