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

Feb 2, 2023: 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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Feb 10, 2023: Winter Wonders: A Mindful Botany Walk at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens staff to observe the beauty and peacefulness of the season on this special winter version of our popular “Mindful Botany” series. While exploring various paths and gardens near the Nevin Welcome Center, we will practice mindfulness by dedicating [...]

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Feb 23, 2023: Capturing Carbon: Nature-based Solutions to the Climate Crisis

In the face of a changing climate, carbon sequestration --- the process of capturing, securing, and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide long-term --- is among the most valued and readily measured ecosystem services. In this episode of Verdant Views, host Kevin Moss welcomes [...]

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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.