Winter too cold? Welcome to the Buffalo Botanical Gardens. Every year, tens of thousands of people come to Buffalo to visit the Botanical Gardens. Visitors will experience a 32,000 square foot showcase of indoor garden space in addition to the outdoor exhibits.
In January of 2017 2 new exhibits, the Aquatic Garden and the Asian Rain forest were born. It's no wonder why the Botanical Gardens will excite for generations to come.
A bit of history
The idea of the Gardens first began in 1868. Formerly named, The South Park Conservatory (named because it's actually in South Park) the Botanical Gardens was constructed between 1894-1900 on 156 acres of farmland and then it was later re-named the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. At the time it was the largest public collection of greenhouses anywhere in the country. The 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo helped spread the success of the South Park Conservatory by providing trolley rides from downtown Buffalo to the conservatory.
One-hour guided tours are available for $10 per adult ($9 for seniors).
$7 adults, $6 seniors and students, $4 children 3 to 12.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.