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Buffalo Botanical Gardens eye mid-July opening

Buffalo Botanical Gardens
Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 10:50:20-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Botanical Gardens have been closed since the pandemic started. Now, they are looking at a July 8th opening for members and a July 15th opening for the public.

"It's such a beautiful place and we're so excited to share it with our community" Botanical Gardens vice president Erin Grajek said.

Members do not have to pay to enter, however they are still told to make online reservations so the gardens are aware of how many people will be entering. When the public is allowed in on July 15th, reservations must be made prior. Buying tickets in person will be allowed starting the week of July 22nd. For all online ticket purchases, the website can be found here.

The gardens will be operating in a gradual reopening process that is described below. This is taken directly from the Buffalo Botanical Gardens website:

Week 1 - Members only (July 8-12)
"Advanced online reservations is required or call 716.827.1584 ext. 212 to make your reservation. We are allowing limited visitor capacity so you must reserve your time before you visit. When ordering online, don't forget to login before you reserve."

Week 2 - Open to the Public (July 15-19)
"Pre-purchased timed e-tickets or member reservations are required. No in person transactions will take place. Order/Reserve by phone - 716.827.1584 ext. 212."

Week 3 - Open to the Public (July 22-26)
"Pre-purchased timed e-tickets or member reservations are highly recommended. In person tickets are available if capacity has not been reached. Please purchase/reserve your tickets online ahead of time! Order/Reserve by phone - 716.827.1584 ext. 212."

The Botanical Gardens will be open from 11a-3p with high risk populations allowed in at 10a on Wednesdays and Fridays. The Buffalo Botanical Gardens will be closed for cleaning on Mondays and Tuesdays.