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Yoga, Horticulture and Art Programs are Planned at the Botanical Gardens

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Botanical Gardens is an inspiring place to learn about wellness, horticulture and art. Two sessions of Yoga, Gentle Hatha and Gentle Power Flow, will be offered beginning August 28 and two Horticulture Certificate Series will be offered.  Horticulture I, will begin September 7 and Horticulture II will begin November 2.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Studio Watercolor classes will be offered in several different sessions beginning September 9. Find balance both mentally and physically during yoga held inside the Botanical Gardens. These sessions are led by Leanne Oldenbrook, owner of Oasis Yoga and Wellness and yoga instructor for...


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

Erin Grajek

Buffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is recruiting for the Docent Class of 2019. Docent Training is a six-week program that will begin on August 8. 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 rewarding volunteer...


Restoration Project

Erin Grajek

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is currently undergoing a $1.8 million restoration project.  The scope of work includes restoration of the front façade, window and glass replacement in the Gift Shop and admission areas and repair work on the upper and lower vents in the Palm Dome. Also included will be installation of LED lighting throughout the conservatory and parking lot, foundation repointing and masonry work on greenhouses 1, 4, 10, 11 and 12, interior maintenance on the historic structure, demolition of one of the interior growing houses, major improvements in greenhouse 10 and more. This project began...


How to Make A Fairy (or Gnome) House

Lauren Hare

How to Make A Fairy (or Gnome) House
Fairy and Gnome gardens feature fairy or gnome houses, and can be as intricate or simple as the imagination of the maker!

How to Train a Bonsai

Lauren Hare

How to Train a Bonsai
Have you ever been curious about how a bonsai is trained? Join Hank Miller as he shows how to train a bonsai in this live demonstration taped June 1st at the Botanical Gardens.