Against the backdrop of uncertainly, struggle, and awakening, connecting to the natural world in person or virtually proved vital to most of us. In 2020, Cornell Botanic Garden’s kept its gardens, arboretum, and natural areas accessible and open so that anyone could experience the restorative power of nature.

A hush has settled over these spaces now, offering us a season of quiet beauty. Step into the shimmering winter landscape in this video, and enjoy a few moments of tranquility and hope, as we wish you happy holidays, reflect on 2020, and anticipate the year ahead.