Finishing up at the Botanical Gardens

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!

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 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?)

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 And after the Begonia House came……

The Orchid House!  Amazing. Awesome. Fantastic!!!  Now I see why people go nuts over Orchids.

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This last photo reminds me of Orchid “fish” swimming amongst the greens!

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Next was the Victorian Ivy and Herb House….

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complete with two different artists working….

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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.

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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…..

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The roses were nice enough, but do you see that awesome building in the upper left corner?  Yeah, another adventure!

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 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!

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I hope you enjoyed this little tour of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens!

5 Responses

  1. Was that $3 a cup, or for the two of them? If the former, that would be fine …I don’t reckon on much change from a fiver for two espressos these days.

  2. I’ve enjoyed this mini-series a lot! Gorgeous orchid photos – I really like them, but killed the only one I owned scarily quickly, so am a bit reluctant to get another one, I think they’re quite particular about what conditions they like.

    Maybe I should take my art stuff to the Botanics one day, I haven’t done any drawing for ages.

  3. Chris, the $3 was for the two cups, but they seemed so small. Of course, I am not a coffee drinker, so….

    Jackie, I love seeing those Orchids, but I am sure they wouldn’t last at my house! The Christmas Cacti are the only plants I have, and they thrive, even when little attention is paid them!!! And yes, drawing at such a place would be fantastic!

    Frances, thank you! And now you are sounding like my kids! But wait! You ARE a teacher….you are always with kids!!!!!!

  4. If they were good espresso, it was worth it. Trust me. I’m a coffee fusspot. I went into a pecan stall on the road between Birmingham (Al.) and Mobile Bay and asked for two espressos, because we’d not managed to find any decent coffee for a week in b’ham and I’d seen a sign outside this place. The woman looked at me, astounded. “You mean … just the shots?” she intoned.

    It was good coffee, though!

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