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Night Lights at the Botanical Gardens

The Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens will be putting on an exhibit throughout much of the month of February that emphasizes the beauty in the intersection of light and the natural world.

For the first three weekends of the month, the interior of the Gardens will be transformed by theatrical and interactive lighting displays. The exhibition will incorporate hues inspired by nature and a musical soundtrack that will correspond with the lights.  These lights will illuminate the plant life, glass domes and the 30-foot waterfall in the Tropical Rainforest house, further accentuating their beauty.

The exhibit is the creation of SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc.  These same designers own and operate the Night Lights at The Heron site in Chautauqua County.  This eco-tourism site is comprised of a lighted one-mile trail walk through the woods. Much like the upcoming display at the Gardens, this trail walk is designed to stimulate a full sensory experience of nature.

The Night Lights at the Garden will be taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (February 3-5th, 10-12th and 17-19th). The cost of admission will be $10 for adults, $8 for Garden Members, seniors and students, $6 for children ages 3-12 years, and free for children age 3 and under.

On Thursday, February 3, the Gardens will host a special preview night of the Night Lights display.  Admission for this date will be $5.

For more information about the Gardens and this exhibit, visit

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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