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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
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Botanical Gardens on South Park

While parts of the Botanical Gardens had become rather boring in the past, over the past 4-5 years (since the appointment of a permanent CEO), they are getting a new look. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2015
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

While parts of the Botanical Gardens had become rather boring in the past, over the past 4-5 years (since the appointment of a permanent CEO), they are getting a new look. The arrival of Jeff, Horticulture Manager, has brought new ideas and decor to the Gardens. Dave Swarts, CEO, and Jeff have been working in concert with new ideas proposed... More 

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Rochester, Ny
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Bring your camera...enjoy. I am so happy I visited...staff and volunteers are so friendly and helpful. Such a relaxing way to spend a Saturday. Nice! Plenty of places to sit, too.

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West Seneca, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Took a self tour of the inside and out. Many lovely flowers and trees. Some of which I have never seen.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I have gone twice now and still don't run out of new things to see. It is such a nice way to spend a half day. Staff is helpful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

This is a great place to visit on a cold a Buffalo day.mmliving in Kenya, we were surprised to see how many plants were at the Botanical garden hat we also found in our yard back home. The orchid collection is spectacular and I would go just for that twice a year when they bloom, October and February/March. Check their... More 

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

The entrance garden and peace garden are beautiful! I was disappointed inside. There are many different types of plants from around the world. Some of them look very healthy and others look like they need some TLC. There are some places that are organized very well and other places that look like the plants were just put in place quickly... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

I grew up in that neighborhood 55 years ago . We visited the gardens every Easter and loved it, now when I go I'm so impressed with growth of this place. A wonderful tranquil day.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Not a fan, particularly, or plants and trees and flowers. But this is a beautiful place, and was a nice way to learn a little strolling around the aforementioned.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Botanical Gardens the flowers and displays were amazing! We also were impressed with modern art too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

I have lived in Buffalo since the late 70s, and knew about this treasure but had never visited. it always seemed to be so far away or not interesting. I was wrong on both counts. This summer I had the pleasure of visiting when my mom and I were spending some time during one of her visits. We both love... More 

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