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Treasured Waterfalls

Refresh your spirit while gently soaring over the majestic waterfalls on the Cornell University campus. […]

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Cornell encourages safe practices in gorges

The gorges on Cornell’s campus are part of its iconic beauty, and generations of Cornellians have been inspired by hiking through them – but their beauty can belie their potential danger.

Robison Herb Garden

Find over 500 varieties of herbs throughout 17 theme beds in this renowned garden.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Daylily Day: Plant Sale

The season of daylilies is upon us! These attractive flowers, popular among garden enthusiasts and horticulturists, are sought after because of their resilient and flourishing...

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Garden Highlights Tour at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Take a relaxing stroll with a Garden Guide through the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center and discover the beauty and diversity of our cultivated plant collections. Visit...

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Mindful Botany Walk at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the beauty and drama of nature unfolding on monthly nature walks. While exploring various paths and gardens each month, we will...

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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 SPRING!

Spring in upstate NY starts with the the bright blooms of witch hazels, early spring flower bulbs and continues with our native wildflowers.

Seasonal Highlights