Getting to the Gardens

Start your exploration at the Nevin Welcome Center located at 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, Ithaca New York, 14850.


On Foot

There are multiple ways to access Cornell Botanic Gardens from many points on campus.

Walking Directions

By Car or Tour Bus

For groups traveling by bus, please note: Due to low clearance of the underpass on Plantations Road, travel routes for buses differ slightly from cars. For driving directions via bus, please contact Group Tour Coordinator Kevin Moss at 607-254-7430  or

Driving Directions

Public Transit

The closest bus stops to the Nevin Welcome Center are the Cornell Botanic Gardens stop on Judd Falls Road (Route 31) and the Cornell Dairy Bar stop (Route 14) on Tower Road on Cornell's campus. Visit the website for Tompkins Consolidated Active Transit (TCAT).

TCAT Website