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Botanical Gardens is Designated as One of Six Elite “Proven Winners” Signature Gardens in the Country

The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (BECBG) is in the national spotlight for what will soon be a dramatic aesthetic transformation to its front entrance garden scape. The transformation is being made possible via a long-term partnership with Proven Winners®, which designated the historic grounds as “one of six elite Proven Winners Signature Gardens in the country.” Moving forward, the BECBG entranceway will see the installation of an outdoor automated irrigation system that will ensure that the dramatic new plantings will always be viewed at their optimal vibrance.

“It is a great honor to work with such a quality brand as Proven Winners® and to be selected as a Proven Winners Signature Garden.  This partnership will bring our front entrance gardens up to a standard that our visitors have grown to anticipate.  The Proven Winner’s® professional staff and national resources will expose our guests to exciting new plants in a creative and colorful way!  Thank you Proven Winners®,” said David Swarts, President/CEO BECBG.

Typically, most people think about the architectural splendor of the tri-domed glass conservatory and the plants exhibited inside, when the botanical gardens come to mind. But the grounds of the botanical gardens are some of the best in the country, when it comes to landscape potential. Up until this point, the immediate grounds surrounding the entranceway of the BECBG have been well-maintained and do a decent job of paying respect to the building, but as visitors will soon find out, there is plenty of room for improvement.

“We are honored to offer our Proven Winners Signature Garden designation to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens – now one of only six designated properties around the country. We couldn’t be more pleased to be involved in this historical garden treasure and look forward to being included as part of their exceptional gardens,”  said Tom Ewing of Proven Winners®.

The symbiotic relationship will provide the BECBG with a stunning array of flowers, while Proven Winners® will benefit by implementing a showcase garden for its global brand. The botanical gardens was one of six sites in the US deemed worthy of the designation and the partnership. Other sites chosen were: Hotel Iroquois on Mackinac Island, Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, CA, the Governor’s Mansions in Kentucky and Illinois, Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, MI., and a Botanical Trail that was installed last year at Rockcastle River Trading Company in Livingston, KY.

For more information visit the Botanical Gardens’ website at and/or Proven Winners® at


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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