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New Beebe Lake seating area honors Hu Shih

A new seating area at Beebe Lake honors Hu Shih 1914, who led a literary movement resulting in the adoption of a common, accessible language in China.

Cultural Connection

Which plant is the real shamrock?

The shamrock has been a familiar symbol of Irish culture for hundreds of years, but do you know which plant is the real shamrock?

Cultural Connection

Native plants of Ukraine connect us

Draw closer to the plants and people of Ukraine by walking among their native plants, in digital plant collection.


Verdant Views: Capturing Carbon: Nature-Based Solutions to the Climate Crisis

This episode explores how much carbon the Botanic Gardens’ Natural Areas and other Cornell forests are capturing.

Cultural Connection

Honoring black culture through plants

Explore the plants included in “Seeds of Survival and Celebration: Plants and the Black Experience.”


Flowers for a winter day

Flowers bring us together in appreciation of the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

Cultural Connection

Lucky peas for the new year

Eating Hoppin’ John is one of countless traditions across cultures worldwide to bring good luck in the New Year.


Greeting the Unfolding Season

Join us in appreciating the beauty and hope found in the unfolding seasons.


Valerie’s Story!

Valerie Aymer speaks on how our gardens have been of great use in her students’ practice of Landscape Architecture, as well as her own.