For Immediate Release February 4, 2014
The Orchid Show, a Medicinal Garden Feature and a New Arcangel Gallery Exhibit are Planned for the Weekend of February 22
Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. has an exciting weekend planned for February 22-23. The highly anticipated Orchid Show will run February 22 through 23 and an informative Medicinal Garden Feature will highlight National Heart Month from 10am-2pm on February 22. A new Arcangel Gallery exhibit will open featuring brothers, David and Julius McCann on February 22 and will run through March 30.
The Niagara Frontier Orchid Society in conjunction with the Botanical Gardens will be hosting the Orchid Show February 22 from 10am-5pm and on the 23 from 10am-3pm. Amazing and unique orchids will be displayed throughout the Gardens for visitors to enjoy. During the show, visitors can also learn more about growing orchids and other aspects of indoor orchid gardening with special informal educational programs held both days. Various vendors including Bloomfield Orchids, Marlow Orchids, Piping Rock Orchids and Hydroponics of Buffalo will be on-site to sell orchids and supplies. Orchid Show admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55+) and students (13+ with ID), $5 for kids 3-12 and members and kids under 3 are free.
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 go to www.niagarafrontierorchids.org.
On February 22 from 10am-2pm learn about medications that are derived from plants and are used to treat medical conditions during the special Medicinal Garden Feature. Since February is National Heart Month, Catholic Health’s Mission on the Move team will provide glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screening and there will be educational displays on the topic hearth health. The Medicinal Garden is made possible by D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health. The Medicinal Garden feature is included with Garden admission. Admission prices are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55+) and students (13+ with ID), $5 for kids ages 3-12, and free for members and kids under 3.
The new Arcangel Gallery Exhibit will feature brothers David and Julius McCann February 22 through March 30. The brothers, who grew up frequently visiting the Botanical Gardens, were inspired by the beautiful flora and captured it in their own way. Experience their different perspectives on similar subject matter which includes orchids, cacti, greenhouses and an exciting mix of nature. The intent of the Arcangel Gallery is to display photography and artwork that reflects first, the Botanical Gardens, its horticulture residents, nature in general, Western New York life, Buffalo architecture and more. The Botanical Gardens is now accepting applications for future exhibits in the Archangel Gallery. Applications are available online at www.buffalogardens.com. This exhibit is included with Garden admission. Admission prices are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (55+) and students (13+ with ID), $5 for kids ages 3-12, and free for members and kids under 3.
For more information about 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 and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits.
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens bring back Night Lights event for its fourth year, offering ‘kid-interactive fun family’ programs and a chance to escape ‘crazy-cold weather’
Buffalo News - January 28, 2014
by: Mark Sommer
For Immediate Release
January 20, 2014
Contact: Erin Grajek
716.827.1584 ext. 204
The Illuminating “NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens” Returns to the Botanical Gardens
for a Three-Week Run in February, Highlighted by a Launch Party!
Buffalo, NY - NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens is a unique light show that will make its dazzling return to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens over a three week span starting January 29. This creative show uses innovative lighting and interactive entertainment to transform the Gardens’ historic architecture and amazing horticulture collection. To kick off the fun a Launch Party is planned for January 28 from 6:00-9:00 pm.
NIGHT LIGHTS Launch Party, presented by Buffalo Spree Magazine, will flip the switch on NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens 2014 on January 28 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Be the first to see the Botanical Gardens light up after dark with really cool people in a colorful and captivating environment. Tickets include a cash bar of beer and wine, delicious snacks from Lucarelli’s Banquet Center and a sneak preview of NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens! Tickets are $15 and are available at www.buffalospree.com or by calling 716.783.9119 ext. 2202. The Launch Party is sponsored by: Buffalo Spree Magazine, Lucarelli’s Banquet Center, Local Edge, Star 102.5, Backyard Party Supply, Merritt Winery, Seagram’s Escapes and Dundee Ale & Lager.
At NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens visitors walk through the Gardens’ that will be transformed with lights, sounds, interactive fun, art and performance. The ever-changing lights and sounds highlight the Gardens’ iconic conservatory and horticulture collection creating a simply unique atmosphere. This year, guests can expect to see new interactive features, lighting designs, lasers, video projections and enhanced sound systems.
Western New York entertainers and musicians will once again play a vital role in adding to the creativity of the show. Musical entertainment includes; SlyBoots on January 30, Sunny Baker on February 1, The Observers on Feb 7, Amanda Barton & Bill Ward on February 8 and Randle and the Late Night Scandals on February 14. An amazing fire performance will be put on by Spun Out Fire on February 1, 8 and 15 on the front lawn of the Gardens. Musical entertainment is included with tickets to NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens and will run 7:30-8:30pm with standing room only. Spun Out Fire will start around 7pm and will perform for about two hours outside, in front of the Gardens.
NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens will take place on Wednesday through Saturday nights January 29 through February 15, 2014. Show hours will be 6:00-9:00 pm and will stay open until 10:00 pm on Friday and Saturday nights. Doors open at 6:00 pm each night and admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Garden members, seniors (55+) and students (13+), $5 kids 3-12 and kids under 3 are free. Tickets are available at the door and online at www.buffalogardens.com until January 29. Garden Guest passes, discounts and coupons are not valid during NIGHT LIGHTS. Cameras and mono pods are welcome every night however, tripods are not permitted. Photographer Night on February 4 form 6:00-9:00 pm welcomes professional and amateur photographers only and tripods will be permitted on this night only! NIGHT LIGHTS at the Gardens is sponsored by: Buffalo Spree Magazine, Local Edge, Star 102.5 and Backyard Party Supply.
The lighting designers are SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. who own and operate the successful eco-tourism attraction NIGHT LIGHTS at The Heron in Chautauqua County. NIGHT LIGHTS at The Heron is a one-mile walk in the woods at night through a lighted trail and is considered to be one of North America’s most unique tourism attractions.
For more information visit the Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com. Partial 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.