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Check out the latest news, events, and happenings at Cornell Botanic Gardens.

News

Eight faculty members receive Weiss teaching awards

Courtney Roby, associated professor, department of classics, and a Cornell Botanic Gardens Faculty Fellow was honored with Cornell University’s most prestigious teaching award.

News

Ornithologist to speak on increasing diversity in conservation

Ornithologist J. Drew Lanham will talk about how conservation efforts benefit from racial diversity among those who advocate for conserving the natural world.

Update

F.R. Newman Arboretum: Winter Closing to Protect Trees

The F.R. Newman Arboretum closes to vehicular traffic during the winter months for protection of tree collections and public safety.

News and Highlights

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

Event

Plant Drop 2019

On October 3rd, students took home 1000 houseplants in 20 minutes at Cornell’s first “plant drop.”

Blog

A Botanist in China

Supporting planning for the Yellow & Bohai Sea World Heritage site in China is one of the ways in which Cornell Botanic Gardens is addressing global conservation issues.

New Garden

New ‘Botanic Buzzline’ trail connects people, pollinators

The Botanic Buzzline is a 380-foot-long flowering pathway initiated by students to help pollinating insects navigate fragmented green spaces. Come to the grand opening on Sept. 14.

In the News

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

In the News

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.

In the News

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.

In the News

Why the Norway spruce is ‘an excellent choice’ for Rockefeller Center, but maybe not for your home

Cut and moved indoors for decoration, Norway Spruce lose their sharp needles easily if not properly cared for and are mostly middle of the road with other traits like color, fragrance, and branch rigidity for ornament support.

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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