In the lobby of the Nevin Welcome Center, works of art and plant-focused displays change throughout the year.

Art Displays

Quiet Labor

Creating textiles from natural dyes is a laborious process involving cultivation, harvest, textile preparation, and dye extraction.  Add to this the various surface design techniques and natural dyeing becomes a labor of love. Cornell Professor Denise Green and students in her Natural Dye Studio course designed textiles in brilliant hues of yellows, reds, greens, blues, purples, and more. These naturally dyed textiles made from a range of plants, including marigold, sunflower and Japanese indigo are on display through June 2018.

Read more about the students and their work in the February 12 Cornell Chronicle article, "To dye fore: Exhibit showcases naturally tinted textiles."

On display January - June, 2018





Capturing the Experience

Cornell student become members of Cornell Botanic Gardens’ professional team through our summer internship program. This learning-focused internship is designed to expose students to the varied aspects of public-garden and natural-areas management.  Each intern is asked to document their experience throughout the summer, which take shape in a variety of creative forms, including a quilt created by Rosemary Glos (class of 2020) and a color wheel of botanical photographs created by Rachel Liu (class of 2018).

The quilt and color wheel are on display during January - February, 2018