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Cornell Botanic Gardens

124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Do not miss Cornell Plantations when you visit Ithaca! I could spend multiple days there. Great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susan G
South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
A beautiful setting

I don't walk real well , but many of the paths were fine for me. Many flowers were at the end of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mohnton, 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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  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“herb garden” (20 reviews)
“welcome center” (17 reviews)
“full bloom” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Do not miss Cornell Plantations when you visit Ithaca! I could spend multiple days there. Great gift shop. The herb garden is heavenly and the arboretum simply beautiful.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't walk real well , but many of the paths were fine for me. Many flowers were at the end of their cycle, but there were still many with bright colors. Large open area's with assorted tree's and birds were all over. I would...More

Thank pondersoa155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens themselves are beautiful, and miles of surrounding walking trails are accessible from the garden area. At some points you need to walk along a road to get to the next trail, but there's hardly any traffic. The woodlands and river are beautiful. The...More

Thank Elizabeth H. T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the road into the gardens is currently closed for construction, we eventually were able to find our way in from another direction. The weather was quite warm and although it's the end of the summer blooming season, the flowers, plants and shrubs were just...More

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A tiny gem in the beautiful campus surroundings the herb garden made me wish I had a knife, a pan, and a stove.

Thank clherrick
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 16 September 2017

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 15 September 2017

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
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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.