Our mission: inspiring people—through cultivation, conservation, and education—to understand, appreciate, and nurture plants and the cultures they sustain.

Advancing this mission helps us realize our vision: a world in which the interdependence of biological and cultural diversity is respected, sustained, and celebrated.

Annual Report

We live our mission in all that we do—creating gardens, stewarding natural areas, hosting research, and developing programs that engage and inspire people from campus, community, and the world.

Our Annual Report

Strategic Goals

We seek to connect plants and peoples for a world of beauty, diversity and hope.

Our Strategic Goals

More on our Impact


Art and exhibits illustrate hope for climate resilience

Art, exhibits, and emerging knowledge come together at Cornell Botanic Gardens to express the ways in which Indigenous and rural communities around the world are adapting to disruptions caused by the climate crisis.


Collaboration plants seeds for cultural, biological conservation

A campus collaboration with the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga Nation) seeks to conserve biodiversity and simultaneously safeguard human cultural values and traditions.


Botanic Gardens mural nurtures connections with plants

Cornell Botanic Gardens has unveiled a new outdoor art installation: a two-story mural, created in […]