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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: +1 716-827-1584
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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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Nifty, but lots of tight spaces

I was there for a wedding this summer, and the wedding planner did a great job while battling the whether and a bride that wanted something unrealistic. The food was dispersed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Amherst, NY
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Amherst, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was there for a wedding this summer, and the wedding planner did a great job while battling the whether and a bride that wanted something unrealistic. The food was dispersed throughout the display areas which seemed like a good way of dealing with the lack of open spaces for a medium-large wedding party in an indoor space clearly not... More 

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West Seneca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All was set for the Christmas display Very lovely decorations and we particularly enjoyed the model train display Many thanks to the volunteers who make this happen!

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Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Conservatory Gardens are beautiful; they're a series of 'rooms' with different plantings. The highlight for me was the succulent garden. The variety of cacti, aloe, jades, and more were outstanding. There was one plant that trailed along the display far past the pot it was planted in. The bonsai were great - it was fun seeing mums made into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 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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Whalley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

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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