ABOUT OUR EVENTS

We offer a wide variety of educational programs for people of all ages throughout the year, including guided tours, gardening workshops, botanical art classes, lectures, and special events.

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Aug 17, 2019: Saturday Garden Tours at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

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 18, 2019: Sunday Arboretum Tours at F.R. Newman Arboretum

Enjoy a guided tour of the F.R Newman Arboretum and discover its diverse woody plant collections, ornamental garden beds, and idyllic landscapes. Each month, we’ll visit unique locations, such as Houston & Grossman Ponds, the Sculpture Garden, Treman Woodland Walk, Zucker [...]

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Aug 19, 2019: Mindful Monday Garden Walks 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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Aug 21, 2019: Volunteer Opportunities with Cornell Botanic Gardens at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Interested in volunteering in the gardens, but not available during the workday? Become a volunteer and join us for evening summer sessions on Wednesdays, 4-6 pm, July 10 - Oct. 30. Unwind from your day, learn about plants, and help contribute to keeping the gardens beauti [...]

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Sep 7, 2019: The Edible Home Landscape: A Garden-to-Table Program at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Edible landscaping is an easy and sustainable way to grow your own food while maintaining a yard that is both beautiful and productive. Join our horticulturists for a tour of the Herb Garden and Vegetable Garden to learn about edible plants that also make lovely ornamental [...]

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Sep 12, 2019: William and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture: The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood at Kennedy Hall

Kathryn Aalto, Author A. A. Milne's classic tales Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner have delighted readers for nearly a century. The stories' characters -- Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest of the gang -- are famous, but how much do we know about the setting, th [...]

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Sep 14, 2019: Botanic Buzzline Grand Opening at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

What’s the buzz? Join the team behind the newly installed Botanic Buzzline (right after the regularly scheduled 11 a.m. Garden Tour) for the Buzzline Grand Opening! The Buzzline is a student project that connects people, plants, and pollinators on Cornell's campus -- a 980 [...]

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Sep 22, 2019: Garden & Arboretum Hikes at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

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 and learn about the diverse plant collections and lan [...]

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Sep 23, 2019: Harvest Sips and Samples: A Fall Equinox Tour at Pounder Vegetable Garden

Since the dawn of history, the Fall Equinox has been a time of harvest celebrations for cultures around the world. To honor this celestial event and the beginning of autumn, join us for a special “tasting tour” of our Pounder Vegetable Garden. We’ll learn about the Equinox [...]

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Sep 25, 2019: Class of 1945 Lecture Funded in part by Cornell Council for the Arts Using Street Art to Inspire a Balance between Humans and Nature Eder Muniz, Artist at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Brazilian Artist Eder Muniz will talk about his work transforming the streetscapes of Salvador, Brazil through the magic of his art. Muniz is committed to using his artistry to inspire a dialogue with the public about the balance between humans and nature. Muniz’s art inco [...]

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Oct 9, 2019: William J. Hamilton Lecture Wild at Cornell with Hilton Carter Hilton Carter, Interior/Plant Stylist and Author at Alice Statler Auditorium

Have you ever walked into a plant nursery or greenhouse and instantly felt a change in the air? The feeling of calm that washes over you as you tilt your head back, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. This is the feeling you’re looking to replicate when you bring plant [...]

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