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Cornell Botanic Gardens Take It Outside! Cornell Botanic Gardens is free and open year round from dawn to dusk. Explore many specialty gardens, a beautiful arboretum of trees, thousands of acres of natural preserves, and programs for learners of all ages.
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Operating as usual

Don't let a little rain stop you from visiting!
06/02/2021

Don't let a little rain stop you from visiting!

Don't let a little rain stop you from visiting!

A favorite spot in the Young Flower Garden
06/02/2021

A favorite spot in the Young Flower Garden

A favorite spot in the Young Flower Garden

There is still time to see the beautiful blooms of the rhododendrons on Comstock Knoll!
06/02/2021

There is still time to see the beautiful blooms of the rhododendrons on Comstock Knoll!

There is still time to see the beautiful blooms of the rhododendrons on Comstock Knoll!

Have fun, be safe in the gorges and on trails. http://bit.ly/Gorge-Safety-2021Tompkins County has more than 240 miles of...
05/21/2021

Have fun, be safe in the gorges and on trails. http://bit.ly/Gorge-Safety-2021

Tompkins County has more than 240 miles of trails, including 30 miles of trails across the Botanic Gardens’ natural areas.
These include the Cascadilla Gorge Trail-users should note that a section of the trail, between the Stewart Avenue bridge and the trail entrance below the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, has sustained some damage and needs repair, and will therefore be closed indefinitely. The lower part of the trail, from Linn Street to the Stewart Avenue bridge, and the upper part of the trail, from the College Avenue bridge and upstream, remain open for use.
Cornell University Transportation Services, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell Student and Campus Life, Cornell Outdoor Education, Cornell Chronicle

Have fun, be safe in the gorges and on trails. http://bit.ly/Gorge-Safety-2021

Tompkins County has more than 240 miles of trails, including 30 miles of trails across the Botanic Gardens’ natural areas.
These include the Cascadilla Gorge Trail-users should note that a section of the trail, between the Stewart Avenue bridge and the trail entrance below the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, has sustained some damage and needs repair, and will therefore be closed indefinitely. The lower part of the trail, from Linn Street to the Stewart Avenue bridge, and the upper part of the trail, from the College Avenue bridge and upstream, remain open for use.
Cornell University Transportation Services, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell Student and Campus Life, Cornell Outdoor Education, Cornell Chronicle

Walks in Cornell’s abundant natural areas should be enjoyed, with an eye toward gorge safety and following guidelines. h...
05/19/2021

Walks in Cornell’s abundant natural areas should be enjoyed, with an eye toward gorge safety and following guidelines. http://bit.ly/Gorge-Safety-2021

Tompkins County has more than 240 miles of trails, including 30 miles of trails across the Botanic Gardens’ natural areas. these include the Cascadilla Gorge Trail-users should note that a section of the trail, between the Stewart Avenue bridge and the trail entrance below the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, has sustained some damage and needs repair, and will therefore be closed indefinitely. The lower part of the trail, from Linn Street to the Stewart Avenue bridge, and the upper part of the trail, from the College Avenue bridge and upstream, remain open for use.
Cornell University Transportation Services, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell Student and Campus Life, Cornell Outdoor Education, Cornell Chronicle

Walks in Cornell’s abundant natural areas should be enjoyed, with an eye toward gorge safety and following guidelines. http://bit.ly/Gorge-Safety-2021

Tompkins County has more than 240 miles of trails, including 30 miles of trails across the Botanic Gardens’ natural areas. these include the Cascadilla Gorge Trail-users should note that a section of the trail, between the Stewart Avenue bridge and the trail entrance below the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, has sustained some damage and needs repair, and will therefore be closed indefinitely. The lower part of the trail, from Linn Street to the Stewart Avenue bridge, and the upper part of the trail, from the College Avenue bridge and upstream, remain open for use.
Cornell University Transportation Services, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell Student and Campus Life, Cornell Outdoor Education, Cornell Chronicle

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue ...
05/16/2021

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue Bridge is now open. The Gorge Trail from Stewart Avenue to College Avenue remains closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. https://bit.ly/Cascadilla College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell University Transportation Services, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Downtown Ithaca

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue Bridge is now open. The Gorge Trail from Stewart Avenue to College Avenue remains closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. https://bit.ly/Cascadilla College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell University Transportation Services, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Downtown Ithaca

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue ...
05/15/2021

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue Bridge is now open. The Gorge Trail from Stewart Avenue to College Avenue remains closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. https://bit.ly/Cascadilla College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell University Transportation Services, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Downtown Ithaca

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue Bridge is now open. The Gorge Trail from Stewart Avenue to College Avenue remains closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. https://bit.ly/Cascadilla College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell University Transportation Services, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Downtown Ithaca

