We’re proud to sponsor new exhibit: Nature’s Kaleidoscope

succulents in hexagon frames
Frames don’t have to be square. The frames in the shape of hexagons add interest to these succulent gardens. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko


terrariums in different shapes at Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens
Terrariums in many different shapes are grouped together and hung from the ceiling. Succulents need very little water, so they are a good choice for this display, which is just out of reach. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

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.

grass and coleus planting at the Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens
The coleus forms a rectangle in the center, and the grass draws a line around it. Also notice the contrasting colors between the coleus and grass. Texture adds to this planting, too. The grass looks fluffy while the coleus is almost flat across the top. Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko


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