CONNECTING PLANTS AND PEOPLES FOR A WORLD OF DIVERSITY, BEAUTY, AND HOPE.
Repairs to Flat Rock Bridge span two generations
A newly restored footbridge over Fall Creek serves as the most direct access point for more than 20 miles of Cornell Botanic Gardens trails and is used by 35,000 visitors a year.
International collaboration strengthens conservation actions for threatened plants
Taiwan News—March 22, 2023
Christopher Dunn and other directors and representatives of nationally important botanical gardens spoke at the international symposium “Plant Ark: 2023 Taiwan Botanical Garden Conservation Action” in Taipei.
Which plant is the real shamrock?
The shamrock has been a familiar symbol of Irish culture for hundreds of years, but do you know which plant is the real shamrock?
Exhibit: Seeds of Survival and Celebration at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
The mission of Cornell Botanic Gardens is to share the deep and enduring connections between the rich diversity of the plant world and the equally rich diversity of cultures...
Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories
Our changing climate poses great challenges for humanity around the world: extreme weather events, sea level rise, flooding, drought, wildfires and more. How are countries in...
Tiny Worlds: Build Your Own Terrarium at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
Celebrate National Public Gardens Week with this hands-on workshop, with step-by-step guidance on creating a healthy small terrarium of your very own. Learn a bit of history...
Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation), members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
Cornell Botanic Gardens embraces and actively works to increase diversity among all the communities with which we engage.
Seeds of Survival and Celebration: Plants and the Black Experience
This garden display and exhibit shares the knowledge, skill, and resilience of enslaved Africans, their descendants, and today’s Black community and their deep connections to plants and the cuisines they inspired.
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.
WHAT TO SEE IN SPRING!
Spring in upstate New York starts with the the bright blooms of witch hazels, early spring flower bulbs and continues with our native wildflowers.