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Statement on Racism, Violence, and Hope

Our only hope for resilience, and path to meet our need to adapt, grow, and flourish lies in the diversity of people, plants, and all living creatures.


Grow your own vegetables with container and small-space gardening

Bobbie Kuhlman, horticulturist, shares her tips for potting, watering, and getting the most enjoyment from vegetables grown in pots.


Online Lecture, June 6: Connecting Plants and People

Join Cornell Botanic Gardens Director Christopher Dunn for a stroll through all your favorite outdoor places at Cornell and to hear how the gardens are working toward a world of diversity, beauty and hope.


Garden Tales: A Storytelling Showcase Part 1

Freshman writers share stories of their connection to gardens, farms and nature.


Garden Tales: A Storytelling Showcase Part 2

Freshman writers share stories of gardens, farms, and nature.

Cultural Connection

Legends and Lore of the Tulip

Tulips have been cultivated for hundreds of years for their beauty and powerful symbolism.


Leaders share global climate change stories, solutions

Members of Cornell’s Humphrey Fellowship Program shared stories of struggle and hope as their countries grapple with climate change during “Global Climate Stories,” an April 22 webinar marking the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day.


Spring brings a diversity of songbirds to Cornell Botanic Gardens

Spring has finally arrived, and along with her, a glorious return of songbirds to Cornell Botanic Gardens’ diverse natural areas. Visit three spring migration hotspots.


Cornell Botanic Gardens’ F.R. Newman Arboretum closed to vehicles for better pedestrian access and safety during COVID-19 containment

The 100-acre F.R. Newman Arboretum is closed to vehicular traffic so that pedestrians can readily maintain the recommended six-foot distance from others.