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.

Natural Area

Walk Through Wetlands

View a birds-eye view of Purvis Road Wetlands, natural area best experienced from the Dryden Rail Trail.


A Hardworking Garden

This garden is one of the most ecologically valuable, biodiverse, and aesthetically pleasing bioswale gardens on campus and perhaps in North America.


Take your friends, and take your time

Inspired by the universally loved “161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do” list, two summer interns […]

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: Growing in Gardens—A Personal Odyssey

Gardens have the power to draw us in. They help alleviate ailments of the body, […]


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.


Native Plants in New York: Two Virtual Field Trips

This special virtual event features two presentations on native plants by our experts Krissy Boys and F. Robert Wesley.

A Walk Through Cornell Botanic Gardens

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

Take the Tour

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