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Gerald Darby Versicolor Iris

Iris x robusta 'Gerald Darby'


Rhododendron 'Vernus'

False Indigo

Baptisia 'Carolina Moonlight'

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About Garden Explorer


Our diverse cultivated collection of plants are located within specialty gardens surrounding the Nevin Welcome Center and within the nearby 150-acre F. R. Newman Arboretum.

Young Flower Garden

Explore a collection of flowering plants that hold symbolic meaning by cultures around the world.

Treman Woodland Walk

This intimately-scaled, hemlock-shaded, streamside garden displays moisture-loving plants that cannot be grown well elsewhere at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection

Explore over 100 varieties of rhododendrons and a rich mix of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous perennials on this small hill.


We steward over 3,600 acres of biologically diverse landscapes that represent the full range of ecological communities found in the Finger Lakes region.

Lick Brook

Long appreciated as one of Ithaca's most beautiful wooded gorges and for its cascading series of waterfalls.

Upper Cascadilla

Enjoy a walk along Cascadilla Creek and buffering woods via the East Hill Recreation Way.

Frost Ravine

Part of a larger area nominated for National Landmark status for of the old-growth forest there.

grow (plants) yourself!

For gardeners in parts of New York State and Connecticut, you can order plants seen at Cornell Botanic Gardens from ShrubBucket, a distributor of high-quality perennials.

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