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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218-1526
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+1 716-827-1584
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Its a jewel in south Buffalo

My husband had never been, despite living here most of his life. We went for a special exhibit, Illumagination, where the exhibit rooms were lighted at night and music accompanied... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen M
Niagara Falls, New York
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Niagara Falls, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had never been, despite living here most of his life. We went for a special exhibit, Illumagination, where the exhibit rooms were lighted at night and music accompanied some of the areas. I have taken visitors to see the gardens over the years and it is always a lovely place to enjoy. The cactus and succulents are impressive,... More 

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Belmont, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on an extremely overcast late April day. The outside gardens were not yet in bloom. Regardless, we were very pleasantly surprised by the indoors botanical gardens. :Lots of lovely plants and flowers to see. Definitely worth the visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a variety of flowers and plants and many wonderful places to take great photos and just soak in the sights, and be mindful of what beauty this planet gives us.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see all the flowers of spring! We weren't disappointed! We especially enjoyed the Chinese room. There were Koi in the ponds which we enjoyed. Lots to see and enjoy. The only reason I didn't rate a 5 was we expected the main entrance approach to be full of flowers. It wasn't. We had a fun time anyway.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

this is a great place to see many varieties of flowers. there is always something new to enjoy. The winter light show is always good.

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We spent about an hour !! Beautiful Plants & Flowers !! Hopefully will get back again in the summer to see the outdoor gardens

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited the Buffalo Botanical Gardens during their Orchid Show weekend and while we enjoyed seeing all the Orchids they exhibited we also really enjoyed the rest of what the gardens had to offer, for example, we have never seen so many beautiful varieties of cacti, it was amazing. This place is well worth a visit.

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Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went with family to see the Illumination of Lights. The event was fun and brought in a large amount of people. We had to wait in a very long line outside, but it went quickly and was well organized. The lights were very pretty to look at, but don't go for the Illumination of Lights if you want to see... More 

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Continued renovations are going on but traffic still flows smoothly. It's a prefect getaway if you get cabin fever. Hopefully there will be a permanent train exhibit after the renovations. My son loves the winter and spring train shows.

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East Aurora, New York
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This event is very visually interesting. I've always wanted to go and finally did this year. It is very well attended so it's crowded and you can't really slow it down and take your time. You don't go to this event to "learn" about the plants - it's too dark to read and really see the plants. It's how the... More 

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