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Mum exhibit, special admission offers planned at Botanical Gardens

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Wed, Sep 25th 2019 10:10 am
Image courtesy of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Image courtesy of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its 119th mum exhibit will be held Oct. 5 through Nov. 3. A special” BuffaLove Dollar Day,” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will take place Oct. 14. Buffalo Philharmonic subscribers receive buy one, get one admission to the Botanical Gardens on Oct. 18 in celebration of conductor JoAnn Falletta’s 20th anniversary with the BPO.

The Botanical Gardens’ oldest flower exhibit is celebrating its 119th anniversary. The chrysanthemum (mum) exhibit has taken a spooky turn this year! “MUMster Mash” is this year’s theme that shows a mad scientist lab, a spooky cemetery, ghosts, mummies and more. The seasonal fun will be accompanied by thousands of “BOOtiful” mums.

The mum exhibit is included with Botanical Gardens’ admission ($12.50 adults, $11 seniors 62 and up, $11 students ages 13-plus with ID, $7 for kids 3-12, and free for Botanical Gardens’ members and kids younger than 2). Tickets can be purchased online at buffalogardens.com or at the admission desk.

On Oct. 14, the Botanical Gardens will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a dollar admission day. The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY Inc. will be onsite to engage with visitors while they enjoy the Botanical Gardens. A special self-guided scavenger hunt throughout the Botanical Gardens will also be available to visitors in English and in Spanish.

The council is dedicated to preserving the history of Hispanics in Western New York for future generations. It is a nonprofit organization that exists to foster and inspire awareness, understanding, and appreciation of past, present and future contributions of the Hispanic community in Western New York.

On Oct. 18, the Botanical Gardens will offer buy one, get one free admission for current BPO subscribers. Visitors can enjoy a free and fun BPO-inspired self-guided scavenger hunt throughout the Botanical Gardens, with previously recorded BPO music played throughout the Botanical Gardens all day and free docent led tours will be held at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc. provides a resident, professional, major symphony orchestra of artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events that educate and entertain the broadest possible audiences within and beyond the Western New York region. Since 1940, the orchestra’s permanent home has been Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen with an international reputation as one of the finest concert halls in the U.S. Since its inception in 1935, the BPO has served as Buffalo’s cultural ambassador.

Falletta is the music director of the Grammy Award-winning orchestra, which presents more than 120 classics, pops, rock, kids and youth concerts each year. For more information, visit bpo.org.

Use #MumExhibit and @Buffalogardens when posting and tagging on social media. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at buffalogardens.com.

Proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire curiosity and connect people to the natural world through its historic living museum.

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