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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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Great place to see plants indoor, a must visit.

They just remodeled the structure with new glass and the exhibit's are first class. They had the Easter Bunny on Easter so it was great for the kids. It located in South Buffalo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They just remodeled the structure with new glass and the exhibit's are first class. They had the Easter Bunny on Easter so it was great for the kids. It located in South Buffalo Park which is a nice park to walk or play golf.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for family. New updates make it better. Not as much for young children to do. Toddlers have an activity area. Most plants in great shape. Recommend for any who like plants. Don't really need more than 1.5 hours to go through.

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East Amherst, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been to this destination even though I have lived in the area all my life. It was on my bucket list of local sites and will probably be visited again. Displays are very interesting. There are so many different varieties to see that you need to spend a fair amount of time. There are many great spots... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to visit during the winter with the Poinsetta's during Christmas. They had a really cute running mini train station. A lot of poinsetass and cactus but not much of other types of flowers. I would definiltey go back in the summer since the gardens are pretty large. There is a wonderful Wegmans Garden for the kids to learn... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Botanical Gardens just a couple of days ago with my parents. As it is currently winter, none of the outdoor gardens were blooming. It is probably a totally different experience in the Spring / Summer / Fall. One of the large areas is under construction, so our visit only lasted about two hours. I would assume that when... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For only 9$ we are allowed to see all the splendors of this amazing greenhouse. When we came, it was a week before Christmas, and we had a spectacular visit with lots of Christmas trees, decorations, ornaments. It’s quite intriguing to see Poinsettias with tropical plants and trees, as well as cacti. When our kids were still children, we visited... More 

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Amherst, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

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 29 November 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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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