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.

Latest Updates

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

Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

Along with the campus community, we denounce acts of racism, violence and hatred, and stand firmly with our Asian and Asian American friends and colleagues.


Statement on Racism, Violence, and Hope

Our only hope for resilience, and path to meet our need to adapt, grow, and flourish lies in the diversity of people, plants, and all living creatures.


COVID-19 Visitor Requirements

Be sure to know the latest COVID-19 mandates and regulations before visiting Cornell Botanic Gardens. Photo and video restrictions in place.

News and Highlights

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


Trading coal cars for e-bikes, rail trail promotes sustainability

A trail that once brought coal now brings commuters on e-bikes: Dryden Rail Trail

Natural Area

The Wonder of Native Pollinator Plants

View this short video with Krissy Boys, native plant specialist, to learn about beautiful native plants and how they nurture pollinator insects and wildlife.


Tour Cornell Botanic Gardens—from anywhere!

We’re bringing the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center to you in this narrated, virtual tour, highlighting the history, ecological value, and plants of some of some of Cornell Botanic Gardens most beloved landscapes.

In the News

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

In the News

Nine stunning Upstate NY Public Gardens

CNY News – WDOS-AM-September 7, 2021

Cornell Botanic Gardens is noted as one of the most beautiful public gardens in Upstate New York.

In the News

Eight reasons to visit Tompkins County

Oswego County Today-September 3, 2021

Cascadilla Gorge, F. R. Newman Arboretum, and gardens around Nevin Welcome Center are mentioned.

In the News

Where to go: walking and running

Ithaca Times-August 30, 2021

Trails at the Monkey Run and Beebe Lake natural areas are highlighted.

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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