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2021 Annual Report

Explore our actions in 2021 to create a world of beauty, diversity, and hope

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Meditation with Spring Blooms

Step away for a few meditative moments at Cornell Botanic Gardens, where spring’s profusion of […]

In the News

Gillibrand secures $700K in federal funding for Dryden Rail Trail Bridge project

Ithaca Voice – May 6, 2022
When completed, the trail will connect three of Cornell Botanic Gardens natural areas across 16 miles and provide a safe, sustainable commuter route.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Garden and Arboretum Hike at Cornell Botanic Gardens

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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Verdant Views: Written in Petals

White lilies for grief. Snowdrops for hope. Daisies for innocence. Red roses for love, yellow for friendship. Floriography – sending messages with flowers – is an ancient art,...

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Exploring the Trees of the Arboretum at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Is your knowledge of trees limited to maples, oaks, and pines? Join our tree tour to learn about the wide diversity of tree species in the F.R. Newman Arboretum and why this...

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

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Grief for victims, hope for ending racial violence

Cornell Botanic Gardens grieves with victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, and shares Cornell University’s commitment to building community and overcoming the evil of hatred and racism.

Land Acknowledgement

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

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 in upstate NY starts with the the bright blooms of witch hazels, early spring flower bulbs and continues with our native wildflowers.

Seasonal Highlights