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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218-1526
+1 716-827-1584
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Nice visit but fairly small

We had high hopes for the Botanical Gardens, however it didn't quite live up to... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Whalley, United Kingdom
A pleasant, relaxing stop

I took my time and walked through in about an hour and 1/2. One third of this is presently under... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Syracuse, NY
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218-1526
2655 S Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218-1526
+1 716-827-1584
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We had high hopes for the Botanical Gardens, however it didn't quite live up to expectations. Although what we did see was nice, there really wasn't too much going on there, this may be due to the renovations that were imminent at the time of...More

Thank DanielFendall
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I took my time and walked through in about an hour and 1/2. One third of this is presently under renovation, but no discounts, though the senior fare was $8. Going up after the first of 2017! Gift shop at entry. Many lush, tropical plants....More

Thank Johanna56
Reviewed 14 September 2016

These gardens came into existence through the combined efforts of several prominent men, including Frederick Law Olmsted, Frederick A. Lord and William A. Burnham. The design was based on the Crystal Palace in Kew Gardens, which lends the Buffalo Gardens some historic interest. The spectacular...More

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The botanical gardens is a nice botanical gardens with a palm dome and some beautiful orchids and bonsai trees. Half of the building was under renovation so that wasn't great.

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

One dome (out of the three) were under renovation, but there was no discount in the entry fares. But good collection.

Thank Kaushik B
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This not a very expensive thing to do in town, and it is totally worth it. The botanical garden is an indoor experience since Buffalo winters are really cold. There is a very interesting plant collection and good interpretation throughout. They are currently renovating part...More

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...More

Thank Leanne C
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.

Thank bukifan75
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...More

Thank BigMikeColorado
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...More

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14 May 2016|
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Response from buffalogary | Reviewed this property |
On park Rd in front of garden and near road parking all black top.