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Our accessible parking spaces will be closed for repairs August 7 - August 10, 2018. Accessible spaces have been designated in our main parking lot at the Nevin Welcome Center.
Sign up today to learn more about the wonderful world of butterflies and
dragonflies. Join naturalist Charlie Smith as he explores our gardens
and natural areas and shares the wonders of these beneficial insects.
Visitors to Cornell Botanic Gardens who are inspired by the diverse, beautiful plants in our cultivated gardens, arboretum, and natural areas now have a way to bring those plants to their own gardens with ShrubBucket—an online plant distributor of high-quality perennials. Buy your plants here.
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.
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
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.
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
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.