"When I first visited Cornell, the first thing I saw was Plantations. We went to the Wildflower Garden and there was just this fragrance, like freshness and spring flowers."
"It’s a great place to study. When I’m on central campus for a while I start getting stressed. Recently I was sitting there and reading a book outside, and it was very different from reading it indoors."
"Plantations is a wonderful asset, and a great learning tool. It’s great to take a walk through the garden at the end of the day and wind down. It’s a beautiful escape from the daily drudgery of schoolwork."
"Even for non-horticulture students, it’s a great place to go on vacation from school in the middle of your day."
"Professors can teach all about a tree, in terms of slides and books, but to go out and see one of the few remaining American chestnuts…that goes far beyond being in the classroom."
"From the hustle and bustle on Ho Plaza, you can walk 20 minutes, and there you are at Plantations with trees and water and grass and rocks and not that many people. You can kind of escape without being very far away."
"I walked through Plantations on my way to classes. I felt like I was in the woods for a little while. It’s really nice to have green space so near by."
"If you’re a student, it’s great to have a retreat away from campus. Even though Plantations is part of campus, at the same time it definitely is not."
"Every time I return to Ithaca, I visit Plantations. I can see the trees and shrubs I planted. They are my roots, still here in Ithaca. "
"Plantations is a beautiful set of unique areas that are loved by many."