Come celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Cornell Plantations, and discover Ithaca’s very own public garden. You can start the day with a morning bird walk in the Mundy Wildflower Garden, offered as part of the ongoing “Birds and Blossoms” series of bird walks and wildflower walks in partnership with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. At 11:00 a.m., meet at the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center for a guided “highlights” tour of the botanical gardens and see what’s blooming. Then at 2:00 p.m. (also starting from the Nevin Center), enjoy a wildflower walk through the Mundy Wildflower Garden.
The Welcome Center will be open from 9:30 to 5:00 p.m. Free Gimme! coffee will also be available in the Welcome Center. The gardens and grounds are yours to explore on your own from dawn until dusk. Admission is free; however, there is a fee for parking at the Welcome Center from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Parking is free at the Mundy Wildflower Garden.)
For more information about National Public Gardens Day, please visit cornellplantations.org and nationalpublicgardensday.org/.
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