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Why you’re noticing flowers more than ever

In this article in Vox, Interpretation Coordinator Sarah Fiorello talks about the life-affirming qualities of flowers and how even looking at them provides mood-elevating benefits.

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Cornell highlights gorge safety and trail closures

Walks in Cornell Botanic Gardens’ abundant natural areas should be enjoyed, with an eye toward gorge safety and following guidelines.

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Elusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower Colors

Join graduate student Brandon George for an in-depth talk on the color blue, why it is so rare in the plant world, and some tips for displaying it in a garden.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Birds and Blooms: In the Gardens

**This event is sold out** New events are being scheduled frequently. Check back often and sign up early. Join staff from the Botanic Gardens and the Lab of Ornithology for...

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Plant Sociability in the Bioswale Garden

Join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership, for an in-depth explanation of perennial plant sociability – the study of groups of plant species that are...

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Garden and Arboretum Hike

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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Land Acknowledgement

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

Statement on Racism, Violence, and Hope

Our only hope for resilience, and path to meet our need to adapt, grow, and flourish lies in the diversity of people, plants, and all living creatures.

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 bulbs, flowering trees, and native wildflowers in bloom are a highlight in spring.

Seasonal Highlights