~photoblog of a WNY zone 6 gardener
Monday, January 19, 2009
Buffalo Botanical Gardens
The Buffalo Botanical Gardens are a great place to visit any time of year. When this pic was taken of course the outdoor gardens could be explored, but going inside the glass houses during winter is wonderful. One can spend a better part of a day just slowly strolling through and taking in all the plants.
There are always events happening at the Gardens and even if there are no events. You can always find some really cool plants in bloom.
Even plants not blooming can be quite interesting.
I'm a volunteer with the Ivy group. The Gardens have one of the largest if not the largest collection of ivies in the USA.
I love the orchids. They look so good, so easy. I know this isn't true! I can't keep them alive at home. Well, I am house plant challenged to begin with. Plants that survive winter with me are awful tough.
I'm much better with these types : )
I've only skimmed the surface of all the amazing plants the Gardens hold! It is a definite must see for any plant lover.
(I figured out how to put in a link!)
A very well know place to eat close by is Curly's
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Oh and how could I forget to mention the Basillica. Our Lady of Victory Basillica is very close to the Gardens. It is an amazing church. Father Baker http://www.buffalodiocese.org/frbaker/index.htm (and another!) who has been up for sainthood for a long time started this church. My husband came from OLV. Many of the babies born to teen mothers in the Buffalo area were adopted out of there. And misbehaving children like me were always threatened with being shipped out to Father Baker's if they did not shape up.
Anyway, even if you are not a religious person it is a sight to see. Besides the gorgeous church, the grounds are beautifully landscaped.
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Favorite Garden Related Sites
- THE SAMPLE SEED SHOP
- Missouri PLANT ID Site - best wild plant ID site
- THE SEED SITE - great for IDing seeds
- ROB'S PLANTS
- PAGHAT'S GARDEN
- ROBIN'S SALVIAS - great photo galleries
- TOMATOVILLE - forums for tomato lovers
- SELECTED PLANTS- Tomato site with lots of great growing info
- Betsy Knapp Hypertufa - my friend who makes planters
- MY GardenWeb Page
- Cyndi Johnson's Catalog List - extensive garden catalog listings
Favorite Garden Blogs
Garden Nurseries and Centers in the WNY Area
- Adams Nurseries, Sheridan, Tonawanda, and Rt 33, Lancaster
- Earsings, Clinton, West Seneca
- Faery's Nursery, Ridge Rd., Ransomville
- Frank's Veggie Stand and Niagara Aquarium at Miltary and Woodward, Tonawanda
- Lavocat's Nursery, Heroy Rd., Clarence Center
- Lockwood's Greenhouses, Clark St., Hamburg
- Masterson's, Olean Rd., East Aurora
- Menne Nursery, N.F. Blvd., Amherst
- Mike Weber Greenhouses, French Rd, West Seneca
- Mischler's Florist(sells garden plants,) S. Forest, Williamsville e
- Russell's Tree & Shrub Farm, Transit, East Amherst
- Smith's Greenhouse, Wrights Corners
- Stedmann's Nursery, Rt. 78, Newfane
- Treichler's, Saunder Settlement, Sanborn
- Ulbrich's, Broadway, Alden
- Urban Roots, Rhode Island, Buffalo
- Zehrs on the Lake, Rt 18, Burt, NY