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Beebe Lake: Past, Present, and Future

In this special program, learn about Beebe Lake’s ever-changing habitat and its permanent place in Cornell’s social and natural environment, with historian Corey Ryan Earle ’07  and Director of Natural Areas Todd Bittner. Hosted by the Class of 1966.

Cultural Connection

Lucky peas for the new year

Eating Hoppin’ John is one of countless traditions across cultures worldwide to bring good luck in the New Year.

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Greeting the Unfolding Season

Join us in appreciating the beauty and hope found in the unfolding seasons.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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Winter Wonders: A Mindful Botany Walk at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the beauty and peacefulness of the season on this special winter version of our popular “Mindful Botany” series. While exploring...

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Capturing Carbon: Nature-based Solutions to the Climate Crisis

In the face of a changing climate, carbon sequestration --- the process of capturing, securing, and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide long-term --- is among the most valued...

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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