Docents needed at Botanical Gardens; training starts Sept. 11

If you love gardening and botany, consider sharing your passion with others by volunteering as a docent at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. Docents work with people of all ages. They lead tours of the Botanical Gardens for a variety of groups year round, teach hands-on programs to school-aged children and scout groups, facilitate activities in the Wegmans’ Family Garden, answer visitor questions during special plant exhibits and events and assist staff in…

cutting Morty the corpse flower from Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Morty update: See the working parts inside the rare corpse flower at Botanical Gardens

by Connie Oswald Stofko Has Morty the corpse flower been pollinated? Will it bear fruit? To get a better look at what is happening inside, horticulturists at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens actually cut a hole in the flower. You can take a look inside Morty, too. Morty will continue to be on display 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, probably through the end of August, at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. No, the flower…

Morty the corpse flower bloomed

by Connie Oswald Stofko Morty, the corpse flower at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, finally bloomed! It opened in the wee hours of the morning Friday, Aug. 8. I went over around 10 a.m. and shot the video below. People were lined up Friday to see Morty and lines got longer on Saturday. The lines snaked through the various buildings at the Botanical Gardens, so there was plenty to look at along the way, plus volunteers were on…

Corpse flower to bloom soon at Botanical Gardens; may happen only once a decade

UPDATE:  Morty the corpse flower is blooming now. Today, Saturday, Aug. 9, the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The last admission ticket will be sold at 11 p.m. See a video of Morty in bloom here.   by Connie Oswald Stofko In a rare event that might happen only once a decade, a corpse flower is likely to bloom within the next nine days at the Buffalo and Erie County…