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Summer interns learn the art of botanical drawing and watercolor and form stronger connections to plants
News and Highlights
See what we’ve been up to recently, as we advance our mission to connect plants and peoples
Cornell Botanic Gardens celebrates Mexica/Aztec connections to plants and foods, and the love of chocolate
Mexica/Aztec artist, storyteller, musician featured in O’Connor Lecture and entertains at the Chocolatada!
Integrated Pest Management Specialist Zaidee Powers-Rosales provides fall gardening tips and a reminder that it’s never too early to plan for spring.
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.
As little as 10 to 20 minutes in nature two to three times a week can positively impact people’s mental.
The Cornell Botanic Garden exhibit “Ash Trees: A Story of Relationships, Loss and Hope” delves into the effects of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer in North America. Because of the beetle, ash trees have been dying at rapid rates and as a result Indigenous tribes’ traditions could also disappear.
A heritage garden planted at Cornell Botanic Gardens will be used to educate about the relationship of language and culture to plants.
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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