Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Botanical Gardens in February 2017

Lumagination 2016
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, located at 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo, gets us ready for spring with one of its biggest events of the year in February.
  • Arcangel Gallery: Botanical Gardens’ Art Class – “Lumagination in Watercolor” – now through March 12.
  • Lumagination – February 1-4, 7-11, and 14-21 – 6-9 p.m. except Fridays and Saturdays 6-10 p.m. – tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (62+) and students (13+ with ID), $10 for Garden members, $6 for kids 3-12 and free for kids 2 and under.
  • Orchid Show – Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, February 26 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more information on these events and others at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, visit

Monday, January 23, 2017

Bushel and Berry Collection launches in spring 2017

The Bushel and Berry "Baby Cakes"
Blackberry plant - credit:
Garden Media Group
Star Roses and Plants, the folks who introduced the Knock Out Family of Roses and Drift Roses, is launching the Bushel and Berry collection, formerly BrazelBerries, this spring at garden center retailers nationwide.

The Bushel and Berry collection makes growing fresh fruit simple with a variety of easy-to-grow, low-maintenance container berry plants. These plants are perfect for consumers who want to grow their own food that tastes good and also packs a nutritional punch.

The collection will have a new look reminiscent of the biodegradable berry baskets found at farmer’s markets, according to Layci Gragnani, program manager for Bushel and Berry. “We are excited to introduce consumers to the new re-brand of the collection,” said Gragnani. “Our new tagline, “Homegrown Berries,” will quickly capture consumer’s attention within a few seconds of seeing the product.”

Bred specifically for home gardeners, these plants offer year-round beauty and produce delicious fruit. Place them front and center in decorative patio containers or in the landscape for four seasons of color.

The Bushel and Berry collection features seven varieties of berries, including the one-of-a-kind thornless dwarf raspberry, Raspberry Shortcake. For blueberry lovers, Peach Sorbet offers four seasons of stunning beauty, the hardy dwarf Jelly Bean is quite a puffball and Blueberry Glaze is reminiscent of a boxwood with small dark berries; Pink Icing looks great in spring and fall, and Perpetua is a true double-cropping blueberry. Finally, new Baby Cakes is a thornless dwarf blackberry that rounds out the collection.

“With the trend toward healthy living on the rise, these edible shrubs are perfect for anyone looking to improve their well-being with nutritious fruit right from their own backyard,” said Gragnani.

For more information about the collection, visit

Quotes and information in this piece provided by Garden Media Group.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New exhibits at the Botanical Gardens – 1/15/17

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, located at 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo, finally unveiled its extensive renovations over the weekend, featuring a new waterfall, new water feature and a new moongate.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Updated admission and membership rates at the Botanical Gardens

As of January 1, 2017, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, located at 2655 South Park Ave. in Buffalo, has updated its admission and membership rates as follows:
  • Adults - $11
  • Seniors (62+) - $10
  • Students (13+ with ID) - $9
  • Kids 3-12 - $6
  • Kids 2 and under and Garden members – free
Membership rates (please visit this page for descriptions of each membership level):
  • Student membership - $35
  • Senior membership - $35
  • Individual membership - $45
  • Dual Senior membership - $60
  • Dual Adult membership - $70
  • Grandparents membership - $65
  • Family membership - $75
  • Family Advantage membership - $95
  • Gardener Advantage Membership - $110
Find out more about the Botanical Gardens at