By Jay Potter

Inspired by the universally loved “161 Things Every Cornellian Should Do” list, two summer interns at Cornell Botanic Gardens identified 21 must-do adventures for Cornell students—and most everyone else. Explore the quirky, romantic, fun and restorative nature-centric activities favored by Cornell students.

This video takes you through the cultivated gardens, F.R. Newman Arboretum, and stunning natural areas to give you a taste of each of the “21 things to do at Cornell Botanic Gardens before you graduate.” Whether you are on campus now or reminiscing about days as a student, the tour energizes you to get outside and enjoy the natural world from wherever you are!

For more on each stop on the tour and a map, download the free Pocketsights app from the App Store or Google Play. (Or view the tour stops via the PocketSights website.) If you are on site at Cornell Botanic Gardens, the tour closest to you will appear at the top of the list. Scroll down to select the “21 Things” tour.

New York State mandate and Cornell University regulations require visitors to observe posted COVID-19 safety measures when visiting Cornell Botanic Gardens.

The “21 things” tour was created by Diana Buckley ’19, and Amanda Sudilovsky ’19.


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