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How green is your Pinterest-perfect plant collection?

CNN Style-September 1, 2022

Missy Bidwell, greenhouse manager, discusses the substantial inputs required to grow and transport indoor foliage plants and offers solid advice on sustainable practices for plant keeping.

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Secret Rooms in a Garden Home

Find tranquility and inspiration in one of Cornell Botanic Gardens’ best-kept secrets: the Zucker Shrub Collection.

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Seeds of Survival and Celebration: Plants and the Black Experience

This garden installation and exhibit illustrate the deep connections enslaved Africans in the Americas had with plants that provided medicines, materials, and supplements to their often-meager food rations; and how today the plants provide joy and hope to generations of descendants of the enslaved and enrich the cuisines enjoyed across American society.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Exploring the Trees of the Arboretum at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Is your knowledge of trees limited to maples, oaks, and pines? Join our tree tour to learn about the wide diversity of tree species in the F.R. Newman Arboretum and why this...

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Cornell China Center Fall Field Trip: Cornell Botanic Gardens Tour of Chinese and Asian Plants

Join this guided outdoor stroll exploring different areas of the garden to highlight several plants endemic to China and eastern Asia. Discover the importance of trees and...

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Garden and Arboretum Hike at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Experience the beautiful gardens, arboretum, woodland trails, and panoramic views that helped Cornell Botanic Gardens earn its #1 ranking as the most beautiful college...

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

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Grief for victims, hope for ending racial violence

Cornell Botanic Gardens grieves with victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and shares Cornell University’s commitment to building community and overcoming the evil of hatred and racism.

Land Acknowledgement

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation), members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

Along with the campus community, we denounce acts of racism, violence and hatred, and stand firmly with our Asian and Asian American friends and colleagues.

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, ornamental grasses, and late-blooming flowers.

Seasonal Highlights