Cornell Botanic Gardens is an integral part of the Cornell University, local, and regional communities, as well as an expert voice in the broader world of thought and ideas. Learn more on educational opportunities in our gardens, arboretum, and natural areas, and how we are inspiring others to embrace biological and cultural diversity.

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Coronavirus Update

At Cornell Botanic Gardens, we’re pleased to make our grounds, trails, and outdoor spaces available […]


Quiet the Mind: Spring Unfolding at Cornell Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a moment of restoration, as spring unfolds around you at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

Signs of Spring: April 6

Here's what's blooming now in our gardens and natural areas.

News and Highlights

See what we’ve been up to recently, as we advance our mission to connect plants and peoples


Botanic Gardens mural nurtures connections with plants

Cornell Botanic Gardens has unveiled a new outdoor art installation: a two-story mural, created in […]

Two-story mural nurtures connections with plants

View this short video of Brazilian street artist Eder Muniz creating a mural in bright, vivid colors, enlivening the north side of the Nevin Welcome Center.


Cornell Botanic Gardens’ faculty fellow receives inaugural faculty diversity award

Maria Cristina Garcia, the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences,  won the inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service Through Diversity. The awards were announced by President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff, following the recommendations of a selection committee that considered 33 nominees.

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Read the latest news stories on Cornell Botanic Gardens and articles tapping the knowledge of our staff experts.

Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants

Researchers isolated the new bacteria in Turkey Hill, a natural area stewarded by Cornell Botanic Gardens.

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Best Performers and Favorites From Cornell University’s 2019 Plant Trials

The inaugural year of plant trials at the Cornell Botanic Gardens drew thousands of visitors, hundreds of whom took the opportunity to vote on their favorites of the approximately 150 cultivars trialed in in-ground beds.

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Nature, our Intrinsic Healer

As little as 10 to 20 minutes in nature two to three times a week can positively impact people’s mental.

Media Inquiries

Our experts can address a range of topics, from practical gardening, to global plant conservation, to safeguarding indigenous cultures. Let us know how we can help you, by contacting Shannon Dortch, associate director, communications and marketing, (607) 255-8618.

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