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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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Nice place

Very pleasant place to visit.Attractive architecture, very Victorian.Parking is free.Children's activity room.Lots of plants.Very small gift shop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Fredonia, New York
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Fredonia, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pleasant place to visit.Attractive architecture, very Victorian.Parking is free.Children's activity room.Lots of plants.Very small gift shop.

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Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to many conservatories and this one is top notch. Fantastic themed glass houses, some wonderful interactive exhibits and very old specimens are just a few of the reasons to visit. An interactive play area for kids is an excellent addition too. The staff and volunteers do an amazing job and I was stunned at the huge variety... More 

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Port Colborne, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A huge complex of thematic green houses. Go for the architecture, stay for the fresh air and the beautiful plants. There is a staggering variety of plants, some of them you might reckognize, hundreds more you won't. At $11 entrance fee, it's hard to get more bang for your buck than here.

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Lancaster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the Lumagination show with my 4 & 6 yr old grandsons, coming from bowling. They were so interesting and excited about the event. They liked it more than bowling! We became a member because of all the great cultural events for all ages. Every month there are several new activities to see. It has. Small rainforest plant... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just recently attended the Lumagination event this past Sat. At 6pm. My friend and I purchased tickets ahead of time on line and we were admitted into the back entrance, thus avoiding the Major Crowds that went from the front door and lined up all the way to the street.(who wants to stand out in the cold that long?)... More 

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

history biology horticulture great programs grounds prices....love this place, a great break from the winter blahs

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanical Gardens have always been one of the best aspects of being from South Buffalo. It is a beautiful place architecturally and it is fun and educational as well.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You MUST visit this place if in Buffalo no matter what season. It is absolutely gorgeous. My cousin was married here and I had never been before.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in February of 2016 and they already had their spring flowers out. The colors were so amazing. Amazing place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went last night to see Lumination. That is a great way to see the botanical gardens. Have been there numerous time in daytime but this was really unique. Nice lights and Chinese lanterns.

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