Botanical Gardens Announces First Succulent Show

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 7:03 PM EDT

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Botanical Gardens Announces First Succulent Show

September 27, 2013 Updated Sep 7, 2011 at 7:03 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society announced Wednesday that its first annual Succulent Show will run September 10-October 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Inspired by their extensive collection of succulents, The Succulent show will highlight these interesting plants through exciting and innovative exhibits.

Designed by Botanical Gardens’ Gardeners Julie Hughes and Teresa Mazikowski, the Succulent Show will illustrate to visitors what can be created with these exciting little plants through creative design concepts. Using common, unusual and exotic varieties, the Botanical Gardens will be full of interesting container gardens, hanging shapes covered in succulents, wreaths, window boxes, small landscapes and some unexpected surprises. Highlights include a complete bedroom, a backyard display, a pond scene complete with a few amphibian friends and a dog and dog house made of and complemented with a wide variety of succulents.

Hughes commented “Succulents offer so many different varieties, colors, shapes, textures and blooms and their adaptability and capability to survive in harsh environments is extraordinary. Because of these great characteristics, succulents have become extremely popular and many people incorporate succulents into their own landscapes and container gardens.”

With over two hundred varieties of succulents, the addition of the Succulent Show has allowed the Botanical Gardens to add over 50 new varieties to their collection. The current collection features many varieties found in American deserts, including the giant cacti and agave plants as well as euphorbias and sansevierias native to the African deserts. Also included in the current collection are varieties of lithops and a unique collection of succulents from South Africa.

The Succulent Show runs September 10 - October 2 from 10am-5pm Monday-Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door and prices include; $8 Adults, $7 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+), $4 Kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids under 3 are Free!

All proceeds benefit The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits. For more information visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com.