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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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Experience Cornell Botanic Gardens Your Way

Pick your adventure! The Experiences section guides you to the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ experience that best fits you.

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Bring the Beauty of Cornell Botanic Gardens Home

Inspired by the diverse, beautiful plants in our gardens, arboretum, and natural areas? You now have a way to bring them to your own garden.

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

Apr 20, 2019: Ikebana: Friendship through Flowers at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Ikeana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging. Known to build community, ikebana also incorporates concepts that can help with our work/life balance. In this two-hour session, you will learn the basics of ikebana and also create your own arrangement that you wi [...]

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Apr 22, 2019: Conserving Native Orchids: An Earth Day Conversation at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Bring a bag lunch and join us for a special Earth Day program focused on the natural history and conservation of native orchids. The Orchidaceae is a species-rich family of flowering plants with more than 30,000 known taxa globally. Like most terrestrial plants, orchid spec [...]

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Apr 26, 2019: Arbor Day Tree Walk at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk amongst the specimen trees of the Botanic Gardens. The walk will introduce some long-standing resident trees of the gardens, including tuliptree, dawn redwood, Japanese umbrella pine, zelkova, cornelian cherry dogwood and more. We’ll conclude [...]

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