What's Happening Now
This fall our Executive Director, Christopher Dunn, will recommend that the Cornell University Board of Trustees approve changing our name to “Cornell Botanic Gardens.” The new name will more clearly identify this place as a public garden and better reflect our new mission, vision, and the depth and diversity of our programs. Read more
Our Climate Change Demonstration Garden, now in its third season, uses a high tunnel to demonstrate how plants are affected by climate change. Read how this year's plants fared in a high tunnel 5 degrees warmer than outside temperatures in the Ithaca.com article "Greenhouse Simulates a Warmer Future."
Take it outside with Dr. Peter Davies, professor emeritus of plant
science, on an extended hike through the diverse plant collections and
landscapes of the Botanical Garden and F. R. Newman Arboretum. This hike is offered on August 6 and September 10. Read more
Last year, Cornell Plantations staff gardener Krissy Boys began transforming an area overrun with invasive crown vetch into an attractive and diverse streamside garden abundant with wildlife. Krissy recounts this labor of love in her article "New Gardens at Cornell Plantations Mundy Wildflower Garden."
Enjoy a guided tour through the Botanical Garden and discover the beauty and diversity of our numerous theme gardens, including the Herb Garden, Flower Garden, Groundcover Collection, Tropical Container Display, and more. Read more