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Paeonia (Herbaceous Group) 'Friendship'

Hungarian Iris

Iris variegata

Northern Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

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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.

Groundcover Collection

Around the Lewis Building, find a variety of herbaceous perennials ideal for shady or sunny gardens.

Treman Woodland Walk

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

Floriculture War Memorial Trail

The garden along this trail features boggy areas and running water, and shows ways to make wet areas into attractive landscape features.


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

Upper Cascadilla

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

Mitchell Street Hawthorn Thicket

More than 100 species of birds have been observed at this site.

Carter Creek Preserve

Carter Creek cuts between two steep hillsides of old growth, second growth, and young forest.