See poinsettias & railway exhibit– day & night– at Botanical Gardens

poinsettias and railway at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

An annual favorite, the Poinsettia & Railway Exhibit will be again be held at the Buffalo and Erie County Botancial Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

A magnificent display of poinsettias sets the festive tone. See deep reds, magentas, pinks, yellows, oranges and apricots accented by silver and white foliage.

A special feature is the Garden Railway display, made possible by the Western New York Garden Railway Society.

In addition to daytime viewings, you can also see special nighttime showings.

This is a popular exhibit; be sure to buy E-tickets ahead of time.

Daytime viewings

The daytime exhibit will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day through Sunday, January 2, with some exceptions.

Special hours and closings are:

  • December 24- Open 10am-12pm 
  • December 25- Closed 
  • December 31- Open 10am-12pm  

During the day, the exhibit is free with admission. Buy E-tickets here.

Gardens After Dark: Magical Poinsettias

Gardens After Dark: Magical Poinsettias will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on these dates: December 2-5, 9-10, 12, 16-19, 27-30.

The Botanical Gardens will be filled with colorful and soft lighting to showcase the poinsettia exhibit and the beautiful historic landmark that surrounds it.

Buy E-tickets here.

Gardens After Dark: Thurs-Date Nights 

Gardens After Dark will also hold Thurs-Date Nights with drinks, wine, cheese and chocolate from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays on December 2, 9, and 16.

See more details and reserve E-tickets here. 

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