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Rhododendron 'Waltham'

Dwarf Siberian Iris

Iris sibirica 'Baby Sister'

Tree Peony

Paeonia (Tree Group) 'Leda'


Our diverse cultivated collection of plants are located within specialty gardens surrounding the Nevin Welcome Center and within the nearby 150-acre F. R. Newman Arboretum.

Palmer-Kinne Dogwood Collection

Showy flowers and fruit, rich fall colors, and ornamental bark make the Palmer-Kinne Dogwood Collection a fascinating garden to visit in all seasons.

Groundcover Collection

Around the Lewis Building, find a variety of herbaceous perennials ideal for shady or sunny gardens.

Comstock Knoll and Rhododendron Collection

Explore over 100 varieties of rhododendrons and a rich mix of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous perennials on this small hill.


We steward over 3,600 acres of biologically diverse landscapes that represent the full range of ecological communities found in the Finger Lakes region.

Cascadilla Gorge

The iconic Cascadilla Gorge Trail passes through one of the most picturesque gorges in the Finger Lakes Region.

Fall Creek Gorge

Nearly 200 feet deep, Fall Creek’s Gorge is among the most impressive gorges in the Finger Lakes Region.

Edwards Lake Cliffs Preserve

Explore lake cliffs, forests, shrub thickets, meadows, and a gorge with a 35’ high waterfall.

grow (plants) yourself!

For gardeners in parts of New York State and Connecticut, you can order plants seen at Cornell Botanic Gardens from ShrubBucket, a distributor of high-quality perennials.

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