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Cornell Botanic Gardens Plant Hope in the Cornell Community

Jeannie Yamazaki ‘21, co-lead of the Cornell Botanic Garden Ambassadors, talks to the Cornell Daily sun about the peace and togetherness afforded by the gardens’ accessible outdoor spaces.

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Carolyn Finney: 2020 Vision, A Black Walden Pond & Other Musings

Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of American history as it relates to green space and race.

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The Arboretum and Cascadilla Gorge are now open

The gates are now open from dawn to dusk.

UPCOMING EVENTS

While we are unable to host on-site programs, we offer online events, videos, activities, and articles to stay connected to our gardens and natural areas.

Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories

Our changing climate poses great challenges for humanity around the world: extreme weather events, sea level rise, flooding, drought, wildfires and more. How are countries in...

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Verdant Views: Learning by Leading

The Learning by Leading program is a network of student-led teams —supported by Cornell Botanic Gardens’ staff and resources —that are passionate about environmental issues,...

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Elusive Blue: The Rarest of Flower Colors

Did you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Please join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, for an in-depth talk on the...

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

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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