ABOUT OUR EVENTS

We offer tours, workshops, lectures, webinars, and more to provide meaningful opportunities for people to learn about plants and how essential they are to our lives and our well-being.

There are also ways to explore our gardens and grounds using our self-guided tour options.

Self-guided tour

Aug 13, 2022: Garden Highlights Tour at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Take a relaxing stroll with a Garden Guide through the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center and discover the beauty and diversity of our cultivated plant collections. Visit the Robison Herb Garden, Young Flower Garden, Bowers Rhododendron Collection, Shady Groundcover Co [...]

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Aug 14, 2022: Exploring the Trees of the Arboretum at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Is your knowledge of trees limited to maples, oaks, and pines? Join our tree tour to learn about the wide diversity of tree species in the F.R. Newman Arboretum and why this diversity is so important to humans. Learn how these trees connect to our local flora and the global [...]

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Aug 19, 2022: Mindful Botany Walk at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the beauty and drama of nature unfolding on monthly nature walks. While exploring various paths and gardens each month, we will practice mindfulness by dedicating our attention to the present moment and fully observing and appre [...]

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Aug 20, 2022: Garden and Arboretum Hike at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Experience the beautiful gardens, arboretum, woodland trails, and panoramic views that helped Cornell Botanic Gardens earn its #1 ranking as the most beautiful college arboretum. Participants will enjoy an extended hike (approximately 3 miles) and learn about the diverse p [...]

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Aug 24, 2022: Around the World in Eight Plants at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Take a stroll around the Cornell Botanic Gardens and take a trip around the world! On this walking tour we’ll encounter eight plants from five continents. Each plant - tree, shrub, or perennial - has significant cultural importance to the societies that grow and utilize t [...]

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Sep 3, 2022: Running Tour at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Have you ever run through the Cornell campus and wondered where you were or what you were looking at? Now you can see our gorges, gardens and green spaces like you’ve never experienced them before: on a guided running tour! Our guides will lead you through some of the gorge [...]

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Sep 17, 2022: Garden and Arboretum Hike at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Experience the beautiful gardens, arboretum, woodland trails, and panoramic views that helped Cornell Botanic Gardens earn its #1 ranking as the most beautiful college arboretum. Participants will enjoy an extended hike (approximately 3 miles) and learn about the diverse p [...]

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Oct 9, 2022: Exploring the Trees of the Arboretum at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Is your knowledge of trees limited to maples, oaks, and pines? Join our tree tour to learn about the wide diversity of tree species in the F.R. Newman Arboretum and why this diversity is so important to humans. Learn how these trees connect to our local flora and the global [...]

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Oct 15, 2022: Garden and Arboretum Hike at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Experience the beautiful gardens, arboretum, woodland trails, and panoramic views that helped Cornell Botanic Gardens earn its #1 ranking as the most beautiful college arboretum. Participants will enjoy an extended hike (approximately 3 miles) and learn about the diverse p [...]

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Past Events

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Verdant Views: Written in Petals

A discussion of an online exhibit, which provides a tour of the Language of Flowers as a cultural phenomenon that flourished during the Victorian era.

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Verdant Views: Bittersweet Chocolate

This webinar discussed the ethics of global chocolate production and the major problems that impact the cacao industry.

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Verdant Views: Anti-racism in the Outdoors

How to make natural spaces more open and welcoming to people of color.