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The Finger Lakes Sights

Cornell Plantations

  • 1 Plantations Rd. Map It
  • Ithaca
  • Garden/Arboretum

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The 200 acres of plants and trees adjacent to the Cornell University campus are primarily organized in collections—peonies, rock-garden species, rhododendrons, old-time vegetable and flower gardens, conifers, flowering crabapples, wildflowers. There's even a section for poisonous plants. The winter garden includes evergreens, conifers, and assorted plants with interesting cold-weather colors and textures. The complex's arboretum includes an area with sculptures. Walking and bus tours are available; call ahead for seasonal times. Some tours are free and others are $5.

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1 Plantations Rd., off Rte. 366, Ithaca, New York, 14850, United States

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  • Free
  • Daily dawn–dusk


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