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Cornell Botanic Gardens

124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Don't miss this if you are interested in gardens and are in the area.

We visited here in early June while doing some sighseeing in the area. The place is massive and... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
tutter2
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White Haven
Botanical delight!

Such a peaceful place to walk and think. Gorgeous flowers, and the rhododendron were in full bloom... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
Amy B
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Rochester, 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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“herb garden” (21 reviews)
“welcome center” (17 reviews)
“full bloom” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

We visited here in early June while doing some sighseeing in the area. The place is massive and includes formal gardens, botanical gardens, groves of trees, and a wildflower area. This place is massive and spread out and you'd be best served driving to different...More

2  Thank tutter2
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Such a peaceful place to walk and think. Gorgeous flowers, and the rhododendron were in full bloom. The visitor center is nice, too.

1  Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is such a great spot to visit in any season. We expected to view it all from the car due to rain, but the sky opened up to sun long enough for my 80+ year old parents to wander through parts of the Botanical...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had a bit of time to kill while waiting for a some tests at the Cornell Vet to come through. We parked at one of the many free small parking lots in the F. R. Newman Arboretum and started walking down one of the...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a great place to get inspiration for your gardens. We were a little early in the season but many early perennials were in bloom in the Botanical Gardens as were early wild flowers in Mundy Wildflower Garden.

Thank jank1
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Reviewed 1 May 2016

Our favorite walk is to park up on the upper most parking lot next to the Newman Overlook and walk clockwise toward the Goldsworthy Holocaust Memorial. Stay on the upper road; sometimes on a nice day the donkeys and horses from the vet school are...More

1  Thank Worldsvet
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

A great place to do short and easy hikes. You can also get a awesome view of the Plantation from its highest point.

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I came as a tourist and I assumed this place was some kind of free botanical garden that would take an hour to walk around and see some fun plants and whatnot. It is not that. This is a monstrous portion of the Cornell campus....More

4  Thank ibadger
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

I live here but forget the choices for a quick or lengthy hike. Able to connect from campus as well as adjacent road.

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Reviewed 15 March 2016

A natural area know for its beauty, multitudes of fauna and flora, and space to observe and reflect. Well cared for-such a gem for Cornell University and surrounding areas.

Thank Hollyhocks2015
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Stephen S
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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.
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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.
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Stephen G
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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.
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