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See what we’ve been up to recently, as we advance our mission to connect plants and peoples. Join us for a class or program!

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25% off all online plant sales this weekend

From Friday, June 7 – Monday, June 10 you will receive 25% off your entire online plant purchase.

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Reunion 2019 Events

Welcome Back! Join us for a scheduled tour or event, or explore our gardens and natural areas on your own.

Cultural Connection

Legends and Lore of Iris and Peony

The iris and the peony have been grown since ancient times for their beauty, medicinal properties, and powerful symbolism.

Our Supporters

The Dye-Spencer Family Grove

The crabapples are at peak bloom! Jim Spencer, Jr. (MS ’71) chose a grove of five crabapple trees in the F. R. Newman Arboretum to honor his family, all of whom have deep roots in Ithaca and Cornell.

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Dryden Rail Trail Opening and Celebration

The official opening of the Dryden-Freeville section of the Dryden Rail Trail takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. When completed, the Dryden Rail Trail will connect three of Cornell Botanic Gardens’ natural areas across 16 miles.

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Enjoy Cornell Botanic Gardens during National Public Gardens Week

Garden, arboretum, and natural areas tours and activities are planned throughout National Public Gardens week, along with a flower-themed concert by the Cornell Chimes.

Natural Area

What did it take to open Cascadilla Gorge this spring?

The short answer is 60 hours, two days, and the hard work of 11 people. […]

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Conserving Conifers Affected by Climate Change

Cornell Botanic Gardens’ collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service aims to help stem the decline of Northwest U.S. conifer species affected by changing climate conditions

Cultural Connection

Spring Spotlight: Cornelian Cherry

The cornelian cherry tree is a main attraction in our Groundcover Collection and is one of the first plants to bloom in early spring.