Floriculture Field Day

July 28, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Rain or shine
Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center (lawn and gardens)

Ithaca, NY 14853

We’re back in-person with a half-day outdoor program. Join us for a morning viewing annual flower & foliage trials, tours of Cornell Botanic Gardens, education stations, displays, and networking.

This year’s program is more informal. You’ll choose your own adventure by picking the tours and programs that interest you most.

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $40 per person. Register online by Wednesday July 21

Questions? Email: sipsevents [at] cornell.edu (subject: Floriculture%20Field%20Day)

Schedule (tentative)

  • 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. - Welcome
  • 9:15 a.m. - Education Block 1 (Choose tour or education station that interests you most.)
  • 9:45 a.m. - Break/view displays
  • 10:00 a.m. - Education Block 2
  • 10:30 a.m. - Break/view displays
  • 10:45 a.m. - Education Block 3
  • 11:15 a.m. - Break/view displays
  • 11:30 a.m. - Education Block 4
  • 12:00 noon - Networking, displays, and enjoy gardens

Tours (tentative)

  • Annual flower trial beds, Kendra Hutchins, Cornell Annual Flower Trials Program Manager, Cornell University 
  • Tours of Cornell Botanic Gardens, led by Cornell Botanic Gardens horticulturalists
  • *Insects in the Landscape at Cornell Botanic Gardens, Zaidee Powers Rosales, IPM Assistant Horticulturist, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Education Stations (tentative)

  • *Identification of common New York weeds (tentative), Caroline Marschner, Extension Associate, Cornell University
  • *Biocontrol displays, Carol Glenister, Founder and Entomologist, IPM Labs
  • *Spotted Lanternfly and Lily Leaf Beetle, Brian Eshenaur, Sr. Extension Associate, NYS IPM

*DEC pesticide certification credits have been requested for these sessions (a total of 2.0 credits are available).

Displays (tentative)

  • Flower Readings – Finding the hidden meaning of flowers with Sue Adams, author of What do your Flowers Say Today?
  • Dutch bulb planter 
  • Hydroponics systems for leafy greens and herbs 
  • Tissue culture of hemp 
  • Substrates 

COVID-19 health & safety precautions

This event will follow Cornell University COVID-19 health & safety requirements. Currently all outdoor visitors to campus must wear a face mask and maintain a 6-foot distance. The Nevin Welcome Center is not open but outdoor porta potties will be onsite. Policies are subject to change and we will email registered participants with any updated policies prior to the event.


Parking on campus will cost  $3.00 for the entire day in the Peterson Parking Lot on the corner of Judd Falls and Tower Roads (near Stocking Hall and the Cornell Dairy Bar). After parking, follow signage down the hill to the event location outside the Nevin Center. If you need special accommodations, please indicate them when you register and/or by email sipsevents [at] cornell.edu ()


Parkmobile directions:

  • Log in to the parkmobile site/app and create an account: https://parkmobile.io/  
  • Search for lot 4122 (Peterson Lot)
  • Select maximum time (full day) to get the $3.00 per day rate. (Do not select by the hour, otherwise you’ll be charged $1.50 an hour)

If the Peterson Lot is full, additional Parkmobile parking is available at the east end of the Tower Rd. parking lot.  

More parking information: Parkmobile FAQ | Map of Parkmobile locations on campus


We've reserved a block of rooms at a special reduced rate ($169 to $199 per night) at the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons. Book by June 25. 

Book your group rate for Floriculture Field Day

Thanks to our 2021 trial bed participants

A very special thank you to our Gold Sponsor:

Lambert Peat Moss

At the root of your success since 1928. 

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IPM (Virtual) In-Depth Hands-on Greenhouse Workshop

You might also be interestested in attending our (Virtual) IPM In-Depth Hands-on Greenhouse Workshop:

July 22, 2021 | 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. | Via Zoom

More information.