Stay Connected With Us

During this time of COVID-19 containment, peace is found through mindfully observing the beauty of nature around us. We offer these articles, videos, activities, and other online resources to stay connected with our gardens and natural areas.

Enjoy Cornell Botanic Gardens through the seasons

Explore seasonal highlights in articles, collections of plants from our gardens, and videos.


Plants and Lore of the Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice marks the day when the sun begins its return and the certainty […]


The Wonder and Promise of Winter

Against the backdrop of uncertainly, struggle, and awakening, connecting to the natural world in person […]


Surprising color, welcome tranquility

The Mullestein Winter Garden breathes life into the cold months, with an array of colorful, eye-catching plants.

Wildflower Explorations at Home

Find videos and activities to explore spring wildflowers for teachers, families, and kids of all ages.

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Virtual Programs

We offer events, tours, and staff interviews to deepen each of our personal connections to plants.


Verdant Views: A Biocultural Conversation

Director Christopher Dunn discusses why biocultural diversity is important and how we are embracing the concept.


Verdant Views: Growing in Gardens—A Personal Odyssey

Staff horticulturist Mitja Stragapede shares his personal odyssey with gardens and their transformative power.


Verdant Views: Flavorful Herbs of Central and South America

Garden Curator Pam Shade explores some familiar and not-so-familiar herbs that flavor food and beverages.

A Walk Through Cornell Botanic Gardens

We’re bringing the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center to you in this narrated, virtual tour.

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Explore our Collections

Explore our gardens, natural areas, and plants in our collections, or take a self-guided tour with these online features.

Garden Map

Use this interactive map to locate our gardens, natural areas, waterfalls, parking, outdoor art, and more.

Explore Our Plants

We offer online tools for locating and learning about plants in our gardens and natural areas.

Self-guided Tours

Use your mobile device to explore and learn more about Cornell Botanic Gardens