For Immediate Release
December 18, 2015Lumagination 2016 Will Captivate Audiences at the Botanical Gardens!
Buffalo, NY - Lumagination is a captivating interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination from January 27 through February 20. All ages will delight in this amazing and unique event that showcases the incredible architecture and horticulture collection of the Botanical Gardens. To kick off the fun, a Launch Party is planned for January 26 from 6:00-9:00pm.
The Lumagination Launch Party will flip the switch on Lumagination on January 26 from 6:00-9:00pm. Be the first to see the Botanical Gardens light up after dark with really cool people in a colorful and captivating environment. Tickets include cocktails from Ketel One Vodka, Bulleit Bourbon and Nolet Gin, wine, beer, light appetizers from Tonawanda Castle Catering, a basket raffle, the inside scoop on this amazing show and more!
Launch Party tickets are $30 for Garden members, $35 for the general public and $40 after January 21. Tickets are available online at www.buffalogardens.com or by phone, 716-827-1584 ext. 292. The Launch Party is sponsored by: National Grid, Ketel One Vodka, Bulleit Bourbon, Nolet Gin, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Tonawanda Castle Catering, Star 102.5 and Backyard Party Supply.
Lumagination, January 27 through February 20, will take visitors on a spectacular walk through the Botanical Gardens to experience creatively themed greenhouses, interactive entertainment and so much more! As guests enter the main Palm Dome they will be greeted with a dramatic mix of choreographed sound and light and move through each greenhouse to delight in exciting combinations of light, music and interactive fun. The desert room presents the searing yellow sun highlighted with red and orange hues and some cowboy surprises. Next on the journey, visitors will be surrounded by lanterns of all shapes, sizes and colors and the Wegmans Family Garden will be full of interactive fun for all ages. The Orchid Fairy House is next, where guests will enter a fairy village full of magic and wonder. Time to hip-it-up in the Magic Disco Room where visitors will transcend into pop-culture mania with rockin’ fun music and crazy fun lights. From here, visitors find themselves in a room that will feature interactive screens that encourages everyone to play games, work together with on-screen images and many more surprises! After all the excitement and stimulation, guests will find a calming waterfall of light. And finally, to cleanse away the hectic week, attendees walk through a thunderstorm of powerful rain and flashes of lightning that will leave a lasting and renewing impression for the week to come.
A truly unique experience… Lumagination will take place Wednesday through Saturday nights January 27 through February 20. Show hours will be 6:00-9:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday nights (last admission ticket will be sold at 8:45pm and the Gardens will close at 9:15pm) and until 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights (last admission ticket will be sold at 9:45pm and the Gardens will close at 10:15pm). Admission doors will open at 6:00 pm each night and admission is $12 for adults, $10 for Garden members, seniors (55+) and students (13+), $5 kids 3-12 and kids 2 and under are free. Tickets are available online at www.buffalogardens.com until January 26 and at the door throughout the show. Garden guest passes, discounts and coupons are not valid during Lumagination. Cameras and mono pods are welcome every night however, tripods are not permitted. Photographer Night on February 2 form 6:00-9:00 pm welcomes professional and amateur photographers only and tripods will be permitted on this night only!
Lumagination is produced by: Luminated Landscapes and is sponsored by: National Grid, Buffalo Spree Magazine, Star 102.5 and Backyard Party Supply. Use #Lumagination and @Buffalogardens when posting on Social Media.
Creative concepts and designs provided by Philip Colorusso and Luminated Landscapes, Inc., located in East Aurora, New York. Luminated Landscapes is a local business that is painting our world with light - www.luminatedlandscapes.com.
For more information visit the Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.
For Immediate Release
December 18, 2015
Buffalo, NY - The Botanical Gardens will be bursting with Orchids this winter season. The Orchids 2016 exhibit will run from January 23 through February 28, the bi-annual Orchid Show will take place February 27-28, a Medicinal Garden Feature will highlight National Heart Month on February 27, and an Orchid Sale will be held on March 5.
Orchids 2016, will celebrate the amazing orchid. This exhibit will take place daily January 23 through February 28 from 10am-5pm. Botanical Gardens’ horticulturists and the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society will come together to create large imaginative forms that will be full of lush greens and colorful orchids. The Botanical Gardens’ horticulture collection will serve as an amazing backdrop to this wonderful show and a large collection of cymbidiums and amaryllis will be included in many artistic surprises. Hundreds of additional orchids will be on display throughout the conservatory.
On the final weekend of Orchids 2016, an Award Winning Orchid Show will take place, February 27-28. Along with the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society, the Botanical Gardens will host this popular annual orchid showcase from 10am-5pm and February 28 from 10am-3pm. Dozens of hand-picked and award winning orchid exhibits will be dispersed throughout the Botanical Gardens for visitors to enjoy. For those who want to expand their orchid knowledge, educational programs will be held both days on growing orchids and other aspects of indoor orchid gardening. During the show, orchids and supplies will be for sale through local vendors.
The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society’s mission is to seek to promote the culture and enjoyment of orchids, and aims to further every member’s orchid related knowledge. They are dedicated to encouraging the protection of orchids and their conservation in natural habitats around the world. For more information on the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society visit www.niaragafrontierorchids.org.
Because February is National Heart Month, there will be a special Medicinal Garden Feature during the Orchid Show on February 27 from 10am-2pm. Activities include: botanical displays highlighting the plant sources for medications used to treat medical conditions related to the heart and cardiovascular system, blood pressure education and screenings. Catholic Health’s Mission on the Move team will provide health screenings. The Medicinal Garden is sponsored by Mercy Hospital of Buffalo along with the D’Youville College School of Pharmacy.
All types of orchids from the exhibits and the Botanical Gardens’ collection will be on sale to the public, while supplies last, on March 5 from 10am-4pm. Don’t miss your chance to take a gorgeous orchid home at great prices. The sale is free to the public and will be held in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens.
Tickets for Orchids 2016, the Orchid Show and Medicinal Garden Feature can be purchased at the door and prices are; $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55+) and students (13+), $5 for kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids two and under are free. The Orchid Sale on March 5 is free to the public and will be held in the Administration Building next to the Botanical Gardens.
For more information on these events, visit www.buffalogardens.com. The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for the knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research, and exhibits.
by Kerianne Atkinson, Marketing Intern
From our president, David Swarts, “Construction completion is on time for June 2016”.
We a pleased to announce that the construction of greenhouses two and three are on schedule. We are also confident that all will enjoy the beautifully restored greenhouses upon completion. As the project continues, what one can look forward to are the numerous new additions beneficial to greenhouses.
First, the entire metal infrastructure of the greenhouses will be reinforced from top to bottom. You can also expect window panes to be replaced with safety glass, which will be more conducive to harsh winter weather. With thousands of window panes in each house, each are individually sized and placed by number.
The construction will also provide new heating and electric for both the greenhouses, even a state of the art misting system for plants to enjoy. Construction activity will be limited over the winter months, but will be completed on time. We know our friends of the gardens have great anticipation for our construction completion, stay tuned as we reveal exciting exhibits to follow in our newly restored greenhouses.