Cultural Connection

Sassafras: Native gem of North America

Sassafras is a North American tree steeped in Indigenous culture throughout its range within deciduous woodlands of the northeast and southeast United States.

Cultural Connection

Hydrangeas: Stars of late summer

While undeniably beautiful, the symbolic meaning of hydrangea varies considerably among different cultures.

Cultural Connection

Rhododendron: Beyond its beautiful bloom

From mid-May to mid-June, a main attraction at Cornell Botanic Gardens is the Bowers Rhododendron […]

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Daffodils abound at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Yellow dominates the color palette throughout our gardens from nearly 100,000 daffodils blooming now.

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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.

Cultural Connection

Hydrangeas: Stars of late summer

While undeniably beautiful, the symbolic meaning of hydrangea varies considerably among different cultures.

Cultural Connection

The Rose: “Queen of Flowers”

Explore an illustrative guide to discover why the rose is considered the “Queen of Flowers.”

Cultural Connection

Rhododendron: Beyond its beautiful bloom

From mid-May to mid-June, a main attraction at Cornell Botanic Gardens is the Bowers Rhododendron […]

Cultural Connection

Legends and Lore of the Tulip

Tulips have been cultivated for hundreds of years for their beauty and powerful symbolism.