"I think without Plantations, Cornell would be a very different and less wonderful place. It’s enormously important to all of us."
"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. "
"If a person has any curiosity about the outdoors or the natural world, there is somewhere at Plantations that will appeal to them. "
"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!"
"The more I visit Plantations, the more special it becomes. It’s a welcoming, embracing extension of Cornell."
"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."
"Plantations is part of the Cornell community, part of the Cornell landscape, a place to renew and refresh."
"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."
"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."
"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."