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Need a tropical getaway this winter? Check out the Botanical Gardens!

Looking for something to do with the family in February? The Botanical Gardens is a nice warm option
Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 09, 2021

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It's windy, snowy and chilly in WNY this February, but it's 75 and humid in the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens! If you need a little getaway to manage the pressure, they've got a lot to offer you.

"It's a great place to bring the kids, great place to bring the family, there's so much to do here," said Erin Grajek, Vice President, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

With February break coming up for students, they're open during the day seven days a week and for Gardens After Dark at night, every day next week.

"The Botanical Gardens is lit up in some beautiful colors," said Grajek.

You'll see a lot of pink and red this week for "LOVE" week. They encourage you to bring your valentine, loved one or even sponsor a front-line worker at the gardens.

"Go on a tropical adventure during the day or after dark, jump on an exclusive experience to feed their fish, participate in a virtual workshop or even renew your vows or get married," said Grajek.

On Thursday, February 11, National Grid is sponsoring a BOGO day with an Enchanted Winter Escape from 5:30pm through 9:00pm. Buy one admission ticket and get one of equal or lesser value free and use coupon code: BOGO at checkout.

The gardens are open daily from 10-4pm, daily prices are:

  • $12.50 Adults
  • $11 Seniors (62+)
  • $11 Students (13+ with ID)
  • $7 Kids 3-12
  • FREE Kids 2 and under
Botanical Gardens offers virtual workshops as well
Botanical Gardens offers virtual workshops as well

You can also get involved from home with their virtual "Take-it, Make it" garden workshops:

  • Succulent garden workshop, February 18, April 15, 6:30-7:30
    • $35 for public, $31.50 for members
  • Terrarium Workshop, February 11, May 20, 6:30-7:30
    • $35 for public, $31.50 for members
  • Mini Garden Workshop, April 22, 6:30-7:30
    • $25 for public, $22.50 for members
  • Botanical Demonstrations
    • $10 for public, $9 for members

Sign up online at buffalogardens.com