"Each time you go back to Plantations you can find something that you didn’t see before or experience a different aspect of it, whether in a single season or across seasons. And then within the different collections, there’s always something that I never noticed before. It makes repeat visits even more of a treat."
"Plantations has a great amount of space for jogging, which is something I really enjoy. You can connect up to the Cayuga Trail across Fall Creek, and keep going, pretty much forever."
"New people, when they see this place, they are really kind of in awe of it."
"Plantations has some of the most beautiful horticultural collections in the Northeast. It’s a gem in central New York."
"Plantations is a respite. You can get up, get out of your office, walk across campus, look at what nature is doing right now, and forget about what’s going on back at your desk. While you’re at it, you can also get all kinds of wonderful ideas about what you might be able to do at home."
"Visiting Plantations is a really nice way to spend some time by yourself, time to just relax and be surrounded by all the beauty there."
"Plantations exists for the visitors. For people to see, study, relax, or learn, for our intern program, our outreach programs, our tours. These are the reasons we’re here."
"If you’re interested in spending a few hours taking pictures of one small clump of plants, we can offer that. If you’re interested in taking some nice long robust hikes, we offer that too. Many botanical gardens don’t have quite the range of gardens, terrain, and opportunity that we do. "
"Plantations is right on campus; it’s so easy to get to and so beautiful. It’s great to have a place to relax and walk around, and if you’re learning about plants, it’s a great resource. I always bring people here when they visit."
"Being a public garden isn’t just about the garden—it’s also very much about the public. Plantations brings Ithaca into Cornell."