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Cornell Plantations

1 Plantations Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
607 255 2400
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Ithaca
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of America's most renowned university campuses. With a combined 4,300 acres... more » Owner description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of America's most renowned university campuses. With a combined 4,300 acres featuring the arboretum, botanical garden, and natural areas of Cornell University, Cornell Plantations has a lot to offer. « less
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Even on a rainy day the gardens were beautiful. Everything is labelled, the medicinal herbs have information that explains the use of the plant. We were really blown away by how beautiful and well kept the gardens were, every plant was so bountiful. Amazing variety. We loved walking around the various gardens. The visitor center in the gift shop is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's not a huge garden, but it has a good variety of plants and is worth a walk around if you are already in the area.

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london
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Some lovely gardens and walking trails nearby, all really well looked after - well worth a visit! We enjoyed a walk around the beautiful gardens, then took to the gorge/river trails which are very close by.

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Weston, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were amazed by how well kept and lovely this place was. I was impressed by all of the herbs and the tidbits of information to be had.

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cornell University has spectacular gardens free to the public. In Spring the Rhododendron Bushes are amazing! In the summer we just love the rock gardens&aromatic gardens! It is a great little walk after dinner!

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toronto
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a guided tour of the plantations. The foliage was beautiful and i really liked the winter garden, shade garden, etc. We did not visit the arboretum but instead walked on a pathway by the river's edge--which was beautiful and passed the gorges and magnificent waterfalls.

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Malta, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

As with all things Cornell, the Plantations were amazing! They have every type of plant imaginable (probably not, but they still have LOTS of species). Nearly every plant has an identification tag, but they're a little hard to read. The beds are nicely laid out and beautiful. Staff are very willing to help. Overall, the Plantations are beautiful and have... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A must see!! There are even tours, an hr long, every day at noon. Flowers and gardens galore. Laid out to perfection. Great gift shop plus nice area outside to sit and enjoy an ice cream or cool drink.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The plantations at Cornel is a very pretty and relaxing place to go. The flower gardens they have are very well maintained and everything is clearly labeled. They have many things from all over the world and the place is very expansive. Other than the gardens they have a beautiful gated nature walk area across the road and beebe lake... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great hiking trails with unexpected beauty. Lovely wildflowers, lakes and forests. Some parts under construction but a wonderful place to visit and enjoy the outdoors.

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