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The Botanical Gardens is Seeking Docents to Teach the Wonderful World of Plants!

Andy Grinsfelder

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is recruiting for the Docent Class of 2018. Docent Training is a six week program that will begin on August 11. Docent trainees will discover in-depth information about plants in the Botanical Gardens’ collection, develop teaching and public speaking skills and learn how to teach hands-on lessons, all while making new friends with shared interests. To become a Docent at the Botanical Gardens, organizers ask that interested individuals have a love of gardening or botany, enjoy learning and talking with the public and would like to become involved in a...


Gazebo Garden Video

Andy Grinsfelder

Meet our Gardener Dylan. He has been working hard on our outdoor gazebo this year. It is ready for wedding season! #Zinniasfordays  


Photography Exhibits Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Andy Grinsfelder

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will host two photography exhibits in their Arcangel Gallery this summer and fall.  Darleen Stry’s exhibit, Simply Beautiful, is on display now through August 19 and a fall exhibit, by Colleen Ayson, titled Curiosity and Wonder, will run August 25 through October 14.  Darleen Stry is a frequent visitor and a great supporter of the Botanical Gardens. She is a freelance photographer in the Western New York area who loves to photograph just about anything. She believes that all her stress disappears when behind the lens, and wants others to experience that too. Her...


Fester the Corpse Flower is Set to Bloom!

Andy Grinsfelder

In July 2014, the Botanical Gardens acquired three Amorphophallus titanum corms and one named “Morty” bloomed on June 10, 2018.  The smallest of the three corms, “Fester” is following in Morty’s footsteps and is ready to bloom.  Amorphophallus titanum, corpse flower (its common name), is in the arum family and is native to the rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia.  They are famous for their huge blooms and their horrible smell, like rotting flesh, while in bloom.  Corpse flowers can bloom every 6-10 years, making it a rare sight to see and smell.  It is hard to predict when the plant may...


Travel Raffle Announced at the Botanical Gardens!

Andy Grinsfelder

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announces an exciting Travel Raffle.  The Travel Raffle will offer three amazing prizes; the grand prize is a dream vacation of the winner’s choosing, the second prize is a relaxing getaway to the Sterling Inn & Spa in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and third prize is a two day vacation to beautiful Ellicottville. Travel Raffle tickets are $20 each and are available June 18, 2018 through September 17, 2018.The grand prize winner will be able to choose their dream vacation.  The prize includes a trip for two to Ireland, Mexico, or the Caribbean. The...