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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

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Address: 2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218-1526
Phone Number: +1 716-827-1584
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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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It's fun, a fixer-upper but that doesn't detract

We had a nice time at the Gardens. We spent about an hour and a half there which is about all the time it takes to get through the entire thing. The actual buildings that contain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Denver, Colorado
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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The botanical garden was not as big as I had expected. Having gone to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario I was a bit underwhelmed with the size. However, it has a lot of variety and opportunities to see some interesting plants that I had never seen before. It had quite a few cactus and some were so fascinating. It... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the beautiful views and the wonderful gardens of flowers. The kids wanted to go. It made it trip here short. My daughter did eat a flower.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

We had a nice time at the Gardens. We spent about an hour and a half there which is about all the time it takes to get through the entire thing. The actual buildings that contain the gardens are historical and beautiful and there is a room where you can read the history of how they were built and subsequently... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was a fairly small place at first sight but don't let that mislead you. A significant amount of the displays are inside. From the moment we stepped inside it was very impressive. Well maybe a little past the first moment but the layout was very well thought out. It was also a very good value. I don't recall the... More 

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1 Thank Ken L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The botanical gardens has come along way but could be so much better. After visiting Pittsburgh and other cities I see how much potential the Buffalo botanical gardens has. If they were to hire a few motivated educators and exhibits staff this could be a great place.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The building is magnificent. I felt like I had stepped back in time. The plantings are very well done and the main atrium is wonderful. The fact that it is so well maintained speaks well about the nature of those who work so hard to keep it pristine. The one drawback is there is no place to sit in most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The botanical gardens are a nice, warm way to spend a winter day when you want to get out of the house. There are attractions there for the children in the play room too.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Unfortunately we only had limited time available but in the 20 minuted we had, we explored some of the conservatory and saw a wide variety of some very interesting and unusual plants. The highlight of our brief, partial tour, was the medicinal garden section which was well presented, interesting and educational.. Recommended to anyone interested in plants and gardens.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

First, the size of the complex and the height of the main dome is very impressive. Even more its Victorian architecture. The comparatively short diameter versus the great height of Palm Court makes it challenging to see the tree tops inside. Yet its not small at all. The collection of plants is way above ordinary for any botanical garden and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Nice assortment of plants but in need of tender loving care. To be fair, part of it is under construction. Staff is very friendly and they have a nice children's program. Entrance fee was only $8 for over 55ers so worth the price.

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