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Event

Book Talk: Self-Devouring Growth

We are proud to co-sponsor this discussion by author Julie Livingston about the complex intersection of the environment, public health, and the economy.

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Statement on Racism, Violence, and Hope

Our only hope for resilience, and path to meet our need to adapt, grow, and flourish lies in the diversity of people, plants, and all living creatures.

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Closures During Deer Hunting Season

Natural areas that allow firearm deer hunting are closed to the public. View all locations and dates.

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COVID-19 Visitor Requirements

Be sure to know the latest COVID-19 mandates and regulations, before visiting Cornell Botanic Gardens. Photo and video restrictions in place.

News

Veterans honored at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Explore some of the places at Cornell Botanic Gardens that recognize the service of veterans across generations.

Cultural Connection

The Supernatural Side of Plants

Steeped in legends and lore, herbs provide a physical link to the beliefs and practices of people through the ages.

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 FALL!

Fall is a magical time with stunning vistas of fall foliage, ripening produce in our vegetable garden, and ornamental grasses and late-blooming flowers.

Seasonal Highlights

UPCOMING EVENTS

While we are unable to host on-site programs, we offer online events, videos, activities, and articles to stay connected to our gardens and natural areas.

Verdant Views: Plants and Stories of the Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice (occurring this year on Monday, December 21 at 8:30 a.m.) is more than just the “official” start of the winter season. Since ancient times, it has been...

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2020 Vision, A Black Walden Pond & Other Musings

Cornell Botanic Gardens, Ithaca Children’s Garden and The Learning Farm host this lecture by Carolyn Finney, author of “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship...

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