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Cultural Connection

For the Love of Chocolate

Have you thought about when and why chocolate became part of Valentine’s Day traditions?

Rare blooms find shelter in Cascadilla Gorge

Cornell Botanic Gardens has successfully established a population of the federally threatened plant Leedy’s roseroot in the walls of Cascadilla Gorge.

All about our Native Lawn

Learn about the benefits of native lawns and resources for creating one at home.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Exhibit: Cultivators of Celebration at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

This display pays homage to the remarkable individuals who nurture and safeguard the rich heritage associated with the plants showcased in “Seeds of Survival and Celebration”...

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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...

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Houseplant Liquidation Sale at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

As we welcome the arrival of spring, brighten up your indoor spaces with new houseplants from Cornell Botanic Gardens. We are clearing out our houseplants from the greenhouse...

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

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Land Acknowledgement

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.

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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.

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WHAT TO SEE IN WINTER!

Winter provides a season of stillness and quiet beauty throughout our gardens and natural areas.

Seasonal Highlights