ABOUT OUR EVENTS

We are happy to announce we are offering on-site programs this summer and fall! We hope to see you at the gardens.

Over the past year, we have offered ways to stay connected through virtual programs, videos, articles, and more. Browse what we offered below.

Cornell Botanic Gardens at Home

Jun 24, 2021: Retirement Celebration at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Two of our staff members, who have collectively been here for over a half-century, are retiring next month. We would like to host a celebration to honor their time here. It would be simple, with takeout food and beverages, hosted in the Botanic Gardens where they worked. V [...]

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Jun 25, 2021: Birds and Blooms: In the Gardens

**This event is sold out** New events are being scheduled frequently. Check back often and sign up early. Join staff from the Botanic Gardens and the Lab of Ornithology for a combined bird walk and plant walk. We’ll tour the main gardens at the Nevin Welcome Center in sea [...]

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Jun 30, 2021: Plant Sociability in the Bioswale Garden

Join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership, for an in-depth explanation of perennial plant sociability – the study of groups of plant species that are usually found together. As we tour the Bioswale Garden, we will discuss the concepts of ecology, soc [...]

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Jul 17, 2021: Garden and Arboretum Hike

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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Jul 22, 2021: Lore and Allure of Flowers: the Martha Young Garden at Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center

Join us for an in-person visit to the Martha Howell Young Flower Garden. This lush flower garden celebrates significant relationships between people and plants by showcasing key cultural connections and symbolic meanings associated with well-known flowers, and how they are [...]

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Aug 14, 2021: Garden and Arboretum Hike

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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Past Events

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Elusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower Colors

Join graduate student Brandon George for an in-depth talk on the color blue, why it is so rare in the plant world, and some tips for displaying it in a garden.

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Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories

In honor of Earth Day 2021, this special edition of Verdant Views featured Fellows in […]

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Verdant Views: Trees and the Changing Climate

A discussion of how climate change is affecting trees in the northeastern U.S., and how our staff is responding.