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Rebranding Cornell Plantations to better reflect our mission, vision

4 hours 48 min ago

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

Greenhouse Simulates a Warmer Future

1 week 2 days ago

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 article "Greenhouse Simulates a Warmer Future."

Enjoy the gorges safely this summer and fall

1 week 2 days ago

Welcome back students! Cornell's gorges are beautiful this time of year. Please view this short video that highlights how to explore the gorges safely. Read more


"Genius Loci:" Landscape Paintings by Wynn Yarrow

2 weeks 6 days ago

Yarrow draws on memory, imagination and intuition to create landscapes that resonate with the spirit of place, genius loci. Learn what inspires the artist in a 6-minute interview on WSKG.  Read more


Plantations Responds to Drought Conditions

3 weeks 6 days ago

Cornell Plantations is a living museum of plant collections which are irreplaceable and an invaluable research and educational resource to Cornell, our community, and the global community of plant scientists.  Recognizing the severity of the region's drought and the need to conserve water, our horticulture and natural areas staff have developed plans to significantly reduce our water use without letting plants die. Read more

Garden and Arboretum Hike with professor Peter Davies

4 weeks 1 day ago

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

The Gabions: A restoration success story

4 weeks 2 days ago

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."

Botanical Garden tours every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

10 weeks 2 days ago

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

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