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Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Address
2655 South Park Avenue
Lackawanna, NY 14218


The conservatory and botanical gardens were created from the visions of extraordinary men. David F. Day, Frederick Law Olmsted, John F. Cowell, Frederick A. Lord and William A. Burnham of Lord & Burnham Co.. Each of these talented individuals contributed to the inception, design and success of the South Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

In the 1860s David F. Day, a Buffalo city attorney and judge, was charged with drawing up incorporation papers for the City of Buffalo’s Parks Commission. He was passionate about including zoological and botanical collections in the city of Buffalo and as Parks Commissioner in the late 1800s, he was instrumental in establishing these collections. He continued to support the south park conservatory project with great enthusiasm.

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Hours

10:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Sunday
Closed – Thanksgiving Day
Closed – Christmas Day

Special Hours:
Closed – Thanksgiving Day
10am-12pm – Christmas Eve (December 24)
Closed Christmas Day (December 25)
10am-12pm – New Year’s Eve (December 31)

The Botanical Gardens is fully handicapped accessible.
We have a few free wheelchairs available on a first come first served basis.

Service dogs with the appropriate paperwork are permitted inside the Gardens.  All other dogs are not permitted inside the Gardens but are welcome to walk the park and our outside grounds leashed by their responsible and respectful owners.

Admission

Adults – $9
Seniors (55+) – $8
Students (13+ with ID) – $8
Children 3-12 – $5
Children 2 and under – Free
Garden Members – Free

 

Teach the Wonderful World of Plants – Now recruiting for the 2016 docent class!
Starts September 2016

Are you a lover of gardening and botany? Do you love to share your passion with others, enjoying learning and talking with the public? Are you looking to become involved in a rewarding volunteer experience? Consider becoming a docent at the Botanical Gardens educating visitors of all ages!
 

Guided Tours for Students

Students – ages 5-12
Group size required:  6-50 students divided into equal sub-groups of approximately 10 students per group
Cost: $7 per participating student
Adult ratio required: 1 adult to 10 students; these adults receive complementary admission.  Additional adults are required to pay Garden admission prices.

Students – ages 13-21
Group size required: 6-50 students divided into equal sub-groups of approximately 10 students per group
Cost: $11 per participating student
Adult ratio required: 1 adult to 10 students; these adults receive complementary admission.  Additional adults are required to pay Garden admission prices.

Guided tours for Adults

Adults and Seniors 55+
Group size required:  6-60 adults divided into equal sub-groups of approximately 10 adults per group
Adults – $12 per participating adult
Seniors – $11 per participating senior

 

All guided tours include admission to the Gardens!

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