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.


Class offerings help inform Cornell Cinema’s lineup

Students taking Joseph Yavitt’s Environmental Conservation course or Marvin Pritts’ Horticulture for Gardeners course will receive extra credit for attending The Garden Cinema series, co-sponsored by the Cornell Botanic Gardens.


Our Common Home

Alice Soewito ’21, an intern with Cornell Botanic Gardens, finds nature-based solutions to address climate change at the Conference of the Parties in Madrid, Spain.


F.R. Newman Arboretum: Winter Closing to Protect Trees

The F.R. Newman Arboretum closes to vehicular traffic during the winter months for protection of tree collections and public safety.

News and Highlights

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


Cornell Botanic Gardens’ faculty fellow receives inaugural faculty diversity award

Maria Cristina Garcia, the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences,  won the inaugural Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service Through Diversity. The awards were announced by President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff, following the recommendations of a selection committee that considered 33 nominees.


Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell University’s ninth president, long-time Cornell Botanic Gardens supporter, dies at 93

Frank and Rosa Rhodes were decades-long donors to Cornell Botanic Gardens, helping to create the diverse outdoor spaces enjoyed by generations of Cornellians and visitors.


A Botanist in China

Supporting planning for the Yellow & Bohai Sea World Heritage site in China is one of the ways in which Cornell Botanic Gardens is addressing global conservation issues.

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

In the News

Student Stewards Help Protect Gorge Visitors

Student gorge stewards observe at least 300 visitors a day in summer, offering vital opportunities to educate visitors on safe use, rules and alternatives to illegal behavior, like swimming or leaving marked trails.

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Nature, our Intrinsic Healer

As little as 10 to 20 minutes in nature two to three times a week can positively impact people’s mental.

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Why the Norway spruce is ‘an excellent choice’ for Rockefeller Center, but maybe not for your home

Cut and moved indoors for decoration, Norway Spruce lose their sharp needles easily if not properly cared for and are mostly middle of the road with other traits like color, fragrance, and branch rigidity for ornament support.

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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