Flowers for a winter day

Flowers bring us together in appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

Cultural Connection

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.


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.

Cultural Connection

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.

Cultural Connection

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.


Invitation to Autumn Wonder

View the dazzling hues of fall in this short aerial video over the Bioswale Garden.