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Enjoy Cornell Botanic Gardens during National Public Gardens Week

Garden, arboretum, and natural areas tours and activities are planned throughout National Public Gardens week, along with a flower-themed concert by the Cornell Chimes.

In Bloom

Explore Spring Wildflowers

Get to know the wide variety of early spring wildflowers you can see in the Mundy Wildflower Garden and woodlands throughout our natural areas.

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$1.5M grant will link Dryden and Cornell trails

When the rail trail is completed, pedestrians, runners and bicyclists from the Cornell, Varna, Etna, Freeville and Dryden communities will have access to more than 20 continuous miles of non-motorized, off-street trails.

CONNECTING PLANTS AND PEOPLES FOR A WORLD OF DIVERSITY, BEAUTY, AND HOPE.

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Our Gardens and Natural Areas

We are responsible for the natural beauty of the Cornell University campus including cultivated gardens, an arboretum, and natural areas. Together these comprise one-third of campus, and with off-campus natural areas, a total of 3,600 acres.

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WHAT TO SEE IN SPRING!

Witch hazel blossoms, tiny alpine bulbs, skunk cabbage, and native wildflowers take center stage in early spring. Flowering trees and shrubs, primroses and rhododendrons follow along with gorge openings.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 20, 2019: Art Exhibit: "Traces" by Emma Ulen-Klees at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Traces by Emma Ulen-Klees represents the beginning of an on-going project, which seeks to catalog vulnerable plant taxa within the state of New York. Seven species displayed represent a small percentage of plants that are either extirpated (SX) or considered endangered hist [...]

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May 20, 2019: Mindful Monday Garden Walks at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the beauty and drama of nature unfolding on monthly nature walks. While exploring various paths and gardens each month, we will practice mindfulness by dedicating our attention to the present moment and fully observing and appre [...]

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Jun 12, 2019: Ancient Beauty: The Iris and the Peony at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join horticulturist Mitja Stragapede on this evening walk in the Martha Young Flower Garden for an in- depth look at two remarkable flowers: the iris and the peony. Both of these plants have been grown since ancient times for their beauty, medicinal properties, and powerful [...]

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