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Seasonal Closures

Now closed: Cascadilla Gorge, vehicle access to the arboretum, and some natural areas for hunting.

In the News

Cornell removing ash trees, as replanting effort launches

We are raising funds to replant trees across our natural areas, cultivated gardens, and arboretum to increase their health and resilience.

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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.

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: Growing Vegetables and Connections

Join us for a deep dive into the Pounder Vegetable Garden at Cornell Botanic Gardens. This garden features sustainable practices you can implement in your own backyard veggie...

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2020 Vision, A Black Walden Pond & Other Musings

Author of “Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors,” Dr. Carolyn Finney, will share her work on African Americans...

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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 WINTER!

Winter provides a season of stillness and quiet beauty throughout our gardens and natural areas.

Seasonal Highlights