by Connie Oswald Stofko
Nature’s Kaleidoscope is a new exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens that aims to give you a new way to look at nature– through shapes and patterns, said Kristin Pochopin, director of Horticulture at the Botanical Gardens.
Buffalo-NiagaraGardening.com, the online gardening magazine for Western New York, is proud to be the sponsor of this summer event.
Start off your visit by looking through a giant kaleidoscope located in the main dome. Then look for shapes around you, inspired by the theme of kaleidoscope.
Here are a few views, and I will share more shots in an upcoming issue.
Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 62 and older), $9 for students (ages 13 and older with ID), $6 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for Botanical Gardens members and children 2 and younger.
Tickets can be purchased online or inside the Botanical Gardens at the admission desk.
Bonus tip: Want to make a framed succulent planter like the ones you see in the first photo? Seee the basic instructions here.