"It means a lot to a lot of people, this place."
"Plantations has always been a very special place for me, a place to go and unwind at the end of the day, and just take in nature and beauty."
"I had the chance to look at gardens all over Scotland and England for four months. When I returned, I realized I hadn’t seen any garden as well tended as Cornell Plantations. It was stunning."
"A sense of aesthetics runs throughout Plantations, with the elements of design and color and form. There’s a sense of living sculpture."
"The sense of aesthetic at Plantations is similar to an art museum, but it’s outdoors and it works with the element of nature. So it’s much more dynamic than an art museum, because it’s constantly changing. The same plant in the Herb Garden changes somewhat every day."
"Plantations offers people ways to see the beauty of a garden and the beauty of plants, and ways to learn how plants and people relate to each other."
"Plantations is not competitive with itself or anything else. I find the beauty and the serenity so attractive."
"Plantations is the finest place in all of central New York for relaxation, but also for increasing one’s understanding of cultivated plants."
"Plantations grows on you. It slowly seeps into your consciousness and I think probably most faculty, students, and staff don’t really even really know what it is, other than just this garden over here. But there’s a lot more to it than that."
"Plantations celebrates plants and people’s connections to plants in a very artistic way. But unlike a museum, it’s ever-changing."