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COVID-19 Update

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens reopened to the public on July 15, 2020.

The COVID-19 health crisis is rapidly evolving and the health and safety of all visitors, staff, volunteers and the extended community is extremely important. 

A task force, comprised of a cross section of staff members was created to develop a plan to reopen the Botanical Gardens in the safest way possible. The comprehensive reopening plan and sanitization strategies are designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. To provide an orderly transition while maintaining safety, the Botanical Gardens’ transparent and flexible reopening plan is organized into three phases: Phase One: Initial, many restrictions; Phase Two: Modified, some restrictions lifted; Phase Three: New Normal operations.

Cleaning and sanitizing are a top high priority, and with the recommendations provided by the CDC, the Botanical Gardens has created a high standard of cleaning and disinfecting on its campus to ensure everyone is safe.  Touchable surfaces, with particular attention given to high-touch areas, will be cleaned and sanitized with a CDC approved cleaner/disinfectant several times per day including but not limited to: before the Botanical Gardens opens to the public, at mid-day and at the close of business. Touchless hand sanitizing dispensers have been installed throughout the Botanical Gardens and signage will be placed throughout the Botanical Gardens to remind visitors of the Safety Etiquette Guidelines. 

The leadership and staff at the Botanical Gardens is monitoring the situation closely and following the recommendations and guidelines set forth by New York State and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  They have also made a pledge to the Buffalo Cares: Stay Safe Pledge through Visit Buffalo Niagara.  It is a shared commitment between local hospitality and tourism organizations to take precautions to keep everyone stay safe.

The Botanical Gardens will continue to prioritize the safety of all visitors, staff, and volunteers throughout the reopening process and will continue to provide public updates as the situation changes.  

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Feature in Pennsylvania Horticulture Society's Grow Magazine - 2020
Business of the Year 2019 - PlantWNY
Best Staycation 2019 - Buffalo Spree Magazine
Best Family Fun - Lumagination 2018 - Buffalo Spree Magazine
Best Local Winter Escape 2017 - Buffalo Spree Magazine