FEATURED

Update

Experience Cornell Botanic Gardens Your Way

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

Update

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.

Mundy Wildflower Garden

This natural area and naturalistic garden is an active research site for native plant conservation, invasive plant management, and herbivore effects on plant communities.

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

learn more

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.

BROWSE THE MAP explore

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.

learn more

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr 16, 2019: Evening Wildflower Walks at Mundy Wildflower Garden

Tour the woodland pathways and plant habitats of the Mundy Wildflower Garden, an 8-acre natural area and naturalistic garden. Early spring is the ideal season for spotting & learning about the natural history and identification of wildflowers, such as trillium, bloodroot, a [...]

Learn More

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 [...]

Learn More

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 [...]

Learn More