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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Jul 17, 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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Jul 20, 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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Jul 21, 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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Jul 27, 2019: Annual Trials Program Open House at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

For nearly 20 years, the Cornell Annual Trials Program has been evaluating the performance of annual flower and foliage plants in Ithaca. Starting in 2019, the trials will be conducted at the Cornell Botanic Gardens, meaning that they are now open to the public! We invite y [...]

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Jul 28, 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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Aug 1, 2019: Flowers after Hours: A Garden Cocktail Party at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Celebrate summer in the garden with a special evening garden party when the sun is fading and the flowers are glorious! The party will feature herb-flavored cocktails and savory hors d’oeuvres made with fresh ingredients from our gardens, and live music. The event will tak [...]

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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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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 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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