Lucky peas for the new year
Eating Hoppin’ John is one of countless traditions across cultures worldwide to bring good luck in the New Year.
Greeting the Unfolding Season
Join us in appreciating the beauty and hope found in the unfolding seasons.
Valerie Aymer speaks on how our gardens have been of great use in her students’ practice of Landscape Architecture, as well as her own.
Arboretum Seasonal Closing to Vehicles
The F.R. Newman Arboretum closes to vehicular traffic during the winter months for protection of tree collections and public safety.
White Pine: the great tree of peace
The eastern white pines (Pinus strobus) that tower over Comstock Knoll are a powerful cultural symbol to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.
Harnessing the power of plants for climate action
Director of Natural Areas Todd Bittner explains how our forests, shrublands, and meadows sequester enough carbon each year to significantly contribute Cornell’s goal of a carbon-neutral campus by 2035.
The Supernatural Side of Plants
Steeped in legends and lore, herbs provide a physical link to the beliefs and practices of people through the ages.
Acclaimed artist brings forth student poetry
Cornell students in The Art of Horticulture course blended nature and sensory experience to create poetry in a workshop led by Nigerian-American artist Precious Okoyomon.
Professor Emeritus Gregory Page shares how Cornell Botanic Gardens was integral to teaching his art classes.