New blooms emerge with each spring day. Explore spring highlights in articles, collections of plants from our gardens, and videos.

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Quiet the Mind: Spring Unfolding at Cornell Botanic Gardens

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

Signs of Spring: April 6

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

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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.

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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.

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Daffodils abound at Cornell Botanic Gardens

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

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Daffodils Blooming in the Bioswale Garden

View this short video captured by Staff Horticulturalist Allison Falkenburgh.

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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, […]

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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.

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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.

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Spring Highlights: May 22

Highlights include flowering shrubs, tulips, and rhododendrons.