New York State

Cornell Plantations

This mature botanical garden, arboretum, and network of nature preserves provide an ideal spot for enjoying nature while learning more about plants, horticulture, and the important connections between people and the natural world. Scheduled tours take groups on a personalized, up-close look at 24 acres of verdant plant life, with educators offering fun and hands-on gardening, botanical, and craft activities for children! Programs include International Grocery Bag, which matches common grocery items to their plant sources, Plants of the Iroquois, Reading the Trees, Wildflower Explorations, and more!
Contact Info 
Address: 1 Plantations Rd., Ithaca, New York 14850. Tompkins County. Tel: 607-255-2400. Website: Hrs: Daily Sunrise- Sunset.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Free. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue