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Gardening Tour

Buffalo hosts the largest garden event of its kind in the country, and our Botanical Gardens reside in a Frederick Law Olmsted designed park—just one of several parks designed by him in the area. Prepare to be amazed by the flora and fauna of the Buffalo Niagara region!

Visit during Gardens Buffalo Niagara, a 6-week botanical festival from mid-June to July. The festival culminates in America’s largest garden tour, Garden Walk Buffalo, which features over 400 private and public gardens.

Tour local yards during Open Gardens on Thursdays and Fridays in July to see some of the best kept secrets!

Visit the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens to see the world famous conservatory and the lovely flowers and plants, too.

See the Erie Basin Marina Gardens, home to a Garden of Specialty Annuals, as well as the Victor and Joan Fuzak Memorial Test Rose Gardens.

Visit a farmers market, learn about locally grown produce and tour an urban garden featuring an urban working farm, green roof garden, a straw house, and even a fish farm with Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo.

Visit Forest Lawn to see one of the finest arboretums in the United States and view Frank Lloyd Wright’s Blue Sky Mausoleum.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s collection belongs among the world’s top international surveys of 20th century painting and sculpture. Add time for a visit at the Delaware Park Rose Garden.

Visit the Elmwood Village within Buffalo for some urban chic shopping and a meal on your own.

More options:

Take a Spirit of Buffalo or Miss Buffalo sightseeing cruise on Lake Erie. Dinner cruises are also available aboard the Grand Lady.

Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin Martin House Complex.

Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site to see where TR was sworn in as 26th President of the United States.

Visit one of many U-pick farms located along the Lake Ontario and Lake Erie shores. Take a tour at the The Buffalo History Museum. Save some time to view the Japanese Garden located behind the museum.

Things to Explore on the Gardening Tour

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218
(716) 827-1584
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Forest Lawn Cemetery

Forest Lawn Cemetery

1411 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14209
(716) 288-5999
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Blue Sky Mausoleum

Blue Sky Mausoleum

1411 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14209
(716) 885-1600
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Spirit of Buffalo

Spirit of Buffalo

44 Prime Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 796-7210
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Buffalo Harbor Cruises - Miss Buffalo

Buffalo Harbor Cruises - Miss Buffalo

79 Marine Drive
Erie Basin Marina
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 856-6696
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Grand Lady Cruises

Grand Lady Cruises

359 Ganson Street
Leaves from RiverWorks
Buffalo, NY, 14203
(716) 873-4630
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14214
(716) 856-3858
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

641 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 884-0095
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The Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum

One Museum Court
Buffalo, NY, 14216
(716) 873-9644
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Spirit of the Seasons Tour

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Earn Your Badges: Scout Tour

The Buffalo Niagara region is a badge-seekers paradise—scouts honor! With zoos, aquariums, parks, and preserves there are plenty of opportunities to interact with nature. Discover the history of the Buffalo Niagara region by touring one of several historical educational centers. By the time your scouts leave, their sashes will be full of badges!

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Gardening Tour

Buffalo hosts the largest garden event of its kind in the country, and our Botanical Gardens reside in a Frederick Law Olmsted designed park—just one of several parks designed by him in the area. Prepare to be amazed by the flora and fauna of the Buffalo Niagara region!

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“Toss the Textbooks” Interactive Student Tour

Close up the books and get hands-on with interactive education experiences. Home to pioneers of science and trailblazers of innovation, and rich with American history, Buffalo Niagara makes learning an active experience for young minds.

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Spirit of the City Tour

Get a feel for what the Buffalo has to offer and connect to the soul of the city. Explore the city’s diverse offerings, and find the best of what each neighborhood has to offer—from the heart of downtown to the shores of Lake Erie.

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All Wright All Day

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Makin’ Memories: Family Fun Tour

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Houses of Worship Tour

For generations, believers and non-believers alike have been inspired by the art enshrined in Buffalo’s houses of worship. Radiant stained-glass, paintings that have no equal, magnificent sculpture and ornamentation, handmade bricks, terra cotta and tile work—and it’s all there for you to enjoy.

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Nature’s Splendor Tour

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Historical Treasures Tour

Buffalo Niagara is home to several significant historical events and figures. Discover our amazing historical institutions, ranging from the Revolutionary War era to the Civil Rights Movement. History buffs will be elated to travel through time and examine how the Buffalo region has become what it is today.

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Art, Architecture & Culture

Whether you’re seeking inspiration or jaw-dropping sights, Buffalo Niagara is home to an impressive array of cultural and architectural wonders. Be prepared to be amazed by the world-class level of craftsmanship and artful masterworks that reside in our region.