2022: A year of impact and embracing diverse cultures

Our fiscal year ended on June 30, 2022, with strong momentum in key areas. We collaborated across campus with students, faculty, staff, and alumni to create two new garden installations. And for the first time, we calculated the amount of carbon captured by our biologically diverse landscapes and quantified how it contributes to Cornell's carbon-neutral goals.

Work continues across our strategic goals: cultivate and conserve plants the the cultures they sustain (grow); nurture the unique and personal connection people have to plants (inspire); and create alliances to collectively fight the loss of biocultural diversity (connect).

This work and the positive impact it has on Cornell students and graduates, people from diverse backgrounds, and our planet relies on the financial support of donors. From our volunteers, students, and staff, thank you for helping us create a world of beauty, diversity, and hope.

Our strategic direction

See three of the ways in which we implemented our strategic plan in 2022.

In the News

A healing garden for student health

A new garden designed and installed by Cornell students brings the healing power of nature to Cornell Health.


Nature-based solutions for a carbon-neutral Cornell

Interactive maps tell the visual story of how our biologically-diverse landscapes capture carbon and advance Cornell’s Climate Action Plan

Seeds of Survival and Celebration

This garden and exhibit tell stories of the deep connections of the formerly enslaved to plants and illustrate their contributions to the cuisines enjoyed across American society today.

Our Donor Honor Roll

Recognizing those who gave $500 or more to Cornell Botanic Gardens, July 1 2021 through June 30, 2022

Donor list

Financial report

Fiscal year July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

View 2022 report

Advisory Council

Cornell Botanic Gardens Advisory council members support the gardens by contributing, volunteering, and networking as ambassadors.

Our Advisors