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Cornell Plantations

1 Plantations Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
607 255 2400
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Ithaca
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It was a bit expensive but a super delicious pie. Will be purchasing more next visit to Cornell. Also enjoy the "taste an apple" and give a review. Always fun

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Ithaca, New York
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were on a walk and stopped in for a visit. No apple picking but quite a bit of tasty product available. Check out could have been faster but they seem to only have one cashier.

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billy K, Public Relations Manager at Cornell Plantations, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for you kind remarks. You were at the Cornell Orchards, and not Cornell Plantations. We sadly don't sell apples! (I wish we did!) Next time you visit the Orchards, be sure to come down the road and visit the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Best, Billy K. More

New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful flowers and plants, worth the visit. There are extensive grounds with flowers, plants, trees, sculpture, ponds, wild life. The gift shop has maps and also some nice gift items. We were driving from Seneca Lake to NYC and this was very worth the detour.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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