Webinar Today Coppicing: Its History and PracticeFriday, May 14, 2 PM ETHave you ever wondered what it means to coppice ...
05/15/2021

Webinar Today
Coppicing: Its History and Practice
Friday, May 14, 2 PM ET
Have you ever wondered what it means to coppice a tree or shrub? Beyond being considered a practical technique for controlling growth and encouraging colorful stems for display, coppicing – periodically cutting back a tree or shrub to ground level – has a long history of practical use, as well. Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, and Emily Pratt, horticulturist at Cornell Botanic Garden will discuss the history and relevance of this technique, as well as pruning methods and application techniques you can use on your own woody plants. Join us for this in-depth webinar and learn how to get the most out of your garden shrubs with coppicing!
http://bit.ly/Coppicing-practice

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2020), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

Webinar Today
Coppicing: Its History and Practice
Friday, May 14, 2 PM ET
Have you ever wondered what it means to coppice a tree or shrub? Beyond being considered a practical technique for controlling growth and encouraging colorful stems for display, coppicing – periodically cutting back a tree or shrub to ground level – has a long history of practical use, as well. Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, and Emily Pratt, horticulturist at Cornell Botanic Garden will discuss the history and relevance of this technique, as well as pruning methods and application techniques you can use on your own woody plants. Join us for this in-depth webinar and learn how to get the most out of your garden shrubs with coppicing!
http://bit.ly/Coppicing-practice

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2020), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue ...
05/14/2021

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue Bridge is now open. The Gorge Trail from Stewart Avenue to College Avenue remains closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. https://bit.ly/Cascadilla College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell University Transportation Services, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Downtown Ithaca

Cascadilla Gorge Trail closure update

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail from the Linn Street entrance up to the Stewart Avenue Bridge is now open. The Gorge Trail from Stewart Avenue to College Avenue remains closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. https://bit.ly/Cascadilla College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell University Transportation Services, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Downtown Ithaca

WebinarCoppicing: Its History and PracticeFriday, May 14, 2 PM ETHave you ever wondered what it means to coppice a tree ...
05/14/2021

Webinar
Coppicing: Its History and Practice
Friday, May 14, 2 PM ET
Have you ever wondered what it means to coppice a tree or shrub? Beyond being considered a practical technique for controlling growth and encouraging colorful stems for display, coppicing – periodically cutting back a tree or shrub to ground level – has a long history of practical use, as well. Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, and Emily Pratt, horticulturist at Cornell Botanic Garden will discuss the history and relevance of this technique, as well as pruning methods and application techniques you can use on your own woody plants. Join us for this in-depth webinar and learn how to get the most out of your garden shrubs with coppicing!

http://bit.ly/Coppicing-practice

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2020), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

Webinar
Coppicing: Its History and Practice
Friday, May 14, 2 PM ET
Have you ever wondered what it means to coppice a tree or shrub? Beyond being considered a practical technique for controlling growth and encouraging colorful stems for display, coppicing – periodically cutting back a tree or shrub to ground level – has a long history of practical use, as well. Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, and Emily Pratt, horticulturist at Cornell Botanic Garden will discuss the history and relevance of this technique, as well as pruning methods and application techniques you can use on your own woody plants. Join us for this in-depth webinar and learn how to get the most out of your garden shrubs with coppicing!

http://bit.ly/Coppicing-practice

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2020), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

Cascadilla Gorge is Closed for RepairsThe Cascadilla Gorge Trail between College Avenue and Linn Street is closed for re...
05/12/2021

Cascadilla Gorge is Closed for Repairs

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail between College Avenue and Linn Street is closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell Student and Campus Life, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Ithaca, New York, Downtown Ithaca

Cascadilla Gorge is Closed for Repairs

The Cascadilla Gorge Trail between College Avenue and Linn Street is closed for repairs until further notice. For your safety, please do not enter the closed, fenced off portion of the trail. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, Cornell Student and Campus Life, Ithaca is Gorges (Ithaca & Tompkins County Tourism), Ithaca, New York, Downtown Ithaca

Webinar Today Elusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower Colors 2:00 PM ETDid you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Ple...
05/11/2021

Webinar Today
Elusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower Colors
2:00 PM ET
Did you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Please join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, for an in-depth talk on the color blue. In this webinar, Brandon will discuss what is technically considered blue, as well as the science behind the color, why it is so rare in the plant world, and some tips for displaying it in a garden. Finally, he will share where true blue can be found at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. The program is sure to spark your curiosity and inspire you to search for blue next time you’re visiting our gardens!
http://bit.ly/Elusive-Blue

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2021), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

