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Cornell Botanic Gardens

124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Exotic gardens

The Plants are wonderful and extremely well maintained here. Where can you sit outside & drink... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Baldwinsville, New York
via mobile

Perfect place to visit on a sunny day! They have a cute gift shop right when you enter and then... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
New York
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Cornell Botanic Gardens inspires people - through the cultivation of 150 acres of specialty gardens, conservation of plants and 3400 acres of natural areas, and the education of lifelong learners - to understand, appreciate, and nurture plants and the cultures they sustain. The botanic gardens are located at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and are open year-round, dawn to dusk, free of charge. The Nevin Welcome Center and Gift Shop is open Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu, and Sun 9:00 - 5:00 p.m. Fri - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Plants are wonderful and extremely well maintained here. Where can you sit outside & drink coffee next to palm(type?) trees. Even the welcome center uses natural wood shading made of a Brazilian ipe(shows it as ipe pronounced ee-pay but looks like teak to me?).

Thank familyman66slig
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to visit on a sunny day! They have a cute gift shop right when you enter and then several trails that you can take. I loved it because you can either walk all the trails, or just chose the ones you want. Worth...More

Thank Langlokt
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The gardens comprise a nice and varied selection of plants, herbs, trees, and vegetables; there's a small gift shop as well.

Thank mrsirin
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We visited the Botanic gardens on our first day in town. There was great variety of all kinds of plants and flowers. The groupings were very well organized, herbs, flowers, plants used for tea, conifers, roses, etc.

Thank acmepanda
Reviewed 28 June 2017

As AHS members, my wife and I tour gardens here, there and everywhere. The Cornell Botanic Gardens offer a wonderful variety of plant species and are a delight for plant lovers. The gardens offer varied terrain, interesting features and a new welcome center. We were...More

Thank EarlofTraveldom
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were in town visiting the area and since I am a gardner we decided to check out the botanical gardens. I really needed some more ideas for a shade garden. First, it was difficult to get to the gardens since there was construction going...More

Thank mitravelingteacher
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is an astonishing garden. Many, many options beautifully maintained.i found the name of a plant I had been searching for over three years! Great place to see unusual specimens and get ideas.

Thank picamo
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I took my teenaged sisters here on a rainy day. The gardens were small but pretty....and free:) We drove through the arbotarium as well. Great way to spend a few hours. The gift shop is also very nice.

Thank hmhmec
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

So pretty and relaxing.It is a wonderful place to learn, and see plants you might didn't even know about.

Thank K S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The gardens are lush with flowers and the fruit trees are blooming. This is a lovely place to walk with anyone. I went with my 93 year old mother, who was able to walk the paths with her walker. Don't miss the Goldworthy sculpture at...More

Thank Louise K
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Stephen S
29 March 2017|
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Response from billy K | Property representative |
It is. We just ask that you and your pet stay on all pathways, and you make sure to carry out any waste.
26 February 2017|
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Response from mac_the_wild_rover | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the flower, but yes, there should be some pretty ones, according to locals. Check out the article 'Finding Spring Wildflowers' on Ithaca . com.
Stephen G
18 September 2016|
Response from Q. C | Reviewed this property |
It could be cold and wet...but def. a jacket/heavy sweater. It also could be brilliant and colorful. Prepare for weather (rain) and be pleasantly surprised. Temperatures could be mid 60s...with cooler (40s) at night.