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Big-Leaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Winning Edge'

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'

Woodland Sunflower

Helianthus divaricatus

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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.

Robison Herb Garden

Find over 500 varieties of herbs throughout 17 theme beds in this renowned garden.

Groundcover Collection

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

Zucker Shrub Collection

This area's “garden rooms” show perennials, shrubs, and ornamental grasses can be used in inspiring ways.


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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