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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Jan 20, 2020: Ash Trees: A Story of Relationships, Loss, and Hope at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

The emerald ash borer, an invasive wood-boring insect, has killed millions of ash (Fraxinus spp.) trees in North America since the insect arrived in the United States in 2002. This exhibit, created by Cornell graduate student Bailee Hopkins-Hensley, showcases how this invas [...]

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Jan 21, 2020: Genesis of Gardens by the Bay, A Garden City Story at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

The home of three distinct garden spaces – Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden – that cover 250 acres, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is a botanic garden like no other. The Flower Dome in Bay South Gardens is the world’s largest glass greenhouse, and [...]

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Jan 30, 2020: Spruce Up Your Conifer Knowledge at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join us for a walk through our conifer collection and Winter Garden to learn the basics of conifer identification and their natural history. The tour will highlight plants native and non-native to the Ithaca area (including yew, metasequoia, concolor fir, larch, and cedar), [...]

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Jan 30, 2020: Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf at Willard Straight Theatre

Ithaca Premiere 2018 > USA > Directed by Thomas Piper An immersive and meditative documentary that reveals how the revolutionary landscape designer, Piet Oudolf, upends our conventional notions of nature, public space, and, ultimately, beauty itself. Subtitled. More at five [...]

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Feb 2, 2020: Sketching in the Greenhouse at Plant Production Facility, 397 Forest Home Drive

This winter enjoy the bright, warm, and plant filled spaces of Cornell Botanic Gardens' greenhouses as you improve your drawing skills with a progressive series of black and white sketching exercises. Tropical plants and other perennials in the greenhouses will serve as you [...]

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Feb 6, 2020: The Garden at Willard Straight Theatre

2008 > USA > Directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy With Danny Glover, Darryl Hannah When the largest community garden in the United States - in the middle of South Central LA - is threatened, the low-income Latinos who farm there band together to fight corrupt politicians, gre [...]

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Feb 18, 2020: Nature Rx: the Benefits are Real at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Multiple studies have concluded that spending even a few hours each week in nature can improve mood, cognitive ability, alertness, ability to concentrate, social connection and overall sense of well-being. Nature Rx @Cornell is a dynamic and growing movement, represented by [...]

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Feb 27, 2020: The Biggest Little Farm at Willard Straight Theatre

2019 > USA > Directed by John Chester With John Chester, Molly Chester The film chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland outside of LA and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged p [...]

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Feb 28, 2020: Mindful Winter Nature Walk at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the stark beauty and quiet drama of the season on this winter nature walk. After a brief introduction, we’ll stroll the various paths of the Botanic Gardens and practice mindfulness by dedicating our attention to the present mom [...]

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Mar 20, 2020: Vernal Equinox Walk: Searching for Spring at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join us on the first day of spring for a nature walk to search for signs of awakening life in the Mundy Wildflower Garden. Please dress appropriately for the weather. The walk will include some stairs, and trails may be muddy in places. View on site | Email this event

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