By Jay Potter

Cold nights bring on the dazzling hues of fall, and the Bioswale Garden starts to put on its autumn best. Glide over and around this hard-working garden, where a border of Freeman Maples (Acer x freemanii ‘Jeffersred’) hints of more beauty to come.

The Bioswale Garden, which cleanses water before it is discharged into Beebe Lake, is one of many places at Cornell Botanic Gardens that beckon us to experience the wonder of autumn, whether in person or virtually. Now is the time to venture into the cultivated gardens, F.R. Newman Arboretum, and natural areas, where we offer 32 miles of trails for exploring.


Soar above the herb and flower gardens

Soar over two of the most beautiful outdoor spaces at Cornell University—the Robison York State Herb Garden and Young Flower Garden.


Soar over the F. R. Newman Arboretum

Take a bird’s-eye view of the F. R. Newman Arboretum in this stunning flight over its 100 acres.


Soar over Fall Creek and Hemlock Gorge

Take flight over Fall Creek in this two-minute video.