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Cornell Botanic Gardens

124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Beutifull in Spring and Fall

On the Cornell campus near Ithaca, NY is the Botanical Gardens called "The Plantation" that is open... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ithaca, New York
Arboretum beautifully laid out and very extensive

We drove here and there through the Arboretum and enjoyed the various groves such as maple grove... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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“full bloom” (5 reviews)
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124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the Cornell campus near Ithaca, NY is the Botanical Gardens called "The Plantation" that is open to the public. On weekends and most holidays they have tours at 2 pm that are provided by volunteers. The volunteer's knowledge varies, but a number are really...More

Thank boliver68
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We drove here and there through the Arboretum and enjoyed the various groves such as maple grove, oak grove, etc. Also at an overlook the bushes were identified. Beautiful place for enjoying a drive or walk or exploring a tree you want to know more...More

Thank RMPgh
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been enjoying the Cornell Botanic Gardens for many years. I love taking walks there. Many wonderful paths trough the woods and nice open spaces to enjoy the sunny days in Ithaca. The staff does a wonderful job maintaining a wide variety of plants,...More

Thank Josh E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cornell Botanic Garden is located not far from main campus with less than 10 minute drive or about 30 minute walk (if you have strength to dot that. In order to gain the most out of your visit, I recommend stopping by at the...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting gardens and zoos as we travel is always on our to-do list. Entry to this lovely spot is free and open from dawn to dusk. There is a 75-cent-per-hour charge for parking, however. Using a credit card, you must enter your license plate #...More

Thank 206JanF
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours here walking among the many flower and herb gardens. There are place to stop and sit to take in all of the surrounding flowers, shrubs and herbs. A must see location.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is beautifully kept, with many trails, monuments and ponds. It's so large and filled with things to see it feels like your own private park. Definitely check it out.

Thank Dane K
Reviewed 20 August 2017

very nice area, well kept flower gardens and other types of plants they have a few trails to hike at and its all free.. good area to go with a family. main building has bathrooms and a small gift shop.

Thank mlhendrickson
Reviewed 16 August 2017

in spring, summer, and fall. Come once each season to see the succession of blooms. Extremely well kept (of course, since its cornell).

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Nice way to spend a Summer afternoon. Lots of shaded walks and special interest gardens (e.g. herbs). No real food available here -just a few snacks at a counter in the tiny gift shop. Combine this with a drive through the arboretum.

1  Thank rhumane
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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
17 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.