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The Liberty Hyde Bailey Conservatory is currently open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays.

Commencement weekend: The Conservatory will be open from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29. We extend a special welcome to friends and family of graduates of the School of Integrative Plant Science. The Conservatory will be closed May 30 for Memorial Day.

  • The conservatory may be closed occasionally for maintenance or other reasons. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Use care during your visit and obey signage.
  • Stay on the sidewalks. Please don’t walk on the growing medium in the Palm House.
  • Please be respectful of plants and the greenhouse growers who care for them.

Location: Adjacent to Plant Science Building, 236 Tower Road.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, a distant (and much smaller) relative of the titan arum.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, a distant (and much smaller) relative of the titan arum.

The conservatory houses one of several plant collections that make up the Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, and is managed by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station. It is the home of Cornell’s titan arums.

Currently flowering in the Student House are  the bromeliad Aechmea fasciata and Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (right), a distant (and much smaller) relative of the titan arum.  And don’t miss the Bernie Sanders look-alike Cephalocereus senilis. In the Palm House, staff are still busy planting and recently installed a winding path made from recycled rubber mulch through the bed.

Questions? cdc25@cornell.edu.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Tara Reed at tln2@cornell.edu or 607-255-2131. Please plan ahead to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements.

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