At Cornell Botanic Gardens, we’re pleased to make our grounds, trails, and outdoor spaces available to the public during the COVID-19 crisis.

With your help, we can keep our grounds open.

To keep our community and staff healthy, you are required to:

• Wear a face-covering

• Maintain at least a 6-foot distance from others

• Visit alone or in small family groups

• Refrain from interacting with Botanic Gardens staff

• Observe one-way directions on designated paths

• Avoid touching objects and surfaces

• Avoid touching your eyes, face, or mouth without first sanitizing or washing your hands

• Take away your trash

The Nevin Welcome Center is closed until further notice and there are no available public restrooms.

The F. R. Newman Arboretum remains closed to vehicles to avoid crowding. Alternate parking available at Cornell’s B lot off of Caldwell Drive toward Route 366.

Lower Cascadilla Gorge trails remain closed for the season and will reopen at a future date.

Visit Cornell’s coronavirus webpage for ongoing updates.


Cornell Botanic Gardens’ F.R. Newman Arboretum closed to vehicles for better pedestrian access and safety during COVID-19 containment

The 100-acre F.R. Newman Arboretum is closed to vehicular traffic so that pedestrians can readily maintain the recommended six-foot distance from others.

Cornell Botanic Gardens at Home

Articles, videos, activities, and other online resources to stay connected with our gardens and natural areas.

Garden Map

Use this interactive map to locate our gardens, natural areas, waterfalls, parking, outdoor art, and more.