What's Happening Now
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
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.
Staff installed emergency locator signs along gorge trails to enhance first-responder abilities. Learn more about our gorge safety efforts in the Cornell Chronicle article "Gorge safety highlighted in new signage, student awareness efforts."