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The Cornell Plantations (80 ha / 200 acres) are botanical gardens, including the F.R. Newman Arboretum, located adjacent to the Cornell University campus, Ithaca, New York. They are open daily without charge.

The arboretum (60 ha / 150 acres) contains fine collections of chestnuts, conifers, flowering crabapples, maples, oaks, urban trees, and walnuts. See "F.R. Newman Arboretum" for further details.

The botanical gardens (20 ha / 50 acres) contain a wide variety of ornamental, useful, and native plants, arranged into gardens as follows:

  • Herb Garden - 17 beds of herbs, arranged as follows: Ornamental Herbs; Herbs of the Ancients; Herbs in Literature; Bee Herbs; Salads and Potherbs; Edible flowers; Herbs of the Native Americans; Medicinal Herbs; Culinary Herbs; Economic Herbs; Dye Herbs; Tea Herbs; Fragrant Herbs; Sacred Herbs; Scented Geraniums; Savory Seed Herbs; and Tussie-Mussies and Nosegays.
  • International Crop and Weed Garden - crop plants and economically important plants from around the world, including bananas, sugar cane, coffee, tea, sorghum, cotton, grasses, and forbs (non-grass plants eaten by livestock); also a collection of weeds arranged in an attractive agricultural setting.
  • Peony and Sun Perennial Garden - over 90 cultivars of peonies, as well as a display of recent perennial cultivars suitable for sunny locations.
  • Woodland Streamside Garden - a boardwalk through a boggy areas including royal ferns, blue and yellow flag iris, and Japanese primrose.
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Cornell Plantations also manages an additional 1400 ha (3500 acres) of biologically diverse natural areas including bogs, fens, gorges, glens, meadows, and woodlands.

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Coordinates: 42°27′00″N 76°28′19″W / 42.450°N 76.472°W / 42.450; -76.472

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