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.

Cultural Connection

Rhododendron: Beyond its beautiful bloom

From mid-May to mid-June, a main attraction at Cornell Botanic Gardens is the Bowers Rhododendron […]

Cultural Connection

Flowering Trees: expressing love, loyalty, and kindness across centuries and cultures

May is approaching, which brings our attention to the eye-catching blooms of ornamental apple, magnolia, […]


Spring brings a diversity of songbirds to Cornell Botanic Gardens

Spring has finally arrived, and along with her, a glorious return of songbirds to Cornell Botanic Gardens’ diverse natural areas. Visit three spring migration hotspots.

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.


Coppicing: Its History and Practice

Brandon George, graduate student , and Emily Pratt, horticulturist, discuss the history and uses of coppicing


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.


Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories

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

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