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

Interpretive Display

Chia, Amaranth, and Quinoa: From Ancient Seeds to “Superfoods”

Chia, amaranth, and quinoa are “superfoods,” growing in popularity—each with its unique taste, appeal, and nutritional value. What were once staple foods for ancient civilizations from Mexico to South America, these “pseudograins” are being rediscovered for their contribution to a healthy diet, eco-friendly cultivation techniques, cultural importance, and gluten-free status. This new exhibit at the Nevin Welcome Center explores the stories behind these ancient seeds and how they are used today.

On display August, 2018 - January, 2019

Art Display


Critters of the Ithaca Children’s Garden
A series of quilts created from pictures taken in the garden by the artist, Jean Gerow  
The Ithaca Children’s Garden is a magical place, home to many critters of all shapes and sizes. Tending the garden gives quilter and artist Jean Gerow plenty of opportunities to observe with wonder their seasonal and year round residents.
Ithaca Children’s Garden is an award-winning, 3-acre public children’s garden designed for kids, enjoyed by all, and driven by a mission to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.

On display September and October, 2018