Webinar Today
Elusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower Colors
2:00 PM ET
Did you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Please join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, for an in-depth talk on the color blue. In this webinar, Brandon will discuss what is technically considered blue, as well as the science behind the color, why it is so rare in the plant world, and some tips for displaying it in a garden. Finally, he will share where true blue can be found at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. The program is sure to spark your curiosity and inspire you to search for blue next time you’re visiting our gardens!
http://bit.ly/Elusive-Blue

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2021), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

WebinarElusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower ColorsTuesday, May 11, 2:00 PM ETDid you know that blue is the rarest flower c...
05/10/2021

Webinar
Elusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower Colors
Tuesday, May 11, 2:00 PM ET
Did you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Please join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, for an in-depth talk on the color blue. In this webinar, Brandon will discuss what is technically considered blue, as well as the science behind the color, why it is so rare in the plant world, and some tips for displaying it in a garden. Finally, he will share where true blue can be found at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. The program is sure to spark your curiosity and inspire you to search for blue next time you’re visiting our gardens!

http://bit.ly/Elusive-Blue

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2021), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

Webinar
Elusive Blue: the Rarest of Flower Colors
Tuesday, May 11, 2:00 PM ET
Did you know that blue is the rarest flower color? Please join Brandon George, graduate student in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University, for an in-depth talk on the color blue. In this webinar, Brandon will discuss what is technically considered blue, as well as the science behind the color, why it is so rare in the plant world, and some tips for displaying it in a garden. Finally, he will share where true blue can be found at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. The program is sure to spark your curiosity and inspire you to search for blue next time you’re visiting our gardens!

http://bit.ly/Elusive-Blue

The program is free but pre-registration is required. After registering, you will be sent a confirmation with instructions for joining the Zoom webinar. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing, but participants in the live program will have the opportunity to pose questions.

This program is offered as part of Go Public Gardens Days (May 7 to May 16, 2021), an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association designed to raise awareness and appreciation for public gardens in communities across North America.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University, American Public Gardens Association

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Parking Information: The parking lot at the Nevin Welcome Center is a “Pay and Display” metered lot. The lot will be monitored from 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Monday through Friday. Parking is available for up to three hours at $1.50 per hour, and the meter will accept both cash and credit/debit cards. Parking at the Nevin Center is free after 5:00 and on weekends, and there is always free parking in the F. R. Newman Arboretum and at the entrance to the Wildflower Garden. Thank you for your continued support!

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This is not civilized; a large open garden space & no public restrooms. What are we suppose to do-go p*e behind a bush? 😝
Was the solstice webinar recorded? I was working and missed it?
Anyone know what this is???
You can still tour the gardens and stay with us. We are only 1/2 mile away. Call us at 1-607-272-6100.
Snowing steadily today. This is in front of the Lewis Building about 10 am.
Was the O'Connor Lecture last week recorded, and will it be available for viewing? Thank you.
“Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health; and stretching forth their green arms over the thirsty ground, converted open and naked spots into choice nooks, where was a deep and pleasant shade from which to look upon the wide prospect, steeped in sunshine, which lay stretched out beyond. The earth had donned her mantle of brightest green; and shed her richest perfumes abroad. It was the prime and vigour of the year; all things were glad and flourishing.” ― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
I'm one of those people who live outside of Ithaca and avoid Cornell like the plague unless someone comes in from out of town (in this case Danmark). Then we do our duty by doing a quick drive through. My intentions were to simply show Flatrock then drive down Gun Shop Hill passing the Clock Tower and 'Piano' Museum on the way. However, this time I decided to detour into the Cornell Plantations. I'd stopped so my friend could get out and take a photo and thinking we may need assistance an employee stopped to see if everything was all right. I confessed I'd never been to Cornell Plantations before and that I had a guest with me and very little time. We introduced ourselves (he said his name was Chris) and he convinced us we really needed to see the other gardens. I told him I didn't know my way around and still find Cornell Campus intimidating but he wouldn't take my excuse. He suggested we follow him, which we did. We arrived in the lot and after five different people tried to figure out how to pay to park (turns out the first hour is free) we walked into the Welcome Center and then explored the Gardens. Chris was right, they are absolutely AMAZING! A "Random Act of Kindness" turned our outing into a simply lovely day. It also provided an opportunity for a local resident to overcome her fear and enjoy the beauty of Cornell's Botanic Gardens. Chris was proud of the Gardens and obviously enjoys his job... a labor of love. How nice the world is!
rhododendron 'Floda' over on Comstock Knoll. 'Floda' is the earliest bloomer over there.
Ol' Reynard is looking at something... or for something! This is here at the gardens about 3pm today.
ニューヨーク州のど真ん中イサカ市にあるコーネル大学の植物園。季節の草花が綺麗です。