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Conservatory closed to the public until further notice.

We hope to be able to provide weekly virtual updates so you can enjoy the plants online. Check back for details.

Visitor information

  • The conservatory may be closed occasionally for maintenance or other reasons. It is currently closed to the public until further notice. Faculty and graduate students who require access for research or virtual classroom support, please reach out to Melissa Brechner, Greenhouse Supervisor at, or Paul Cooper, Conservatory Grower,
  • Use care during your visit and obey signage. Do not leave children unattended.
  • Stay on the sidewalks and path through the Palm House bed. Please don’t walk on the growing medium in the Palm House.
  • No pets, food or drink, skateboards or scooters, please. Shirts and shoes required.
  • Please be respectful of plants and the greenhouse growers who care for them.
  • Please contact us before bringing large groups.

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

Parking: The nearest public metered lot is the Peterson Lot at the corner of Tower Road and Judd Falls Road, across from Stocking Hall and the Cornell Dairy Bar.

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 maintained by the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station. It is the home of Cornell’s titan arums.


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

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