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Explore Spring Wildflowers

Get to know the wide variety of early spring wildflowers you can see in the Mundy Wildflower Garden and woodlands throughout our natural areas.

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Experience Cornell Botanic Gardens Your Way

Pick your adventure! The Experiences section guides you to the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ experience that best fits you.

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Bring the Beauty of Cornell Botanic Gardens Home

Inspired by the diverse, beautiful plants in our gardens, arboretum, and natural areas? You now have a way to bring them to your own garden.

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!

Witch hazel blossoms, tiny alpine bulbs, skunk cabbage, and native wildflowers take center stage in early spring. Flowering trees and shrubs, primroses and rhododendrons follow along with gorge openings.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr 26, 2019: Arbor Day Tree Walk at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Celebrate Arbor Day with a walk amongst the specimen trees of the Botanic Gardens. The walk will introduce some long-standing resident trees of the gardens, including tuliptree, dawn redwood, Japanese umbrella pine, zelkova, cornelian cherry dogwood and more. We’ll conclude [...]

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Apr 28, 2019: Tom Reimers Earth Day Hike on the Cayuga Trail at Cornell Community Garden Plots

Cayuga Trails Club will sponsor this 30th annual Earth Day Hike, named in memory of Tom Reimers, local conservationist and trail advocate. The hike will follow a 4.4-mile-long section of the Cayuga Trail in the beautiful Monkey Run Natural Area of Cornell Botanic Gardens. T [...]

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May 1, 2019: May Day Wildflower Hike at Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve

Visit a unique natural area -- the Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve -- on a guided afternoon hike with botanist Robert Wesley. This 84-acre preserve protects one of the rarest environments in the local region – the lake cliffs – and hosts abundant and diverse early spring wildf [...]

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