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

Dec 4, 2022: Exhibit: Seeds of Survival and Celebration at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

The mission of Cornell Botanic Gardens is to share the deep and enduring connections between the rich diversity of the plant world and the equally rich diversity of cultures worldwide. This garden display and exhibit shares the knowledge, skill, and resilience of enslaved A [...]

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Dec 21, 2022: Winter Solstice in the Garden

As the sun nears its lowest arc in our sky, signaling the longest night of the year, come join us for a special tour of the Mullestein Winter Garden. Learn how some plants cope with winter’s cold, discover a variety of plants with winter beauty, and learn some of the cultur [...]

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Past Events


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.


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.