The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. and Erie County have a longstanding working relationship. On August 16, 2004, The Society and Erie County formed a public/private partnership. While Erie County continues to play an important role in the future of The Gardens, formation of this new partnership gave The Society 100% responsibility for the day-to-day management and operations of The Gardens. The Society is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit corporation dedicated to restoring, reviving and remaking The Gardens to its fullest potential!
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is a national historic site, education center and tourist destination full of exotic horticulture treasures. Although there are some plants native to our temperate region, most are native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Made up of three glass domes and nine greenhouses, this breathtaking conservatory is situated on 11.4 acres at the entrance to Buffalo’s historic South Park.
Enjoy a one-hour guided Gardens experience led by one of our veteran docents as you tour our twelve greenhouses of botanical beauty!
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:$5.00 per participating student during non-show periods; $6.00 per student during flower shows
Adult ratio required: 1 adult to 10 students; these adults receive complementary admission. Additional adults are required to pay regular or show admission prices.
Students - ages 13-21
Group size required:6-50 students divided into equal sub-groups of approximately 10 students per group
Cost: $7.00/participating student during non-show periods; $9.00/participating student during flower shows
Adult ratio required:1 adult to 10 students; these adults receive complementary admission. Additional adults are required to pay regular or show 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 - $10.00 per participating adult during non-show periods; $12.00 per participating adult during featured flower shows
Seniors - $9.00 per participatingsenior during non-show periods; $11.00 per participating senior during featured flower shows
All guided tours include admission to the Gardens!
Monday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm