CONNECTING PLANTS AND PEOPLES FOR A WORLD OF DIVERSITY, BEAUTY, AND HOPE.
Old-growth forest preserve gains acreage through local partnership
Cornell Botanic Gardens acquired 81 acres adjacent to the Fischer Old-Growth Forest to further protect some of the county’s most mature trees and the surrounding ecosystems.
Collaboration brings healing, honoring garden to Akwe:kon
A new garden at Akwe:kon, established by students from the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program and Cornell Botanic Gardens, aims to honor Indigenous students and their connection to the land.
Dryden Rail Trail: Celebration of Connected Communities
Tompkins Weekly-May 17, 2023
Todd Bittner, director of natural areas, writes about a new crosswalk that connects two sections of the Dryden Rail Trail.
Mindful Botany Walks 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...
Botanic Gardens Highlights Tour at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
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...
Tour: Seeds of Survival and Celebration --- Plants and the Black Experience at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
Join us for a guided tour of this plant display and exhibit that includes dozens of plants that were grown and used by enslaved Africans and their descendants in the Americas....
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.