In addition to the many opportunities for engagement offered at Cornell Botanic Gardens, Cornell University offers a wealth of opportunities for students to learn about and enjoy plants. Follow the links below to our partner organizations to learn more:

SIPS – School of Intergrative Plant Sciences: Is your current major not a good match? Interested in nature, feeding the world, mitigating climate change, reducing pollution, or learning to live more sustainably? Then the plant sciences major may be for you.
Interested in beefing up your plant credentials? Consider one of 8 different minors within the plant sciences.
Interested in plants but you don’t want to major in plants? Take one of our exciting classes and learn some life-skills.
Stop by and visit the Conservatory along Tower Road between 10 am and 3 pm. You may even catch the corpse lily in bloom.
Stop by the Cornell Orchards for all sorts of fresh produce. A farm market that you can walk to.

Hortus Forum is an undergraduate horticulture club that aims to conduct social, educational, and service activities for the benefit of club members and the Cornell community. We grow houseplants in a greenhouse all year and host plant sales to fund raise for activities and great trips to both local and international destinations.

DILMUN HILL We are a student-run farm that has been practicing sustainable agriculture on Cornell University’s campus for more than a decade. Our mission is to provide students with opportunities for experiential learning, group collaboration and research. Throughout the year we host work parties where volunteers work in the fields and experience the latest in sustainable ag practices.

More ways to Experience the Botanic Gardens


Whatever your interest or time frame, here are our recommendations for things to see and do during your visit.


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Cornell Engagement

We offer opportunities for Cornell faculty, staff and students to engage with us.