We offer online instruction and events to deepen each of our connections to plants.
Verdant Views: Capturing Carbon: Nature-Based Solutions to the Climate Crisis
This episode explores how much carbon the Botanic Gardens’ Natural Areas and other Cornell forests are capturing.
Beebe Lake: Past, Present, and Future
In this special program, learn about Beebe Lake’s ever-changing habitat and its permanent place in Cornell’s social and natural environment, with historian Corey Ryan Earle ’07 and Director of Natural Areas Todd Bittner. Hosted by the Class of 1966.
Verdant Views: Written in Petals
A discussion of an online exhibit, which provides a tour of the Language of Flowers as a cultural phenomenon that flourished during the Victorian era.
Verdant Views: Global Climate Stories
In honor of Earth Day 2022, international students at Cornell share stories of the challenges they face in their home countries.
Verdant Views: Bittersweet Chocolate
This webinar discussed the ethics of global chocolate production and the major problems that impact the cacao industry.
Verdant Views: Anti-racism in the Outdoors
How to make natural spaces more open and welcoming to people of color.
Verdant Views: Linking Art and Nature Through Education
How our gardens and natural areas used to enrich student learning through the intersection of nature and art
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 […]
Verdant Views: Trees and the Changing Climate
A discussion of how climate change is affecting trees in the northeastern U.S., and how our staff is responding.
Verdant Views: Growing Vegetables and Connections
Partnerships take root in the Pounder Vegetable Garden, which features sustainable practices you can try in your own back yard.
Carolyn Finney: 2020 Vision, A Black Walden Pond & Other Musings
Dr. Finney explores the complexities and contradictions of American history as it relates to green space and race.
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.
Sustainable Landscapes Trail
Explore sustainability in practice in this narrated virtual tour of sites across Cornell Botanic Gardens and the Cornell campus.
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 New Asian Summer Garden
Join our director on a virtual tour of our gardens with an emphasis on a new Asian Summer Garden now in the planning stage. Co-sponsored by the Cornell Asian Alumni Association.
Connecting Plants and People
Join our Director for a virtual tour of our gardens, natural areas, and some ways we carry out our mission.
A “Walk” in the Garden: A Virtual Visit for the LGBTQ+ Community
Unwind and experience nature virtually, and learn more about Cornell Botanic Gardens in this pre-recorded webinar for LGBTQ+ community.
Tour Cornell Botanic Gardens—from anywhere!
We’re bringing the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center to you in this narrated, virtual tour, highlighting the history, ecological value, and plants of some of some of Cornell Botanic Gardens most beloved landscapes.
Grow your own vegetables with container and small-space gardening
Bobbie Kuhlman, horticulturist, shares her tips for potting, watering, and getting the most enjoyment from vegetables grown in pots.
Global Climate Stories
Hear stories from people in three countries greatly impacted by climate change in this April 22 webinar.
Garden Tales: A Storytelling Showcase Part 1
Freshman writers share stories of their connection to gardens, farms and nature.
Garden Tales: A Storytelling Showcase Part 2
Freshman writers share stories of gardens, farms, and nature.