Western New York Heritage

Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Slideshow

Companion Pictorial to the Summer 2010 Heritage Magazine. See the Old Photo Album in that issue for rare and colorful images of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens in the last century, with historical details by editor Douglas DeCroix.

The main entrance to the gardens in 1907, eight years after the conservatory was completed. Image source: private collection.

The same view today.

The Palm Dome in a 1901 photo. Image source: private collection.

The Palm Dome today.

The Fern House c. 1910 Image source: Robert Dennis stereoview collection, New York Public Library.

The Tropical Rainforest & Fern House today.

November 18, 1923 Express photo of Commissioner John H. Meahl beside the annual chrystanthemum display. Image source: private collection.

The Crystanthemum display October 2009.