Created from the visions of extraordinary men; David F. Day, Frederick Law Olmsted, John F. Cowell, Frederick A. Lord and William A. Burnham, this masterpiece opened in 1900. Lord & Burnham, premier designers of Victorian glass houses brought these visions to life with their unique design that was based upon the famous Crystal Palace in England. The Botanical Gardens is a national historic site, education center and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures from around the world.
Today, the Botanical Gardens is thriving! Over 100,000 people visit annually to enjoy the amazing architecture and the indoor and outdoor garden sanctuaries. It is a gathering place where visitors can find peace and harmony and enjoy the simple power of the natural world. Some visitors also see it as a place for spiritual healing, meditation and reflection.
The Botanical Gardens’ schedule is packed with amazing flower exhibits, special events, educational programming, workshops and so much more! Check the website for a current list of exhibits and programs. The Botanical Gardens Society is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum. Plan to visit Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during your Buffalo vacation using our convenient Buffalo itinerary planning app .
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Reviews
Everytime we swing by Buffalo we make an effort to pop our head into the botanical gardens. I haven't yet been in the summer, but the air is fresh and warm in the gardens. It's a great place to... more »
On a cool winter day visiting the Botanical gardens is an hour plus well spent. You meander through rooms of exotic flowers, plants and trees. All well laid out and labeled. more »
Very nice and well kept up. It was fun doing the scavenger hunt and playing checkers in house 9. Also the outside garden is a very nice place that you should not forget when going to the botanical gardens. Overall it's a very good place and a good way to spend an hour and a half.
I love plants so going there was like being in heaven. They give you a scavenger hunt paper so that you can look for plants while youre walking through, and the scavenger hunt changes monthly so that's cool. The staff were really nice. The whole thing was just so beautiful and they had such a huge verity of plants from a lot of places.
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