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Cornell Botanic Gardens

124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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nice area

very nice area, well kept flower gardens and other types of plants they have a few trails to hike... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rodman, New York
Wonderful place

in spring, summer, and fall. Come once each season to see the succession of blooms. Extremely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elmira, 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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“herb garden” (17 reviews)
“full bloom” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
124 Comstock Knoll Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-2765
+1 607-255-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank rhumane
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gardens are well cared for and charming. We just focused on the gardens immediately around the welcome center, and it was a nice way to spend an hour. There are many more grounds to cover that we did not see; I'm sure it would...More

Thank julie248
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and easy access for anyone. And it's free. Cute little gift shop and public bathrooms. If you are tired after completing the gorge hike from town you can grab some water here before heading back. They also have a small first aide kit it...More

Thank dkbink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Botanic Gardens are wonderful woodlands to wander around with trees, plants and bubbling brook plus usually a lot of birds. Cross the road carefully to look at the large creek which was called Flat Rocks where one could go swimming. However a tremendous storm...More

Thank cathycrymes1939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much in bloom when we visited except the herb garden; the heat prevented us from spending much time there. There are many different trees and benches to just sit and enjoy the surroundings.

Thank Beverly J F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, son, and I visited this place and we were very impressed. Although it was early August, many plants were in bloom. The grounds are well cared for. This is a lovely, quiet place to enjoy the beauty of nature and take a break...More

Thank Newton72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited these gardens yesterday afternoon. They were lovely. There are two sides to the gardens. To the right is the "sunny" side with lots of flowers. To the left is the "shady" side with many trees, shade-loving plants, and benches to sit and relax....More

Thank acphifer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This 35 acre garden made up of smaller gardens it just spectacular. There is a garden for everyone. It is a peaceful place to spend some time and be wowed by the potential of plants. Just beautifully designed and now with a gift shop.

Thank esopus35
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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.