We offer tours, workshops, lectures, webinars, and more to providing 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

May 19, 2022: Cultivating Habitats at Home: Sowing Native Seeds at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join us for an in-person workshop to learn how planting native wildflowers and grasses builds habitat, promotes pollinators, and knits your home garden into the larger ecosystem. Participants will learn how to sow the seeds of locally adapted wildflowers and grasses, and i [...]

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May 19, 2022: Cornell Botanic Gardens: The History of Cornell's "Outdoor Laboratory"

Since the very beginning of Cornell University, the natural beauty of the campus and surrounding areas have captured the attention and interest of the Cornell community. Generations of Cornellians have stewarded the landscape and gardens, resulting in over 3,700 acres set a [...]

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May 20, 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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May 21, 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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Jun 5, 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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Jun 18, 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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Past Events


Verdant Views: Bittersweet Chocolate

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


Verdant Views: Anti-racism in the Outdoors

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


Verdant Views: Linking Art and Nature Through Education

How our gardens and natural areas used to enrich student learning through the intersection of nature and art