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Cornell Plantations

Address: 1 Plantations Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 607 255 2400
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Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Ithaca
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Cornell Plantations is an area of great natural beauty - part of one of America's most renowned...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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194 reviews 194 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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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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london
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13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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