Day Lilies  in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Garden
Image by CCE-Oneida

Day Lilies in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Garden

A shady place to rest  in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens

A shady place to rest in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens

Dahlias in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Garden
Image by H. Wise

Dahlias in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Garden

Vegetable gardens in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Garden
Image by H. Wise

Vegetable gardens in the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Garden

Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens

Dedicated in 1985 and rededicated in 1996, to honor a local nurseryman and former County Legislator, Parker F. Scripture, the Parker F. Scripture Botanical Gardens surround Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and are situated on 15 acres of land owned by Oneida County. These  community / educational gardens are maintained by approximately 50 Master Gardener Volunteers and are open free of charge to the public from dawn to dusk.

The gardens feature:

We invite local garden clubs, school groups and anyone who is interested, to enjoy the unique learning opportunity of interacting with nature while learning about various tree and flower species, insects and wildlife. There is a nominal fee for guided tours (with a maximum of 30 people per group) and a pavilion is available for picnics. The gardens and pavilion are wheelchair accessible, the trails are not. Call for fees, details and appointments.

Contact

Holly Wise
Consumer Horticulture Educator, Plant Science Educator
hlw2@cornell.edu
(315) 736-3394 Ext. 125

Last updated March 16, 2018