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Walter (Bud) Relihan

"I think without Plantations, Cornell would be a very different and less wonderful place. It’s enormously important to all of us."

— Walter (Bud) Relihan, Community Member, CU Alumnus

Jenny Evans '04

"In the bitterest cold days of winter, when I wanted to run into a warm building as quickly as possible, there were still places in Plantations that would make me stop and look. "

— Jenny Evans, MPS Fellow Class of 2004

Jenny Evans '04

"If a person has any curiosity about the outdoors or the natural world, there is somewhere at Plantations that will appeal to them. "

— Jenny Evans, MPS Fellow Class of 2004

Jenny Evans '04

"There are very few places where, in one organization, you can experience natural wild areas, outdoor art installations, a native wildflower garden, a summer Shakespeare performance, active research plantings, and a container garden display. And that’s not even scratching the surface!"

— Jenny Evans, MPS Fellow Class of 2004

Debbie Lada '05

"The more I visit Plantations, the more special it becomes. It’s a welcoming, embracing extension of Cornell."

— Debbie Lada, Class of '05, Botanical Collections Intern 2004

Susan Jaquette

"Plantations is a place to come for a picnic, it’s a place to go for a walk, it’s a place to come if you’re wondering how to replace a shrub in your yard."

— Susan Jaquette, Longtime Volunteer

Christopher Bolgiano

"Plantations is part of the Cornell community, part of the Cornell landscape, a place to renew and refresh."

— Christopher Bolgiano, Business Administrator

Christopher Bolgiano

"When there’s a place at Cornell that people are particularly drawn to or feel is physically, horticulturally, or naturally special, often it’s land that Plantations manages."

— Christopher Bolgiano, Business Administrator

Michael Barnes '06

"Plantations to me means the culmination of academics and wilderness and hope and joy and peace…the things that give you feeling and help you reconnect with who you truly are."

— Michael Barnes, MPS Fellow Class of '06

Michael Barnes '06

"Plantations is a place that’s nice and calm and peaceful, a place where you can clear your mind, forget about your term paper, and enjoy the simpleness of ants working or butterflies dancing on flowers."

— Michael Barnes, MPS Fellow Class of '06

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