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Flowers After Hours: A Garden Cocktail Party

6 hours 24 min ago

On July 27 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m, celebrate summer in the garden with a special evening garden party when the sun is fading and the flowers are glorious! Read more


Fairytale Road Trip: Ithaca to Cornwall

6 hours 27 min ago

The family travel site “Road Trips for Families” recommends an afternoon to “wander the 35-acre fairy-land of the beautiful Cornell Botanic Gardens,” and a walk through the Mundy Wildflower Garden. The F .R. Newman Arboretum is noted for ease of parking and stroller-friendliness. Read the full article here.

Our new strategic plan focuses on connecting plants and peoples

1 day 2 hours ago

We are proud to share our strategic plan for 2018-2023. The plan resulted from many months of thoughtful examination of our organization, direction, and resolve to make a positive impact on people and the planet. Read more

Carl Gortzig, director behind Cornell’s Path system, dies at 87

1 week 2 days ago

Carl Gortzig, former director of Cornell Botanic Gardens, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at age 87. He was professor emeritus and former chair of the Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture (FOH) Department in Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Read more

Cornell plans response against emerald ash borer

2 weeks 1 day ago

The invasive insect emerald ash borer threatens 200 ash trees on central campus and more than 2,000 in campus natural areas. Staff at Cornell Botanic Gardens and Facilities and Campus Services are collaborating with faculty and students to address inevitable loss of trees. Read more in a May 21 Cornell Chronicle article.

Garden Tours every Saturday, June 16 through September 29

3 weeks 1 day ago

Every Saturday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. from June 16 through September 29, you can join a garden guide to discover the beauty and diversity of our cultivated plant collections in the gardens around the Nevin Welcome Center. Read more

Species Spotlight: Secrets of the Shadbush

3 weeks 1 day ago

Common names reveal a lot about a plant if you care to dig a little. Consider the small tree, Amelanchier canadensis, which often goes by the common name “shadbush.”  Click here to read a short narrative about the meaning behind the name shadbush, written by our director Christopher Dunn.

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