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. Please read our cancellation policy here.

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

Self-guided tour

Feb 21, 2024: Exhibit: Cultivators of Celebration at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

This display pays homage to the remarkable individuals who nurture and safeguard the rich heritage associated with the plants showcased in “Seeds of Survival and Celebration” exhibition. These cultivators stand as living connectors to the historical roots of Black plant tr [...]

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Feb 21, 2024: 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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Apr 19, 2024: Mindful Botany at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

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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Apr 26, 2024: Arbor Day Tree Walk at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Celebrate Arbor Day with Cornell Botanic Gardens' Arboriculture Supervisor Daniel Weitoish on this walk to discover the wonderful variety of trees around the Nevin Welcome Center. We’ll visit some of Daniel’s favorites -- including Metasequoia, Ginko, Sciadopitys, Davidia, [...]

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Past Events


Verdant Views: Cultivators of Celebration

This webinar features several individuals profiled in the exhibit “Cultivators of Celebration.”


Cultivating a Sustainable Future: Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Native Lawn

This episode of Verdant Views explores the journey behind Cornell Botanic Gardens’ native lawn project.


Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, current Fellows in Cornell University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program share stories of the challenges they face in their home countries.