Garden Blogger Bloom Day at the Botanical Gardens

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.

The three-glass-domed conservatory was built in 1897 and designed by Lord & Burnham, based on the Crystal Palace and Kew Gardens Palm House in England. It’s really a spectacular building.

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.

The one take-away I did get though was this one tree that was part of the bonsai tree display – it’s an English Ivy! I can even try that. And I just might.

I have a long-time garden blog, a popular garden on America's largest garden tour, and have co-written a book on garden design titled, "Buffalo-Style Gardens: Create a Quirky, One-of-a-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs" When I'm not doing all that, I am an advertising designer always out looking to design things to promote your business. Look me up at #jcharlier.

3 comments on “Garden Blogger Bloom Day at the Botanical Gardens

  1. I should have to go to such places. 🙂 Thanks for taking a little extra time and sharing.


  2. I love the topiary dinosaur- I bet that is a big hit with the children.


  3. mother nature,I was there to pick up some applications to mail out to the gardeners on Garden Walk Buffalo (nearly 300!). The Botanical Gardens was offering a discount on membership to our gardeners.phillip,I didn’t see any children around, so I assume the dinosaur ate them. One can only hope.


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