Coleus & Creatures, botany classes, orchids and more at Botanical Gardens

bison made of grass and moss and plants at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
This bison, made with live plants, is one of the many designs you’ll see in the Coleus and Creatures exhibit. Photo courtesy Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

There’s a lot going on at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical and we don’t want you to miss a thing! This is just a reminder of some of the interesting and fun events coming up.

You can see more on our Events page or go straight to the Botanical Gardens’ website.

Coleus and Creatures

See dozens of creatures made of live plants including dinosaur succulent topiaries, a massive megalodon, a moss-made pterodactyl, a dragonfly, turtles, the bison pictured here and more. You can also see life-size fossil casts including a giant T. rex skull, a Triceratops skull and some life-like dinos hidden among the foliage.  

Coleus and Creatures will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 through Tuesday, Oct. 31. This exhibit is included with admission.

See what happens to the collection under spooky lighting at night with Creatures After Dark. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-29. You can reserve spots now.

Botany For Beginners

Develop and deepen your plant knowledge with this fun class taught by David Clark, CNLP. Learn plant science basics including the parts of the plant, seed germination, plant reproduction and photosynthesis.

Botany for Beginners will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in the Administration Building at the Botanical Gardens. You must register by Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The fee is $25 for the public and $22.50 for Botanical Gardens members.

Clark created and has taught the wildly popular seven-level Horticulture Classes at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens for 10 years.

Orchid Repotting 

Take your orchid to the Botanical Gardens to repot your plant with help from members of the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society You can also get advice on how to care for your orchid.

There will be growing medium and pots of various sizes for sale. Prices will vary but will start around $20 (this includes a new pot, growing medium and orchid repotting by an expert). All proceeds benefit the Niagara Frontier Orchid Society. 

The Orchid Repotting Event will take place from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in the Community Room of the Administration Building at the Botanical Gardens. There is no admission fee; just what you spend on repotting, pots and growing medium. 

If you just want to stop by to get some advice, the members of the society are happy to talk orchids for days!

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