Orchids After Dark | New York by Rail

january, 2024

24janAll Day02marOrchids After Dark(All Day) Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218

Event Details

Orchids After Dark: 

A special nighttime experience that takes you through the wonderful display of orchids within the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

Orchids After Dark. Photo courtesy of Buffalogardens.com

Orchids After Dark

Experience the wonder of Orchids After Dark at the Buffalo and Erie Country Botanical Gardens! This special nighttime event transforms the gardens into a magical world illuminated by hundreds of twinkling lights, highlighting the beauty of orchids like never before.  

Stroll through the twelve greenhouses at your own pace, marveling at the vibrant orchid displays bathed in a soft, enchanting glow. As you wander, you’ll also encounter the captivating Chromatic Organics art installation, a wonderful exhibit combining the fluidity of the natural world with the solidity of metal structures. Swirling spiral artwork by Jon Allen will add an incredible pop of color to the orchid exhibit! 

But that’s not all – this year, the gardens will also feature Love Week from Feb. 9-18, a special celebration of love and romance. Friends, families, and couples are encouraged to join the festivities, including Thursday Date Nights on Feb. 8, 15, and 22, and Love is Love Night on Feb. 9. 

Whether you’re an orchid enthusiast or just looking for a magical night out, Orchids after Dark offers something for everyone. It’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature in a unique and unforgettable setting.  

Experience the magic of orchids after dark. Photo courtesy of Buffalogardens.com

Attending the Event

This enchanting event runs on weekends and weekdays from January through March. You can attend from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 24-27 and 31, and Feb. 1-3, 10, 12-14, 16-21, and 23-25, and March 1-2.    

Ticket prices vary based on age and member status. E-tickets are recommended for all visitors.

  • Adults: $17.50 

  • Seniors: $16 

  • Students: $16 

  • Kids, 3-12: $9.50 

  • Kids, 2 and under: Free, but must have a ticket.

  • Member Adults: $15.50 

  • Member Seniors: $14.00 

  • Member Students: $14.00 

  • Member Kids, 3-12: $9.50 

  • Member Kids, 2 and under: Free, but must have a ticket.

Take Amtrak to Gardens After Dark: Enchanting Winter Escape

Attend the event via Amtrak to the Buffalo Exchange Street Station (BFX)—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 5.3 miles away from Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event. 

Get picked up from the Buffalo Exchange Street Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Buffalo office today at +1 716-884-6666.


January 24 (Wednesday) - March 2 (Saturday)


Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14218