Pollinator Festival

Date(s) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2015
10:00 am-3:00 pm


A Pollinator Festival will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo.

On this day only you’ll be able to walk through an enclosure with real butterflies. The enclosure will be set up with help from the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm in Clarence.

Get there early– Sally Cunningham, gardening expert, will speak on plants for pollinators at 10 a.m.

More speakers will be scheduled in the afternoon. David Clark, the nationally known gardening educator who teaches the horticulture classes at the Botanical Gardens, will speak on beneficial insects and other pollinators, with an emphasis on mason bees. Dave O’Donnell of the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm will speak.

Visitors will receive a detailed schedule when they arrive.

Vendors will sell native plants and honey products.

There will also be activities for children.

The festival is included with admission to the Botanical Gardens, which is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors (ages 55 and older) and students (ages 13 and older with ID), $5 for children ages 3-12 and free for Botanical Gardens members and children 2 and under.

If you miss the festival, you can see a pollinator exhibit through Aug. 2 at the Botanical Gardens, but you won’t be able to walk through the butterfly enclosure.