The Buffalo’s Amazing Gardens, Architecture, and Waterfront tour explores the grace and sophistication of one of the United States’ most storied border cities. We start with the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, with its Victorian designed, tri-dome conservatory, inspired by London’s Crystal Palace and the Kew Gardens Palm House. You’ll then have an exclusive chance to visit some of Buffalo’s most popular and diverse private gardens. From grand to intimate, we have selected some of the most popular stops on Garden Walk Buffalo. We end the day alongside the Buffalo River with dinner aboard a decommissioned naval vessel and a visit to the Erie Basin Marina Test Gardens and vibrant Canalside.
This Tour will inspire you to feel Buffalove!
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. This Victorian masterpiece was designed based upon the Crystal Palace in England and opened in 1900. With over an acre of greenhouses, this tri-dome conservatory is home to exotic plant collections from around the world. We lunch on the grounds of this gorgeous site. http://buffalogardens.com/
Private Gardens. Visit some of the most popular and diverse private gardens in Buffalo. From grand to intimate, these gardens are some of the most popular on Garden Walk Buffalo. Several of these Victorian Stick-style homes and gardens have been in multiple national gardening magazines. The unique Cottage District showcases a collection of Civil War-era cottages painted in bright colors with postage-stamp-sized lush gardens. It’s a photographer’s delight! http://gardensbuffaloniagara.com/
Buffalo Waterfront. To complete the day, tour goers will enjoy dinner aboard a decommissioned naval vessel, the USS Little Rock, docked on the Buffalo River between the Erie Basin Marina Test Gardens and vibrant Canalside. The Test Gardens experiment with over 300 annuals each year. The Ball Seed Company provides seeds to be tested in the unpredictable weather conditions of the marina’s geographic location. Canalside is at the heart of Buffalo’s waterfront revitalization and the most popular place to be in downtown Buffalo. http://buffalonavalpark.org; http://canalsidebuffalo.com