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Guided walks using “Pocketsights Tour Guide”

This free app provides a Google-driven map along with images and information at points of interest along each tour route. Tours are available to explore Fall Creek Gorge, Cascadilla Gorge, Beebe Lake, Mundy Wildflower Garden, and more. 

Download the “Pocketsights Tour” from the App Store or Google Play. When you open the app, the tour closest to you will appear at the top of the list. Scroll to select a tour of interest. 

Audio Tour 

Look for signs posted throughout the gardens around the welcome center and the F. R. Newman Arboretum, which provides a phone number to call and listen to short narratives at each point.  Or, visit to use this web-based app to guide you to each location and listen to each narrative.

Scheduled Guided Tours

Bring your class, garden club, civic organization or other group and explore our gardens and landscapes with a guided tour. More information.

Virtual Tour

Preparing for your visit? View our virtual tour to get a sneak preview of what you can experience in each garden around the Nevin Welcome Center. Set aside 18 minutes to explore, appreciate, and most of all, enjoy Cornell Botanic Gardens—from wherever you are!

Other Experiences

Seasonal highlights

Our gardens and natural areas offer beauty and interest throughout the year.

Art at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Explore rotating exhibits and permanent outdoor installations.

Gorges and Waterfalls

Where to find the gorges and waterfalls of Cornell Botanic Gardens that make Ithaca “gorges.”