Cornell Botanic Gardens, an area of great natural beauty and serenity, is part of one of America's most renowned university campuses. When you visit, make your first stop the Nevin Welcome Center, our award-winning "green" building.

Our grounds are open from dawn to dusk, year round. Contact our visitor information desk at (607) 255-2400.


HoursOur grounds are open free of charge, seven days a week, sunrise to sunset. Hours for the Nevin Welcome Center and Garden Gift Shop are... Read more


DirectionsOur botanical garden, arboretum and on-campus natural areas are located on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Read more

Nevin Welcome Center

Nevin Welcome CenterThe Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center is located at 124 Comstock Knoll Drive, Ithaca New York, 14850. Learn more about this green building, its hours, exhibits, gift shop and rental information.


ParkingThere is a fee for parking at the Botanical Garden and the Nevin Welcome Center. Parking is free in the F. R. Newman Arboretum and at our off-campus natural areas. Read more


AccessibilityThe Nevin Welcome Center is a fully accessible facility. Learn more about the accessibility of our gardens and natural areas.

Facility Rental

Facility RentalWithin the beautiful setting of our botanical gardens and arboretum, Cornell Botanic Garden has several facilities available for rent for your wedding, special event, meeting, lecture or class. Read more

Scheduled Group Tours

Scheduled Group ToursWe offer scheduled group bus and walking tours as well as "drop-in" tours. Read more

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visitMake the most of your visit any time of year! Read more

Stay Connected

There are many ways to stay informed about what’s happening at Cornell Botanic Gardens. Read more