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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Drawing in the Greenhouse: An Introduction to Sketching

Four Sundays beginning March 17—This winter enjoy the bright, warm, and plant filled spaces of our greenhouses as you improve your drawing skills with a progressive series of black and white sketching exercises.

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Bring the Beauty of Cornell Botanic Gardens Home

Inspired by the diverse, beautiful plants in our gardens, arboretum, and natural areas? You now have a way to bring them to your own garden.

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Limited Winter Hours for the Nevin Welcome Center

The Nevin Welcome Center and Garden Gift Shop is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. […]

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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Sustainable Landscapes Trail Highlights Numerous Cornell Botanic Gardens Sites

New signs cropped up around Cornell Botanic Gardens in summer 2018—markers for sites on Cornell University’s Sustainable Landscapes Trail.

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New Endowment for Fischer Old-Growth Forest

Cornell Professor Emeritus David K. Bandler ’55, MPS ’71, and his wife Lenore have established a new endowment at Cornell Botanic Gardens for the Fischer Old-Growth Forest Natural Area support the continued conservation, maintenance, and enhancement of the entire 100-acre natural area.

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Cornell Botanic Gardens Hosts Youth Gardening Educators

Cornell Botanic Gardens helped cultivate the next generation of biocultural guardians with the American Horticultural Society. 

In the News

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

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New pedestrian signs connect campus

A series of 23 pedestrian wayfinding signs now connect North Campus, the Arts and Ag Quads and Cornell Botanic Gardens along Beebe Lake and nearby trails. 

Botanic Buzzline Project Aims to Create Flower Pathway for Bees

Cornell Daily Sun—October 23, 2018
A flower path from the Cornell Dairy Bar to Cornell Botanic Gardens serves pollinators and people.

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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