The other day I had to pick something up from the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens. (I know, it’s a mouthful, but fortunately, their web address is easier to remember – BuffaloGardens.com.) Since I was there, and actually happened to have remembered to take my camera, I took a quick spin around. They have more in bloom than I do.
The park in which the Botanical Gardens are located, was designed in 1894 by none other than Frederic Law Olmsted – landscape designer of Central Park, the Capital Mall in Washington D.C, Boston’s “Elmerald Necklace,” Yosemite Valley, Chicago’s Riverside and Buffalo’s parks, parkways and traffic circles.
It was really a quick walk through, I was already late for another stop I had to make. So I rushed by the topiary dinosaurs, the towering waterfall, the succulent room, the cacti room, the bromeliad garden, orchid garden and even whisked by the section with all the carnivorous plants – and I never do that.