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Welcome to Cornell! During Orientation weekend, August 23, 2019, and 24, 2019, Cornell Botanic Gardens is offering a variety of tours and events for incoming students and their families. See below for the full schedule and details.
News and Highlights
See what we’ve been up to recently, as we advance our mission to connect plants and peoples
In the first event of Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Fall Lecture Series, author Kathryn Aalto will discuss her New York Times best-selling book, “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.”
In the News
Read the latest news stories on Cornell Botanic Gardens and articles tapping the knowledge of our staff experts.
Gorge stewards patrol the trails in Cornell Botanic Gardens’ most-popular natural areas, educating the public about potential dangers and acting as friendly ambassadors.
Bailee Hopkins-Hensley is passionate about exploring the connections that humans have to plants—especially the connections that indigenous communities have to the species that sustain them. Hopkins-Hensley, who earned her MPS in Public Garden Management in May 2019, is mounting an exhibit to showcase the relationships that ash trees have with the world around them at the Nevin Welcome Center of Cornell Botanic Gardens.
Cornell Alumni Magazine offers ‘161 Things’ to do when the weather’s warm—on the Hill and beyond. From “marveling at the blooms,” to resting under the pergola in the F.R. Newman Arboretum, to strolling around Beebe Lake, Cornell Botanic Gardens makes the list four times.
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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