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Cultural Connection

White Pine: the great tree of peace

The eastern white pines (Pinus strobus) that tower over Comstock Knoll are a powerful cultural symbol to the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

Video

Harnessing the power of plants for climate action

Director of Natural Areas Todd Bittner explains how our forests, shrublands, and meadows sequester enough carbon each year to significantly contribute Cornell’s goal of a carbon-neutral campus by 2035.

Cultural Connection

The Supernatural Side of Plants

Steeped in legends and lore, herbs provide a physical link to the beliefs and practices of people through the ages.

News

Acclaimed artist brings forth student poetry

Cornell students in The Art of Horticulture course blended nature and sensory experience to create poetry in a workshop led by Nigerian-American artist Precious Okoyomon.

Blog

Gregory’s Garden Story!

Professor Emeritus Gregory Page shares how Cornell Botanic Gardens was integral to teaching his art classes.

Video

Invitation to Autumn Wonder

View the dazzling hues of fall in this short aerial video over the Bioswale Garden.

Cultural Connection

Sassafras: Native gem of North America

Sassafras is a North American tree steeped in Indigenous culture throughout its range within deciduous woodlands of the northeast and southeast United States.

Video

Secret Rooms in a Garden Home

Find tranquility and inspiration in one of Cornell Botanic Gardens’ best-kept secrets: the Zucker Shrub Collection.

Event

Verdant Views: Written in Petals

A discussion of an online exhibit, which provides a tour of the Language of Flowers as a cultural phenomenon that flourished during the Victorian era.