The annual Succulent Show, a Medicinal Garden feature and the Annual Fall Plant Sale are just some of the upcoming happenings at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY.
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will hold its annual Succulent Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Saturday, September 8 through Sunday, October 7.
Designed by Julie Hughes and Teresa Mazikowski, gardeners at the Botanical Gardens, the Succulent Show was a visitor favorite last year. Highlights this year include a “succulent lady” and a tribute to Buffalo.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (ages 55 and older) & students (ages 13 and up), $5 for children ages 3-12, and free for Botanical Garden members and children under 3.
Medicinal Garden feature for Cholesterol Awareness Month
September is Cholesterol Awareness Month and a special Medicinal Garden feature will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 8 at the Botanical Gardens.
Activities include educational displays about healthy foods from plants that may be beneficial in maintaining a low-cholesterol diet as well as medications and botanicals that may be helpful in managing cholesterol levels.
The Medicinal Garden is made possible by a collaboration with D’Youville College School of Pharmacy and Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, part of Catholic Health.
This event is included with admission.
Annual Fall Plant Sale
The second Annual Fall Plant sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, September 21 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 22 in the Botanical Gardens’ new Administration Building. Admission to the sale is free.
This fantastic sale will include fall interest perennials, flowering shrubs, spring bulbs and more.
Flowering shrubs include: Aronia mel Viking, Berberis thun Crimson Pygmy, Callicarpa dich Early Amethyst, Cercis chin. Don Egolf, Chamaecyparis pis Gold Mop, Cornus sanguinea Winter Flame, Cotoneaster sal Scarlet Leader, Hydrangea ’Little Lamb’, Hydrangea petiolaris, Kerria japonica Plentifloria, Magnolia stellate Royal Star, Potentilla Pink Beauty, Spiraea jopon Anthony Waterer and Weigela French Lace.
Perennials include: Ajuga Black Scallop, Anemone ‘Sylvestris’, Campanula c. ‘White Clip’, Carex m. ‘Ice Dance’, Coreopsis ‘Route 66’, Dianthus ‘Raspberry Surprise’, Festuca g. ‘Boulder Blue’, Gaillardia a. ‘Arizona Sun’, Heuchera x ‘Silver Scrolls’, Lupine Russell Nobles Mix, Lysimachia num. ‘Aurea’, Phlox p. ‘Peppermint Twist’, Platycodon ‘Sentimental Blue’, Salvia n. ‘Marcus’ and Tiarella wherryi.
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.
Photos courtesy Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens