New York State

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Come explore 3 glass domes, and 9 greenhouses, filled with vibrant flora from around the world! With featured collections such as dinosaur topiaries, carnivorous plants, and Ponderosa lemon trees with fruits the size of basketballs, the garden has something for everyone. Programs for younger visitors focus on the plants they eat while they grind wheat berries and grate lemon peel. Elementary and high school-aged visitors can learn about water usage and the importance of protecting America’s water, by examining pollution in a river ecosystem.

Trip Info

Address: 2655 S. Park Ave., Buffalo, NY 14218. Erie County. Tel: 716-827-1584 ext. 291. Email: kblakely@buffalogardens.com. Website: www.buffalogardens.com. Hrs: Daily 10AM-5PM.  

Contact Info

Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue