Exhibits & Events

from $6.00 Lumagination

Starts January 25
January 25-28, February 1-4, 7-11, 14-21
(see special features below)
6-9pm, 6-10pm Fridays & Saturdays
(Doors will not open until 6pm)

Inside the Botanical Gardens!
$14 Adults
$12 Seniors (62+)
$12 Students (13+ with ID)
$10 Garden Members
$6 Kids 3-12
Kids 2 and under free

The Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages!

NEW! University at Buffalo Collaboration - The UB Theatre & Dance Department, in collaboration with the Botanical Gardens and Luminated Landscapes, will bring new technology and theatrical design to Lumagination!  UB will contribute illuminated sculptures for the front lawn of the Botanical Gardens, as well as a light and soundscape for the interior of one of the greenhouses.  A talented team of professors, undergraduate students and artists will work alongside the Botanical Gardens and Luminated Landscapes to bring these concepts to life!

* Tickets available online now and throughout the show
* Tickets will also be available at the door throughout the show
* Guest passes and coupons are not valid
* Tripods are not permitted

January 26 - Member Night
Garden members with ID receive $2 off admission

January 27 - UB Night
To celebrate our lighting partnership, University at Buffalo students with ID receive $2 off admission

January 31 - Photo Night
This night is for professional and amateur photographers only. Tripods will be permitted on this night ONLY!

February 1 - Family Fun Night
Enjoy added kids activities, a Lion Dance performance, Kung Fu demos and more!

February 2 - Member Night
Garden members with ID receive $2 off admission

February 7 - Student Night
Students with ID receive $2 off admission

February 8 - Family Fun Night
Enjoy added kids activities, a Lion Dance performance, Kung Fu demos and more!

February 9 - Student Night
Students with ID receive $2 off admission

February 14 - Valentine’s Day surprises for all ages

February 19-21 - Added days for winter break!

Lumagination is produced by:

Lumagination is sponsored by:



Fairy and Gnome Festival
May 6

Tickets available at the door.

Included with Garden admission
Wear your costume for $1 off admission (fairies, gnomes, dragons and more!)

What was that you saw darting between the palms? Celebrate spring with our mythical friends! Join us for fun activities all day long including fairy-themed crafts and activities, a special scavenger hunt, view the Fairy House Contest entries and vote for your favorites. Food trucks on site this day!

Entry fee: Garden Members $5, Non-Members $8
Registration is due by April 28.

Attention scouts, classrooms, families and other groups! Build a fairy house and enter it into our contest!  All submitted houses will be on display for the Festival on May 6. Winners will be chosen at the Festival and various prizes will be awarded, including an hour-long education program here at the Gardens for your group. Click here for a contest entry form!

National Public Gardens Day

We are celebrating on May 12
$1, Members and kids 2 and under are free

National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.
The Great Plant Sale

Members and Volunteers Only:
Thursday, May 18 - 4-7pm

Open to the Public:
Friday, May 19 - 10am-8pm
Saturday, May 20 - 9am-4pm

In the Administration Building

    Don’t miss the Greatest Plant Sale of the year!
    Don’t miss the Greatest Plant Sale of the year! Bigger and better than ever, this year’s Great Plant Sale will feature exciting and unusual plants not found elsewhere. Let your garden flower with locally grown plants your neighbors won’t have; unusual Japanese maples, expanded vegetable and herb selections, native and drought-tolerant rarities, plants for sun and shade! Attract pollinators and admirers with our flowering perennials, locally grown lilacs and lush hanging baskets. Looking for an exotic house plant? As always our Great Plant Sale features plants propagated from our extensive collection, come and take home a piece of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens!
    • Great selection of container and garden plants
    • Knowledgeable staff and volunteers to help with your purchases
    • Container demos and handouts
    • Plants marked for easy selection for your growing space
    • 10% discount for Botanical Garden Members
    • Unusual plants you won’t find anywhere else
    • Locally grown lilacs
    • “Must have” perennials for your collection
    • Tropical plants and shrubs

    Container Demos at the Great Plant Sale
    Free! Inside the Great Plant Sale
    (basement of the Administration Building)  

    Container Basics
    Days and times TBD
    Choose the right container, explore soil choices, tips on watering and fertilizing, and how to keep your container growing beautifully all season long.

    Plant Combinations
    Days and times TBD
    Select plants for color, texture, and compatibility; develop a color scheme; using “thriller” plants as the center of attention, increasing interest with plant shape and texture.

    Sponsored by: