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Address: 1 Plantations Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 607 255 2400
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of...
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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Amazing Displays and Gardens

Nicely laid out gardens and displays for a comfortable walk around. Good signage and markers to distinguish plants

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nicely laid out gardens and displays for a comfortable walk around. Good signage and markers to distinguish plants

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Alfred, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Undoubtedly the foremost arboretum I've visited in the Northeast. It offers a year-round show of the beauty of trees and other perennials. Secret tip I will share with you: I love this place for cross-country skiiing.

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Elmira, NY
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49 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Cornell Plantations are a fauna lovers delight. From the Herb gardens to the demonstations gardens and every thing in between - this is a great experience. Parking is the only cost to the person to view these wonderful gardens.

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Ithaca, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A truly beautiful experience, lovely gardens with well-labeled plants. Perfect for any season. And there is a very nice gift shop.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We enjoyed a Christmas Day walk in the Plantations. It was officially closed (locked gates), but we joined a few others who parked along the road and walked in. It was beautiful, with the water, dried grasses, tree branches and bark all taking center stage. It's true that one can appreciate the 'bones ' of a garden in winter, and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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