Spring Bursting with Fun at the Botanical Gardens

March 5, 2012 Updated Mar 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM EDT

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Spring Bursting with Fun at the Botanical Gardens

March 5, 2012 Updated Mar 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- The Botanical Gardens will welcome spring on March 23. 

To kick-off the season, Paradise Under Glass will be held on March 23 from 6-9 p.m.  This event is a sneak preview to the annual Spring Flower Show, presented by M&T Bank, which will open March 24 and run though April 15. This much anticipated show will be complemented by Dress Your Easter Best Contest April 6-8 and the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7.

Paradise Under Glass is a unique fund-rising party that encourages guests to wear Hawaiian shirts, skirts and bright colors to celebrate the Gardens tropical environment after dark.  As a kick-off to spring and the sneak preview to the 2012 Spring Flower Show, Paradise Under Glass is sure to get guests in the mood for warm weather to come.  Tickets include a great basket raffle and delicious tidbits and drinks that will be provided by: Dundee Ale & Lager, Seagram’s Escapes Coolers, Curly’s, Oliver’s, TEMPO, Lucarelli’s, Quaker Bonnet, Ilio DiPaolo’s, Obviously Avi Catering and more!

Tickets for Paradise Under Glass are $25 for Garden Members, $28 for Non-Members and $30 after March 18. Purchase tickets online at www.buffalogardens.com or by calling 716.827.1584 ext 204.

The Spring Flower Show is an explosion of colors coupled with rich fragrances of long-awaited spring. The Gardens will be bursting with spring flowers and plants that include thousands of beautiful spring bulbs, many varieties of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, hydrangeas, primroses, crocuses and so much more!  Our most popular flower show would not be complete without Farmer Brown’s Petting Zoo, or the Easter Bunny.  Farmer Brown’s Petting Zoo is a fun and educational animal exhibit which includes baby chicks, lambs, rabbits, goats and many more.  The Petting Zoo will be open 10am-4pm daily during the Spring Flower Show.  The Easter Bunny will visit the Gardens 10am-5pm on March 24, 25, 31, April 1, 6, 7 and 8.  Visits with the Easter Bunny are free and guests are welcome to take photos with their own cameras.

Dress Your Easter Best Contest will celebrate Easter tradition and the Garden’s Victorian history. This contest will be held during Easter weekend April 6-8. This contest will encourage Garden visitors to wear their Easter best, Easter bonnets and/or Easter ties to the Gardens. During the weekend, volunteers assisting the Easter Bunny will choose winners to receive prizes. 

The Spring Flower Show, Farmer Brown’s Petting Zoo, visits with the Easter Bunny and Dress Your Easter Best Contest are included with Spring Flower Show admission - $9 Adults, $8 Seniors (55+) & Students (13+), $5 Kids 3-12, Garden Members and kids under 3 are Free!

Saturday, April 7 is the annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The Hunt will start at 11am for kids 6 and under. Each Hunter will collect two eggs to exchange for fun prizes provided by Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers, the Buffalo Zoo, Neglia Ballet, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, Explore and More, Theatre of Youth, the Gardens and more!  Pre-registration is required for The Hunt, as it sells out quickly.  Registration is $6 for Garden member’s children/grandchildren, $8 for non-member’s children/grandchildren and $10 for everyone after March 25.  Register early online at www.buffalogardens.com or by calling 716.827.1584 ext. 204.

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