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.

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

Fall Color at Cornell Botanic Gardens

The cooler temperatures of fall brings a vibrant change of foliage as leaves become shades […]

Mexica/Aztec Connections to Plants & Foods

Audrey O’Connor Lecture
Michael Heralda, Storyteller, Musician, and Cultural Presenter
Friday, October 25; 7:30 p.m.
Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall


Go ‘Wild at Cornell’ with artist, plant stylist Hilton Carter

Artist, interior designer and plant stylist Hilton Carter will inspire audiences to transform their living spaces into green landscapes in “Wild at Cornell,” the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ William J. Hamilton Lecture.

News and Highlights

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


Plant Drop 2019

On October 3rd, students took home 1000 houseplants in 20 minutes at Cornell’s first “plant drop.”


Autumn approaching, but don’t neglect your garden.

Integrated Pest Management Specialist Zaidee Powers-Rosales provides fall gardening tips and a reminder that it’s never too early to plan for spring.

New Garden

New ‘Botanic Buzzline’ trail connects people, pollinators

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.

In the News

Inaugural Course on Cayuga Language and Culture Starts This Fall

A heritage garden planted at Cornell Botanic Gardens will be used to educate about the relationship of language and culture to plants.

In the News

State of the Art

Take a photographic tour of Cornell’s sculptures featuring four within our gardens and arboretum in this article written for the Cornell Alumni Magazine.

In the News

Stepping It Up: ‘Stewards’ help make Ithaca’s gorges safer for all

Gorge stewards patrol the trails in Cornell Botanic Gardens’ most-popular natural areas, educating the public about potential dangers and acting as friendly ambassadors.

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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