Shows & Events
Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens present their Poinsettia Show in the historic Lord and Burnham-built, Victorian-era, tri-dome Conservatory from December 4 through January 2. The conservatory building is at the South Park Avenue entrance of Olmsted's South Park in Lackawanna, New York (just south of Buffalo). For hours and special scheduled events and performances, visit: http://www.buffalogardens.com/events/events.html
Gardens of the Moghul
This new Smithsonian Web site about Gardens of the Moghul (or as you might have learned, "Mongol" or "Mogul") is unique. It provides a fascinating glimpse of the intertwining of gardens, art, and architecture in an awesome time and place. There are maps, descriptions, and photo tours; snapshots of floral wall paintings, frescos, and tile work; large-scale views of water features, terraces, and imposing gates; and helpful diagrams. Sadly, not too many plants can be seen today, but we may imagine the past grandeur with the help of contemporary art and writings. This is a site still under development with many additions to come. I am looking forward to them!