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Cornell Botanic Gardens

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Address: 124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765 (Formerly Cornell Plantations)
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+1 607-255-2400
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Cornell Botanic Gardens inspires people - through the cultivation of 150...

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.

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We loved our visit to the Plantation and Botanical Garden. Despite being early fall the formal gardens looked great! We were very surprised and happy with all the flowers and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
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Mountainside, New Jersey
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Mountainside, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

We loved our visit to the Plantation and Botanical Garden. Despite being early fall the formal gardens looked great! We were very surprised and happy with all the flowers and plants on display. We were also very impressed with all the groves of trees everywhere. It was a very peaceful way to end the day.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Awesome place to spend time with your near & dear ones.Mid-April is really good time to visit that plantation. Huge area.very close to nature.If you are a nature lover then it is a must see place. You will get guided tour with suggested donation. I loved Cornell plantation.

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Herb garden, flower gardens, vegetable garden, water gardens, and trees - Oh, My !!! Trees even planted by types and many staff around to help. No brainer !!

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The best botanical garden we have visited, period. The setting, the organization, the informative labeling, everything is beautiful and amazing. We have visited two years in a row, and we live in Florida! If you are visiting anywhere in central NY, go to beautiful Ithaca and Cornell plantations.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Although we did not have a pet with us, this area is very pet friendly. We saw people walking their dogs & it was a great area to enjoy a day looking at the various plants & flowers.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We spent a couple hours exploring this beautiful area with our dog. The trees, ponds, paths are all beautiful and well maintained.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited the Botanical gardens, and although it was the end ofAugust, there were alot of flowering plants in bloom and alot of photo ops. The gardens are beautifully laid out and well maintained. The herb garden provided a good variation of herbs not normally found in your backyard garden. A peaceful pleasant visit.

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Hector, New York
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The many acres of the Cornell Plantations that is open to public access is a nice, peaceful place to take a relaxing stroll to discover the numerous varieties of trees, perennials, wildlife and even art. There are frequently community events, such as "Judy's Day" that offers hands-on exploration to a variety of sciences, craft projects, and learning experiences for people... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We spent an hour exploring, saw many beautiful trees and flowers, and views of the campus from the eastern heights. Don't forget to ring the large (and very loud!) bell at the eastern parking lot!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Beautiful setting. Peaceful scenery. I loved that the trees & plants all had specific names on their tags. The ability to make your stop or tour as educational as you'd like with audio tour availability was a good move. I made a brief stop to just explore one area, and I'm looking forward to going back. This is such more... More 

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