Cornell Botanic Gardens ranked one of the 50 most stunning university gardens and arboretums worldwi BestMastersPrograms.org ranked Cornell Botanic Gardens 22 out of 50 most stunning university gardens and arboretums throughout the globe.
GardenNews.biz - Feb 24,2017 - Cornell Botanic Gardens ranked one of the 50 most stunning university gardens and arboretums worldwide
BestMastersPrograms.org ranked Cornell Botanic Gardens 22 out of 50 most stunning university gardens and arboretums throughout the globe. They wrote "The botanical gardens at...Cornell University covers 25 acres with an emphasis on plants native to the New York area. There is also a 150 acre arboretum and an additional 3,500 acres of natural land that encompasses a mixed terrain of bogs, meadows, gorges, and woodlands. Stressing the importance of education connected with the garden, [there is] a LEED Gold certified welcome center with bright, open rooms to host visitors and large multipurpose rooms for education and outreach programs."
5. Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
The 10,000 square foot conservatory of The Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum at University of Michigan is a dazzling space that is said to be the largest display greenhouse at a United States University. It includes a tropical house, a temperate house with plants originating from Mediterranean areas and Asia, and an arid house that showcases desert plants from around the world. There are also a wide array of outdoor gardens nearby.
4. Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)
It looks like a fairy tale when the magnolia trees bloom in the Asiatic collection at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University. The peaceful site that features a wide variety of plants from Southeast Asia includes stepping stone paths and arched bridges that offer pretty views across the Garden Pond. There is also an intimate space for traditional Japanese tea preparation and service where visitors can participate.
3. Crosby Arboretum at Mississippi State University (Picayune, Mississippi)
It doesn’t get much more picturesque and serene then the Pincote Pavilion and at the Crosby Arboretum at Mississippi State University. The Pavilion and several surrounding wooded bridges were designed by E. Fay Jones, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright. The Pavilion is a state historical landmark, and it is stunningly incorporated into the natural surrounding, which includes a large diversity of plants native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin in a 104-acre Native Plant Center and 700 additional acres of natural land.
2. Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah)
The Red Butte Garden at the University of Utah stretches across hilly and mountainous terrain with several miles of hiking trails. The more than 100 acres of botanical gardens also create a colorful backdrop for the garden’s amphitheater that regularly hosts big-name concerts, movies, and theater performances.
1. Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
Located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania is the official state arboretum of Pennsylvania. Amid its winding paths, rose gardens, and swan pond, you can find the 8-sided glass Doris H. Hamilton Fernery that contains 523 varieties of ferns. Built in 1899, the fernery is the only remaining freestanding Victorian structure of this kind in North