Exhibits & Events

Botanical Extras - ONLINE Classes


Botanical Extras - ONLINE Classes

7-8pm
ONLINE Adult classes
General Public - $12 per class
Garden Members - $10 per class


Join us online for a 45min-1hr talk via Zoom! Learn about plants from the comfort of home. Check out our topics and discover something new.  Email education@buffalogardens.com for more info.

Gardening for Butterflies - May 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to identify different butterfly species (and their caterpillars) you might see here in Western New York, what plants will best attract these beauties and get inspired with garden design ideas.

 

 

 

The Fantastic World of Mosses - May 21

 

 

 

 


Did you know that there are over 16,000 moss species? Mosses are wonderfully special plants that deserve a closer look. Learn about moss biology and discover some common species growing on rocks, in your lawn or in the forest.

 

 

 

The History and Future of the Botanical Gardens - June 4

 

 

 

 

 

This class is FREE to Members! Members only click HERE to register!

Curious about when the Botanical Gardens first opened and the people that made this cultural gem a reality? Did you know that the Botanical Gardens faced demolition twice? Hear about our rich history in this interesting lecture. 

 

 

 

Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers - June 11

 

 

 

 

 

Learn about the origins of the “flower code”, fads and the current use of flower language in the floral industry and floral meanings in everyday life. We'll also learn some of the meanings of specific plants, with a few surprises thrown in.

 

 

 

Dendrology Demystified - June 18

 

 

 


Explore the wonderful world of trees! Learn how to identify common species and hear interesting life history stories of trees of note from our Arboretum.

 

 

 

Indulge - Delectable Botanical Luxuries - June 25

 

 

 


Indulge is a fun program that reminds everyone about the things we enjoy in our day-to-day lives that come from plants. We talk about popular drinks, interesting/odd foods, chocolate and then delve into plants as perfume and aromatherapy/medicine.

 

 

 

The English Plantswomen - July 9

 

 

 

 

English Plantswomen: Learn about some of the visionaries in garden design from Gertrude Jekyll to Beth Chatto. These inspiring British women contributed so much to gardening!

 

 

 

Gardening for Butterflies - July 16

 

 

 


 

Learn how to identify different butterfly species (and their caterpillars) you might see here in Western New York, what plants will best attract these beauties and get inspired with garden design ideas.

 

 


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