Hours

The Nevin Welcome Center and Garden Gift Shop is open in January on Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m; Closed Sunday and Monday.

Location

The Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center is located at 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, Ithaca New York, 14850.

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Gardens near the Welcome Center

Mullestein Winter Garden

Find plants with interesting color, texture, and shape, which add beauty to the winter landscape.

Kienzle Overlook

Enjoy the view from this overlook, which displays dwarf conifers, perennials, and small flowering trees.

Conifer Slope

This area features most of our extensive conifer collection, including firs, pines, and spruces.

About the Nevin Welcome Center

Opened in 2011, this LEED gold certified building is home to our visitor services staff, a gift shop with light refreshments, art displays, interpretive exhibits, restrooms, and a multipurpose room.

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Garden Gift Shop

Our Garden Gift Shop offers a unique selection of garden and plant themed items as well as Cornell Botanic Gardens apparel and accessories including t-shirts, hats, water bottles, mugs and more. Grab-and-go refreshments are also available.

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Nevin Welcome Center use

The welcome center is used for Botanic Gardens events and limited use by others at Cornell.

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Who was Brian C. Nevin?

The Nevin Welcome Center is named for Brian C. Nevin ’50, at the request of a gift from C. Sherwood “Woody” Southwick.

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Exhibits and Events

Displays of art and interpretive exhibits are featured in the welcome center lobby. Many events occur here as well.

Exhibit

Unique Plants from UCLA’s Mathias Botanical Garden by Kathleen M. Rasmussen

Unique Plants from UCLA’s Mathias Botanical Garden by Kathleen M. Rasmussen on display at the Nevin Welcome Center.

Current Exhibit

Ash Trees: A Story of Relationships, Loss, and Hope

This exhibit showcases how the invasive Emerald Ash Borer has upset the intricate relationships ash trees have with the world around them, including how the loss of these trees has impacted Haudenosaunee communities.

Events

View upcoming classes, workshops, and special events.

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