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Butterflies to Buffalo; Botanical Gardens receives $1.5 million for conservatory, café

Posted at 4:20 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 18:40:31-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A popular Western New York year-round destination will soon be getting a makeover thanks to funding from the state.

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will receive $1.5 million to "to demolish several outdated buildings, which will provide space for an addition that will include a butterfly conservatory, educational classrooms, expanded grow houses, event space, a variety of unique exhibits, a café, and expanded visitor and admissions areas. The Botanical Gardens also plans to grow its offerings in the newly constructed facility."

Several other projects across the state also received funding.