New blooms emerge each day. Explore seasonal highlights in articles, videos, and collections of plants from our gardens and natural areas.

Garden

Pickling for a better world

An old-fashioned craft offers a modern solution for reducing climate impact—pickling. In this video, Bobbie […]

Cultural Connection

Hydrangeas: Stars of late summer

While undeniably beautiful, the symbolic meaning of hydrangea varies considerably among different cultures.

Natural Area

The Wonder of Native Pollinator Plants

View this short video with Krissy Boys, native plant specialist, to learn about beautiful native plants and how they nurture pollinator insects and wildlife.

Garden

Step into the shade

Sonja Skelly, director of education and communications, shares her love of this garden, and introduces some of her favorite plants within it.

Natural Area

Fall Creek’s Iconic Hemlock Gorge

Take a short tour of Fall Creek’s Hemlock Gorge, with gorge historian Dan McClure. Explore […]

Art at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Explore rotating exhibits and permanent outdoor installations.

Garden

The magic and wonder of herbs

Wander among the magical plants of the Robison Herb Garden through a digital collection and discover their beauty and significance.

News

Explore our plants from anywhere

The new Garden Explorer feature makes up-to-date plant records accessible online.

Cultural Connection

The Rose: “Queen of Flowers”

Explore an illustrative guided to discover why the rose is considered the “Queen of Flowers.”

Cultural Connection

Rhododendron: Beyond its beautiful bloom

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

Spring Highlights: May 22

Highlights include flowering shrubs, tulips, and rhododendrons.

Blog

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.

Cultural Connection

Legends and Lore of the Tulip

The iris and the peony have been grown since ancient times for their beauty, medicinal properties, and powerful symbolism.

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, […]

In Bloom Now

Daffodils Blooming in the Bioswale Garden

View this short video captured by Staff Horticulturalist Allison Falkenburgh.

In Bloom Now

Daffodils abound at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Yellow dominates the color palette throughout our gardens from nearly 100,000 daffodils blooming now.

Signs of Spring: April 6

Here's what's blooming now in our gardens and natural areas.

Cultural Connection

Spring Spotlight: Cornelian Cherry

The cornelian cherry tree is a main attraction in our Groundcover Collection and is one of the first plants to bloom in early spring.

In Bloom Now

The magic of early spring-blooming wildflowers

Within Cornell Botanic Gardens’ natural areas, each day brings the appearance of a wildflower from the leaf-littered forest floor.

Update

Quiet the Mind: Spring Unfolding at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a moment of restoration, as spring unfolds around you at Cornell Botanic Gardens.