ABOUT OUR EVENTS

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. Please read our cancellation policy here.

There are also ways to explore our gardens and grounds using our self-guided tour options.

Self-guided tour

May 24, 2024: 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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May 25, 2024: Exhibit: The Beauty of Bonsai at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Bonsai is the ancient art of growing and grooming trees in pots for the appreciation of their beauty. This art form, a wonderful merging of art, horticulture, and nature, began at least 1,500 years ago when it captivated the passion of many in Asian countries. Today, bonsai [...]

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May 26, 2024: Spring Wildflower Walks at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Tour the woodland pathways and plant habitats of the Mundy Wildflower Garden, a 25-acre natural area and naturalistic garden managed by Cornell Botanic Gardens. The Garden is an ideal place to learn about the geology and natural history of this area and to see native woodla [...]

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May 29, 2024: Beautiful Bonsai at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

NOTE: thie program is SOLD OUT. Bonsai is the ancient art of growing and grooming trees in pots for the appreciation of their beauty. This art form, a wonderful merging of art, horticulture, and nature, began at least 1,500 years ago when it captivated the passion of many [...]

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Jun 1, 2024: Exploring the Trees of the Arboretum

Is your knowledge of trees limited to the ones in your backyard? 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 glob [...]

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Jun 1, 2024: Spring Plant Sale at Plant Production Facility

Cornell Botanic Gardens in partnership with Finger Lakes Native Plant Society will host this joint plant sale featuring a wide variety of plant types. The Native Plant Society will be selling native plants propagated from locally collected seeds and divisions of native spec [...]

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Jun 14, 2024: Mindful Botany 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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Jun 15, 2024: Nature and Well-Being Retreat at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Explore how your life can be fuller and more balanced through this one-day retreat in the heart of the beautiful Cornell Botanic Gardens. Learn about the science linking nature, well-being, and overall happiness. Through hands-on experiences, including mindful meditation, [...]

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Jun 15, 2024: Botanic Gardens 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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Jun 16, 2024: Wildflower Garden Walks at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Tour the woodland pathways and plant habitats of the Mundy Wildflower Garden, a 25-acre natural area and naturalistic garden. The Garden is an ideal place to learn about the geology and natural history of this area and to see native woodland plants as they appear throughout [...]

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Jun 22, 2024: Tour: Seeds of Survival and Celebration --- Plants and the Black Experience at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join us for a guided tour of this plant display and exhibit that includes dozens of plants that were grown and used by enslaved Africans and their descendants in the Americas. This garden installation and exhibit illustrate the deep connections enslaved Africans in the Amer [...]

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Jun 27, 2024: Birds and Blooms

Join guides from the Botanic Gardens and the Lab of Ornithology for combined bird walk and plant walks this summer. We’ll alternate between tours of Sapsucker Woods and the F.R. Newman Arboretum in search of summer birds, and enjoy the trees and other plants we find along t [...]

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Jul 14, 2024: The Evolution of Trees – A Walk through Time

How did the trees we know and love today come to be? Join us for a walk through 380 million years of tree evolution, using representative trees in the F.R. Newman Arboretum to explore the major stages in the development of modern trees. Visit trees that have barely change [...]

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Jul 27, 2024: Discover the Hidden Rooms of the Zucker Shrub Garden

Named for Isabel Schnapps Zucker, Cornell Class of ’23, the Zucker Shrub Garden, located in the Botanic Gardens’ F.R. Newman Arboretum, is a remarkable place to view perennials, shrubs, and ornamental grasses. Its “garden rooms” show how such plants can be used in inspiring [...]

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Aug 6, 2024: Off the Beaten Path at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Whether a first-time guest or frequent visitor to Cornell Botanic Gardens, join this tour to discover some less commonly visited paths, plants and garden views. Be charmed by dwarf trees and plants from far-away lands, puzzle over a grafted oddity, wander down an off-the-be [...]

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Past Events

Event

Verdant Views: Cultivators of Celebration

This webinar features several individuals profiled in the exhibit “Cultivators of Celebration.”

Conservation

Cultivating a Sustainable Future: Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Native Lawn

This episode of Verdant Views explores the journey behind Cornell Botanic Gardens’ native lawn project.

Video

Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories, 2024

Stories of the challenges and choices Cornell students face in their home countries, and actions being taken in response to the global climate crisis.