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“Beautiful Place, a must see in an otherwise struggling neighborhood.”

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Ranked #13 of 157 things to do in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: An oasis of breathtaking beauty, these gardens - filled with flowers, plants, herbs and cacti from around the world - are housed inside an 1890s Victorian glass-domed greenhouse. The site, designed by New York Central Park creator Frederick Law Olmstead, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place, a must see in an otherwise struggling neighborhood.”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

As beautiful as the Erie County Botanical Gardens is, it could improve significantly if it had the dollars and commitment from both Lackawanna and Erie County. Unfortunately, like its City of Buffalo counterpart, greed and corruption from politicians and bureaucrats will prevent it from happening.

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Buffalo, New York
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Even those who are not interested in plants (such as myself), etc. will spending an hour here. There are lots of rooms with interesting cactus, etc. It's pretty awsome and a great place if the weather is giving you cabin fever. I would recommend also visiting the close-by Basillica Church.

Visited December 2011
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New Buffalo, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“love it!”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

made lots of changes. Go multiple times a year. They have clsses and different shows all through the year.

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scotland
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68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not huge but enjoyable”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

I found this a nice place to chill after a lot of travelling around Buffalo/Canada visiting friends. Even though there were wedding planners going around on my visit and other groups, I didnt feel crammed or stopped from seeing it all. Not a huge complex but nice place for a Sunday after noon. I also visited the Basicalla and it was equally peaceful.

Visited September 2011
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East Aurora, New York
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“An Oasis in the City”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Though the most popular times to visit are during the Christmas and Easter seasons, the gardens are worth a visit during any month!
Take a relaxing stroll and forget your worries for a while. Great place to visit with children/grandchildren, too.

Visited February 2011
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