The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is located in Buffalo, New York approximately 15 minutes from downtown. For more than 100 years it has welcomed residents and visitors who wish to expand their knowledge of the world's plants. It is also one of the oldest buildings in the city and was made by famous greenhouse architects.
Inside the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens you will find more than 22,000 different species of plants and flowers from all over the world. There are 12 different houses that showcase a variety of ecosystems including a rainforest, a desert and the Florida Everglades. Perhaps most visually stunning is the Palm Dome which offers up tropical plants or the rainforest house with a 40-foot high waterfall.
Woven between the numerous plants and flowers are interactive exhibits to help keep your children entertained as well as educated. There is also a scavenger hunt offered when you purchase your tickets that challenges the younger ones to find objects hidden throughout the botanical gardens. Kids also love the Wegman's Family Garden that helps them learn about their world.
If you happen to be a Buffalo resident you'll enjoy several special events held throughout the year at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. If learning about plants as well as flowers is something that interests you, planning a trip around one of these events might be perfect for you.
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