I have decided to finish up our little tour of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens today, so no one will be throwing rotten cyber-tomatoes at me! I got a little carried away at this place, but it really was remarkable, albeit nearly oppressive with the heat factor!
I really enjoyed the Begonia House. It was more like a “room”, but was gorgeous with all varieties of begonias. There were so many different types and even though many had no flowers on them, the leaves alone were outstanding!
Okay, so I guess this is a self-portrait! At the bottom of the mirror is a small plaque stating, “The most important part of a garden is the one who enjoys it”…….(very true, eh?)
And after the Begonia House came……
The Orchid House! Amazing. Awesome. Fantastic!!! Now I see why people go nuts over Orchids.
This last photo reminds me of Orchid “fish” swimming amongst the greens!
Next was the Victorian Ivy and Herb House….
complete with two different artists working….
From there was the Seasonal House and Rental Space, then the Panama Cloud Forest and Epiphyte Pavilion, which was awesome with Orchids and Bromeliads growing there.
The very last display was the Florida Everglades. By this time, the heat was nearly dizzifying, so I didn’t stop to take any more photos, although there was a nice snake plant. Ah well.
As I passed though the admittance area, I commented on the heat and a woman said bottled water was available. I declined after seeing a couple pay $3.00 for their small cups of coffee. After all, our truck was waiting in the parking lot with a cooler of sodas and waters! Before I left, the woman did advise me to walk around the grounds a bit to see the roses and other gardens…..
The roses were nice enough, but do you see that awesome building in the upper left corner? Yeah, another adventure!
I really enjoyed this place….it was very inviting inside, although I think I would rather see it in a colder season! I do know it is decked out at Christmas…..perhaps I need to visit then!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens!