Edging one of the country's most beautiful college campuses, Cornell Botanic Gardens is a thriving oasis with plants, presence and purpose. Discover a diverse network of nature preserves, including an arboretum and mature botanical garden with rare plant species from the local region and beyond. Immerse yourself in a colorful world of sights and smells in a serene natural haven where beauty abounds.
Parking areas at the Mundy Wildflower Garden and throughout the F.R. Newman Arboretum are free. The parking lot at the Navin Welcome Center is metered during the weekdays.
Open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.
Botanical Arts & Crafts
Navin Welcome Center
F.R. Newman Arboretum
Is Cornell Botanic Gardens wheelchair accessible?
Cornell Botanic Gardens is a diverse landscape with varying slopes, surfaces and levels of access. While some areas may be inappropriate for wheelchairs, the 25-acre botanical garden, F. R. Newman Arboretum and Nevin Welcome Center are fully accessible facilities. Wheelchairs are available by request at the Garden Gift Shop.
When are guided tours at the Cornell Botanic Gardens?
Guided Botanical Garden tours are given every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at a cost of $5 for nonmembers of Cornell. Ideal for garden clubs, corporate gatherings, church groups and civic organizations, guided group tours are available for $10 per person. To schedule a group tour, call 607-254-7430.