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

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 13, 2022: Cornell China Center Fall Field Trip: Cornell Botanic Gardens Tour of Chinese and Asian Plants

Join this guided outdoor stroll exploring different areas of the garden to highlight several plants endemic to China and eastern Asia. Discover the importance of trees and garden plants in East Asian culture, and learn about plans to develop an Asian Summer Garden to showca [...]

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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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Oct 21, 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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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.