You don't have to get right out into the mountains or plains to enjoy what mother nature has created! At the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens you can have a beautiful experience right in the heart of New York State!
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanic Gardens is a natural historic site, so kids can not only play, but learn a great deal too. It's a popular tourist spot, and there is also an education center to really enhance that experience for all.
The gardens are filled with colorful experiences, gardens, and plants that are just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.
Some of the plants are native to the temperate region of New York State, but most are actually native to sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world, and are pretty spectacular! Kids will be amazed what the rest of the world has to offer when it comes to beautiful plants and gardens.
The Botanical Gardens conservatory is made up of three glass domes, and well as nine greenhouses. It's also on 11.4 acres of historic South Park Buffalo - your own oasis!
A popular stop with the family is the Kids Garden, which has been designed specifically for kids in mind to stimulate the senses. The garden is filled with fragrant herbs, with a colorful butterfly garden, as well as a cascading water feature that highlights the very hands-on landscape.
Kids can really get those hands dirty with the digging areas, and hand operated water pumps, which really do encourage kids to explore the magic of gardening. (Just remind them that they can't dig up the rest of the gardens when they leave the Kids Garden - it can be quite exciting!)
Enjoy a little bit of nature in Buffalo with the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens - you might find some hidden green thumbs in the family!
$5 (Ages 3 to 12)
Garden members are free, seniors/students $8
Check out the kids classes/events, from Kids Day, art classes to family days!
Healthy Eating It's a great idea to bring bottled water and healthy snacks to enjoy during your time through the gardens to keep that energy up
Parking is along the ring road.
They have amazing hands-on field trips! Students will gain an understanding of three topics (picked by the teachers) and receive a mini tour. A great cost of $5 per student is charged
The gift shops has a great collection of plants and gifts perfect for taking home after your visit with mother nature!
Bring your Special Needs group to the Gardens and staff will be delighted to work with each of them as they fashion a terrarium to take home. They will also include a mini tour of the Gardens.
The entire gardens are also fully handicapped accessible
Click here for lots more great things to do near you in New York
10am to 5pm daily
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Other great things to do with kids near to
The Buffalo Botanical Gardens