Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Botanical Gardens in March 2016

The Botanical Gardens celebrates spring in March
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, located at 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo, gets ready for spring with flowers, Easter eggs and more fun in March:
  • Arcangel Gallery: Darleen and Darren Stry – now through March 13.
  • Orchid Sale – March 5 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Our Victorian Garden: Yesterday and Today – guided tour with tea reception following – begins at 9 a.m. - $12 for members, $15 for non-members.
  • Arcangel Gallery: South Towns Camera Club – March 18 through May 15.
  • Taste of Paradise – March 18 – 6-9 p.m. – get a sneak peak at the Spring Flower exhibit and sample bites and beverages from area vendors - $30 for members, $35 for non-members, $40 after March 9.
  • Spring Flower exhibit – March 19 through April 10 – featuring spring flowers, the 4H Farm (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the Easter Bunny (March 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
  • Medicinal Garden Feature – Nutrition and Poison Prevention Month – March 19 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Easter Egg Hunt – March 26 at 11 a.m. – registration necessary – event is always a sell-out! $8 for members, $10 for non-members, $12 after March 13 – only “hunters” need to register.
For more information on these events and others at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, visit

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lumagination at the Botanical Gardens

Last week, my mom and I went to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for Lumagination, the latest incarnation of their popular annual light show. This is the second year for Lumagination, but I haven’t been to the show since it was Night Lights at the Gardens.

Lumagination is a combination of lights and music presented by Luminated Landscapes – each house at the Gardens has a different theme, different lighting and different music and sounds.

Lumagination runs Wednesdays through Saturdays through February 20; hours are 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for Garden members, seniors and students, $5 for kids 3-12 and free for kids 2 and under.