Outreach Programs


Virtual Outreach Programs
Our popular Outreach programs have gone virtual. We have virtual options for lecture-based adult programs and virtual hands-on kit options for programs for kids and families. Our programs are perfect for libraries, senior living centers, community centers and other community groups.

Reservations - Flexibility in these unprecedented times is very important to our team! We will work with you to find the right program for your group and your budget. Please reserve your programs at least two weeks in advance of the desired program date to ensure adequate supplies, staffing, pickup and delivery options.

Please contact the Education Department for more information and to make reservations.  716.827.1584 ext. 730 or education@buffalogardens.com

 
Hands-On Virtual Outreach Programs

Programs are adapted to have a hands-on experience with a digital component. Bring the excitement of gardening to kids. Our popular programs are a hit with the school age crowd! With each program, every participant gets a plant from the Botanical Gardens! We are so excited for you to join us virtually!

Terrarium Workshop

This hands-on kit program is a great option for library programs, community centers, after school programs and senior living centers. Participants will learn about what plants need to grow and discover the workings of the water cycle while creating the perfect habitat for a tropical plant. This miniature ecosystem is fun to create, easy to care for and easy to transport.

Each participant kit includes individually packaged terrarium supplies:

  • Plastic Container and Lid
  • Rocks
  • Sand
  • Charcoal
  • Soil
  • Spiderwort Plant
  • Label for name
  • Participants will need to provide water, watering can or bucket, and ¼ cup measure
  • Link to a virtual lesson presentation and printable PDF instructions.
  • Link to a virtual tour of the Botanical Gardens.

Cost: $10 per kit

Minimum of 5 kits per order is required.

Kits are available for pick-up or delivery. Pick-up is free; delivery is available within Erie County for a flat fee of $20 or $40 for neighboring counties.

A scheduled live virtual instruction can be added on to any program for an additional fee of $75 per one-hour session. Live program is limited to 25 participants.

Succulent Garden Workshop

Each participant will create an open garden space in a tray with succulents while learning about plant adaptations and desert environments. They’ll also get to express themselves with fun colorful sand and gems.

Each participant kit includes individually packaged terrarium supplies:

  • Plastic Tray
  • Rocks
  • Sandy Soil
  • Colored Sand
  • Two Assorted Succulent Plants
  • Label for name
  • Participants will need to water their garden after creating it.
  • Link to a virtual lesson presentation and printable PDF instructions.
  • Link to a virtual tour of the Botanical Gardens.

Cost: $10 per kit

Minimum of 5 kits per order is required.

Kits are available for pick-up or delivery. Pick-up is free; delivery is available within Erie County for a flat fee of $20 or $40 for neighboring counties.

A scheduled live virtual instruction can be added on to any program for an additional fee of $75 per one-hour session. Live program is limited to 25 participants.


Online Lectures


Need a presenter for an event or meeting held online? A speaker from the Botanical Gardens may be just what your group needs to add to your program! We offer entertaining and informative presentations online via Zoom meeting with knowledgeable speakers on numerous gardening subjects. Our current offerings include the following programs:

  • Gardening for Butterflies
  • The History and Future of the Botanical Gardens
  • The English Plantswomen
  • The Fantastic World of Mosses
  • Floriography: The Secret Language of Flowers
  • Indulge- Delectable Botanical Luxuries

Rate per program: $125

Please contact the Education Department for more information and to make reservations. 
716.827.1584 ext. 730 or education@buffalogardens.com
   
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