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.

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25% off all online plant sales this weekend

From Friday, June 7 – Monday, June 10 you will receive 25% off your entire online plant purchase.

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Reunion 2019 Events

Welcome Back! Join us for a scheduled tour or event, or explore our gardens and natural areas on your own.

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Enjoy Cornell Botanic Gardens from Anywhere, with New Website

Take a few minutes to click around our new website. Gorgeous images of the gardens, arboretum, and natural areas transport you to Cornell Botanic Gardens from anywhere, inspiring you deepen your vital connection with plants and the natural world, and—we hope—to visit!

News and Highlights

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

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$1.5M grant will link Dryden and Cornell trails

When the rail trail is completed, pedestrians, runners and bicyclists from the Cornell, Varna, Etna, Freeville and Dryden communities will have access to more than 20 continuous miles of non-motorized, off-street trails.

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Conserving Conifers Affected by Climate Change

Cornell Botanic Gardens’ collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service aims to help stem the decline of Northwest U.S. conifer species affected by changing climate conditions

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Botanic Gardens staffer connects people and plants

Emily Detrick, horticulturist, describes how her work connects plants and people. “As gardeners, we have the opportunity to bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.”

In the News

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

In the News

Science, diversity celebrated at CALS Day

Cornell Chronicle–May 1, 2019

The celebration showcased college programs with impacts in communities both locally and around the world, including Cornell Botanic Gardens.

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5 Charming Vacation Spots on the East Coast You Need to Visit

Best Travel Tale and MSN.com—April 18, 2019

Director Christopher Dunn on the power of plants

Center for Plant Conservation—October 29, 2018
Our director talks to the Center for Plant Conservation. “By engaging people to see the beauty in the diversity of the plant world and of the human/cultural world, we are sowing seeds of hope. That is what will ultimately save plants.”

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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