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For the Love of Chocolate

Have you thought about when and why chocolate became part of Valentine’s Day traditions?

Rare blooms find shelter in Cascadilla Gorge

Cornell Botanic Gardens has successfully established a population of the federally threatened plant Leedy’s roseroot in the walls of Cascadilla Gorge.

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All about our Native Lawn

A lawn sown with native grasses does a world of good. Learn why and how to create one.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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Arbor Day Tree Walk at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Celebrate Arbor Day with Cornell Botanic Gardens' Arboriculture Supervisor Daniel Weitoish on this walk to discover the wonderful variety of trees around the Nevin Welcome...

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Spring Wildflower Walks at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Tour the woodland pathways and plant habitats of the Mundy Wildflower Garden, a 25-acre natural area and naturalistic garden managed by Cornell Botanic Gardens. The Garden is...

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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